August 26, 2022 5 min read

TAKING CBD OIL: CBD AT NIGHT OR CBD IN THE MORNING

The time for taking CBD varies with people’s preferences and daily routine. Hence some may prefer to take CBD OIL in the morning while others at night. CBD can be taken in various ways, such as tinctures, topicals, CBD gummies, orally, and vaping.

A vast number of people prefer taking CBD in the morning. They take it in low doses to stay focused, enhance productivity and maintain their energy levels all day long. People who suffer from sleep disorders and insomnia prefer taking CBD oils in the evening or before they retire to bed. Taking CBD in the evening helps them have quality rest and sleep faster. Let’s find out detailed effects people accrue from taking CBD, be it in the morning or night, and the forms they take CBD.

Benefits of taking CBD oil during morning hours

Focused mind

People who struggle with brain fog and impairment in the morning should consider taking CBD in the morning to keep their minds sharp, alert, and focused. It enables you to keep your worries at bay and have maximum concentration on your duties. For effective results, take in low dosage to enhance a healthy state of balance. To improve your overall daily performance, consider adding a few drops of CBD into your coffee or smoothies.

Reduces stress and relaxes muscle

When going through a stressful moment, take CBD oil at that moment. It regulates GABA receptors, hence lowering stress levels. According to Noel (2017), in case of any physical discomfort and feeling of tension and stiffness, consider taking CBD oil. It will help relieve and relax your muscles. For effective results, consider combining topical and sublingual formulations.

Encourages an effective workout

Before heading to the gym, take some CBD oil to help boost your energy as you perform your strenuous exercises. To boost your physical appearance as well, consider taking CBD before the workout as a routine. It regenerates in your body and aid in eliminating muscle pain sores and cranky joint pain acquired from an intense workout.

Improves appetite

Some people tend to skip out on morning breakfast due to loss of appetite. They lack food nutrients required for bodybuilding and the good functioning of the immune system. Skipping breakfast may deprive minerals, vitamins, and fiber. According to Easter, Amind, et al, (2022), if you’re among these people taking CBD in the morning, it will enhance your appetite level, forcing you to have a healthy, fully energized breakfast. Breakfast helps to replenish and restore nutrients and energy in your body.

Benefits of taking CBD t night

Relaxes the body

After experiencing a whack workout and stressful day, all a person needs is rest and calmness of the mind. Taking CBD oil in the evening helps relax the body muscle and calmness of the mind. If you are using it inform of topicals, consider adding a few drops of essential oils like lavender, rose, and hip for effective results.

Promotes healthy sleep

 

CBD helps regulate a stress hormone called 'cortisol,' which affects the REM sleep cycle. CBD reduces anxiety making the user sleep better. Anxieties keep you awake however much you try to sleep. CBD oil acts as a sedative that aids in calming the body’s nervous system. It calms and regulates the mind enabling you to have a long peaceful night.

Stops snoring

Snoring affects sleep quality and how you fall asleep. Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a disorder that causes breathing issues when one sleeps (snoring). According to Babson, Kimberly & Marabito (2017), CBD helps improve sleep if you have difficulties breathing during the night. So during evening hours before retiring to bed, consider taking CBD oil by either vaping, sublingually, in the form of topicals, or through pills and capsules.

Forms of taking CBD oil

Sublingual

Tinctures can be best used sublingually; take a few recommendable drops of tinctures underneath the tongue and let it stay for 30 seconds before swallowing. It’s the fastest and easiest way to ingest CBD because it’s directly absorbed into the bloodstream. It is a discreet way to enable you to feel calm and relaxed. Dosing is easily regulated. Although the kick-in effect takes longer, depending on one's metabolic rate, it has a long-lasting effect compared to other methods.

Vapes

This is inhaling CBD by the use of a vape pen. It’s one of the fastest methods of absorbing CBD direct into the bloodstream. This is because the mouth has membrane mucus which helps dissolve the CBD faster into the bloodstream. With vaping, you can easily regulate your dosage, gives high concentration, ensures an entourage effect is achieved, and don’t produce harsh smoke that can harm your lungs and chest. The negative side of this method of taking CBD is that its effect on the body is short-lived compared to other forms like sublingual.

Edibles

CBD edibles can be found in gummies, chocolates, crackers, and other snacks. CBD gummies are commonly used because they are easy to consume, sweet, and chew. They are available in different sizes, shapes, and colors and are made of natural flavors. CBD oil can also be taken in meals, smoothies, and drinks. They are discreet, have a low profile, and are odorless. The choice of which edible to use is all yours.

Topicals

These are beauty skin products that can be found in lotions, patches, ointments, balms, and creams. CBD is infused in this product, and the product is thoroughly massaged to the needed area. The potency of the product varies from one to another. Topicals are the best way to ingest CBD because it does not require extra tools for application. Most people prefer using this method because it is easy to discreet, easy to use, emollient, and requires a direct application method.

Conclusion

Whether to take CBD oil in the morning or at night remains with an individual. Both morning and evening clock times have their pros and cons. Taking CBD in the morning helps the user to have a focused mind, reduces stress, improves appetite, and encourages an effective workout. Using CBD at night promotes healthy sleep, relaxes the mind from stress and anxiety, and prevents one from snoring during sleep time. There are various forms you can choose to ingest CBD; among these forms are: vaping, use in edibles, use in topicals, and infusing sublingually. CBD is beneficial to the body, but this doesn't mean that you consume it in high doses because it will lead to negative effects like; nausea, diarrhea, dry eyes, and mouth.

References

Noel, C. (2017). Evidence for the use of “medical marijuana” in psychiatric and neurologic disorders. Mental Health Clinician7(1), 29-38.

Babson, K. A., Sottile, J., & Morabito, D. (2017). Cannabis, cannabinoids, and sleep: a review of the literature. Current psychiatry reports19(4), 1-12.

Easter, A., Ramadan, L. A., Outbreaks, P. C., Sees, W. S., & Rock, Y. O. B. A. C. (2022). CBD for Weight Loss. Culture2022.