How CBD Can Assist With Sleep

How CBD Can Assist With Sleep

Posted by Julie Davis on Mar-20-2020

Who’s having trouble sleeping? I know I am. And I’m keeping my husband up with my tossing and turning. Having a child with an autoimmune condition and parent’s who are in their late 70s, the stress of the current situation is killing my sleep.

Enter CBD.

First thing to note: CBD does not work as a sedative in any way, shape or form. What CBD can do is assist with your sleep. What do I mean by that? CBD has been shown (in hundreds of case studies, as well as anecdotally) to help relieve the underlying reasons that may be contributing to your lack of sleep. Those reasons include anxiety, worry, pain and even restless leg, among others. When these conditions are supported by CBD, there is a much greater chance that you will get—and stay—asleep.

For me, CBD has been a blessing this past week. It’s helped ease my crazy, racing, anxiety-ridden mind, which has contributed to a noticeably better sleep. Between working from home and homeschooling (and all the chores and worry in between), I’ve been doing my best to stick to the below (expert recommended) bedtime “calming” routine. Admittedly, there have been nights where I can only muster up the energy to dose CBD sublingually (step 3). But whether you follow all four steps or just two, it’s a step in the right direction to help you catch some much-needed zzz’s. 

1. Draw yourself a warm bath, drop in a CBD Bath Bomb (I am partial to the Pink Salt and Citrus) and soak for a good 30 minutes. Listening to a lo-fi Spotify playlist ups the chill factor.

2. Rinse from your tub, dry off and then moisturize with a CBD-infused Body Lotion. This is a particularly helpful step if you experience leg issues while trying to fall asleep.

3. About an hour before bed, dose CBD Oil (drop your desired amount under your tongue, hold for 60 seconds and ingest).

4. Right before you crawl under the covers, roll the CBD Lavender Roll-On Oil up the back of your neck—the soothing scent alone is enough to send you face first into the pillow.

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