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CBD For Sleep, How it can help?

Updated: Jul 23, 2020

Sleep: We all need it; A good night’s sleep is one of the most essential necessities for our health and it is often overlooked as we focus taking care of our Health and improving our Quality of Life., we should put a strong focus on the quality and length of sleep we are getting each and every night.

CBD May Help you Sleep : CBD products

Do you or someone you know wish to have better sleep, than read on to see what they are saying about CBD and sleep and the reasons many of us are not getting the Quality of sleep we need and are looking for. CBD has potential benefits for People who would like to sleep better, and in addition to CBD we will look at UltraDream Supplement manufactured by Zilis. UltraDream is a “Booster” product that can add additional assistance in your search for a good night’s sleep.

What the experts are saying about CBD and how CBD may have the ability to impact your sleep.

In addition to CBD information in relationship to sleep I will also detail some of the ingredients in UltraDream product by Zilis to show you why people are saying this is also effective in improving their sleep.

Let us start with CBD for sleep

Cannabidiol also known as CBD is one of the main cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. Cannabinoids interact with your endocannabinoid system, which helps your body maintain a state of balance and stability, or homeostasis.

How CBD works:

The human body has many different receptors. Receptors are protein-based chemical structures that attached to your cells. They receive signals from different stimuli.

CBD is thought to interact with CB1 and CB2 receptors. These receptors are mostly found in the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system.

The exact way CBD affects CB1 receptors is not fully understood, however it may affect serotonin levels.

Serotonin, a neurotransmitter, plays and important role in your mental health. Low serotonin levels are commonly associated with people who have depression. In some cases, not having enough serotonin may also cause anxiety. Some people with anxiety may be able to handle their anxiety with CBD. CBD does not necessarily boost serotonin levels, but it may affect how your brain’s chemical receptors respond to the serotonin that is already in your system. A 2014 study found that CBD’s effect on these receptors in the brain produced both antidepressant and anti-anxiety effects. Within the brain CBD can mimic serotonin by binding and activating your body’s 5-HT1A serotonin receptors, which is likely a major contributor to CBD’s anti-anxiety properties.

CBD is an agonist, or stimulant, of TPRV-1 meaning it can directly interact with TPRV-1 receptors resulting in the possible therapeutics that TRPV-1 receptors are known to mediate. TPRV-1 receptors are known to mediate pain sensation, inflammation, and body temperature.

Anxiety is one of the main causes of Sleep challenges, so I will provide information on the potential effects of CBD on improvement of sleep.

For generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) the National Institute on Drug abuse (NIDA) says that CBD has been shown to reduce stress in animals such as rats. Study subjects were observed as having lower behavioral signs of anxiety, such as increased heart rate, also improved.

CBD may also benefit people with other forms of anxiety, such as social anxiety disorder (SAD) and Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It may help treat anxiety induced insomnia as well. Multiple recent studies have shown that CBD can help with PTSD symptoms, such as having nightmares and replaying negative memories.

Some research and testimonials suggest that CBD can also help you get a good night’s sleep. This is what the research is saying about CBD and how it impacts many of the reasons people do not get a good night of Sleep. Additional research also shows that CBD may help with excessive daytime sleepiness and grogginess.

There are many reasons that can cause you to have a bad night of sleep and below are several examples.

  1. Mental Health disorders, such as anxiety, stress, post-traumatic stress disorder and depression (detailed above).

  2. Medication which can disturb your sleep-wake cycle

  3. Physical conditions such as chronic pain and restless leg syndrome

  4. Caffeine, especially if consumed later in the day

  5. Environmental factors such as loud noises or an uncomfortable bed or too much light in the room

  6. Pain may also attribute to sleep challenges

So if we look at the reasons behind poor sleep we can see that research has been done and more is in progress that show how CBD assists with many of the reasons for poor sleep and therefore by impacting some of the reasons it contributes to a better night of sleep.

  • Research shows that CBD has the ability to assist in reducing anxiety and this is detailed above.

  • With your interest in improving your sleep health it is important to understand the side effects of the medications you are on and how they may be impacting your quality of sleep.

  • Chronic Pain and CBD.

CBD may offer an option for treating different types of chronic pain. A study from the European Journal of Pain showed, using and animal model, CBD applied on the skin could help lower pain and inflammation due to arthritis. Another study demonstrated the mechanism that CBD inhibits inflammatory and neuropathic pain, two of the most difficult types of chronic pain to treat.

Our ECS system is made up of millions of tiny receptors, two different types. These receptors, which are tiny proteins attached to your cells, receive and translate signals from cannabinoids and help your body respond accordingly. The response creates anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects that assist with pain management when CBD is bound to the receptors. The ECS also assists with regulating functions of sleep as we are discussing and immune-system responses.

Medicine of the National Academies suggest that roughly 100 million Americans live with chronic pain. So, if lack of sleep is caused by Chronic Pain, then trying CBD is a possibility in determining its potential for assisting in pain relief. Studies indicate with Arthritis that after applying CBD gel for four days, there was reduced inflammation and overall pain in the affected joint. Studies have shown that working with a variety of chronic pain which included fibromyalgia, found that CBD was effective in overall pain management. With chronic pain being one of the reasons for sleep challenges it is interesting to see pain relief results with the use of CBD.

In conclusion of CBD and its contribution to improvement of sleep, it is worth a try and if you or someone you know would like to sleep better than find an opportunity to try CBD to see what it can do for you.

With our focus still on improving sleep I would like to add additional information on UltraDream, a non-hemp product that Zilis considers a booster to their CBD. UltraDream has key ingredients that have been connected to sleep improvement over the years. CBD products :

UltraDream has 3 main ingredients: Melatonin, GABBA, and Chamomile. Zilis has developed UltraDream with the same mimetic process they have in place for their CBD, which allows for quick onset and long bioavailability. Let’s start first with Melatonin

1.Melatonin: Is a hormone made by the pineal gland. That is a pea size gland located in the middle of your brain. Melatonin is a hormone in your body that plays a role in your sleep-wake cycle. The production and release of melatonin in the brain is connected to time of day, increasing when it is dark and decreasing when it is light. Melatonin production can also be supplemented as a natural or synthetic supplement as to a key ingredient in UltraDream. Melatonin is mostly known for maintaining circadian rhythms. The circadian rhythm is the body’s internal clock. It tells the body when to sleep, and when to wake up.

2.GABBA: GABBA is a neurotransmitter produced naturally in the body, and it sends messages between the brain and the nervous system. As the main inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain, its principal role is to reduce the activity of nerve cells in the nervous system. By reducing the excitability of those nerve cells, GABA has a calming effect on the brain and the body. So it helps reduce anxiety, stress, and promotes sleep. These are the claims of Gabba’s benefits. Gabba enables the body and mind to relax and fall asleep, and to sleep soundly through the night. Low GABBA activity is linked to Insomnia and disrupted sleep. GABBA is used to treat high blood pressure, reduce anxiety, improve your mood and stimulate your body’s natural growth hormone.

A study showed that people with primary insomnia had 30% lower GABBA levels in their brain. They also found that lower levels of GABBA were associated with waking sooner after first falling asleep.

3.Chamomile: Chamomile has been used as an herbal medication since ancient times. It contains various bioactive phytochemicals that could provide therapeutic effects. Chamomile often is referred to as a sleep-inducer. Sedative effects may be due to the flavonoid, apigenin that binds to benzodiazepine receptors in the brain.

In conclusion of this information on CBD and Melatonin, GABBA, and Chamomile my hope is that it will give you an opportunity to see the potential of CBD and the “ Booster” UltraDream that has added benefit in providing a product that includes Melatonin, GABBA, and Chamomile. If you or someone you know would like to sleep better than give CBD a try and give UltraDream a try as well. I wish you nothing but good nights of Sleep.

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