October 26, 2021

Have you used CBD for your sleep or insomnia? Here’s a post by American Sleep Association about it.

In recent years, the use of marijuana and CBD for the treatment of a variety of conditions has risen significantly. Specifically, CBD has been found to have potential health benefits for symptoms like insomnia. Here’s a little background on what CBD is and how it impacts your sleep and body.

What Are Cannabinoids and CBD?

Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that bind or attach to certain receptors in the central nervous system and act as chemical messengers. Depending on the specific cannabinoid, it may have varied effects on the body.

The most well-known and probably most researched cannabinoids include cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). We know that THC is the cannabinoid that leads to the “buzz or high” from cannabis use.

CBD differs from THC and does not cause psychoactive effects or a “high.” Because it does not cause psychoactive effects and it might help certain conditions, such as pain, anxiety, and insomnia, CBD is gaining traction as a possible treatment for several diseases.

How Do CBD and Cannabinoids Work?

Not everything is completely understood about how cannabinoids (including CBD) work. What we do know from research is that CBD and cannabinoids interact with proteins and cells in the brain. A relatively newly discovered system may also hold some answers.

About the Author Howard Hoffman

I’m Howard J. Hoffman, DDS of Snore and Sleep Apnea Solutions (SSAS).

I am also called Doc H by my friends and patients. I have been practicing dentistry since 1974. and treating people with sleep apnea for over 25 years. Help Wanted - Dentists to Help Save Lives and Marriages. There is a shortage of Sleep Docs to take care of the demand. My Goal is to help Sleep Apnea sufferers and their loved ones, by encouraging more dentists to help treat people with sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is so widespread, there is a shortage of providers. OSA has grown to epidemic proportions. "The Most Commonly Undiagnosed Common Disease" can be managed by  Dentists with Oral Appliance Therapy.

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