Taking CBD for Insomnia
We are well aware that stress and anxiety contribute to sleep issues like insomnia, and CBD can effectively reduce stress and anxiety, thereby enhancing sleep quality. CBD basically works by activating our serotonin receptors, which in turn calms the mind and any feelings of anxiety. The expert goes on to explain that research has shown that CBD works effectively to target the Endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is the body’s network system.
Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that is found in the brain and gut. It is responsible for managing our hormones and, as a result, our mood changes. The Endocannabinoid system, which communicates with the brain, nervous system, immune cells, and organs, functions like software on a computer. It functions as the primary control for restoring equilibrium in all biological functions, including sleep.
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