Commercial media continues to delve into the world of sleep medicine, with Rolling Stone adding its voice to the chorus in a March 29 article about the slumber-inducing merits of cannabidiol (CBD). The article by Tim Chan ties into the rock n’ roll world with a story about Travis Barker, drummer for Blink-182, who encountered many sleep problems and addressed them with CBD.
“The immediate benefits that Barker found with CBD led him to create Barker Wellness, a new line of cannabinoid-infused products that includes a unique CBD tincture for sleep,” Chan writes. “While CBD is not a medically-approved solution for sleep, experts say a little CBD could go a long towards promoting more soothing, stress-free slumber.”
“Most people don’t realize the quality of sleep is closely related to stress and maintaining a strong immune system, and you need both systems properly in check if you want an optimal immune response to anything,” adds Jay Hartenbach, CEO of CBD brand Medterra in the article. “If your cortisol levels are elevated, it can keep you awake. CBD is thought to decrease this and keep your body in a homeostasis state.”