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cbd cured my insomnia

And then, a world pandemic happened, tearing whatever sleep routine I had before to shreds. Nowadays, it takes me up to an hour to fall asleep, and I’m waking up far more frequently—sometimes, my body feels like there’s electricity running through it, and I lie awake for a couple of hours. Finally, I’ll slip back into snooze-mode, but then, the sun rises, my kids demand breakfast, and I trudge through my day, daydreaming of the sleep I’ll one day get.

However, when I made time to walk during the morning, I noticed a huge difference in my daytime mood and my ability to fall asleep at night. Going out for a long walk before lunch is going to be part of my wellness routine from here on out. 

Exercise 

I’ve heard a million times that exercise is majorly beneficial for sleep. But now I know if you do your exercise at the wrong time, your workout could have the opposite effect. Since I’m taking care of my kids and working during the day, I walked 1-2 miles a couple nights a week for three weeks. It was nice to get some alone time and fresh air, but being active right before bed hyped me up. It took me twice as long to fall asleep when I walked at night. 

A glass of Pinot definitely helps me wind down, but I always wake up so much more on the nights I have more than one drink. So I decided to experiment with not drinking altogether for a week, and it was a major game-changer. I woke up once on average on the nights I didn’t drink, compared to my normal 3-4 times. I’ll admit, on the nights I skipped the wine, it was a little harder to fall asleep. But after a few pumps of CBD oil and some mindful, focused breathing, I was zonked.

If you, too, are seeking some strategic ways to conquer pandemic insomnia, here are a few of the things that worked—and didn’t work—for me.

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My doctor has given all kinds of medications in the past in a desperate attempt to control my anxiety, but the problem was that almost none of them were something that I could take every day. To be fair, some of them were dangerous and other were just plain addictive. so I can understand why I wasn't suppose to take them every day. What I love about CBD oil is that I can take it every day. Even when I haven't taken it recently, I feel more mellowed out. Not to mention, at only $21 Canadian per 30ml bottle, I really see no reason not to take something that has been helping me so much.

Technically, both THC and CBD are natural products. However, unlike THC, CBD isn't considered a chemical. Especially when buying it from a trusted supplier, weed is a plant that has been naturally grown. This allows many people to feel more safe and comfy when using it.

I Love that I Can Take It Every Day!

CBD isn't the same as THC

"CBD increases the presence of our own naturally occurring cannabinoids. Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that are produced naturally in our bodies and in some plants; they’re called endocannabinoids in humans and phytocannabinoids in plants."—Ontario Cannabis

I don't know why I waited so long to try it!

The first time I tried the CBD oil, it was about four in the afternoon; next thing I know I'm so tired I go to my room for "just a nap" and wake up at about 2 AM. I did manage to fall back asleep that night, but at least now I know not to take it so early in the day. Now I know only to take it when I am about to go to sleep, and as I'm sure you already guessed from the titles, it cured my insomnia.

I think that one reason why depression and anxiety contributed to my insomnia is that I had pervasive thoughts and worries when going to bed, where I simply could not shut my mind off in order to go to sleep. Anxiety from the day would develop into tension I could not release when it was time to rest and forget about the day. Identifying that I had anxiety and depression was half the battle, and then understanding that it was causing my insomnia was a big breakthrough or turning point.

In my mind I knew that insomnia is a common problem to have, but in my heart I felt all alone. I kept denying it was a problem, as I thought it should be a simple matter that I should be able to address and fix on my own. Accordingly, I turned on myself and I became really frustrated with myself. It made me feel lonely. The lack of control to do something natural that I had always been able to do in the past only exacerbated my pre-existing anxiety.

Insomnia is a widespread health concern among adults, especially for women. After doing some research, I learned that one in seven adults experience chronic insomnia, and one in four of these adults is a woman . I myself have experienced secondary insomnia, as my insomnia occurred alongside other health conditions that contributed to it.

Difficulty

Here are some studies that show how CBD helps insomnia.

I battled insomnia for a long time. until I found CBD.

Challenges I Faced

My other health conditions that contributed to my battle with secondary insomnia were depression and anxiety, and I felt like my insomnia was part of a downward spiral with them, and insomnia only caused my symptoms to intensify.