CBD oil eases PTSD, anxiety and nightmares, new study suggests
People who suffer from harrowing nightmares and a fear of things that go bump in the night are turning to cannabis oil as an alternative treatment.
A new study claims it could help prevent traumatic dreams, especially for those who suffer some form of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
And now research suggests it could chase away night horrors too.
CBD appeared to offer relief in a subset of patients who reported frequent nightmares as a symptom of their PTSD," says study lead author Lucas Elms. "This effect is believed to be due to the action of CBD on the endocannabinoid system (ECS)," says Lucas who conducted the study at Rocky Vista University in Parker, Colorado, USA. The Endocannabinoid System is a complex network of cannabinoid receptors found in both the central and periperhal nervous system.
The Endocannabinoid System is a complex network of cannabinoid receptors found in both the central and periperhal nervous system. While ECS is active in everyone, in some cases it’s not functioning perfectly, which results in hormone imbalances and the exacerbation of fears.
Post-traumatic stress disorder is an anxiety disorder caused by a distressing,