Did you know that vaping a particular product could help you sleep at night? It can!
CBD is a cannabinoid that is derived from hemp, marijuana's totally legal cousin, and can be used in an oil, a snack or even in your favourite vaping device. Unlike THC, it does not create a high but does give you a lot of the benefits that come along with marijuana usage.
Help to Reduce Pain
CBD works as a mild sedative, which helps to reduce the inflammation and pain that can often keep you up at night. It can even decrease the number of short-acting pain medicines that you need to take over time, though you should make sure to talk to your doctor before weaning yourself off of any long-acting medications in favour of CBD products.
Help to Promote Melatonin Production
By acting as a sedative, it also helps to tell your body to produce more melatonin, which in turn makes you get sleepier and stay asleep for longer periods of time. This will help you to get more REM sleep, which will make you feel more rested when you wake up in the morning.
Help to Relieve Stress & Anxiety Symptoms
The sedative effect of CBD products can also help you to limit the stress and anxiety reactions your body has, from racing thoughts to racing heartbeat to panic attacks. By reducing how much anxiety and stress you feel, CBD will help you get to sleep easier at night and spend more of the day actually enjoying yourself.
In addition to CBD’s helpful properties, the more you sleep, the less likely you are to struggle with stress and anxiety. When you sleep, your body deals with the things that happened during the day and can make it easier for you to deal with the next day’s needs.
Things to Watch For
Medication/Existing Illness Interactions
As with anything that claims to have medicinal properties, you will want to talk to your doctor about using CBD products before you start taking it.
This is especially the case if you have issues with your lungs, liver or kidneys or take a lot of medicines that your body has to process. As with many other medicines, taking CBD can make more work for your liver and kidneys, which have to process the drug. If you smoke it, you should be aware of the risks for your lungs and mouth.
THC is the psychotropic compound found in marijuana. Many CBD products have no THC in them, but some of them do. Before you purchase something, make sure you know what you are getting.If you’d like to learn more about CBD and vaping you can check out our blog “CBD Oil and Vaping – What You Need to Know”.