There are a lot of cool things out there that make us wonder — do they really work? In our I Tried It series, we set out to use them in the real world and have determined that, in fact, they really do.
On Trial: Highline Wellness' CBD Night Gummies
Tester: Jennifer Hussein, a restless beauty editor in dire need of a good night's sleep.
The Brief: Sleep to me is like dieting — I rarely do it. Thanks to my years of clinical anxiety, insomnia, and my current work-from-home situation that keeps me checking my email all hours of the day, sleep has not-so-slowly become something I've neglected. Well, that is until I stayed up until sunrise for three nights in a row and realized that my sleep habits (or lack thereof) were becoming a real issue.
Since I have insomnia, I do qualify for prescription medication, but I decided to go a more holistic route with my sleep ailments. I've tried just about everything — melatonin, teas, meditation — to no avail. And just when I was about to give up on my dreams of a restful night’s sleep, I came across Highline Wellness' CBD Night Gummies, the best (and sweetest) decision I’ve ever made to tackle my restless nights.
These yummy gummies are more than just a delicious treat to end my night with: They're infused with all-natural, chemical-free ingredients to help you get a better night's sleep. They're also squishy in texture and have a refreshing, light, and natural-tasting blueberry flavor without the harsh aftertaste of other CBD gummies and tinctures, which makes it hard to stop at just two.
One major bonus for me is that the ingredient list is very small in comparison to other sleep aids — here are the two hero ingredients that get the job done:
CBD: This trendy, cannabis-derived ingredient isn't just for your skincare routine. Studies have shown that a high dosage of CBD can increase sleep duration, help address troubled sleep patterns, and even assist as a sleep aid for people with anxiety. And in case you're wondering: no, CBD will not get you high — that's THC's job.
As a cannabis dabbler and current holder of a medical marijuana card, I've used cannabis as a sleep aid for as long as I can remember. But depending on the strain that I smoked before going to bed, it could be a hit-or-miss situation: Even if it helped me sleep, it usually made me irritated and groggy in the morning.
So, I decided to ditch the more psychoactive THC compound (well, just before bed, at least) and opt for CBD instead. Highline Wellness derives the CBD in its gummies from hemp, and while hemp and marijuana are very similar, hemp plants contain less than 0.3% THC — this is such a low amount that it's unlikely to give you any kind of high.
The Highline Wellness CBD Night Gummies also come in two forms: 10 milligrams of CBD per gummy for a lighter dose or a stronger 20-milligram option for my fellow sleep-deprived people. That, combined with the light 5-milligram dose of melatonin in each gummy, helps to knock me out in as little as 15 minutes. The best part? I don't wake up until I actually have to, and when I do, I feel refreshed and ready to start my day — not disoriented or with a migraine, which smoking weed does to me.
So far, I've been using these gummies for about a month and no complaints here. One thing I do want to point out, which Highline Wellness also notes on their site, is that you may have to up your dose as your body's tolerance gets higher and starts to get used to the cannabinoids. I don't mind though, because now I get two delicious blueberry-flavored gummy treats before bed instead of one.
Closing Argument: If you have terrible sleep issues like me, then consider giving Highline Wellness' CBD Night Gummies a try. Their ingredients are formulated to help soothe you into sleep and keep you snoozing through the night, so you can wake up feeling well-rested. You might even ditch your cup of coffee — seriously, they're that good.
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