Does CBD make you tired? Some people worry that if they take CBD, it will make them drowsy.
Just like with taking certain prescription medication, it's a good thing to worry about especially if you're going to drive, operate machinery or go to work. Drowsiness leads to mistakes or reduced performance, and nobody wants that.
We must first consider what CBD actually does.
The effects aren't fully understood, but what is known is that cannabidiol interacts with a number of neurotransmitters and receptors and thereby induces certain effects. What we know about it so far indicates that it isn't psychoactive, so you don't get the high from CBD oil that you would from, say, a THC tincture, smoking marijuana or using prescription medication that has a known side effect of making one drowsy.
The effects of CBD also don't onset immediately; it takes time (think slow burn) and usually you have to use it consistently to get the benefits of using CBD.
What evidence there is indicates that it works on the neuroreceptors and neurotransmitters that interpret signals of pain, anxiety and so on, but not those that detect melatonin, which is the neurotransmitter that makes you sleepy.
Marijuana, on the other hand, does, because marijuana is an intoxicant and at that, a depressant unlike intoxicating stimulants such as cocaine and amphetamines. CBD products are not intoxicants. Obviously, marijuana is far less harmful than those substances but since cannabidiol is not psychoactive, that aspect of the substance is a moot point.
Bear in mind that everyone is different; what we know about how CBD interacts with the body indicates that CBD should not make you drowsy. It isn't intoxicating, it doesn't make you high, and that's why you feel sleepy when you consume alcohol, marijuana or other depressive (non-stimulant) drugs or substances.
Granted, some people do take CBD oil before bedtime to help with restlessness. While this would seem counterintuitive, what you need to bear in mind is that there is a difference between relaxation and drowsiness.
Anxiety, pain and other issues can make it hard to sleep because you more or less get tense because you feel anxious, your thoughts race, and you're hurting. Those sensations cause a heightened state of awareness, which is not conducive to getting good rest. What CBD is used for, by many people, is to ameliorate these feelings by using CBD as a folk remedy.
In other words, CBD makes you relax but won't put you to sleep.
That's the general rule, rather than the exception. Some people have found that it makes them a little drowsy, though this could be due to a number of factors. They could have taken too high a dose, they might be sleep deprived already (happens a lot these days!) or it could be something else entirely.
Whether CBD oil or CBD capsules will make YOU tired...well, that's entirely up to you to discover. It's likely that it won't, but your mileage, so to speak, may vary.
but you can opt out at any time.