We’d all like to sleep like babies and kiss anxiety goodbye. But some people experience anxiety every day and are tormented by restless nights and stressful days. Fortunately, CBD oil or cannabidiol, a compound extracted from cannabis and hemp plants, can successfully treat disorders from anxiety to depression to PTSD. However, some still think a discussion of how CBD oil can relieve anxiety is taboo. We’re here to dispel the myths and explain why a little CBD might be the answer to the inner turmoil that’s keeping you awake at night.
Is Anxiety Real?
You’ve probably experienced anxiety before taking a test or asking for a raise. However, anxiety disorders are a group of mental illnesses that keep people from living normal lives. In addition, this type of anxiety is a serious disease that can hinder success, put strain on relationships and lead to serious neuroses and acute depression. There are medications, such as benzodiazepines, that can be effective but they don’t work for everyone. And many people would prefer to take a natural substance such as CBD oil.
Does CBD Work?
A typical CBD oil solution contains 0.3% of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the psychoactive substance found in cannabis. While a typical dosage is very small and will not make users high, it can relieve anxiety and help people relax. There is a lot of research demonstrating that CBD is effective and in states where it’s legal, experts at a dispensary can help you choose products that could work for you. It’s also readily available online.
Fast fact: the CBD used for anxiety comes from hemp, a cannabis plant that is different than marijuana.
Why So Much Stress?
Constant interruptions from social media and our addiction to smart phones, along with non-stop workdays, are causing record levels of anxiety. In fact, the Huffington Post reports that 14 percent of social network users say their lives are stressful, compared to those who don’t use social media. Moreover, Huff Post notes that 51 percent of U.S. adults say they are addicted to their digital devices. That’s a lot of angst!
In addition, longer workdays spent chained to a computer, long commutes and little or no time spent outdoors all contribute to the stress and anxiety epidemic. The Spafinder Trends Report, “Cannabis: New Spa & Wellness Connections,” points out that all this stress is fueling a rise in interest for both meditation and marijuana. And many people are increasingly turning to a little CBD and rejecting happy hour, Xanax or Ambien hangovers.
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 WebMD, “What Are Anxiety Disorders?”
 The Art of Healthy Living, “CBD Oil and Anxiety Relief: Let’s see what the science says,” Caitlen Evans, November 2018
 Huffington Post, “Why Do Social Networks Increase Stress?” John Dick, December 2017