Waking up in the morning and feeling unrested has got to be one of the most inconvenient feelings. No one likes it when they get out of bed in the morning and as soon as they stand up, they can feel the sluggish pull of their body back towards the bed. It feels like you’ve tried everything to get your body moving and feeling rested in the morning but nothing seems to work. There’s been teas, pills, different pillows or sheets, maybe even all of the above. But what about CBD?
What Exactly is CBD and Related Substances?
Studies have shown that CBD, cannabidiol, is known to have a calming effect on the body, specifically the central nervous system. Cannabidiol has very small trace amounts of THC in this form of the Cannabis sativa plant and also has a different effect than other forms that hold larger amounts of THC.
CBN, or cannabinol, is a minor cannabinoid that is similar to THC and CBD, but is present in much lower concentrations. CBN and CBD both have very little to no psychoactive effects on the brain (Healthline). CBN has also exhibited calming effects on the body, just like CBD. These properties of CBD and CBN could potentially help people who suffer from restlessness or have trouble falling asleep. CBN is also known as the cannabidiol with the greatest sedative properties (CNBS).
Hops extract is a botanical supplement that is used in some CBD Sleep Gummies. This natural substance is from the Hops plant (Humulus lupulus) and not only is it used in the beer brewing process, but also as a supplement for all kinds of health benefits–anti-stress, anti-inflammatory, and many other areas of relief (Very Well Health).
What Does the CNS Have to Do With CBD?
The Central Nervous System also plays a role in our quality of sleep. When the CNS is damaged or a person is sleep-deprived, their learning abilities and ability to do general tasks become difficult. Our bodies know when we need sleep and not getting enough usually does us more harm than good.
In our nervous system, there are certain neurotransmitters—called endocannabinoids—that “bind to cannabinoid receptors” (Healthline). By enabling the endocannabinoid system, general bodily functions, including sleep, may improve with the right methods.
CBD Products You May be Interested In:
Listed on the Muddy Boot Botanicals website are several products that could potentially help with supporting a healthy nighttime routine. These products include the Muddy Boot Botanicals ‘Pure’ Body Butter, Hand and Body Lotion, Stix, the regular version of the Body Butter, and the Massage Candle (which can all be found under the “Bath and Body” section), as well as the Drops and the CBD Sleep Gummies (found under the “Edibles” section. These Drops are also featured in two variants—Cinnamon and Turmeric and Mint.
All of the products listed above have various amounts of CBD in them, and could potentially help with getting a good night’s sleep. The ‘Pure’ Body Butter is “high-potency of CBD” and is able to be spread and rubbed on any area that exhibits pain or uncomfortableness. Using this, or the regular Muddy Boot Botanicals Body Butter before going to sleep can help when trying to target muscle or joint pain, which can help with a good night of rest. Muddy Boot Botanicals’ Massage Candle is also a great option when practicing a healthy nighttime routine. This candle can be used as a topical balm, massage oil, and of course a regular, but calming, candle before bedtime.
The products that would probably be the most beneficial for a healthy nighttime routine and some good sleep would be Muddy Boot Botanicals’ Drops and the CBD Sleep Gummies–offered in a Lemon Lime flavor. According to the Muddy Boot Botanicals site, their Drops are a CBD supplement that can be used in multiple ways in order to provide optimal use for each and every different type of customer. Around bedtime, the Drops can be used in order to relax and calm your body after a long day. Each type of the Drops contains an additional ingredient besides CBD that can help calm the body before bedtime. Turmeric extract has been shown to reduce sleep latency, as well as promote non-rapid eye movement sleep and peppermint oil has been shown to help reduce restlessness and increase sleep.
The Muddy Boot Botanicals’ CBD Sleep Gummies contain 30 mg of CBD, 15 mg of CBN, and Hops extract. On the Muddy Boot site, there are a 5-count pack and a 10-count pack offered, as well as a discounted monthly subscription. These gummies are vegan, gluten-free, naturally flavored, and locally sourced so that consumers can feel good about what they’re putting in their bodies.
If you are looking for a way to get some sleep without taking medication or over-the-counter drugs, it could be useful and worth your time to start looking into CBD. Because there are psychoactive effects that come with CBD, unlike cannabis, these methods are a great natural way to get some relief. CBD can also help with other issues we face, like stress, pain, mental health challenges, etc., which may also play a role in hindering your quality of sleep, as well as the number of hours of sleep.
About the Author
Brooke Smith is a student at the University of Central Florida with a focus in technical writing. Learn more about Brooke at https://www.linkedin.com/in/brookelsmiith.