How to Incorporate CBD Into Your Morning Routine

Taking CBD as part of a morning routine.

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If you’ve been trying to crack the code on how to become a morning person, there may be more to it than just training your body to wake up a little bit earlier each day. Research has shown that genetics play a big role in whether you’re a night owl or an early bird, and even if you find a way to master the mornings, there are other factors from stress to insomnia that can make it hard to get a good night’s rest. So, it makes sense why so many people feel like they struggle to get in gear in the mornings no matter what they do. Still, if you are wanting to change how your days get started, there may be a new trick to try: CBD. 

Though there’s no way to trick your body into enjoying waking up early if that’s not your thing, research suggests there are ways CBD could potentially help alleviate common problems people have in the morning. If you find that you have difficulty clearing the fog from your head, mustering the energy to make it through the day, or channeling the calm you need to get through yet another 24 hours of endless tasks, then you may want to consider trying CBD and seeing how it might fit into your morning routine.

CBD’s therapeutic benefits can be accessed in a number of ways. When consumed, some experts believe it can aid in treating symptoms related to inflammation, anxiety, mild to moderate depression, and more. CBD may also work to reduce pain and improve the skin’s appearance when applied topically. That means you can find a number of ways to make it work for you whether you want to put a little pep in your step, need some help taking the edge off or want to look a bit more refreshed first thing in the morning. 

Coffees, Teas, and More CBD-Infused Ways to Start the Day

With mainstream stores like Sephora carrying CBD-infused products, it’s easier than ever to get your hands on a skin care product that can help you look refreshed in the morning. CBD can combat dryness and dull skin, reduce the size of your pores, and help revive tired, puffy eyes. It can also give your skin that added glow and act as a wrinkle preventative with its powerful moisturizing and hydration properties. 

You can also try CBD-infused topicals as a post-workout supplement to assist in recovery if you suffer from sore muscles, lingering discomfort, or stiffness long after your workout is over. Whether you prefer an invigorating yoga routine, going for an intense run, or a targeted strength training session like CrossFit, CBD can be a game-changer when it comes helping you manage the stress of continuous activity on your body. 

It’s easy to use, too. Next time before you put on your athletic wear, try rubbing a CBD-infused topical on the areas where you usually feel the burn most afterwards. How much you will need to use will vary depending on the intensity of your workout and how much soreness you can expect. When you finish, you can apply it again for maximum relief — there’s no risk of using too much.

For people that are interested in consuming their CBD, there are a variety of CBD-infused tea and coffee options. This choice allows you to combine a morning ritual with the naturally calming effects of CBD whether you prefer a non-caffeinated drink or need a jolt in the morning. If that last description applies to you, a bonus about CBD-infused coffee is that it offer a balance of stimulation and wakefulness thanks to the caffeine, while the CBD aids in leveling out the jitters that can come from one too many cups. 

When it comes to choosing the right CBD dosage, you will have to experiment to see what works best for you. A microdose might do the job for you or you may need to try a higher dose depending on your needs. The key is to start low and slowly increase the dosage to see how you can create your ideal experience.

K. Astre
K. Astre
K. Astre is a California-based cannabis culture and lifestyle writer whose work has appeared in Forbes, The San Francisco Chronicle, Huffington Post, Leafly, and Cannabis Now, among others. She has a global appetite for art, music and culture and fuels her creativity with tea, yoga, meditation, and, of course, cannabis.

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