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CBD for Insomnia and Better Sleep

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Can CBD help with insomnia or improve sleep?

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There is preliminary evidence that CBD (cannabidiol) can help improve sleep in people with insomnia and other conditions that can cause difficulty sleeping, such as anxiety and Parkinson's disease. However, dosage appears to be important. For details, see the What It Does section of the CBD and Hemp Supplements Review (which includes ConsumerLab's tests and Top Picks among products.)

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Barbara16939   July 4, 2018
About Melatonin: I used it for about 2-3 months "Natures Bounty, Dual Spectrum Melatonin 5MG, and after about that time I became confused about everything, I could not make any decisions, then I took stock of all the newest medications I had lately been taking; and only Melatonin was the culprit! It took me about 7-8 weeks to begin to stop being so damn confused about everything, and after 3 full months now I'm back to full capacity to make better decisions. It was a terrifying ordeal at the time! Thank you,
Respectfully,
Barbara D.

Terence17173   September 14, 2018
It seems that Barbara experienced a mental fogginess from melatonin that others may not. It also could be an interaction with other drugs or herbs she is taking. Remember... everyone displays a unique 'bio-chemical individuality' that may react differently in the presence of one chemical than another.

ConsumerLab.com   September 17, 2018
Hi Terence - As noted in the "Concerns and Cautions" section of the Melatonin Supplements Review (https://www.consumerlab.com/reviews/melatonin-supplements/melatonin/#cautions), there is the potential for daytime drowsiness with higher doses of melatonin (even 5 mg), particularly if controlled-release.


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