By Therapist Preferred | November 5, 2021
Chasing Away the Sunday Scaries
With the annual end to Daylight Saving Time upon us, most people will be forced to adjust their sleep patterns. Throw in the upcoming holidays, year end work pressure and the day to day challenges of life and many people will be feeling more restless and anxious before bed. While stress before bed-time can and does occur on any night of the week, one night stands above all others: Sunday Night. And if you are reading this article, there’s a good chance that you are looking for ways to chase away the ‘’Sunday Scaries’’.
For those unfamiliar, the term describes a condition of fear about something that has not happened yet; the coming week. Sunday Scaries are a form of anticipatory anxiety, which is a combination of nervousness and trepidation. It makes a person worried about the stress of their schedule, workload or activities of the week ahead.
The anxiety symptoms associated with the Sunday Scaries can include a pounding heartbeat, restlessness, irritability and loss of motivation to name a few. But natural science has a solution to help deal with the Sunday Scaries: CBD.
Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, and derived from the hemp plant, can help to provide relief for this condition. CBD is commonly recognized for lowering the levels of anxiety and stress, and certain products are designed specifically for sleep.
How does CBD work on the body?
In simple terms, CBD interacts with the central nervous system receptors to bring the body into a calm state. The body has an endocannabinoid system with three components: receptors, enzymes, and endocannabinoids. This system functions with or without CBD; however, medical researchers in the 1990’s discovered that CBD can influence the relationship between the receptors and endocannabinoids. You can read a more detailed summary here.
CBD also controls the levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Elevated levels of cortisol affect the sleep cycle, making a person sleepless. Studies indicate that CBD has the potential to help combat insomnia.
It can also balance the sleep cycle by helping the feeling of grogginess and excessive daytime sleep.
Using CBD to Enhance Your Sleep
For many people, the use of any ingestible CBD product close to bedtime will help reduce the sleep anxiety triggers. Others will benefit more from a CBD product with Melatonin for an extra boost. If you are looking to chase away the Sunday Scaries, below is a breakdown of products from Therapist Preferred that may be what you need.
Our most popular product for sleep (and those battles with the Sunday Scaries) is the Melatonin Capsules. These softgels combine all of the benefits of our standard Everyday Wellness softgels with the hormone melatonin (3mg) to complement your body’s natural sleep cycle. We recommend starting with 1 capsule approximately 30-45 before bed as part of your consistent nighttime routine and if you feel like you need a bit more, then take 2 capsules.
Not only do these softgels have 25mg of premium along with the 3mg of Melatonin, they also contain 3mg of CBN. CBN is a minor cannabinoid that has been known to have a sedative quality helpful for sleep. Like all Therapist Preferred products, they do not contain any THC.
Another common product before bed is a CBD Oil Tincture. Our tincture is USDA certified organic and comes in a calming mint flavor. Made using just three premium ingredients: organic broad spectrum hemp extract, organic olive oil and organic peppermint essential oil, it is easy to take and there is no earthy after-taste.
For maximum benefit, take 1-2 droppers of the oil and hold under your tongue for a minimum of 30 seconds at least 15 minutes before bedtime.
Gummies continue to be a fast growing segment of the CBD market, and for a good reason. They are easy to consume and easy to take on the go. Our CBD gummies can be taken any time of day, but we know that quite a few of our frequent customers use the gummies as a sleep aid.
With 10mg of premium CBD in each gummy, you can take 1-2 at a time before bed (20-30 minutes) to help your body wind down. The hard part is deciding which delicious flavor to go with: Strawberry Lemonade or Green Apple.
And finally, if you want to experiment with all three of the above, we have the perfect combination for you: our Sleep Better Bundle featuring the Melatonin Capsules, Tincture and Sample Packs of both gummy flavors.
Say Goodbye to those Sunday Scaries!
Hopefully you now have the information you need to best utilize CBD products to chase away the Sunday Scaries. Just remember, it may not happen overnight. Incorporate CBD products into your daily routine to give yourself the best opportunity for a more restful sleep on a regular basis.