It is estimated that up to 40% of people will experience sciatica at a certain point in their lifetime. While the most prevalent symptom of sciatica is lower back pain, some people also experience a numbness or tingling sensation. The long-term discomfort caused by sciatica has a range of physical and mental effects. For example, many people with sciatica have issues unwinding at night, which affects the quality of their sleep.
This article will start by exploring sciatica in more detail. It will then delve into how people experiencing stiffness and discomfort can use CBD Oil as part of their daily routine to help ease and relax the body. We will also discuss how CBD Oil can be used as part of a bedtime ritual to maintain a healthy and restful sleep cycle.
What is Sciatica?
Mayo Clinic refers to sciatica as pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve branches from the lower back through to your hips and buttocks, ending just below the knee. Sciatica is not a condition, but a symptom of a problem involving the sciatic nerve and is most commonly caused by a herniated disk, bone spur on the spine, or the narrowing of the spine that compresses part of the nerve.
The main symptom of sciatica is a shooting or burning pain anywhere along the sciatic nerve. This pain can be aggravated by sitting for long periods of time. Pain as a result of sciatica can range in severity and in most cases sciatica affects only one leg at a time and may cause pain in the front, back, and sides of the thigh and leg.
Besides this pain along the sciatic nerve, some people also experience numbness, tingling, or pins-and-needles in the leg along the nerve. A weakness or a feeling of heaviness may also be felt in the affected leg and foot.
Can CBD Oil Help To Ease Soreness and Discomfort?
While studies are yet to provide robust evidence in support of CBD Oil as a treatment for pain, one of the hypothetical theories guiding recent research is the alleged link between painful conditions and endocannabinoids. Although experts are still learning the full extent of endocannabinoids’ role in the body, it is believed that they may help to manage bodily functions such as sleep, mood and our body’s response to pain.
Grass & Co.’s EASE CBD botanical and vitamin range, when taken as part of a daily routine, may help to ease tension in the body. Our EASE 300mg CBD Muscle Balm was created specifically to target localised areas of discomfort. This nourishing Balm contains a premium blend of CBD Oil, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Camphor and Arnica. These relaxing natural scents combined with the high-quality CBD, will help to keep you moving with ease throughout the day, and especially after exercise.
CBD works best when incorporated into daily routines such as meditation, yoga and light exercise. Yoga can assist with improving flexibility and reducing feelings of physical and mental tension. Combined with CBD, it can help the body to enter a deeply calming state.
How CBD Oil Can Help Support Your Sleep Cycle
CBD Oil can be used as part of a regular pre-sleep routine to help you obtain a relaxed state of mind that is usually required to maintain a positive sleep cycle.
Try taking CBD an hour before bed and combine it with a pre-bedtime activity such as a warm and relaxing bath, stretching, or meditation. Light exercise can also be very effective to help you fall asleep quickly, promote restful slow-wave sleep, and improve the quality of your night’s rest. The endorphins that are released when you are doing light exercises, such as a peaceful walk, yoga, or swimming, will also help ease those feelings of worry or stress.
Combine these exercises with an optimal dosage of CBD Oil, and see over time whether it helps you get a better night’s sleep. Keep in mind that it can take up to 30 minutes before people begin to feel anything. Everyone is built differently and we encourage you to find the routine that works best for your mind and body. Ideally, we advise you to ‘start low and go slow’, so you can find your ideal balance.
CBD topical balms such as our REST 250mg CBD Body Oil can be applied as a full-body massage before bed. It won’t be long before the soothing combination of CBD Oil, Geranium, Rosemary and Frankincense prepares you for a peaceful and refreshing sleep. Alternatively, a few drops of REST 500mg CBD Oil Drops can help ensure that you are in the right state of mind before going to bed. As well as Lavender, Valerian and Bergamot, this particular CBD Oil also contains Vitamin B5, which can help reduce tiredness and fatigue.*
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*Contains Pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5) which contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.