You might wonder how an important chemical in a drug known to make you sleepy could wake you up. Well, according to a 2017 study, whether CBD wakes you up or puts you to sleep may have to do with how much you consume. Studies indicate that small doses of CBD are a useful aid in keeping you awake and alert (via Today’s Medical News). Higher doses, on the other hand, can cause drowsiness and can even be used as a tool to stay asleep longer for people with insomnia.
If taken in the right doses, CBD can affect your neurotransmitters. In doing so, CBD can help control elevated cortisol levels. This can stop the symptoms that normally cause your energy to crash and make you feel like it’s time for a nap (via CFAH.org). If all that energy potential isn’t enough, this can also help you stay more focused during the day.