I’ve read that it takes 23 minutes to refocus on a task after becoming distracted. Given that the number of distractions around us seems to be at an all-time high, it’s no surprise that many of us feel like we’re always behind the 8 ball! 😵🎱
Since school started, the inquiries about using CBD for ADD/ADHD have really increased, so we figured it would be a good time for a Hemp Talk on using CBD to help us focus. 🧐
❓Question: Is CBD oil an effective treatment for ADD/ADHD and/or general overall focus and concentration?
❗️KHW’s Answer: Possibly, but we need more research and feedback. While it may take some time to have a more concrete answer, there’s some information out there that suggests that CBD may help treat some of the “side effects” that go along with difficulty concentrating.
Between the research we did for this article and feedback we’ve received from our customers, here are a few things that we’ve learned on this topic:
❇️ CBD may be relaxing – when you’re feeling overwhelmed with a “to-do” list so long that you have no idea where to start, taking some CBD may help your brain and body to relax a bit. This bit of relaxation may help lessen that overwhelming feeling, thereby making it a bit easier to tackle those tasks;
❇️ CBD may help you sleep – everyone knows that getting a terrible night’s sleep does not make for a very productive next day. So, if you’re not sleeping well, it may be harder to stay on task at work.
❇️ CBD may help with anxiety – many people who struggle with concentration report to also suffer anxiety. If you’re feeling less anxious, you may find it easier to get more things accomplished.
While none of the things listed above can be considered a direct treatment or cure for attention deficit issues, it would be difficult to argue that reducing anxiety, irritability, and the feeling of being overwhelmed, as well as getting a good night’s sleep, wouldn’t have a positive effect on our ability to focus.