Sleeping herbs: CBD-infused pillow launched

A US luxury pillow brand has released a CBD-infused pillow.

Pilozzz features an alternative inner fill with 100% recycled polyester with a removable outer zippered cover that is infused with a proprietary microencapsulation of CBD oils.

The company says the infusion stays active for at least 10-15 washes, and claims sleepers who use an additional pillowcase can still achieve the CBD benefits.

Studies suggest CBD can help manage anxiety, promote relaxation, and lead to restful sleep.

Joseph Maroon, MD, a neurosurgeon at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center who has researched the effect of cannabis on the brain, says that CBD has properties that could help some people sleep better.

He adds that a major factor is its effectiveness easing anxiety and pain, both of which can make it harder to fall or stay asleep.

Amanda Spinella, co-founder of New Jersey-based Pilozzz.com, said: “My sister and I grew up in the bedding trade and want to make a difference by delivering solution-based products that we know will provide our customers with a peaceful night’s sleep, while also benefitting the environment.

“We call it Pilozzz with a Purpose!

“With our deep roots in the industry, we are excited to bring our innovative, high-quality products to our community and can’t wait for them to have a better night’s sleep because of it!”

In a recent Consumer Reports survey, about 10%of Americans who reported trying CBD said they used it to help them sleep – and a majority of those people said it worked.