“There is no reason whatsoever that topical oils would increase vivid dreams,” Russo tells me. Straight from the guru’s mouth.
To me, CBD was a new drug as well as an OTC sleep aid, so it made sense that it might trigger vivid nightmares. But Dr. Moran Cerf, an expert on the biology of dreams and a professor of neuroscience and business at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, cautioned me not to put too much stock in the narratives they remember from their dreams, no matter how genuine they seemed.
Alertness is not what you want from a sleep aid. But that’s not to say that CBD products can’t help you sleep. When they do, it could be the CBD-adjacent compounds in those products, not the CBD, that is helping you nod off.
CBD and Sleep
“They don’t exactly know what’s in there. They oftentimes have to experiment, and that’s just the nature of using cannabis,” Vigil says about his patients. “Nobody really gets the same product twice. You have to engage in this trial and error, which is a fundamentally different process to what patients are used to, where we’re directed by our providers to take a certain dosage a certain time of day, and so forth.”
For all we don’t know about CBD, the growing range of products on the market suggests a lot of people think that what we do know is enough. There are CBD treats for anxious dogs, CBD hamburgers for Carl’s Jr. fans, and even CBD seltzer for wellness-obsessed millennials.
Sometimes labeled “full-spectrum CBD,” extracts can contain several other compounds derived from hemp in addition to CBD. Sometimes it has a bit of THC, but not enough to get you high, at no more than 0.3 percent.
If there was something in the roll-on oil that put me to sleep, it probably wasn’t the CBD. But CBD may still have an important role in the sleep process: removing obstacles in the way of sleep, and perhaps clearing a path for stranger dreams as well.
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I’ve used CBD twice,A few weeks apart, and different brands. Both times I had the worst nightmares of my life. That’s all the research I need.
A lot of people wonder how CBD will affect their dreams, since bad dreams can be strange, disturbing and even scary.
Wrong CBS caused me to have very vivid strange dreans
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I ALWAYS have weird dreams. I’m ok with that and actually kind of enjoy them. I took CBD oil for my RLS last night and had nightmares. People getting parts of their bodies sawed off kinda nightmares. and I definitely did not sleep better. I was awake every couple of hours. This doesn’t happen when I use Cannabis. I would like to add I have unusual body chemistry and react differently to “everything”!
There have been some anecdotal accounts of people having weird dreams when using CBD, but these may not be down to the compound at all. Research into the effect of THC on sleep patterns found that it decreased the REM stage and increased the deep sleep phase. Subjects also reported a rebound effect when they stopped using the drug. Some people who stopped using CBD oil before bedtime also report having more vivid dreams.
Again, this is an area that generally needs a lot more research. First, it helps to know a little more about what happens when you drop off at night. Sleep has different, distinct stages. One well-known stage is REM or Rapid Eye Movement, This is where we normally dream or remember our dreams. The other stage, deep sleep, is beneficial for a lot of things including recovery and restoring the body. Think of it like recharging your batteries.
I made cdb using coconut oil . Fusing one once into two cups of oil. I used one tablespoon in a recipe for chocolates. That is 0.125 of a tsp for each chocolate.
The pain I have in my hand and fingers from arthritis was reduced but I suffered extremely terrifying nightmares. I always, normally ,have very healthy sleep patterns and con not ever remember having extreme nightmares. I will wait one week and try again.