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Sleep and Insomnia – Can CBD Help?

Quality sleep is essential to achieving and maintaining good physical and psychological health. However, many people suffer from sleep deprivation, with the worldwide prevalence of insomnia falling between 10% and 30%. These days, more and more people are looking for alternatives to pharmaceuticals for help getting more sleep, and some have found success by incorporating plant botanicals, like CBD and others, into their nightly routine. Plants and herbs can be a great alternative to habit-forming sleep medications such as benzodiazepines and sleep sedatives. Here’s a closer look at the benefits some people have discovered using CBD for sleep.

CBD may calm your body and mind

Anxiety and stress are the top causes of insomnia. If you’ve ever tossed and turned in bed, unable to turn off your brain, you know what we’re talking about. It’s not surprising that now, with so much in the world to be stressed about, more people than ever are suffering from sleep-related issues and insomnia. CBD may be able to help relax your brain, which in turn might help you fall asleep more easily.  Some studies have shown that CBD can help regulate cortisol — a stress hormone that drives anxiety. In a study published in the PERMANENTE JOURNAL, researchers examined the effects of CBD on patients with sleep and anxiety disorders and found that CBD led to significant improvements in anxiety symptoms and sleep scores within one month.

Can CBD offer pain relief?

Chronic pain can make it extremely difficult to feel comfortable and to fall and stay asleep. Studies seem to indicate that CBD could be naturally anti-inflammatory and, research suggests, it interacts with your Endocannabinoid system to actually reduce pain. Thus, CBD might be a natural alternative to prescription medication that could, in some instances, reduce inflammation and relieve pain associated with medical conditions including arthritis, fibromyalgia, and migraines. When you feel relief from symptoms of pain, your body can more easily fall asleep, and stay asleep through the night.

Soothe Sore Muscles

Muscle aches, muscle tension, and muscle soreness can all contribute to a poor, restless night’s sleep. People who frequently increase the intensity of their workouts may experience muscle soreness from time to time, as well as those with jobs that require them to lift heavy loads, sit at a computer for long periods of time or otherwise use their bodies in uncomfortable ways.  CBD may help relieve pain. This could be especially true when you combine CBD with other cannabinoids like CBG, and other plant botanicals like arnica, ginger, comfrey root, lobelia, willow bark and cayenne.


Nightmares and night terrors are commonly triggered by stress and anxiety, as well as by factors including trauma, heavy alcohol use, and certain medications. Nightmares can jolt people awake in the middle of the night, trigger more anxiety, and make it difficult to fall back asleep right away. CBD may be used to help reduce or eliminate nightmares. Results from a study published in the JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PHARMACY AND THERAPEUTICS showed that patients with REM sleep behavior disorder (a sleep disorder characterized by restlessness and nightmares) experienced a fast and substantial reduction in the frequency of nightmares when treated with CBD.

Shop Betoken CBD

At Betoken we offer multiple choices of CBD to help you find what works best for you. Whether it’s topical like Pain Pain Go Away, a soak with our Go Away I’m Fizzy Bath Bomb, or orally with Nighty Night, Betoken has you covered.

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