How to Talk to Your Sleep Specialist About CBD

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Adequate sleep plays a significant role in health. Sleep deprivation can decrease your quality of life, and sleep deprivation could worsen certain health condition's severity, including asthma, epilepsy, and heart disease. If you're struggling with sleep, you could be suffering from a sleep disorder, in which you would need to see a sleep specialist to receive a proper diagnosis.

What Is a Sleep Specialist?

Usually, a sleep specialist is in the psychology or medical field (with degrees like a PhD, MD or DO), and he or she specializes in sleep disorders and sleep medicine. The American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM) says there are 3,249 practicing sleep specialists in the U.S. since 2005.

Sleep specialists diagnose and provide treatment for numerous sleep-related disorders, including:

  • Sleep apnea
  • Excessive snoring
  • Narcolepsy
  • Insomnia
  • Circadian rhythm disorders

Talking to Your Sleep Specialist About CBD

As cannabis continues to become legalized in more states, more individuals are considering cannabis-based products, specifically CBD-infused oil. Many, however, aren't sure how to talk to their sleep specialist about CBD.

It could be a little intimidating talking to your sleep specialist about cannabidiol and sleep disorders treatment, or CBD for anxiety. You may not know what questions to ask, or if there's any stigma connected to CBD use instead of standard treatment. Not to mention, you may be wondering if it's even legal in your state. 

If you're having trouble sleeping, and you're wondering how to talk to your sleep specialist about CBD for sleep, here are some things you should take into consideration, and may want to discuss with them.

  1. Legality

It's essential you're aware of your responsibilities and rights prior to talking with your sleep specialist about CBD. Knowing this information will help you understand what the sleep specialist can and can't talk about in terms of recommending CBD or giving you advice. Although CBD is legal in most states, some exceptions do occur. And, some states do allow CBD use to some extent, but might have certain restrictions regarding its contents or distribution.

  1. Forget the Stigma

Many individuals already know CBD's benefits, and have for a while now, but they may still be hesitant to talk about it with their doctors due to the misinformation and stigma associated with cannabis-derived products. But, the stigma associated with cannabis derivatives is slowly going away, and it's no longer taboo to use cannabis products, particularly CBD, in most medical practices, due to it being non-psychoactive.

  1. Replacing Existing Medication

If you're considering replacing your existing medication with CBD, you might need to prepare to talk with your sleep specialist about tapering off your current medicine. You can talk about your medicine's potential side effects, and how you'll taper off your current dose.

Your sleep specialist might have to prescribe you a different form of the same medicine for you to start tapering, like syrups or tablets as opposed to softgels or capsules. You'll likely discuss any potential interactions your current medication could have with CBD.

  1. Prepare Your Questions

Part of your sleep specialist's job is to listen to your needs. So, don't hesitate to ask them as many questions as you need about CBD.

Perhaps you're wondering if it can benefit your specific condition, or if it will get you high (it has no intoxicating effects, so it won't). Prepare a list of all the questions you have before you see your sleep specialist, so you're ready to ask them during your appointment.

Since both personal accounts and evidence of the benefits of CBD for various health conditions is increasing, more doctors are open to CBD use, and are prepared to talk about it with their patients.

Ask Your Sleep Specialist About a CBD Pillow

A CBD pillow is the perfect way of providing you with nature's all-natural and safe CBD for sleep. Your skin and hair follicles absorb the CBD, where it then goes on to stimulate your endocannabinoid system. The proprietary CBD-infused fabric of our CBD-infused pillows is formulated with certain ingredients that improve transdermal penetration at a cellular level.

Your body gently absorbs the CBD on a slow-released timer, which allows for deep cannabinoid penetration into your tissue while you're sleeping.

CBD ingestibles and CBD-infused oil wear off after three hours, but the CBD pillows release micro doses of CBD throughout the night, helping you obtain a more relaxed, uneventful sleep.

Our CBD pillows are certified by CertiPUR-US® and GREENGUARD Gold to ensure safe, low chemical emissions, meaning you experience no dizziness or headache; just better all-natural sleep.

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