To start, our favorite little compounds–cannabinoids aren’t miracles, they are just tiny molecules found in the cannabis plant. It just so happens that these molecules share a synergistic connection with Our Endocannabinoid System (ECS) which regulates a considerable portion of the body’s ability to maintain balance, homeostasis, and other regulatory processes within our bodies and minds.

Now that you’ve got a little refresher on how cannabinoids can interact with our ECS, let’s get into what you’re here for–what role does cannabis play in sleep?

So, we know that sleep is the only time your body can fully restore itself. The brain stores new information and gets rid of toxic waste, nerve cells communicate and reorganize, and the body repairs cells and restores energy.  

What Research Is Saying About Cannabis And Sleep

Insufficient sleep affects everything from cardiovascular health to cognitive functions—especially during increased stress or illness, sleep is vital for recovery and continued functions.

Follow along as we lay out a few ground rules as to how incorporating cannabis into your daily or weekly routine can be a great start to supporting your sleep and relaxation schedule and getting back on the right track.

Tons of preliminary research have suggested that cannabinoids may aid and contribute to several sleep disorders. CBD has demonstrated its potential in helping treat disorders such as REM sleep behavior disorder, insomnia, and excessive daytime sleepiness disorder.

Additionally, a strong relationship between endocannabinoid signaling and sleep-wake cycle processes has shown considerable evidence as this could indicate that a healthy ECS contributes to how much and how well we tend to sleep—also considering its capability to modulate circadian rhythms these reactions may be strongly triggered and supported by the addition of external cannabinoids such as CBD and THC! 

While the preliminary research above begins to spread and create a better framework for future research on cannabis and its relation to sleep cycles, treatment, and management. If you’re unsure of what or how much to use we always recommend consulting a medical professional before starting a cannabis regimen.

Managing & Taking Control Of Your Relaxation With Dr. May Products

For this particular case, we can’t think of anything better than our Dr. May “Relax Formula” for everything sleep related that you’re looking for!

This trio is composed of our topicals, edibles, and tinctures for those seeking a magical, sensory experience. Through its high THC formula, 1:20 CBD to THC ratio you can enjoy a deeper state of relaxation with a touch of mental & physical euphoria. 

The Relax Formula is ideal for those seeking support for pain relief or for those needing help sleeping the whole night through. Because of the euphoric effects of this formula, we suggest starting with a small dose and increasing slowly as you feel comfortable. Always wait a minimum of 2 hours before consuming an additional dose. Choose your Dr. May delivery method: topical, tincture, or lozenge depending on your desired effects.