“When you have insomnia, you’re never really asleep, and you’re never really awake. With insomnia, nothing’s real. Everything is far away. Everything is a copy of a copy of a copy.”

Chuck Palahniuk, the author of Fight Club, couldn’t have really said it better. Insomnia has the destructive power to make one doubt one’s own thoughts and start to muddle thoughts and mental processes.

A good night’s sleep is surely the best way to end a productive day, but fitting all of this in is easier said than done for many long-suffering insomniacs.

The sleep-promoting effects of CBD

It’s long been a trend that people battling insomnia or sleep-related issues have turned to marijuana or TCH as a temporary fix. CBD is one of the most active ingredients in medical cannabis and understanding its benefits and how it works is crucial before use.

CBD for sleep

CBD reduces anxiety which can be helpful in alleviating sleep difficulties and improving the quality of sleep. CBD may increase overall sleep amounts and act on insomnia. Chronic pain can also be largely alleviated by CBD, and chronic pain is known to severely compromise sleep.

On the other end of the logical scale, small doses of CBD can actually stimulate alertness and reduce daytime sleepiness. This can contribute positively to a healthy sleep-wake cycle.