CBD For Sleep - How I got 8 Hours of Rest
Have you ever noticed when fitness gurus list the foundations of health and wellness that they all mention rest and recovery? I always wonder who these people are that can just get all this rest and uninterrupted beauty sleep. Between dealing with getting kids ready for school, preparing for meetings, actually working out, and trying to have some form of a social life, it can seem impossible to turn the brain off and get a good night's sleep.
The truth of the matter is, in order to be Superwoman or Superman, the fitness gurus are right, we do need our sleep. The question is, what if sleep doesn’t come easy to all of us? For me it has always been an issue. No matter how tired I am, no matter how badly I want to go to sleep, my brain is constantly running. If you’re on social media and follow any number of fitness influencers, it’s hard to ignore the rise of CBD. My interest in CBD oil, 500mg CBD gummies or the wide variety of CBD products, was piqued when I read that it could help with sleep and recovery. Reading the article below I realized that it was worth trying.
“My trouble falling asleep has never been a major problem. But when I recently learned that nearly 60 percent of people taking cannabidiol—better known as CBD, one of the over 80 compounds found in the marijuana plant—are doing it to help with sleep, I was intrigued. (That stat's according to a survey conducted by Brightfield Group and HelloMD, an online community that brings doctors and cannabis patients together.)
Though it's derived from marijuana, CBD doesn't contain any psychoactive elements like pot.”
It’s important to note that CBD isn’t the same as a joint, it’s not going to get you high. CBD is one of many compounds found in the cannabis plant. There is some evidence that CBD may have a number of health benefits, and aiding in better sleep is one of them.
How does CBD make you feel?
For myself I need something that will help me get to sleep but won’t leave me groggy or feeling hungover. I began using CBD oil drops after doing some research and determining this could work for me. I opted for the CBD tincture drops as I wasn’t comfortable with the idea of using a vape pen in my home, and I avoided the 25mg CBD gummies due to concerns about sugar intake.
The CBD oil drops were not a magic pill and did not instantly knock me out and send me to lala land. It took me about a month to figure out how CBD for sleep worked for me. Eventually I settled on three drops under the tongue. While under dosing doesn’t do much of anything, I did notice that when I used more than 3 drops I found my mind raced even more than normal and sleep was impossible. I found my happy medium with three drops and slid right into a comfortable cozy sleep about 30 minutes after administering the drops.
Like any other supplement, CBD may or may not be for you. I do know that after researching for myself I was able to determine that there was very little risk and a much greater reward. I can’t put a price on being able to get a good night sleep nearly every night of the week. As a well rested member of society I can tell you my productivity during the day has increased, my writing is better, my workouts are better, and I genuinely just feel better. I can also say that being well rested, I tend to make better food choices.
The bottom line is that the fitness gurus are correct when they say quality sleep and recovery are a foundation to health and wellness. For some of us who can’t just hop into bed and slide into dreamland, we may need help getting to a restful place. For some of us, CBD has been heaven sent, maybe it can help you too!