Millions of people around the world suffer from varying degrees of sleep deprivation. In fact, it is such a common issue in modern society that experts are calling sleep deprivation an epidemic.
In the UK over two-thirds of adults claim to suffer from disrupted sleep with 23% managing around 5 hours a night. For the active individual, the importance of sleep for their performance and recovery is huge. Whether it is the pressure of life or the pressure of professional sport the external factors can sometimes lead to sleepless nights.
Still, within the CBD market, there is a lot of grey areas when it comes to the THC content within a chosen CBD product. By law, all CBD has to be 0.3% THC or below in the UK and 0.3% THC in the US. Any reputable brand will be well within these limits and will be able to provide test certificates to prove this. Many people believe that the CBD they consume is THC free, but this depends on where they source their CBD from and what product they buy.
With some medical research showing CBD oil success stories, there is evidence that CBD oil may be helpful in creating a state of increased relaxation and calmness. As a result, it can help aid a deeper and longer sleep allowing you to help maintain an active lifestyle. However, this benefit leads some to ask does CBD make you drowsy? – will it affect your energy levels during the day?
A common misconception?
It’s easy to see how people would have this concern, but the news is good.
Many describe it as not a feeling of drowsiness, but a sense of calmness (yes there is a difference between the too).
Using CBD before bed and as part of a daily routine can increase this sense of calmness and in turn aid sleep. This is especially important if you are an active person and require a good nights sleep to help in recovery.