Does Cannabidiol Help Anxiety and Sleep Disorder?
Studies have shows CBD having anxiolytic properties, and anxiety-reducing effect. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information article titled, “Cannabidiol as a Potential Treatment for Anxiety Disorders”, Sept 4, 2015, in clinical research, CBD has shown to reduce anxiety through its effects on the limbic and paralimbic brain areas.
These early research from the (NCBI) also suggests that CBD may have therapeutic potential for the treatment of insomnia, REM sleep behavior abnormalities as well as excessive daytime sleepiness, in part due to its interactions with serotonin receptors in the brain.
As described in Healthline's August 2019 article, "CBD for Insomnia: Benefits, Side Effects, and Treatment" many researchers say that CBD improves sleep because it tackles the root causes of insomnia” with the potential to treat:
the causes of sleepiness
excessive daytime sleepiness
Sleep Disorders Display a Range of Different Polysomnographic Features
Sleep disorders (ICSD, 2001) may be categorized in four, according to NCBI article Potential Effects of Cannabidiol as a Wake-Promoting Agent:
Dyssomnias: Problems initiating and maintaining sleep, and also excessive sleepiness
Parasomnias: Disorders of arousal, partial arousal, or sleep stage transition
Sleep disorders associated with mental, neurologic, or other medical disorders
Other sleep disorders: Sleep disorders not included in categories I, II or III
The source of sleep disorder varies so addressing each may look different however, early evidence show the potential of CBD to make a positive impact.