Now that I’m on the other side of menopause, I truly believed that sleep would come easily. The night sweats are gone. I’m not kicking off the duvet cover searching desperately for the cold spot. My bed sheets no longer feel like I could fry an egg on top. I’m sleeping naked because I want to sleep naked.
So why am I not sleeping?
Menopause had been the 800-pound gorilla sucking the joy out of my already inflammation-laden, topsy-turvy body for ten years. I thought the coast was clear. Until my pesky, annoying anxiety tapped me on my shoulder to remind me that it was still there. You know when you are sitting in your quiet space trying to meditate and your mind transforms into a crack-addicted lunatic. Every thought in your mind has absolutely nothing to do with anything. Just having random thoughts about random thoughts and their random thoughts. But instead of trying to meditate, I’m trying to go to sleep. Since I gave up drinking, there isn’t an opportunity to have “one too many” and pass out sleep. So what’s a girl to do?
Well, let me tell you. I found my joy inside of a tiny brown 30 ML bottle of CBD tincture by The Rooted Co. The Rooted Company’s CBD is an advanced formula that is nano emulsified, which increases the absorption rate significantly. This tasty CBD tincture was developed to help aid in anxiety relief, reduce pain/inflammation, and to gain restful sleep. Their CBD went through a proprietary extraction process making it broad spectrum. Broad spectrum means that it was sourced from the plant in a way that removes any remnants of THC, but leaves the necessary flavonoids and terpenes for effectiveness. This isn’t my first go-around with CBD. I have sampled a number of products of varying concoctions trying to find my happy place. Many of those products worked well for pain but did nothing to help me get a good night’s sleep. So I was a little skeptical of The Rooted Co. I’m a skeptic no longer. This bottle is filled with yummy goodness. Unlike several products I’ve tried, it actually tastes good. It’s easy to consume. You can drop the tincture under your tongue for 60 seconds, swallow, and wash it down with water. Or you can add it to any non-alcoholic beverage. There’s no hangover feeling in the morning. It puts me to sleep every single time. I’m not just talking about falling asleep. I mean waking up the next morning trying to recall if you had your 3 am bathroom romp and being unable to recall. That’s progress in my sleep-deprived book.
Unfamiliar with CBD? CBD stands for cannabidiol. It is the second most prevalent of the active ingredients of cannabis (marijuana). While CBD is an essential component of medical marijuana, it is derived directly from the hemp plant, which is a cousin of the marijuana plant (Harvard Medical School blog, https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/cannabidiol-cbd-what-we-know-and-what-we-dont-2018082414476). On its own, CBD will not get you “high.” You may experience sleepiness. So be sure to read the instructions and follow to the letter. Check out The Rooted Co.