You may have heard that successful people wake up early. And there’s a lot of truth to that – but you may not be a morning person at all. You’ve tried everything to turn things around. What if a CBD regimen could make a difference for you? Could it help you turn the night owl shenanigans into a more productive “morning person” routine? While CBD can’t replace your morning cuppa joe, it might just be the solution for your current “morning bear” impression.
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Topics for Today
- How to become a morning person with the help of CBD and better sleep hygiene
- CBD and your sleep cycle
- Kickstart your morning routine with CBD.
- Three things you can do right now to help you be a morning person.
How CBD Helps Your Sleep
The first step in learning how to become a morning person is to get the sleep your body needs. And this is something CBD can certainly help you do.
Your sleep cycle is based on several things:
- Your physiological circadian rhythm, naturally designed to follow the light patterns of the sun.
- Any underlying health conditions you may have that impair your sleep.
- Any substances you consume that could impair or enhance your sleep.
- And your sleep hygiene – those everyday habits of how you begin to wind down for bed, as well as your bedtime and wake time patterns.
How does CBD help with your sleep? CBD, THC and other cannabinoids, like in Asé Pure Naturals full spectrum CBD tinctures, help create balance in your bodily systems, encourage a sense of calm, all of which may help ease you into sleep and enhance your sleep to help you get the restful slumber your body so desperately needs. Pair it with a little over the counter melatonin, magnesium, lemon balm or L-theanine if you need extra help with falling asleep.
You can also do a few things to improve your nightly bedtime routine:
- Turn out the lights 30 minutes to 1 hour before bed.
- Skip mentally stimulating activities in the hour before bed.
- Set a regular bedtime and stick to it. Plan for the 8 hours of sleep you need and set an alarm for your wake time.
- Cut out stimulants like caffeine and nicotine in the few hours before bed so these substances can metabolize away before you are trying to lay down for bed. (Sorry smokers – your nicotine could be keeping you up at night!)
Taking CBD Twice Daily for Best Morning Boost
If you are taking CBD for wellness, you already know it’s best to use it twice a day. There’s real science behind this. First, the estimated half-life of several hours to a day or two – this is highly dependent on your metabolism. Second, the effects of CBD dwindle over time, usually a few days, before it is completely metabolized and used up by your body, meaning that the opposite is also true. When taken on a regular basis, CBD and other cannabinoids maintain stasis within your body, providing stable and consistent benefits for your body and mind. Understanding that CBD needs to be introduced regularly helps to set the more calm internal atmosphere your body needs for both regular and healthy sleep, and for waking feeling more refreshed and energized in the mornings.
Because this is dependent on your body, it’s hard to say how long CBD will be in your system – but we do know this definitively – when you take CBD oil on a regular basis, morning and night, it stays in your system and delivers benefits on an ongoing basis. For irregular sleepers, this is key.
But you may be thinking “Will CBD make me tired?” Or subsequently – “How can that help in the mornings?” Yes, it does seem a little counterproductive but there is a trick, here, for those of you who want to amp up your mornings and also get good sleep at night.
- Take full spectrum CBD in the evenings.
- Take broad spectrum in the mornings.
- Hint: It’s easy and economical with a combo pack
How to Become a Morning Person: Tips for you!
Once you get started taking CBD morning and night, you’re halfway there to becoming a morning person. Here are three more tips for getting out of the bed earlier each day and getting a head start on a more productive day.
- Use light to your advantage.
Light is a critical tool to use if you want to make a shift to your internal circadian rhythm. To move your internal biological sleep-cycle clock, you’ll have to make some changes to the light sources to which you are exposed both in the evenings and in the morning.
Cut out light, lit electronic devices, especially those that expose you to “blue light” in that critical wind-down hour before bed. (For some who have a really difficult time getting to sleep, make it two hours.) Here’s what Harvard Health shares about how blue light affects your sleep:
What is blue light? Not all colors of light have the same effect. Blue wavelengths—which are beneficial during daylight hours because they boost attention, reaction times, and mood—seem to be the most disruptive at night. And the proliferation of electronics with screens, as well as energy-efficient lighting, is increasing our exposure to blue wavelengths, especially after sundown. (Source.)
Alternatively, you need to boost light in the mornings to help rouse you from sleepiness. Open the curtains or blinds so that fresh morning sun can help wake you. When your alarm goes off, switch on the lights in your bedroom to help cue wakefulness. Regular, repeated use of light at the right times can help to train your body to get moving a little earlier in the day.
- Get that snooze button action under control.
Some alarm sounds may have little to no effect on waking you, while others work more effectively. Play around with different alarm sounds to see which helps you wake better. Use the weekends to do this so it does not impede your work schedule.
Speaking of weekends – skip the “sleeping in.” It’s not helping you keep that internal clock set properly and can throw off all your hard work during the week to help you reset your sleep schedule. In fact, if you get the proper sleep you need, you’ll feel less inclined to want to sleep in.
- Develop a morning routine that excites you.
Nothing will get you out of bed easier than a strong internal motivation to do so. Design a morning meditation you love, a morning routine that includes a few things you look forward to, or move your empowering exercise routine to the morning hours to kick-start your adrenaline first thing in the morning. Or set aside a half hour for reading positive motivation/self help if that excites you and helps your mind to wake up and feel inspired. Make your mornings fun and you’ll look forward to getting your day started!
Make Mornings Better with CBD
We hope you’ve enjoyed this article on how to become a morning person with CBD – and know this, we get it. Mornings are just…hard. If you are not a morning person, it may be that you never will be one fully. But you can make your mornings so much more tolerable – even fun and invigorating! This is so much better than the grump-fest you’ve been having every time the alarm goes off.
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