Tamara Pridgett tried CBD oil for the first time and found that it helped her with sleep â€” which is a fairly well known use for CBD â€” and left her feeling less sore, likely a result of CBDâ€™s documented anti-inflammatory properties. The reaction that may sound surprising is that she felt more alert. She wrote that, â€śMy brain is constantly operating on overload, and I have days where I canâ€™t focus on anything except for all my thoughts, incomplete tasks, and ending up alone. I decided to take half a dropper 30 minutes before heading into work to see what would happen. In my opinion, I had a very productive day at workâ€¦â€ť She also wrote that she found it helped her focus better on her writing.