So I did a post on trying out CBD oil for my mental health some time ago- mainly for my anxiety and insomnia- and a lot of people did seemed interested in CBD oil, how it works, how it has helped me with my anxiety and the results of using it regularly, so I decided to do a little follow up. I thought that since I’m doing posts on mental health this entire week since it’s Mental Health Awareness Month this would be a good time to post this update. I have continued taking it on a regular basis- mainly for my anxiety and insomnia- since I first started taking it a few months back because I saw the benefits/results and wanted to continue with it. My anxiety reduced significantly after taking it for a few days and I wanted to see what would happen if I took it on a regular basis long term. I found that over time the results got better and I stopped having to take it daily. I began taking it every other day and currently I take it every two days. I take three drops of the CBD oil every night- about an hour before I go to sleep.
For this post I wanted to focus on the effects of CBD oil for my mental health (anxiety and insomnia) because as you guys know that’s been something I have been struggling with for a while now. I also want to talk about the effects that the CBD oil has had in my life in general as well as address some of the cons I mentioned in the first post I did about this topic. I also thought this was a good time to talk about my experience as I know with everything going on right now a lot of people are experiencing an increase in their anxiety and even people who don’t necessarily have an anxiety disorder are experiencing high levels of anxiety and not everyone knows how to deal with it or how to reduce it. I thought that since CBD oil has helped me with my anxiety sharing my experience may help others experiencing similar problems.
I do however want to point out that it is not some magic cure it is sometimes made out to be by influencers. Everyone’s body is unique and what helps some people may not be helpful to others. It also does not magically make all your problems go away- my anxiety has not gone away completely it has just reduced significantly. It is also a herbal/natural/alternative “medication” so it is not as strong as anti-anxiety prescription medication and it takes a couple of days to a couple of weeks depending on your body and your levels of anxiety before you really start seeing results. To check out the original post I did on CBD oil click here.
My insomnia has seriously improved after taking CBD oil on a regular basis. It used to take me about an hour to fall asleep but now it takes me a couple of minutes. It has really made a huge difference for me. I also wake up a lot more well rested because my sleep is much better too. I was also a really light sleeper and the slightest noise would wake me up but I’m pretty sure I can sleep through almost anything right now.
CBD oil has definitely done wonders for my anxiety. I am so much more comfortable with social situations and my random anxiety at random moments has stopped almost completely. It has also really helped me improve my mood. To be honest when I was anxious all the time I was pretty tightly wound and I kind of stopped laughing and being happy very often. This has really changed that- I’m happy like way more often and I actually find things funny enough to laugh out loud instead of just smiling.
Since my sleep has really improved and my anxiety has highly decreased I can concentrate a lot better. I’m less distracted, more motivated and my brain is just working a lot better in general. My memory is better too- I used to be distracted so I forgot things faster but now that I’m concentrating better I can remember things better too.
I’m a lot easier to live with according to my sister 😂. I am also much more comfortable in social situations, I genuinely enjoy talking to people now, I also find it easier to converse with people without being super awkward and I’m much more comfortable in crowds or talking to a larger group of people.
So this was something that was kind of a “side effect” for me with CBD oil and it was something I mentioned in the last post. It didn’t bother me that much at the time but I still felt that I should mention it. The dry mouth has gone away by now and I haven’t had this problem in a couple of months. I think I just needed to get used to it. Drinking more water can also help.
This is another “side effect” that I had mentioned. It did not bother me because I actually found the dreams pretty amusing and entertaining but I know not everyone feels that way. I am having fewer vivid dreams but I am still having some but honestly they have been pretty good dreams so far. But if vivid dreams bother you I would suggest trying out a very small amount of the CBD oil first and if you have a negative experience you should stop using it.
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