A recent study has revealed that hemp may be able to help people stay awake. Cannabinoids, such as CBD, are found in the cannabis plant and can have different effects on different people. One study found that it can increase the duration of sleep in people with clinical conditions, while another published in Frontiers in Pharmacology found that CBD had no impact on sleep in healthy volunteers. However, the long-term safety or effectiveness of CBD is still unknown.
It was discovered that taking less than 160 mg of CBD oil can actually promote wakefulness. The FDA has only approved one CBD product, a medication prescribed to treat two rare and serious forms of epilepsy. Since other CBD products aren't regulated, it is difficult to know what you're actually consuming. Many people are now exploring CBD to treat sleeping difficulties due to insomnia, which affects up to two-thirds of the adult population.
Researchers are also researching CBD for other sleep disorders, such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). However, current evidence linking CBD to better sleep is scarce and more research is needed to determine if CBD is an effective remedy for insomnia and other sleep disorders. It is possible that people may sleep better when they are less anxious, as anxiety disorders can make it difficult to sleep. People with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often have trouble sleeping, such as nightmares and insomnia.
These difficulties can cause lack of sleep, which can worsen PTSD symptoms. CBD could be useful in preventing nightmares due to PTSD as cannabinoids reduce the activity of the amygdala, a part of the brain that controls panic reactions and paranoia. Some studies of people with post-traumatic stress disorder have found that synthetic cannabinoids reduce nightmares and help with insomnia.