Blue Moon Milk + CBD = Best Sleep Ever
Many studies have shown that CBD may help you get to sleep faster and even experience deeper and more restful sleep. This is likely because of such factors as CBD’s anxiety and pain-reducing properties.
Keep reading to learn more about how CBD can help you sleep, and to find out why we love The Brothers Apothecary Blue Moon Milk + CBD.
The Science Behind How CBD Affects Sleep
CBD has been analyzed in research studies for its effect on sleep. Because CBD is known to help promote relaxation and even help calm nerves and anxious thoughts, it’s also shown to be beneficial with helping you get better sleep.
One 2019 clinical study found that CBD helped to improve sleep in addition to reducing anxiety levels. In the first month of the study, 67% of patients reported improved sleep and 79% reported decreased anxiety. While more studies are needed before we can claim anything definitively regarding CBD and anxiety, these results are extremely promising.
Many people find themselves staying up at night worrying about every little thing. Stressing about their to-do lists, their social interactions, and much more. This anxiousness is one of the biggest contributing factors to insomnia. Thankfully, CBD has shown promising results in studies on anxiety, and may even help to reduce anxious thoughts. Taking CBD shortly before bedtime may help you to feel more relaxed and at ease – ultimately helping you to fall asleep faster and rest longer.
Other studies demonstrate that CBD affects the sleep-wake cycle, and may increase the overall amount of sleep that people achieve at night. This is likely because of CBD’s interaction with both gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and serotonin receptors in the brain.
Serotonin is responsible for managing your anxiety levels and mood, and GABA is a neurotransmitter that calms excessive activity in the brain to promote relaxation. CBD works with the receptors to help the body utilize them better and experience less anxiety.
Another big cause of insomnia and other sleep issues is chronic pain. If you’re experiencing pain, it can be nearly impossible to feel comfortable enough to fall asleep. Thankfully, CBD may help with this as well. Studies have shown that CBD may be able to reduce many forms of chronic pain which, in the end, could help you get a better night’s sleep.
How to Take CBD for Sleep
One of the most popular methods for taking CBD for sleep is a CBD oil tincture. You can simply place a few drops under your tongue, and you’ll feel the effects within the hour
Other methods for taking CBD include gummies or capsules. All of these methods work great, but we think you should try a CBD-infused drink.
CBD drinks are beverages that have been infused with cannabidiol. They often include other sleep-inducing herbs as well. There are quite a few different CBD drinks and teas on the market, but they are not all created equally. Certain types are more effective when it comes to helping you get better sleep.
One of the best CBD drinks that you can enjoy is this Blue Moon Milk CBD Latte. Learn more about this unique drink in the sections below.
The CBD Latte You Need to Try
If you’re wondering, “What on earth is a Blue Moon Milk CBD Latte?” you’re in for a treat. This drink is similar to a tea, but instead of brewing tea bags, you simply add the powder to milk or a milk alternative.
This drink consists of an elixir packed with superfoods and 100mg of CBD per serving. The blend is especially helpful before bed because of its calming and anxiety-reducing benefits. One glass and you’re likely to feel relaxed and ready to drift off to sleep in no time.
It’s super easy to make and includes all-natural ingredients so you can rest assured that nothing harmful or artificial is being put into your body. Plus, as a huge bonus, the drink is naturally-colored blue!
What is in the “Moon Blend?”
This Blue Moon Milk blend is made from simple ingredients. Coconut milk powder is the base, joined by hemp CBD isolate, coconut sugar. On top of that, the Apothecary Moon Blend of Jujube, Chamomile, and Polygala. Plus, for added flavor, the blend also includes five autumnal spices: vanilla bean, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and clove.
How Blue Moon Milk Helps You Sleep
The CBD is responsible for a large portion of the calming and sleep-inducing qualities of this drink, but it doesn’t do the job alone. The Apothecary Moon Blend is also responsible for helping you to feel more relaxed after drinking it as well. The blend consists of the following:
Jujube: The jujube fruit resembles a date, and is also known as a red date, Chinese date, or Indian date. It’s primarily cultivated in South Asia and is known for the many health benefits it provides. One of the most common benefits is that it helps to promote sleep.
In fact, jujubes were traditionally used in Chinese medicine to help treat sleeping issues like insomnia. This is because the fruit is rich in saponins and polysaccharides, both of which help to induce sleep with their soothing effects on the nervous system.
Chamomile: Chamomile has been used for years and years to help promote sleep. It’s one of the primary ingredients in most sleep-promoting teas. Many of its calming effects can probably be attributed to the antioxidant “apigenin,” which has been shown to work in your brain to decrease anxiety. One study found that those who took chamomile daily slept better than those who did not.
Polygala: Lastly, the herb polygala has also been found to have many sleep-promoting qualities as well. One study found that this herb helped promote sleep by shortening the sleep induction time and increasing the quality of non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep.
Directions for Making Blue Moon Milk
Once you receive your Blue Moon Milk, you can enjoy a cup of the blend within minutes. To make the drink, all you have to do is follow these steps:
1. Combine 1 tbsp of Blue Moon Milk powder with 8-10oz of milk or milk alternative
2. Add 1 tbsp of coconut oil or butter for extra strength
Note: CBD performs best in drink form when it is combined with some type of fat. So, adding a little coconut oil or melted butter can help improve the effects you experience from the CBD.
Also, note that you can enjoy this drink warm or cold. Simply add the Blue Moon Milk to warm milk or cold milk as it can be enjoyed either way.
Other Benefits of Blue Moon Milk
Our Blue Moon Milk blend also has other benefits you should be aware of as well. For example, the entire product is completely vegan. The “milk” part of this drink is freshly pressed coconut milk powder. It’s also recommended that you make the drink by combining the blend with a milk alternative, although you could use cow’s milk as well. You could also make the drink with water, although we recommend using your favorite type of milk for the best results and flavor.
This drink mix is also completely gluten-free. Because it is both vegan and gluten-free, basically anyone can enjoy a cup of this soothing blend, regardless of dietary restrictions.
Another fun fact: this drink is blue! Now, if the color makes you weary of artificial coloring, it’s great to know that this cool color is achieved naturally. There are absolutely no artificial colors used in the ingredients. The blue color that gives this drink its namesake comes from the blue pea flower. Try some today!
Jessica has been a freelance writer for four years, with a passion for science and health-related topics. She is also a lover of doing research and genuinely enjoys reading clinical studies, especially if it has anything to do with the emerging research on the health benefits of CBD. Jessica has a degree in behavioral science. She is a travel addict and an avid League of Legends player. She is also a proud dog mom to a Husky and an Australian Shepherd, so she’s frequently covered in dog fur and utterly exhausted from their constant shenanigans.