Can CBD improve my sleep cycle?
The hypothalamus plays a role in several sleep-related functions, including regulating body temperature and synchronising sleep patterns. CBD works with the hypothalamus to regulate stress, so it can aid insomniacs. An overactive stress response that takes over rest time when we are not trying to process conscious trauma is what causes insomnia. By counteracting hormones, CBD can stop this out-of-control cycle of stress hormone overactivation and bring the equalised sleep and wakefulness back into balance.
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