I’ve suffered with insomnia for all of my adult life and it’s a constant struggle trying to get a good night’s sleep (or any sleep some nights) I’ve tried a few products now to try and tackle this and I wanted to share my experience.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the most prevalent chemical compounds in the cannabis plant. Unlike the more famous molecule, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD is completely non psychoactive so therefore will not get you high. For more information about CBD please read this post. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1541186149333472&id=1506608209457933
Firstly I need to say that, some of my trouble sleeping is caused by pain and anxiety. Taking CBD regularly has helped this but I find most CBD products stimulating and therefore can’t take them after 5pm. I have tried many products which are reported to be relaxing but with limited success. These are the ones that have worked for me.
The first product I found effective isn’t CBD at all but another cannabinoid called CBG (Cannabigerol). I started taking CBG crystal isolate a few months ago and my sleep improved instantly. It has a lovely calming effect both mentally and physically and I find it mildly sedating. I take my CBD oil as normal during the day and CBG crystal isolate before bed. I use the CBG isolate from The Leaf and Oil Company Ltd but they also a CBG oil. Canavape Limited also sell a CBG oil and add CBG to some of their CBD products.
Molytor Nights CBD oil
The most recent product I’ve tried is called Molytor nights (CBD oil) from Molytor. It has an added Indica terpene profile which provides the relaxing properties of Cannabis Indica, which I find very relaxing and helps me sleep. Please note it’s actually made from Sativa strain, just with the terpene profile of an Indica strain. The most predominant terpene present is Myrcene, which is known to be a sedative, sleep aid and muscle relaxant. I was actually quite surprised at how effective this was when I first tried it and I now take it most nights before bed. Don’t underestimate the power of terpenes.
Although I don’t find hemp tea sedating, I do find it relaxing and calming. I drink it as part of my bedtime routine, along with one of the above products. I use Zenon Hemp tea which can be purchased from Fiddler’s Elbow Grease – Hemp Balm
I’ve recently found another CBD product that is effective for my insomnia so I thought I would update my post.
CBDLife UK 40% PurePen- Granddaddy Purple cartridge.
I don’t vape very much but I was instantly impressed with this vape pen and cartridge. Unlike some other vape liquids I’ve tried, it’s very smooth without a throat hit. The cartridge I use is the Granddaddy Purple one (nighttime profile) It contains the terpene profile of a relaxing strain. Yet again terpenes have proved their power. It’s instantly relaxing and is now part of my nighttime routine.
You are not going to get a strong sedating effect like with sleeping tablets with any CBD/CBG products but years of taking sleeping tablets have made me immune to their effects anyway. What I can say is that with a reduction in my pain and anxiety levels caused by taking CBD oil regularly, and with the mild sedating and calming effects I experienced with these products, I’m sleeping better than I have in years. My quality of my sleep has also improved.
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