I have chronic pain, there is CBD oil with THC and CBD oil without THC, I used the without THC version. At first I thought it helped me sleep, but I ran out and I have not purchased any since the lockdown. I am still sleeping fine, I don't think it works. I can recommend Melatonin which I think works great.
A month ago I did a ton of research into this. I am now a 100% fan of CDB oil.
I had horrible knee pains out of no where, have had back pains for decades. Advil usually does my back 100%, but nothing over the counter was helping with my knee pain, even sitting still I was in pain. Got some 25 MG CBD capsules locally. Not sure on the sleep directly, but I think it worked miracles on me knees. 100% pain free on my left and 70% gone in my right, and my back rarely hurts. Another interesting thing is I have had a severe cough for years, not my lungs but an irritation in my esophagus from post nasal drip. I would say it eliminated 99% of my cough and while I use to always have cough drops on me, now I never need them. It primarily seems to help with inflammation and anxiety. Helping with the inflamation in my knee was why I took it, had not even thought about inflammation in my. It was about a week to a realize I had no more cough. I did a ton of research, lots people say it helps with their sleep others do not. I think eliminating my cough helped a lot with my sleep. I am not high stressed of very anxious, but lots of people say it helps with that a lot. So depending on why you cannot sleep it may or may not help, but well worth trying. Just talked about this with my Dr. this week, she said if its helping stay on it, advil is not good for long term use. So she would only say its a lot better the advil, no study to say its really effective, but no reports of it being harmful. So take it I will because it seems to be working for me. Since the cough was not even something I considered cannot attribute that to a placebo effect. Also was not thinking it would help with my back, but it did.
From my research, it is critical to know how its made, lots of products made from hemp that do not contain CBD, it comes from the leaves and flowed not the buds. Other natural remedies come from the buds. Many are sold as Hemp extract because of prior laws against CBD. Amazon will not let them list it as CBD, so they do sell it but label it as hemp extract. You would have to contact the mfg to know if it has CBD or just other extracts from hemp. Made it to hard to know what I was getting so I went elsewhere. I am using CBDistillery now seemed to be be reputable pharmacy grade practices using US hemp, so I know what I am getting. Look for coupon codes and get a big discount. You can get full spectrum that will contain trace amounts of THC, not enough to effect you at all because Hemp does not contain enough THC to do anything. Makes you wonder why Hemp was a schedule 1 drug when it has absolutely no effects on getting you high. Most used plant in the world, clothes, ropes etc etc but not in the US because it looked like pot. But the trace amounts of THC can cause you to possibly fail a drug test, so be warned. Full spectrum has THC, but not enough to effect you, you can get it with absolutely no TCH. Full Spectrum has other elements from the plant that could help you sleep as well.
Been using it for 5 weeks, cut down my advil intake to almost none, got rid of my cough, which I think lead to better sleep, could have also helped in other ways but who knows. I do think I sleep better. Do your research, make sure you are getting it from a reputable place.
If you are new to the CPAP, then you will find a way to get used to sleeping with it. I can tell you some tips....
comfort comfort comfort...bedding, temp, sleep on your side will keep AHI down, small dog toy tennis ball in t-shirt pocket on back routine routine routine...same time to bed and rise as much as you can diet diet diet.. eat light snack before bed sleep aid, yes melatonin congestion? Sudafed, at least 4 to 5 hours before bed. darken room flex setting on low pressure setting for minimum what ever you can stand but be comfortable, and .5 cm H20 every three or four days. Gradually ramp up. It took me 3 months form 4 to 8.5. My AHI is below 5 for 4 days in a row. Have to get second sleep study..... I have CA issues. This study coming up is a split titration CPAP/bilevel possible Hypoxima.
i tried CBD oil for a few months last year and didn't think it helped with sleep. now, i have got my MM license and i use high THC, low CBD sublingual oil and i have seen my sleep improve much in the last two weeks. it is truly a god send! i will admit i was disappointed in the lack of a "high" at first and considered vaping but after two weeks of getting sleep and feeling rested, i am not changing a thing! 10 mg THC an hour before bed, combined with 25 mg Diphenhydramine to clear my sinuses, nasal strips to keep passages open, keeping my mouth closed and sleeping on my side is the ticket... jim
Interesting. What are the laws are in MN, for medical cannabis do you need a prescription? I am eligible for medical cannabis because of my chronic pain, I heard Medical marijuana is VERY expensive. I don't like the feeling cannabis gives me, and because of the expense I never moved forward on trying it. There are rumors ... just rumors, there are cheaper alternatives to licensed medical cannabis dispensaries but I have not looked into that either.
i paid only $65 for a 2 month supply of the oil, 4-5 ML serving per night. i also found a cheap place to get my license, https://quickmedcards.com/, which was far less than i thought. MN has one of the most restrictive and expensive mm laws in the country, unfortunately. good luck, jim
I believe the target audience for this American Academy of Sleep Medicine podcast is sleep clinicians, but I wanted to share because this episode has an expert in medical marijuana and OSA talking about the research and what we know. My takeaway from listening is that there really is NOT any strong evidence here. If anyone else listens, let me know what you think!
Hi! I haven't tried CBD oil for sleep, but I have heard from friends and family that it has helped them with their sleep. I would recommend talking to your doctor about the possibility of using it and doing some research on it. There are some potential side effects and interactions with medications that you should be aware of before trying it. I would also recommend looking at the CBD oils from www.devineboston.com. They have a wide range of products that might be able to help you. Hope this helps!
I akso never tried CBD (for my sleep onset apnea), but i only heard good things about the stuff. We all know that Hemp is a miracle plant (Cannabis is Hemp), and that Dupont lobbied for the ban on Hemp growing to make way for its Nylon.
More to the point, let me suggest other interesting stuffs (cross post from another thread, but pertinent):
I myself try to stay away from chemicals and BigPharma, maybe the following ideas will be useful for someone?
I started this not so funny but surprising behavior a few weeks ago, after recuperating from a bronchitis. Which is peculiar in itself because i am NEVER sick (knock on wood) maybe because i waste lots of time sleeping 9-10 hours a day. My CSA is maybe caused by a side effect of the antibiotics i resolved taking after 2 weeks of lung tearing, since neurological causes of CSA are considered. Speaking of neurologique causes, i did not get the cov jab so it's not involved.
I feel sorry for all of you suffering this ailment when you got to sleep. Or try to. Me i get it only in the morning, when i go back to bed after the mandatory pipi.
Maybe i don't have trouble falling asleep because of the 2 glasses of white wine i have before bedtime. A (maybe not so bad, then?) habit i took while longhaul truck driving, to numb me into a sleepnight in the truck cab's sleeper, in not always ideal conditions. I am planning to stop having that sleep aid for financial reasons, but if i end up needing a pill to get to sleep i will get back to wine, i promiss.
So speaking of natural stuffs:
--when i need an anxiolitic i turn to St-John's wort. Potent enough to come with a warning of not taking it if you are on a chemical antidepressor. My wife's brief stint of Transitional CSA ended when she had that as sleep aid (look here: she also was freshly off antibiotics for her emphysema exacerbation. hmmm...) ;
--having echinacea regularly will lessen the need for antibiotics, have a massive dose (along with B, C, D, Zinc) when the FluBeast shows up;
--white willow extract instead of Aspirin, including the blood thinning effect (acetylsalycilic acid is found in willow bark).
Along with wort's sleeping aid potential, here are a few good choices among "The Good Lord's pharmacy" (as Maria Treben calls it): Valerian, Passionflower, Hops, Linden, Melissa, Chamomille, Skullcap, Lemon balm, Oatstraw, Lavender, Rhodolia, Griffonia, Ashwagandha, Hawthorn, , , ... .
You can find all these in diverse forms: capsules, tinctures, essential oils, loose leaf herbal teas (tisannes)...and as weed, around your house. Go out, pick, steep or macerate...
I am not a medecine doctor, sleep technician, whatever. I just wanted to point to good stuff i know about and/or experienced. Keep in mind lots of those also come with warnings, some have side effects, etc
Sorry for my weird Inglisch, i'm from Québec.
I would be happy and honored to have bored you all to sleep ;-)
If you still need another opinion, I can tell you that I've tried CBD oil for sleep before and it definitely helped me relax and get some much-needed rest. I haven't tried it specifically for sleep apnea, but I've heard that it can be helpful for managing symptoms. If you're interested in trying it out, I would recommend looking into CBD edibles Miami - they're a tasty and discreet way to get your dose of CBD. Just make sure to talk to your doctor before starting any new supplements or medications. Sweet dreams to anyone who decides to try. It's a cool experience.