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Tue Aug 13, 2019, 04:20 PM

CBD oil for insomnia?

About two months ago I ordered CBD oil capsules for the first time (Hammer Nutrition). Their write-up focused on it being good for falling asleep but said there are other benefits but didn't lay them out. They recommended 25 mg. At first I thought it was helping but then it seemed not to. I've tried higher dosages and it seems to help a little but it's not really been the miracle I was hoping for (I'm a tough case when it comes to insomnia). (It also seems to make migraines less severe, but I take it with other things so I'm not certain it's the CBD.)

Should I be taking more than 25 mg? Anybody else take CBD oil for insomnia? What sorts of dosages do you see results with?

One last concern is that I've only tried this one brand of oil and I have nothing to compare it with, so I'm not sure of its quality.

Thanks in advance if anyone can help.

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Mike 03 Tuesday OP
lark Tuesday #1
Mike 03 Thursday #5
randr Tuesday #2
Mike 03 Thursday #6
in2herbs Tuesday #3
Mike 03 Thursday #7
safeinOhio Tuesday #4
Mike 03 Thursday #8

Response to Mike 03 (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 04:30 PM

1. I'v never tried CBD oil, but regular mj has been a miracle worker for this insomniac.

I used to use Kava Kava and it worked fine, but they pulled it from the market. I remembered that mj worked wonders and went back to it in my 40's and have been smoking ever since. I have glaucoma so qualify for medical mj, but it is too expensive the way it's handled in my state. I've heard, from a friend, that CBD oil if iffy and the quality can vary widely, which is why I haven't gone in that direction - at least not yet.

Good luck with your migraines and insomnia, I know how miserable that can be.

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Response to lark (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 10:32 AM

5. Thank you for the advice.

Maybe I'll try another brand.

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Response to Mike 03 (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 05:24 PM

2. A good night's sleep is a side effect

when I take it for general pain

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Response to randr (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 10:33 AM

6. Thank you!

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Response to Mike 03 (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 06:40 PM

3. Try the brand Charlotte's Web. There's also different CBD oils: CBD isolate and full spectrum hemp

CBD oil. Also read the label to see what type of plant they use. I take 20 drops of 1000 mg CBD a day in addition to 20 drops of 300 mg CBD product called 1:1 twice a day. (1:1 is half CBD oil and half TCH so you'll need a card to buy 1:1).

A friend tried CBD oil for her insomnia and get no benefit. Have you tried the Bach Flower remedy called Rescue Remedy? I use it to calm horses when facing a new situation. It's very effective and there's no overdosing. Take about 30 mins before bed. This can be bought at vitamin stores or online.

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Response to in2herbs (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 10:36 AM

7. Thank you!

I used to give Rescue Remedy to one of my dogs, and take a nip or two of it myself!

Charlotte's Web has a good reputation. I don't think I can get anything with THC in it here in Arizona. I would try it if I could!

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Response to Mike 03 (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 06:44 PM

4. Helps me fall asleep.

Not that great for staying asleep. I can hardly keep my eyes open after 10:00 pm. I take 2 puffs of a strong Indica and that seals the deal for falling asleep. Problem is I wake up about two or three o'clock. 2 more drops under my tongue and 2 more puffs and I'm back to sleep in an hour or two. Would love to stay asleep for 6 or 7 hours.

I think we are all waiting for the research on type and brand of CDB to learn what helps best.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 10:37 AM

8. Had to look up "Indica"

I'm jealous. You guys get all the good stuff!

Yes, I'm really looking forward to more research on CBD.

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