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Using CBD as part of a bedtime routine
Everyone understands the importance of a good night’s sleep. Not only does it help your body recover after a long day, establishing a healthy sleep cycle can do wonders for your mood. Easing into a deep and peaceful sleep will help your mind and body get what it needs for the day ahead.
However, many people find it difficult to either fall or stay asleep for a myriad of reasons. Some of us struggle to switch off at night as we start anticipating the day ahead, whereas others experience aches and pains that prevent the body from unwinding.
It can be helpful to create routines to help prepare the mind and body for sleep. CBD Oil can be a great addition to many of these routines, and could help support your goal of gently drifting off for the night. Below are some tips from Grass & Co. on how CBD can be used as part of a relaxing bedtime routine.
HOW DOES CBD IMPROVE SLEEP?
Whether people are stressed and uneasy, or experiencing stiffness or physical tension, CBD is often reported to help people relax into the restful state of mind that is usually required to maintain a positive sleep cycle.
While it is common knowledge that we should aim for around eight hours of sleep a night, some people may not be aware of the concept of ‘ sleep debt ’. This is when there is an increased deficit after comparing the amount of sleep needed and the amount we actually get. Over time, increased sleep debt can take a toll on our minds and bodies.
To reduce the impact of sleep debt, we must establish regular routines so that we benefit from the right amount of sleep we need every night. Start by taking a few drops of fast-acting REST CBD Oil before bed, or gently massaging CBD Topical Balms and Body Oils . REST CBD Oil combines CBD with Hops, Bergamot, Lavender and Vitamin B5. This vitamin helps reduce tiredness and fatigue so you can enjoy the botanical and vitamin blends as part of your nightly pre-bedtime ritual.
It should be noted at this point that CBD is not medically approved as a sleep supplement, and should not be construed as a ‘cure’ or treatment for sleep problems or medical conditions such as insomnia. However, some studies seek to prove a link between CBD and an improved sleep cycle.
WHEN TO TAKE CBD OIL BEFORE BED
Try taking CBD an hour before bed and as part of a pre-bedtime activity such as meditation, stretching or a warm and relaxing bath. After an initial dose, it can take up to 30 minutes before people begin to feel anything. As everyone is built differently, this means that no one size fits all when it comes to CBD. We encourage you to find a routine that works best for your mind and body.
We would like to quickly add that a very small number of people who have never taken CBD before report find that they feel more alert after taking a lower dose of CBD. Therefore, if you have never taken Grass & Co.’s CBD Oil before, we advise you to wait at least a week before taking CBD Oil right before bed.
HOW MUCH CBD SHOULD I TAKE BEFORE BED?
Once you’ve begun to create a bedtime ritual, you should be able to listen to your mind and body to determine how much CBD Oil to take before bed. That being said, the FSA recommends this advice for CBD dosage , with healthy adults taking no more than 70mg of CBD per day. As always, we recommend a “low and slow” approach, starting with a low amount of CBD Oil and slowly increasing your dosage until you find a routine that works for you.
TIPS FOR TAKING CBD BEFORE BED
Incorporating CBD into a bedtime routine isn’t just about finding the right dose – it’s about taking a holistic approach to whatever may be preventing you from getting the sleep you deserve and finding a product and ritual that works best for you. Here are a few recommendations for taking CBD before bed:
FIND THE RIGHT FLAVOUR
Some people report experiencing a sharp and unpleasant flavour when taking some other CBD Oils – which isn’t likely to help right before bed! However, Grass & Co. REST 500mg CBD Oil Drops blends premium quality CBD Oil with an array of gentle and calming flavours including Lavender, Valerian and Bergamot. This particular CBD Oil also contains Vitamin B5, which can help reduce tiredness and fatigue. Wake up feeling ready to embrace the day ahead.
TARGET THE SOURCE
To help you choose the right CBD product, it’s important to consider exactly what you believe is preventing you from getting a good night’s sleep. For example, many people find that sitting at a desk all day not only affects their posture, but leaves them feeling sore and stiff before bed. If you feel that this is the case, you may want to try an enriched CBD topical balm. For instance, our REST 300mg CBD Body Balm can be massaged into specific areas of need, or our REST 250mg CBD Body Oil can be applied as a full-body massage before bed. The nourishing REST Body Balms and Body Oils are lightly scented with Rosemary, Frankincense and Geranium. When combined with CBD, these calming fragrances will help your body to relax and unwind before bed.
According to countless studies, including this one from Johns Hopkins , exercise is one of the most important ingredients for falling asleep quickly, promoting restful slow-wave sleep, and improving the quality of your night’s rest. It also releases endorphins, which help ease stress and anxiety symptoms. A peaceful walk, gardening, yoga, or swimming are all great exercises to try, especially when combined with CBD . Therefore, consider incorporating CBD into your exercise routine, and see over time whether it helps you get a better night’s sleep.
Grass & Co. is a leading supplier of ethically-sourced luxury CBD Oil products. We are proud of our ethos of helping customers live a life ‘inspired by nature’ and promote this ethos by offering CBD Oils of the highest quality, made using a mixture of delicious natural ingredients and beneficial vitamin blends.
Our REST CBD range was created specifically for people interested in taking CBD at night-time. This range includes a selection of CBD Oil Drops and Balms and Body Oils, as well as a complementary selection of non-CBD botanical products, including Aromatherapy Candles, Pillow Sprays and Bath Salts. These products do not contain CBD, but are perfect for enhancing your new bedtime routine.