Let’s talk about CBD and mental health.
Mental health is a subject that affects nearly everyone. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 16% of US adults aged 18 or older have a form of mental illness. It can be difficult to know what the best course of action is when you or someone you love struggles with mental illness.
But it shouldn’t be so. There are many natural ways to improve mental health such as exercise, diet, and sleep. However, several studies, as well as testimonials from users, have shown that CBD may also help improve mental health.
More research is still being done in this regard, however, below are some ways CBD may improve mental health.
1. Improves Sleep Quality
Good sleep plays a critical role in our mental well-being. But unfortunately, it’s the people who need it most that can’t get it. Data from the National Library of Medicine show that about 75% of depressed people have trouble sleeping.
Poor sleep further compounds depression, as it alters brain processes negatively and takes a toll on cognitive abilities.
Thankfully, this is one area where CBD has shown to be hyper-effective. CBD improves sleep quality through its interaction with the nervous system and the brain.
Research shows that CBD calms the nervous system, and it also affects the brain’s serotonin system, which can alter your mood.
Beyond helping deal with insomnia, it also helps with other sleeping disorders like Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep disorder and hypersomnia or excessive sleep, which is another condition frequently associated with mental health disorders.
The best part is, CBD does this without making you feel “high”, even when consumed in large doses.