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CBD vs. Melatonin – Which product promotes quality sleep?

by MARK3 CBD |

 

You can find melatonin in virtually any grocery or drugstore. It is a naturally-occurring hormone that has been praised as an effective sleep aid. Plenty of people swear by melatonin for help getting to sleep. Unfortunately, many of these same people have become unknowingly dependent on melatonin in order to sleep each night. 

Melatonin is natural, so it must be safe, right? The truth is that melatonin can come with all sorts of side effects, some potentially alarming. Furthermore, unlike cannabidiol (CBD), melatonin causes you to feel “unnaturally” tired, and this effect can lead to problems.

How Melatonin Works

Melatonin is always present in your bloodstream. However, melatonin levels increase during nighttime hours. This function helps regulate your circadian rhythm, which is also referred to as your sleep/wake cycle.

Taking melatonin supplements will promote fatigue, making you sleepy. However, this action can throw off your circadian rhythm and cause you to feel tired during the day as well. In fact, doctors recommend refraining from driving or operating machinery for people taking melatonin.

Because melatonin promotes drowsiness, you can quickly become dependent on melatonin to get to sleep each night. Over time, you may not feel tired enough to fall asleep without ingesting melatonin. Melatonin does not relax you or calm your anxiety. Instead, it causes you feel physical fatigue.

How CBD Promotes Sleep

By contrast, CBD does not cause you to feel fatigued or physically tired. Instead, CBD acts as a natural anxiolytic or anxiety-reducer. Using CBD can help keep you feel calm and centered. CBD may help to eliminate racing thoughts or anxiety that can keep you awake.

There is also no evidence that CBD is habit-forming or can trigger dependence. As long as the CBD contains little to no THC, such as in MARK3 Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil, there is no problem with driving or performing other activities. MARK3 Hemp Oil will not cause impairment and is safe.

Side Effects of Melatonin and CBD

Here is a comparison of the known side effects of melatonin and CBD:

Side Effect

Melatonin

CBD

Drowsiness

Yes

No

Dizziness

Yes

No

Nausea

Yes

Only at very high doses

Headache

Yes

No

 

 

 

 

Specifically, melatonin may cause adverse interactions with blood-thinner, immunosuppressant, contraceptive, anti-convulsant, and diabetes medications.

As you can see, CBD is the safe, effective, and truly natural choice for quality sleep each night.