Sleep, or lack of it, has recently become a worrying health issue. It seems that people are getting less of it than in the past and often of a poorer quality too. Probably related to our interconnectedness to a 24 hour world via computers, smartphones and tablets, we seem to be finding it increasingly difficult to switch off at night and get a good nights sleep, but also due to increased alcohol consumption and the stress of financial and work related insecurity in a fast changing and increasingly competitive workplace.
Insomnia can manifest as either a difficulty getting off to sleep, frequent or early waking, often combined with a difficulty getting back off to sleep or a combination of both.
A number of traditional herbs are available to address insomnia, mostly sedatives like Valerian, Hops, Passionflower or Wild Lettuce which are a safe and mild alternative to highly addictive pharmaceutical sleeping tablets. However many people find these herbs are not strong enough if their insomnia is severe or chronic. A recent new arrival on the scene which is natural, but significantly stronger and more efficacious than other traditional sleep herbs is CBD or cannabidiol. Continue reading ‘CBD cannabidiol for insomnia by Richard Collisson’ »