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Sleep Pt. 2: How CBD Science Explains Improving Sleep

Improving sleep is one of the most commonly reported reasons we receive why you use CBD oils.

But, scientifically speaking, what do we know about the relationship between CBD and sleep?

While the exact mechanisms of how CBD affects sleep are not yet fully understood, there is growing evidence to suggest that it may interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) and other neurotransmitter systems that regulate our sleep. In other words, this means that CBD oil has been suggested to help regulate the hormones that engage our sleep. CBD has also been shown to have potential anti-anxiety and pain-relieving effects, which can help reduce the factors that contribute to poor sleep.

Although there’s still more to discover, we’ve gathered some interesting examples of research studies that have already been made studying the relationship between sleep and CBD.

  • A 2019 study published in The Permanente Journal found that CBD can improve sleep and reduce anxiety in people with anxiety and sleep disorders. The study involved 72 subjects, and the researchers concluded that CBD was effective in improving sleep scores in 66.7% of participants over three months. A promising result, but it’s worth noting that the study was relatively small and focused on a specific population.

  • A 2014 study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology found that CBD can help regulate sleep patterns in people with insomnia. The study involved 15 subjects, and the researchers found that CBD increased the amount of time that participants spent sleeping and reduced the number of times they woke up during the night. This is a small study, but it provides some initial evidence for the potential benefits of CBD for sleep.

  • A 2020 study published in Medicina found that CBD can help reduce symptoms of REM sleep behaviour disorder (RBD). RBD is a sleep disorder that causes people to act out their dreams, often resulting in injury to themselves or their bed partners. The study involved four subjects with RBD, and the researchers found that CBD reduced the frequency of RBD-related events. This is a small study, but it provides some initial evidence for the potential benefits of CBD for sleep disorders beyond just insomnia.

That Was CBD – What About THC? 

The scientific research exploring the relationship between THC and sleep is relatively more extensive compared to CBD, with some studies even dating back to the 70s. THC, the psychoactive compound found in hemp, has been studied for its effects on sleep in various contexts. Here are some key findings from scientific studies:

  • A study published in the journal Sleep in 1973 demonstrated that THC reduced sleep latency (the time it takes to fall asleep) and increased the ease of falling asleep. This study provided evidence that THC can help people fall asleep more quickly. 

  • A study published in the journal Psychopharmacology in 2008 observed that THC has been shown to impact sleep architecture, specifically by increasing the amount of deep sleep (slow-wave sleep) and reducing REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. This research indicated that THC can influence the different stages of sleep, promoting deeper sleep.

  • A study published in the journal Sleep in 2013 found that THC administration reduced the severity of sleep apnea and improved breathing during sleep. This study highlighted the potential benefits of THC for individuals with sleep apnea, a condition characterized by interrupted breathing during sleep.

These are interesting studies to note and, hence, one reason why you’ll find trace amounts of THC in our full-spectrum CBD oils. Another reason is that having multiple cannabinoids present in your CBD oils, such as THC or CBG, has been proven to have an additional beneficial effect as they work together synergistically, ultimately, enhancing the activity of each. This fascinating discovery was significant enough to be classed as a scientific concept and coined the entourage effect (which you can read much more about in our blog article here). 

If you’d like to go fully THC-free, you can always opt for our broad-spectrum CBD oils!

The Least LAYV Can Do For Sleep Quality is CBD Quality

There’s often more to sleeping issues and disorders, such as emotional or psychological distress, whether present or past. Studies show that insomnia is often caused by some emotional trauma which means emotional processing likely has an important role in improving sleep.

In the end, we hope you’re able to find whatever it is that works for improving your sleep. One thing’s clear: as much as we hope that everyone gets to lead a healthy and reliable everyday routine, we must also produce the very CBD products that you can rely on to do so. 

At LAYV, we don’t want you to have anything more to worry about – and knowing our CBD quality is up to par helps us sleep better, too!

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What LAYV® users say

Catriona DumontCatriona Dumont
07:46 13 Jul 24
After a period of a lot of worrying, anxiety and especially panic attacks, the CBD 20% drops from LAYV really help me find some peace. 🙏🏻
Leonie BijlLeonie Bijl
07:11 13 Jun 24
Nice CBD oil, I take the 20% one for pain complaints and for a good night's sleep!
Jesse BlankendaalJesse Blankendaal
14:27 10 Jun 24
100% recommended if you are looking for A-quality CBD oil!
Carlos RosalCarlos Rosal
04:35 24 May 24
Since using this I notice that I have a better night's sleep, thank you!
ghm lammersghm lammers
20:13 12 May 24
Trustworthy !
Caspar de KlerCaspar de Kler
13:18 17 Apr 24
Top quality, good customer service
14:01 13 Mar 24
I bought the CBD oil on the recommendation of a friend who was very satisfied with it. I think it's a nice oil! I don't notice much of the effects, but I do sleep a little better since I started using it so I'm satisfied :)
Diewertje van BavelDiewertje van Bavel
20:41 07 Feb 24
Great product. It helps me with my pain and stress complaints. It also makes me sleep a lot better. I can really recommend this product!
Lilian DibbetsLilian Dibbets
16:28 15 Jan 24
This really is a fantastic product. I was always a good sleeper, but with this CBD oil (20%) I sleep much deeper and wake up rested. In addition, it helps to calm my nervous system and I am much calmer and focused throughout the day. I recommend this product to everyone for a calm nervous system and good health. Think of it as a nutritional supplement that should not be missing in this hectic Western world we live in.
Richard LemmensRichard Lemmens
10:44 18 Dec 23
What a fantastic product. For several months now we have been using the LAYV CBD variant 20% daily before going to sleep as a routine. As young parents, sleep is sacred to us, but with children this is sometimes lacking. By using the 20% variant, we both notice that we sleep much deeper, making us more rested in the morning.We also use the drug when we experience a stressful situation. By using a few drops, we quickly notice that we become calmer and can continue with our busy daily work lives.Previously used products from other brands, but these do not provide a pleasant mouthfeel and the taste is not as mild as the LAYV variant.
Fabiana FiniFabiana Fini
17:41 04 Dec 23
Liesbeth MekkeringLiesbeth Mekkering
10:14 14 Nov 23
I slept wonderfully thanks to LAYV, I couldn't live without it
Tahsin BulbulTahsin Bulbul
07:22 30 Oct 23
Juan Calixto morelloJuan Calixto morello
13:13 29 Oct 23
I recently no longer suffer from sleepless nights thanks to layv!
Nikos VasilatosNikos Vasilatos
17:19 25 Jun 23
Happy with the product, the responsiveness of the Layv team and the smooth delivery. Recommended!
Michal SokolowskiMichal Sokolowski
21:05 15 Jun 23
Excellent oils, quick contact if you have any questions, fast shipping abroad, I recommend! Greetings from Poland!
Charles PierrepontCharles Pierrepont
17:31 05 Apr 23
The LAYV CBD extract tastes and feels very clean. Dealing with the team at LAYV has been a pleasure. For someone who travels a lot, the clean CBD extract absolutely helps to unwind at the end of a long day.
Clare La Feber-ToolisClare La Feber-Toolis
06:24 30 Mar 23
I used the 5% LAYV CBD to manage pain from the symptoms of arthritis and it really helps. It has completely reduced the need for strong painkillers which is great. I also take a couple of drops of CBD if I feel stressed or overwhelmed and it calms me down. Highly recommend this CBD oil.
Runa WynekenRuna Wyneken
11:58 28 Sep 22
Love this product and the brand! Totally recommend it! Cleanest CBD out there!
Sven HurksSven Hurks
10:33 15 Jun 22
I have been using LAYV CBD for over one year, improving my sleep quality significantly.
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Have been using this for months for chronic pain in my shoulder, and it just works!
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