Can CBD help with stress?
CBD stands for cannabidiol (can-na-bid-i-ol). A natural extract of the hemp plant that is legal and non-intoxicating.
CBD is derived from legally grown hemp in the UK and has no trace of THC. THC will get you high. CBD won’t get you high, but could provide a number of helpful benefits. It’s that simple.
When should you use CBD?
If you feel like life is more stressful than it used to be, you’re not alone. The Mental Health Foundation found that 65% of people are feeling more stressed than usual. From navigating a return to the office to sending the kids off to university and the impending Christmas period, life suddenly feels very busy.
The reality is that in current times, we all need to make sure that we’re prioritising our wellness and mental health. Embracing self-care rituals, many of which can be enhanced with CBD, are vital to taking care of yourself.
Can CBD help with stress?
When we experience prolonged feelings of stress and what may feel like an ever-increasing mental load, this can manifest as physical tension.
CBD can help to relax both mind and body, both of which can be disturbed by the long-term effects of stress. Research is ongoing as to the beneficial effects of CBD. However, there have been promising results from studies into how CBD can help with stress. A 2020 study in New Zealand found that patients with anxiety and depression saw measurable increases in their quality of daily life after three weeks of using CBD.
Taking CBD for stress
Self-care looks different for every person. For some, it could mean a walk in a park or spending time with loved ones, whereas other people are more interested in established ‘wellness’ practices such as yoga or meditation. No matter what form your self-care ritual may take, it can often be boosted by using CBD. Here are just a few ways in which you can get the most out of the enriching effects of CBD.
Your sleep routine
When we’re feeling stressed, we can often struggle to get a good night’s sleep. We can be kept awake by worrying thoughts and physical signs of stress can also prevent us from resting well. Not only does sleep help your body recover after a long day, establishing a healthy sleep cycle can do wonders for your mood.
Many people use bedtime rituals to ease the mind into a state of relaxation. For instance, a soothing evening bath, breathing exercises or meditation can help us decompress and unwind after a stressful day. In recent years, CBD has become a popular bedtime supplement, potentially helping with both the quality and quantity of sleep.
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.
Easing physical tension
As previously mentioned, mental stress can often appear in the form of physical tension, soreness and discomfort. It is for this reason that a CBD massage works wonders for helping to calm tension, both mental and physical.
In particular, CBD balms and body oils are great for applying to localised areas. Gently rub into joints and muscles to help specific areas that may have been affected by stress.
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