Sleep used to be something that I would pride myself in being really good at, it could have been at the top of my CV, anytime, any place I could sleep, but after a huge bout of insomnia about four years ago things changed. Happy to say the insomnia is not consistent at all but there are times and days, usually dependant on life at that moment, I still have a tricky relationship with nodding off….
…I love sleep and I love my bed, but bolts of adrenaline or sheer panic can wake me just as I am dropping off to sleep, with Sunday nights being my worse, and any night I know I have a busy next day, well, sleep is not going to be an easy feat. If I do manage to drop off it is pretty likely I will wake about 4am the witching hour for sure….. I am exhausted but my mind is just going and going, things that have happened, things that might happen and even things that will never happen! To things that I did back in 1996, said in 2003 all going round and round in my head, and the more thoughts come the more anxious I become…the weird thing is when I do wake in the morning I couldn’t give a hoot about any of them. Luckily for me the lovely peeps from CBII were here to help and sent me their starter pack a few months back. I will be honest and say it took me a while to try….In my head I would say I wasn’t an anxious person and I was hesitant to add something to my routine that perhaps I didn’t really need. However with particularly broken sleep and adrenaline filled nights and those racing thoughts, my friend highlighted that maybe it would be a good time to try it. I am a little embarrassed to say how I put it aside …I just wasn’t thinking straight – perhaps the lack of sleep?!
The 7 day starter pack is a really good way to see if the oils are for you, with two different strengths, 2% and 5% you can find what the balance is for your body and your natural rhythm. The oils are Vegan, GMO-free and the packaging is 100% recyclable, win, wins all round. CBD oils are made from legally sourced EU hemp, extracted in Switzerland but it is bottled here in the UK. They are so quick and easy to take, just place a few drops under your tongue so it can be absorbed in to the bloodstream, allow it to settle for a while before swallowing, it has a slightly earthy taste from the hemp plant, but I don’t mind it at all, then I just let it work its magic. I feel a lot calmer and reassured after taking it, and if thoughts start to whizz or a feel a moment of adrenaline on it’s way, it doesn’t last long as boom it is suddenly the morning and I have slept right through…..so there is the secret. Perhaps my best skill will make a return after all and back at the top of my Curriculum Vitae.
The CBD Oil Starter Kit was kindly gifted.
Thank you for reading x