Studies suggest that CBD, also known as cannabidiol, can help ease symptoms of anxiety and pain. While CBD oil doesn’t cause drowsiness — like is the case for many sleep aids such as melatonin or Benadryl — it might help you fall asleep if you experience regular symptoms of anxiety and pain.
How CBD interacts with the body
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the dozens of cannabinoid compounds found in the cannabis plant. CBD oil can be made from both marijuana or hemp cannabis plant, and can be extracted in a number of ways. However, in order for CBD products to be considered legal, they must come from a hemp plant and have low (0.03%) or no THC levels. For this reason, CBD doesn’t produce a ‘high’, but research nevertheless shows that it can have some positive effects on the body.