OMillsPA wrote: ↑Sun Mar 19, 2023 8:40 pm
I have had trouble with my mother waking up at night with Sundown Syndrom. It got to the point where it was every night from 3 am to 6 am. Needless to say, I haven't been getting good sleep. A friend suggest CBD gummies. I tried everythingn else, so I figured I'd give it a try. Gave her half of one and I took the other half on Friday. We both slept from 10 pm to 6 am. Saturday tried the same. 10 pm to 5:30 am. Tonight, Sunday, trying a little more. I'm pretty happy with the results. It felt like a really deep sleep. Very restfull. I don't know anything about CBD other than some brief web searches on its safety. I just decided to try it. It seems to work. I'll know for sure in a week or so.
Hi OMillsPA, CBD is generally very safe, consumed by humans for thousands of years. Important to note there are a few types of "CBD". In my exploration of supplement offerings there are 2 main types being sold. This includes:
1. CBD "Isolate"
This is just CBD, all other cannabinoids have been stripped out
2. CBD "Full Spectrum", this is majority CBD but also has trace elements of other cannabinoids including THC, normally at very low "trace" level. Importantly can still turn up a positive "THC" in a drug test, not good if this was a workplace or driving related test depending on what part of the world you are in.
The cannabis plant produces between 80 and 100 cannabinoids, "full spectrum" can though be considered to provide a stronger more robust effect.
THC can disrupt either deep or REM sleep, Dr Matthew Walker is anti THC (who I respect as an authority on sleep), he did say said though out of all the options CBD showed the most promise for improving sleep and I personally agree