Cannabis has been used by human beings for a long time.
A really long time. In fact, it dates back to at least as far as ancient China, so don’t let anyone tell you that hemp and CBD are part of some newfangled drug craze. The term “drug” is actually a bit misleading when it comes to CBD. We think of it more as a supplement—like a vitamin.
And one way people can use CBD (and therefore hemp pre-rolls) is as a sleep aid.
Now, it doesn’t have the same effect on everyone, so you will want to play around with it a bit to see if it works for you. But even some historical texts have indicated that CBD was used to help induce sleep.
Insomnia, whether mild or severe, can be incredibly frustrating. What are you supposed to do? Stay up all night and then just head off to work the next morning? Good luck with that… Yet this is exactly the issue that so many Americans face on a weekly—or even daily—basis. Did you know that prolonged sleep loss is potentially damaging to both mental and physical health?
Let’s not even get into the dangers of driving while sleep-deprived.
Sleep deprivation is literally a form of torture that has been used on POWs, and if you go too long without sleep, it will cause permanent changes/damage to your brain. So, not good. Sleep is important, and too often, Americans turn to over-the-counter or prescription sleep aids, which can lead to unwanted side effects.
If you’re trying to quit smoking, insomnia may rear its ugly head. CBD’s potential sleep-inducing qualities represent one of many reasons that filtered hemp pre-rolls are ideal for quitting nicotine and/or tobacco.
CBD in Your System
CBD acts on receptors in your body called the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system impacts a lot of physiological processes, including your pain receptors, hormone levels, sleep cycle, and immune system.
The impact of CBD on your own insomnia/sleeplessness can vary based on your personal individual biology or other circumstances. But for those who seek a potential treatment for sleep issues, CBD represents a safe, non-habit-forming alternative to mainstream medical drugs.
Let’s talk CBD, sleep, and how smoking hemp rolls before bedtime might be just the thing you need to get the full night’s rest that you need. Here are 5 ways CBD can help those who are feeling, quite literally, restless.
1. Minimizing Your Anxiety
One common cause of insomnia is anxiety and/or stress. When you ingest CBD by smoking a hemp roll, it can help to regulate cortisol (a stress hormone). This, in turn, can have a major effect on your non-REM sleep cycle. This review of a huge series of studies found that CBD helps with anxiety-related disorders, and that this can lead to an increase in sleep quality. If it can help someone with a disorder, it can definitely have an impact on those who are struggling with stress too.
2. Calming Your Nightmares
Nightmares aren’t just for kids.
Adults have nightmares too, and you might argue that ours are even scarier. We’d take a bad dream about scary monsters over that horrible one where you’re back in high school, but all your friends graduated years ago, making you the only 40-year-old student in the building.
Whatever your own nightmares are like, they can make sleep difficult.
Especially for those who struggle with REM sleep issues like restlessness and increased nightmares, hemp rolls are good news. In this study, patients with an actual REM sleep disorder were treated with CBD. They experienced fewer symptoms of their normal agitated, nightmarish sleep routines… And all this with no negative side effects.
3. Relieving Pain
If you can’t get to sleep for long (or at all) because of chronic/acute pain, CBD can help by reducing pain in some users. 1606 filtered hemp pre-rolls can hit insomnia with the double whammy of pain reduction and sedation, giving you a fighting chance of keeping those eyes closed for the night.
4. Soothing Muscle Soreness
Ever heard of DOMS? It stands for “delayed-onset muscle soreness.” This is what happens to your muscles after a good workout. Some people actually enjoy the sore feeling, and if that’s you, well, great!
A little weird, but more power to you.
For the rest of us, it doesn’t exactly help the sleep process when something as simple as turning over in bed causes enough muscle discomfort to keep you wide awake. Worse yet, one of the ingredients of a good muscle-building routine is, you guessed it, sleep. And since the CBD content in hemp rolls helps with pain, you can bet it helps with DOMS too.
5. Killing the Somnolence Cycle
CBD can have a fascinating double effect depending on both the person and the time of day. As mentioned previously, CBD can help regulate the body’s sleep/wake cycles, which tends to actually promote wakefulness during the day. Weird, right? And then at night, it has the power to relax you. Sounds almost too good to be true!
Daytime sleepiness will often occur after a restless night, which causes a nasty cycle of sleeping during the day and waking up at night. And if you already had nighttime sleep issues to begin with, this is not what you needed. So think about lighting up a filtered hemp pre-roll just before bed at night – especially if you’re tired of counting sheep.