The Starting Point of my Journey to anser the question “Does CBD Oil help sleep?”
Do you sometimes feel like you could have slept better? Maybe some mornings you just wish you could stay in bed a while longer. Maybe you remember a time when getting up for a new day was a joy and now just maybe you don’t know if you have the strength to make it through the day. I am sure that you are answering that yes at least occasionally. Yet for me, it wasn’t occasional – IT WAS EVERY SINGLE MORNING. So, as all the studies and research regarding CBD Oil has started to be revealed, I had to ask. “Does CBD Oil help sleep?”
The Insomnia Monster
Over 60 Million people in the United States are affected by sleep disorders. Worse yet, there is no clear consensus in the medical community as to how to treat it. Pills, pills, and more pills are the only hope they can offer. Yet those pills really don’t induce sleep. They simply make you unconscious and your body doesn’t get all the therapeutic benefits that sleep normally provides. Have you been there? Living a fog of a life. For me, it got worse, so much worse.
I decided to get off the pills. I was sick of them. They weren’t giving me a life that I liked. The doctors had so struggled to try to make me sleep that I ended up on a pill cocktail of sorts. Ambien was almost useless for me. Yes, it would put me to sleep but usually for like an hour. Do you know what happens when people on Ambien wake up before the drug wears off? Google it and read about the nightmare stories. It is a scary drug for sure. BUT I WANTED TO SLEEP! So the doctors put me on a drug called Temazepam in addition to the Ambien. Hey, that combo knocked me out cold for a solid 6 to 7 hrs. The Ambien knocked me out, the Temazepam kept me out apparently. I was on this combo for well over a year and a half. No one told me that I wasn’t supposed to use Temazepam for more than 30 days. They kept handing me bottles and I kept taking them for about 18 months. Until I decided enough was enough.
No More Prescription Pills!
I decided to stop taking them. I was sick of the haze I was living in. I realized that I often had no memories of just a few days before. Everyone thought I was completely coherent and based on my work performance I was, yet I had no idea what had happened in the recent past. The memory loss went from not remembering the previous week to not remembering the previous year. Turns out it was one very ugly year so according to my friends I should be happy my memories are few.
So, I kicked the pills out of my life. I laid in bed and stared at the ceiling. A few days went by and I couldn’t sleep much at all. Yet, I expected that. Somehow I still felt better. I did have this strange twinge in my back though that wasn’t quite like anything I had felt there before. Then one day at work when moving some boxes, my back just said no more. I was down. I could barely move. Hey, come on, work it off I thought. Nope, my body replied. It was all I could do to get in the car and go home. I thought I just needed some rest, maybe a hot shower and an hour on the heating pad.
I went home and did my best to take care of myself. I was hobbling around in a lot of pain but made it to bed eventually and figured I would be fine in the morning. At 2 am though, I couldn’t move. I mean pretty much at all. If I wiggled a finger it sent searing pain throughout my body. It took me half an hour to reach about 18 inches for my phone (of course I live alone in the middle of nowhere). I called a friend and said I needed help. He came over and after laughing at me being stuck in bed said he couldn’t do anything. There was simply no way he could get me to the hospital alone. So, we had to call an ambulance.
“Sorry, nothing we can do for you.” That was the ER response. “Here, take some pills.” I was less than pleased. I was in agony. I was screaming every time I tried to move any part of my body. They told me I had to leave.
18 hours later after a really rough day at home, I had friends take me to the big city ER 2 hours away because I was losing feeling in my left leg. They took some pictures and said, “Sorry, nothing we can do for you. Here have some pills.”
The pills did nothing for the pain.
Nobody would even attempt to offer me hope. “Hopefully it will release. Your muscle is in spasm in your lower back. It is wreaking havoc on your nerves. Here, take some pills.”
Acupuncture? Nothing. Massage? Nothing. Chiropractor? Well, I tell you what, that guy really cared. He did everything and didn’t charge me for half of it. Slowly, ever so slowly, we made progress. It was nearly a month before I could really walk. It was three months on crutches and another few months hobbling. 6 months of my life.
Was this a side effect of the sleeping pills? Honestly, it never occurred to me. Months later I was researching something and I happened to Google the side effects of Temazepam. Guess what. Muscle spasms are a likely side effect when you stop taking Temazepam. Coincidence that I had the mother of all muscle spasms within a week of stopping the pills? Maybe, maybe not. I will never know the truth but the coincidence is hard to overlook.
I was better. I could walk. I could run. I could NOT sleep.
I tried every natural cure that anyone anywhere mentioned. Exercise, meditation, herbal tea, honey, white noise, sleep masks, every herbal sleep formula I could find. I slept with a cut onion next to my bed. I even tried putting castor oil on my eyelids (hey, some people swear by it). I don’t even want to know how much money I wasted. I know some months it was several hundred dollars. I didn’t really care. I would have maxed out every credit card in my wallet to sleep better, the truth is I came pretty close. I honestly can say that in the last 4 years my insomnia has cost well over $20,000 if I add up lost work time, attempted cures, pills, anxiety, lost productivity on my home businesses, etc.
How I Heard About CBD Oil.
I work from home. I have a company called Scripture Wall Art that makes vinyl wall decals. Along with a partner, we make and sell over $100,000 of vinyl wall decals every year. We are Amazon Professional Sellers, Ebay Top Sellers and Ebay Power Sellers, and operate two websites of our own. You are welcome to take a look at them.
I joined an organization called Wealthy Affiliate to learn how to better grow our company website’s traffic and sales. I found a pretty darn good group of people who were working mostly in the Affiliate Marketing arena. Wealthy Affiliate definitely helped me grow both of our other websites. If you ever wanted to start your own webpage, blog, or online business, then WA is the place to do it. It is completely free to join. You can use their training to build an entire website and see the quality of their training and support. Then they have a premium plan if you want to go further. Just click on the link below for more information.
I started to get to know a bunch of people there and developed some great and supporting online friendships. Eventually, one of those people reached out to me and asked if I was interested in a new revenue stream based on helping people.
If you work online, you probably get solicited several times a week for the latest and greatest money making scheme. I have never been interested in those. However, this person had already established credibility and that kept my mind open. It was simply explained to me as a way to help other people with a side benefit of making money. I looked at who I knew that was already in the group and the credibility went up. This was a good group of successful people already running ethical businesses mostly helping other people.
So, I got the info and started doing my own research. The clinical research on CBD is really overwhelming. I knew it was out there but had pretty much ignored it. I was one of those people that thought it had something to do with Marijuana and I live in a state where that is still illegal and likely will be for years. So, I had no idea that CBD oil is legal in ALL 50 states and most countries. I had no idea all the things it is being used for including an FDA approved drug to treat seizures. If you want to read more research check out my other articles that I post almost daily but simply stated…CBD is an amazing gift from the plant world.
However, does CBD Oil help sleep? Yes, I could see the research on the effects CBD Oil on others for sleeping, cancer, pain, Fibromyalgia, anxiety, depression and a host of other ailments. But would CBD Oil help ME sleep when nothing else ever had?
If you want a ton of scientific information on all the studies of CBD Oil you can visit this link —> https://www.cmcr.ucsd.edu/
Let’s Find Out!
I decided to put the products to the test. I ordered a bottle of a mid dosage CBD Oil and also a large bottle of the Sleep Spray. I chose the mid dosage oil because I didn’t think I had any real issues to resolve with that other than sleep and since I was buying the sleep spray also, I stuck with the mid-range. I think doing it again, I would have used the higher dosage because I am really liking the results already.
I am doing a 30-day test of these two products. The CBD Oil is the primary one most people would use. The CBD Sleep Spray is a specialty formula for sleep, of course. I am writing a daily blog entry on what I notice going on in my body and my sleep habits. I can tell you that after two days I love them. I am not exactly sure which one I love but the combination is showing great promise for me.
I love them so much, I have joined the company and already have a passion for helping others sort through all the hype and get the benefits that they deserve.
What about you? Have trouble sleeping? Have random body pain? Cancer? Anxiety? Depression? Maybe you need to do your own 30-day test. Maybe these products will change your life like they are changing mine. I would be very happy to help you along that journey.
So, Please Join Me on this Journey
Follow along as I record my daily experiences. If I am done when you found this page there should be a weekly summary entry as well so you can just read those four entries to get the results. If you want to know what to expect every day, then read them all or follow along. I am going to answer the question for myself and hopefully for you as well. Does CBD Oil help sleep?
This is gonna be an amazing journey. Are you coming along?
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Thanks so much for reading and good luck on your journey wherever it takes you.
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