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Finding a good night’s sleep is something we all seek to accomplish. Insomnia is one of the most common sleep disorders in the world, and it impacts certain age groups different. One of the most highly impacted: senior citizens. In fact, up to 48% of older adults suffer from symptoms of insomnia according to the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. Insomnia and restlessness can come in a variety of forms, from not being able to fall asleep, waking constantly or being unable to fall back asleep. So, is there something seniors can do to help aid in a good night’s sleep? Say hello to CBD.
What is Cannabidiol?
CBD is short for cannabidiol, a chemical compound found in cannabis and hemp plants. It is a naturally occurring compound that can be used in products like oils and tinctures, edibles and gummies, capsules, lotions and salves. Unlike its possibly better known cousin THC, the major active ingredient in marijuana, CBD is not psychoactive. While CBD is an essential component in medical marijuana which can similarly aid in sleep, it is derived from a hemp plant. This means CBD is a component of marijuana, but it alone does not get you high.