Everyone understands the importance of a good night's rest. It helps your mind and body get what they need for the day ahead.
However, many people find it difficult to unwind for a myriad of reasons. Some of us struggle to switch off at night as we start anticipating the day ahead.
It can help to create daytime routines to help prepare the mind and body for the night ahead. CBD oil can be a great addition to many of these routines, and may aid your goal of gently drifting off for the night.
Below are some tips on how to use CBD as part of your bedtime routine.
How may CBD help?
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.1
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.
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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.
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.
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 that healthy adults take no more than 70mg of CBD per day.2
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 hindering you from unwinding at night.
This approach will help you find the product and ritual that work 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 may be impacting your ability to unwind at night.
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, Grass & Co.’s 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.
Grass & Co.’s 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 numerous studies, 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.3
It also releases endorphins, which help ease stress and anxiety symptoms. A peaceful walk, gardening, yoga, or swimming are all great exercises to try.
Therefore, consider incorporating CBD into your exercise routine, and see over time whether it helps you at night.
Last updated: 9 May 2022