Dr. Riley Kirk has returned to once again discuss managing sleep while abstaining from THC. For chronic or regular users, anecdotal references show interesting impacts on a range of different factors. The most commonly noted was its impact on sleep.
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Steps For Sleep Management
The first step Dr. Kirk notes is to take your time abstaining. Lower your usage over a gradual window of time. Dr. Kirk recommends “a week or two before that T-Break to slowly decrease the amount of [cannabis] that you use each day. Remember “[it] affects a lot of signaling systems in our body, and if we stop cold turkey, it can be shocking to your system.”
Sleep is one of the main examples in this case. It boils down to our bodies. “Your endocannabinoid system helps regulate your circadian rhythm and your sleep wake cycles.”
CBD For Sleep
Dr. Kirk’s next recommendation is to try quality products infused with CBD. She cites its sedating effects when consumed in high doses as a good alternative when T-breaking. She also notes other herbs that are known to help, like “lavender, skullcap, lemon balm, chamomile, nutmeg, [and] ashwagandha.”
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