We love reading about how CBD oil helps people! In this article, published in MSN.com, one woman uses CBD oil to sleep better and beat her insomnia! Take a look!
Anxiety is one of the most common causes of insomnia; worrying leads to sleep problems, and yet having problems sleeping can cause a lot of anxiety.
This was exactly the situation Laura Dobratz, 31, from Minneapolis, recently found herself in, after dealing with severe insomnia for years.
Lying awake, staring at the ceiling, and counting sheep doesn’t even begin to describe the agony of chronic insomnia, Dobratz says. “I would have trouble sleeping pretty much every single night, for years,” she says. “This meant I was always exhausted during the day and never felt well-rested, which took a toll on every aspect of my life.”
Dobratz’s insomnia began when her anxiety spiked during an extra stressful holiday season. “I had some big worries, which made it hard to fall asleep and stay asleep,” Dobratz recalls. But, much to her dismay, when that frantic holiday ended and life returned to normal, the anxiety and insomnia stayed.
It quickly turned into a vicious cycle of worrying, which made her unable to relax enough to fall asleep. The next day, this was followed by more anxiety because she wasn’t sleeping.
Eventually, she sought out a psychiatrist to help with her mental health issues. The doctor felt that they needed to treat her insomnia along with her anxiety to see real improvement. So, her doctor prescribed her a sleep aid.
Dobratz says the prescription sleeping pills helped her stay asleep, but she was still having a tough time turning off the anxious part of her brain and falling asleep. So, her psychiatrist recommended that she try cannabidiol (CBD) oil, taking one dose in the morning to help manage her anxiety throughout the day and then a second dose right before bed.