It’s a new month and a new HelloMD box. I feel like HelloMD knows me. Each month’s carefully curated box is themed to a specific “feel”. It’s the perfect introduction to CBD and its benefits. Plus, if you’re new to HelloMD you save $20 on your first purchase by using my code: 62482
This month’s theme is Sleep.
Who doesn’t want to sleep well?!
The real question may be who sleeps well?
I sure don’t.
In fact, most of us don’t. No matter how much we fight it and think, “I’ll sleep when I die”, sleep appears to be integral to the maintenance of normal health and function, while also providing your body and mind time it needs to recover the accumulation of daily physical and mental stress.
The Cost of Not Sleeping:
After as little as 24 hours without sleep, you will start to see cognitive impairment, declines in mood, and even some digestive discomfort. We’ve all done it. Cramming for a test. Sick children. The party you never wanted to end.
Go without sleep for a full 72 hours and its impact is greater. You may start to hallucinate, experience paranoia, nausea, severe declines in mood, and see a huge decline in cognitive capacity. Your ability to function is going to be severely disabled.
We don’t have to stay up for days at a time to feel the effects. If you consistently have poor sleep quality, implications for both cardiovascular and metabolic health, chronic cognitive dysfunction (brain fog), and even an increased risk of mental illness are likely.
For adults, our goal is to optimize our sleep and get the recommended 7-9 hours of rest each night.
I know. Good sleep is easier said than done.
This is where CBD comes in.
Even Consumer Reports thinks CBD for sleep is worth a try.
HelloMD offers high-quality CBD products that will help you relax and rest.
For the record: The products offered were made from the chemical compound CBD, which stands for Cannabidiol. Cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive cannabis compound that doesn’t give users the feeling that they are high or stoned.
We are not talking about getting high, CBD is all about getting healthy.
These CBD products, chosen by HelloMD, for those looking to get better sleep:
It’s important to note that CBD oil isn’t approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for any medical condition, which means that the products discussed and statements made in this article have also not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
BeBoe Calming CBD Blend Vape Pen:
This is a gorgeous vape pen. I am not alone in thinking this. The New York Times writes: “In that spirit of gentility, Beboe’s wares could pass for the latest French fragrance on sale at Bergdorf Goodman“.
It’s stylish and it makes a great accessory. Each stunning all-in-one vaporizer is filled with 500 mg of CBD and is good for 120 doses.
Have a puff at night or when you need to settle down and quiet those thoughts.
Mr. Moxey’s CBD Mints:
Delectable, portable, and discreet. Handcrafted in small batches the old-fashioned way to promote well-being in mind + body. Each artisan mint contains 2mg of CBD and is formulated with herbal allies tailored to elevate the cannabis experience and make life a little bit better. Naturally gluten-free and vegan.
I like these mints because they are delicious and there is nothing socially awkward about a breath mint. Have one, or many, before bed and promote a relaxed state of mind and give your immune system a little boost.
Mr. Moxey’s CBD Mints in Peppermint are pleasant. They have a strong peppermint flavor (not as strong as an Altoid) with a boost of CBD and echinacea and Indian gooseberry.
Pure Ratios CBD Topical Salve:
My husband has always made fun of me because salve is my “go-to” for all. If anyone has an ache I’m running for my purse hollering, “I have a salve for that!” So naturally, Pure Ratios CBD Topical Salve and I are besties.
This salve is meant to ease minor aches and pains so you can doze off and get some well-deserved rest. Each jar contains 200 mg of CBD along with a blend of essential oils and herbs.
Infused with meadowsweet, calendula, elder-flower, and rose petals for maximum skin conditioning effects. This salve is made with essential oils of ginger, black pine, cardamom, frankincense, and turmeric to work synergistically with CBD to maximize skin conditioning effects.
It’s good stuff and my knees love it at the end of the day!
And now for the consciously chosen items in the April HelloMD Box that don’t have anything to do with CBD, but may help with good sleep!
Tea Forte Herbal Teas:
- CHAMOMILE CITRON is a calming and refreshing herbal tea blended with organic chamomile, organic rosehips, organic lemongrass, organic hibiscus, organic lemon verbena and is topped with organic licorice root
Long respected for its calming and restorative properties, chamomile infusions make a wonderful nightcap. Its mild flavor soothes the throat, the stomach as well as the nerves.
I love the packaging. It’s art! Tea Forte fills beautiful silk pyramids with whole leaf tea. It looks adorable in the package and in the cup.
There’s no need for an infuser or infusion ball. The silk pyramid is topped with an artistic tea leaf (a heavy coated paper that withstands boiling water and remains perky) on a wire. The wire is sturdy enough to bend over the rim of a teacup to hold in place.
Tea is a ritual. Rituals should feel luxurious.
Admire it. Steep it. Drink it. Repeat.
Rovaxo Silicone Ear Plugs:
There are a variety of earplugs on the market. Some are foam and some, like Rovaxo, are silicone.
Rovaxo Silicone Ear Plugs are great for sleeping. They can also be used for swimming, concerts, and more.
Rovaxo uses BPA_free, hypoallergenic silicone that washable and reusable.
Earplugs have been shown to significantly reduce audible stimulation. By reducing these sounds, our ability to relax and get better sleep increases.
Research has demonstrated that individuals who implement earplugs into their bedtime routine on a regular basis tend to fall asleep more quickly than they did prior to using earplugs . These same individuals will also experience deep, restful sleep, while also being less likely to wake throughout the night [2, 3].
Rovaxo Silicone Earplugs offer enhanced sleep quality and duration, helping ensure that you get your 7-9 hours per night.
Hello MD branded Sleep Mask:
Eye masks, or sleep masks, are an effective way to upgrade your quality of sleep. They cover your eyes to block out any surrounding light. When your brain senses total darkness, it increases the production of melatonin, the hormone responsible for sleep.
For insomniacs, sleep masks coupled with earplugs can help lessen external stimuli and distractions that keep your brain active, the perfect solution for peaceful nights.
Aromine Lavender Essential Oil Roll On
This lipstick sized roller is perfect for stress-relief and relaxation. Essential oils aren’t just for pretty fragrances. They can help tackle just about any sort of discomfort or ailment. And since the world seems more stressful than ever, Aromine Lavender Essential Oil is your source for all things relaxing.
Psychologists at Wesleyan University in Connecticut had 31 men and women sniff lavender essential oil one night – and then distilled water the next. Researchers monitored their sleep cycles with brain scans and found that lavender increased slow-wave sleep, instrumental for slowing heartbeat and relaxing muscles. Subjects slept more soundly on the lavender night. The group also reported feeling more energetic the next morning.
A combination of these products is helping me feel better and improving the quality of my sleep at night. It’s a beautiful thing!