Now that Hemp Oil is widely available, people are becoming more aware of its potential as a botanical compound with the potential to support your health.
Several studies and the World Health Organization have shown that Hemp Oil is not habit-forming and is generally well tolerated by the human body. The most common side effects that have been observed are dry mouth, dizziness, and nausea:
“In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential… CBD is generally well tolerated with a good safety profile. Reported adverse effects may be as a result of drug-drug interactions between CBD and patients’ existing medications… To date, there is no evidence of recreational use of CBD or any public health-related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.”
At the same time, some people worry that taking CBD or Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil may make them drowsy, hazy or groggy, thus hindering an active lifestyle.
This concern has a basis in the fact that CBD is often used to fight occasional insomnia. Since it can fight sleeplessness, it stands to reason that it makes you sleepy, right?
Well, no. Unlike its sister compound, THC—the psychotropic cannabinoid in cannabis—CBD is non-psychotropic, non-addictive, and non-sedative.
However, Hemp Oil may help the mind relax and focus better, and it is this feeling of relaxation that helps people fight off insomnia and have a restful night. When people are well-rested, they feel less sleepy and tired during the day. This can help support a proper and healthy sleep cycle.
Hemp Oil May Be Biphasic
The other factor that explains why some people use Hemp Oil to relax and fall asleep while others use it to stay alert and focused is that the CBD found in Hemp Oil may be biphasic: this means that it acts differently on the body depending on the dosage. When consuming a little Hemp Oil, the body uses it to stay sharp and active.
In larger doses, however, Hemp Oil can be calming and relaxing, thus leading to a restful night.
Hemp Oil and Sleep Patterns
Insomnia can be debilitating and cause you to be restless at night and tired and irritated during the day. Our bodies are supposed to rest during the night and repair themselves from daily wear and tear to be ready to face the next day’s challenges.
If we don’t get a good night’s sleep, we feel groggy and frustrated the next day. If this is repeated over several nights, our quality of life and mental focus suffer.
Insomnia can be caused by a brain neurotransmitter imbalance, stress, and anxiety.
When we are stressed, we fail to respond to everyday situations in a calm and assured way. This exacerbates our anxiety, which in turn stops us from having a good night’s sleep. A vicious cycle is formed. To break it, our brains need to recalibrate their response to stressful events. Hemp Oil may help the brain achieve this by increasing the levels of serotonin and decreasing levels of cortisol.
Serotonin helps regulate the human sleep-wake pattern, while elevated levels of cortisol are closely related to stress. Increasing the production of serotonin while toning down cortisol can help our brains recover their balance and restore our sleep cycles.
Hemp Oil May Help Restore Your Circadian Rhythm
The circadian rhythm is the internal clock that ensures we sleep during the night and stay awake during the day. Any disruptions, for example, if our work requires that we switch our sleep cycle between night and day, can lead to tiredness, lack of mental acuity, discomfort, and irritability.
Poor sleep patterns can also have serious health effects such as heart problems, high blood pressure, and even cancer.
Thankfully, there are many ways to beat stress and relax naturally, including Hemp Oil. Hemp Oil may help us restore our circadian rhythm thanks to its interaction with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS).
How Does Hemp Oil Interact with the Human Body?
The CBD found in Hemp Oil interacts with the human endocannabinoid system (ECS). Our ECS is entrusted with one crucial task: to keep our bodies in balance. It controls several bodily functions such as mood, appetite, sleep, reproduction, temperature perception, inflammation, pain perception, and more.
To achieve all this, our ECS uses two human cannabinoids and their respective receptors, which read the message sent from the ECS and activate the relevant body functions. Our ECS sends its cannabinoids to alert our body when something is out of balance. For example, when your body needs water, the ECS translates this need into a feeling of thirst.
The cannabinoids bind to their respective receptors, which in turn activate our neurotransmitters to alert you to a problem.
Even though CBD is produced by Hemp, it’s very similar to 2-AG, one of the two human cannabinoids. The receptors for this cannabinoid are found throughout the body, but particularly in the gut, immune system, and—to a lesser degree—the brain.
Since our ECS is responsible for our sleep patterns, studies suggest that Hemp Oil may have the potential to affect how our brain relaxes and reaches the point where it is ready to go to sleep. Likewise, Hemp Oil may help the brain release the neurotransmitters responsible for regulating our circadian rhythm, thus improving our sleep quality.
What Is the Right Hemp Oil Dosage for Me?
Hemp Oil has not been studied by the FDA to give a recommended daily allowance, a standard dosage, or an official serving. This means there are currently few guidelines regarding how much Hemp Oil people should consume. That’s why consumers are advised to “start low, go slow”: start with a low dosage and increase it in small steps until they reach the desired effect.
When determining the right dosage for them, consumers should also consider several parameters. The way Hemp Oil is absorbed by the body depends on the person, metabolism, weight, desired health target, exercise levels, and even diet.
Younger people have a faster metabolism, so they metabolize Hemp Oil faster. Likewise, people who exercise a lot will enjoy an enhanced metabolism: again, Hemp Oil will be used by the body quicker.
As an oil, Hemp Oil is lipophilic, i.e. it dissolves in fat rather than water. People who have more body fat will keep Hemp Oil in their body for longer because it will attach to their fatty cells. Similarly, people eating foods rich in fat such as avocado and olive oil will keep Hemp Oil in their bodies for longer as it will fix itself to the fatty foods consumed.
Will Hemp Oil Make Me Groggy?
Hemp Oil will not make you sleepy or drowsy. It may, however, help your brain balance itself and restore your mental focus. By taking Hemp Oil, you could support a stress-free state of mind and decreased anxiety.
These positive effects could help you go to sleep in a more relaxed frame of mind and enjoy a good night’s rest. In return, you will be able to lead an active life without experiencing tiredness, irritability, and poor concentration during the day.
Thanks to its affinity with our endocannabinoid system, Hemp Oil may also improve your quality of life and support your body’s natural circadian rhythms. What we call Wellness Through Oneness™.
Synchronicity makes Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil by gently hand-pressing whole Hemp plants and infusing them into coconut oil to maintain all the cannabinoid nutrients of the plant. Like CBD, our Hemp Oil comes in many forms, from oils to tinctures to topicals. Unlike CBD, it’s not made by using harsh CO2 extraction processes. So, in the end, you get a cleaner, purer, more potent product. Synchronicity—the Hemp Oil producers you can trust.