Mind Tincture from Alpen Organics (1000mg) is my first time using CBD oil. I've struggled with insomnia for the last 6-7 years. Some of it stress and anxiety related from work and partially hereditary. I could fall asleep fine, but would wake up again in 2-4 hours and have a difficult time getting back to sleep. My brain would "wake up" and I could never stop thinking, nor would i really feel "sleepy" again. I've used a few of the milder doctor prescribed sleep meds (No Lunesta, etc. That @%& side effects scared me) with moderate but fleeting success. Over counter "remedies" were no better. Melatonin would be fine occasionally,, depending on the product itself, to get me back to sleep for about an hour. Benadryl and Tylenol PM type products would work for a few weeks then I would need higher doses to help. Even at the prescribed dose I felt foggy most of the rest of the day and hit a fighting off falling asleep phase every afternoon. A sure sign I wasn't actually getting quality sleep.
I tend to be skeptical about these "fad cure alls", but decided to try this particular brand and dose of CBD after doctor friend of mine who has also personally struggled with insomnia recommended it. (She did her research as good doctors will) It's still early with my use of CBD oil but so far I'm very happy with the results. Though I must say the price made me take pause, but if a bottle lasts for two months and it works well then its small price to pay for real quality sleep.
I take the prescribed dose of a half dropper at bed time. I still wake after about 4 hours, but have no problem getting back to sleep. My brain doesn't start up and I feel that natural sleepy feeling. I'll sleep my 7-8 hours and have no problem getting up. In fact anytime during that 7-8 hours I can wake myself up and not feel that heavy drugged feeling. In the morning I have a little touch of haziness that everyone feels when waking, but it goes away fast. I haven't been getting that mid-afternoon bout of of fighting sleep off either. Another positive, either of the better sleep or the anxiety relieving properties of CBD oil is I'm in a better mood during the day. Oh, and the dark circles under my eyes are disappearing! Hate to even mention that 'cause I'll start to sound like an info-mercial! "But wait there's more!!!!" Long story longer, I'm a convert. The Alpen Organics Mind Tincture (1000mg) is working for me.
Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer) Curtiss from Fair Oaks on 6/15/2019