CBD Tea for Sleep? + Overall Health Benefits
Tea has been a cherished therapeutic for centuries, dating back to 2737 BC when the Chinese emperor, Shen Nung, first sipped a hot cuppa. Cool. Besides water, it’s the most widely consumed beverage in the world. Why? Tea is touted as a powerful, medicinal remedy for easing cold symptoms, boosting energy, and improving relaxation and sleep.
Plus, it tastes great!
Now, imagine adding a splash of healing CBD to your tea. Suddenly, the warm, soothing drink you know and love has the added health benefits of cannabidiol.
So, CBD tea might help you sleep better than traditional tea!
CBD for Sleep
Research has shown CBD could be a game-changer for getting better sleep. For the last few years, CBD products have gained in popularity due to the cannabinoid’s ever-growing list of therapeutic benefits.
CBD can help with:
- Reduce muscle and joint aches and pains
- Ease anxiety and stress
- Promote healthier, deeper sleep
- Calm an upset stomach
If left untreated, these uncomfortable conditions could cause you to toss and turn all night.
Counting sheep ain't going to cut it!
A good night’s sleep is essential for a stronger immune system and overall wellness. Better sleep quality promotes weight loss, greater concentration, improved immunity, and increased longevity.
Unlike prescription sleep meds that have addictive properties and side effects, CBD can promote deeper, restorative sleep naturally.
Now, let’s talk about tea...
Tea for Sleep
Herbal tea has been a popular remedy for sleep disorders for centuries. Calming herbs in the tea help the body and mind unwind, reducing stress, anxiety, and insomnia.
Here are some popular herbal teas to try for improved sleep:
- Chamomile tea
Chamomile is one of the most ancient medicinal herbs known to mankind. It’s the perfect tea choice before bedtime because it contains apigenin, an antioxidant that induces muscle relaxation and sleep.
- Low caffeine green tea
Low caffeine green tea (not regular) is a popular, pre-bedtime option for its distinct flavor and sleep-promoting properties. In addition to relaxation, low caffeine green tea delivers numerous health benefits.
- Lavender tea
This delicious, purple tea is a soothing bedtime beverage since lavender naturally promotes relaxation and enhanced sleep quality.
- Valerian tea
Valerian tea, made from the plant's dried roots, is a popular, soothing tea known as a natural sleep aid.
If herbal tea improves sleep quality, and CBD promotes healthier, deeper sleep, it makes sense that combining the two powerful sleep inducers produces even more potent results.
This leads us to...
CBD Tea for Sleep
CBD tea before bedtime can deliver a calming dose of cannabidiol in a soothing beverage already loaded with healing benefits. Like edibles, the tea passes through the digestive tract before it’s released into your system. This means it takes a little longer for the relaxing benefits to kick in due to digestion (about 40 minutes).
But once the calm sets in, you’ll be sleeping like a baby for hours.
Worth the wait!
Plus, CBD tea tastes delicious. Cannabidiol tincture can be bitter on its own, and topicals such as lotions and salves only treat localized areas. A cup of CBD tea before bedtime is a relaxing way to help your body and mind unwind before you doze off.
Maybe you’ve heard about ready-made, CBD-infused tea bags? Yes, they’re convenient, but these specialized teas can be costly and cause uncertainty about the quality and potency of the cannabis extract used in the product.
Why not make your own CBD tea, exactly how you like it? This way, you choose your favorite tea flavor and cannabidiol strength and dosage.
Are you ready to brew a cuppa?
How to Make CBD Tea
CBD offers so many health benefits on its own, but when combined with calming, herbal tea, the relaxation is through the roof!
Keep in mind that cannabinoids such as CBD dissolve better when heated and infused into a fatty source (coconut oil, coconut milk, full-fat milk, MCT oil, or butter). This helps increase the bioavailability of the CBD oil and improve the absorption rate.
Once brewed, you can chill the tea if you prefer.
- Your favorite, calming tea (see suggestions above)
- Boiling water
- A splash of fatty substance (see suggestions above)
- Medical Mikes CBD tincture of desired strength
- Honey (optional)
- Boil water.
- Pour over tea in a mug.
- Steep for 3-5 minutes.
- Add a small splash of fatty substance of choice.
- Add a few drops of CBD tincture.
- Sweeten with honey (optional)
- Stir and enjoy!
So simple and soothing!
Like any drink, CBD tea should be enjoyed in moderation—one cuppa before bedtime ought to do it. Multiple cups could lead to multiple trips to the bathroom. Not so relaxing!
CBD tea before bedtime may help you sleep even better than traditional tea.
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