CBD Oil For Sleep
Sleep is arguably one of the most imperative parts of a wellness routine, and fundamental for your overall physical and mental wellbeing — but millions of people suffer from lack of sleep, poor sleep quality, and outright insomnia.
Without consistent, restful sleep, you’re impacted in a myriad of ways. One, your immune system suffers, leaving you susceptible to a bevy of illnesses. Two, your mental health suffers, which can impact not only your mood, but your physical health. And three, you can gain unwanted weight, as lack of sleep typically leads you to miss workouts (and recover poorly), in addition to making less healthful, more impulsive food choices.
We know a lot of this, yet still many people feel helpless when it comes to their sleep woes. If it feels like you’ve tried everything but haven’t seen results or found relief, it might be time to try CBD.
Of course, consult with your doctor and ensure there aren’t any contraindications with your current prescriptions or any other treatment, but assuming you’ve got the go-ahead — here are some ways you can potentially hit the hay and sleep soundly with the assistance of all-natural cannabidiol (trust us, it’s better than melatonin!).
There have been some studies on CBD’s effect on sleep quality that show while it may help you fall asleep, it won’t negatively affect your sleep cycle or cause drowsiness. Our best advice? Try some different deliveries and see what works best for you. If stress or anxiety play a role in your inability to nod off, use these remedies to nudge your body and brain in the right direction.
1. Sip Some CBD Tea
Sometimes the ritual of hot tea at bedtime is enough to get your body to relax into a deep slumber. If not, perhaps some CBD will do the trick! Try adding a few drops of your favorite oil or tincture into your cup of chamomile (or other caffeine-free variety) tea!
If tea isn’t your favorite night time beverage, try stirring in some CBD cacao butter into hot milk (or plant milk) to craft your own snooze-inducing hot chocolate. Together, the combination of magnesium, tryptophan, and CBD might be the elixir of life . . . or rather, elixir of sleep.
2. Chew a CBD Gummy
Like a gummy vitamin, but for sleep! A CBD gummy could be your new favorite nightcap. Because this process results in the CBD getting broken down in your gut, there’s a slow-release of CBD into your system, which can help you stay asleep.
3. Vaporize CBD Oil
If you have trouble falling asleep (but you’re not dealing with night waking), opt for vaporization. The quick delivery to your bloodstream through your respiratory system will give you the ability to fall asleep more easily. You can try a disposable CBD vape pen or refill a reusable pen with oil pods of your choice — this allows you to choose potency, flavor, etc. May we make a tiny suggestion? Lavender vanilla might be the relaxing combination you need to unwind and hit the hay.
4. Eat a CBD Dark Chocolate
The dark chocolate is packed with magnesium, which is excellent for relaxing your mood and your muscles. Add a little CBD to your chocolate and you’ve got a Mr. Sandman-status potion that’ll have you counting sheep and breathing a deep sigh of relief in no time.
5. Use a Sublingual CBD Oil or Tincture
Finally, a sublingual delivery may help you fall asleep and stay asleep. Holding an oil under your tongue for 90 seconds may feel a little foreign at first, but the process is totally painless (and might be your best chance at getting a good night’s rest). Leaving the CBD tincture under your tongue allows the medicine to go more directly into your bloodstream (than it would if you had eaten and digested it), yet still creates a slow and steady release of the CBD, giving you all the good effects.