“We abide by a strict nutritional and exercise procedure. We must make sure everything we do helps us recover quickly and develop our levels of fitness. We have incorporated CBD oil into our recovery process in the evenings to make sure we are well rested and to optimise our recovery.”
A good night’s sleep full of pleasant dreams and perfect restfulness probably seems like a dream in itself – too good to be true. Studies have shown that at least 27 percent of people worldwide experience difficulties when trying to get to sleep at night. More and more we let the stresses of our days seep into the time when we should be winding down and preparing for 8 hours of vital rest. Emotional stress, coupled with the physical aches and pains that can accompany an active lifestyle all take their toll, leaving us ill-prepared (and ill-humoured) for the next day.
Sleep plays a vital role in good health and well-being, as we know, but what exactly goes on behind our resting eyelids? During sleep, your body is working to support healthy brain function and maintain your physical health. It’s preparing you for the next day and helping your brain and body recuperate from the stressors you’ve encountered. Not only does sleep help us cognitively function, it also helps our bodies repair after intense physical exercise.
One of the most common ways that people tackle their inability to sleep soundly is by purchasing over the counter sleeping tablets. While these tablets are proven to be a quick fix, their effectiveness ultimately disappears if people develop a dependency on them. But what if there was an all-natural compound that could help us wind down, relax, and fall blissfully into the arms of rest? CBD might just be something that can help…
How Might CBD Help Us Relax?
The desire, and downright necessity, to move away from pharmaceutical drugs towards 100 percent natural products is becoming more popular by the day. CBD has become widely associated with this break from over the counter drugs for sleep and for many other potential applications as it has shown anecdotal evidence in helping combat restlessness.
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of the main cannabinoids in the cannabis plant that interacts with our endocannabinoid system, which communicates with our bodies to promote overall homeostasis.
The ECS has been shown to regulate such functions as inflammation and pain, sleep, anxiety, and even appetite. CBD doesn’t stimulate the endocannabinoid system directly, rather it helps upregulate the system we already have in place. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD isn’t psychoactive, so it won’t make you feel ‘high’ and is perfectly legal to take.
Because the ECS has an important role to play in regulating sleep, it is thought that CBD may help us sleep by potentially helping our ECS do what it’s meant to do. CBD is a much safer substance to help combat sleep problems. It is non-addictive, non-psychoactive, and all-natural. Although more research needs to be conducted, CBD might just help you relax in the evenings.
Three Ways to Take CBD in the Evenings
So now that we’ve covered the basics, here is our tried and tested guide to some simple methods of taking CBD in the evenings:
In your Evening Tea
An easy way of taking CBD oil in the evenings to help promote relaxation is to incorporate it into another relaxing activity – make a little ritual out of it. So we would suggest trying a few drops of CBD oil with a relaxing evening tea, like a chamomile, valerian, or lavender. These teas contain natural ingredients that help us relax, and by adding some CBD oil, you can compound their lulling effects.
Why not try our 0 percent THC CBD Oil? The zero percent THC in our uniquely formulated oil is perfect for athletes, and contains broad spectrum CBD extract so that even with zero percent THC you can still get the great benefits of other cannabinoids. We suggest having a CBD infused tea about 1-2 hours before bed. This, coupled with a good book, is a great way to spruce up your bedtime routine.
Drop it Under the Tongue
If you don’t have a huge amount of time in the evenings (after working all day and cramming in a gym session, for example), taking a dose of CBD sublingually might be your ticket to fast-tracked calm and relaxation. Taking CBD under the tongue means that it bypasses the digestive tract and enters more rapidly into the bloodstream for a faster effect.
Simply place a few drops of CBD oil under the tongue and hold there for 60 seconds. With only two natural ingredients seamlessly blended in our unique spray bottle, our CBD oils are one-of-a-kind, completely natural, and easily incorporated into any nighttime routine.
Incorporate it into your Skincare Routine
Taking a little bit of time in the evenings to unwind, relax, and just clear your mind can do wonders for preparing any athlete for a good night’s rest. While you’re at it, why not treat yourself to a bit of luxury with our CBD balm? Now with our new formula, our CBD Balm is easier to apply, quicker to absorb into the skin, and has a pleasant blackcurrant scent. For aching muscles that might keep you up at night, this balm is the ideal solution.
Adding it into a night-time cleansing routine may not only promote positive and healthy evening routines, but it could also leave your skin glowing. Use CBD balm before bed to leave your skin soft and your mind calm.
From our experience, CBD oil has a positive effect on our body’s ability to relax and could be beneficial for those who are seeking a greater feeling of relaxation in the evening. Why not make your evenings a little bit calmer with fourfivecbd to help promote a blissfully restful night’s sleep?