Can CBD oil help to prevent nightmares?
Asked a year ago
I am looking for a solution to prevent the nightmares caused by depression from occurring. Has anyone who suffers from this disorder taken CBD oil before sleeping and noticed a difference?
Dr. Lori Beth Bisbey
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
The endogenous cannabinoid system (ECS) is a complex network of cannabinoid receptors in the peripheral and central nervous system. Research suggests that it can help to decrease insomnia and lower anxiety leading to fewer nightmares. However, cannabinoids can also have the side effect of causing nightmares. The research is conflicting as to whether or not CBD oil should be used before sleep. Some doses appear to be activating rather than sedating which could lead to more vivid dreams and in some cases nightmares. There are better natural preparations to reduce nightmares.
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Dr Lori Beth Bisbey