A Good Night’s Sleep with CBD for Golf
Have you ever struggled to play your best because you couldn’t get to sleep the night before? Pre-game nerves and anxiety or just the stresses of life keeping you awake? This blog is going to explore how CBD can help you get a good night’s sleep before an important golf game.
The Importance of Sleep for Golfers
Anyone who’s ever had a bad night’s sleep can tell you how much of a difference it makes to your day. A disturbed night can leave you feeling grouchy and ready to fall asleep at your desk, you definitely don’t perform at your best. This is the last way you want to feel during your round of golf – you don’t want to drift off in the back of the buggy!
The NHS reports that a lack of sleep one night can leave you with a short temper, struggling to focus. This definitely isn’t good news for you on the golf course as you need to be calm and focused on every shot. In the long term, sleep deprivation can even increase your risk of heart disease and diabetes.
Why sleeping pills might not be right for golfers
Some people rely on sleeping pills to try and improve their sleep but they are not necessarily right for everyone. If you only experience a lack of sleep now and again sleeping pills are an extreme step to take. Furthermore, they can leave you feeling groggy the next morning, especially if you have an early tee-off time. Additionally, sleeping pills are addictive and can have some significant side effects. Make sure you consult with your doctor before taking them.
CBD for golfers to help you sleep
Our Director, Lee Sharpe, knows the importance of a good night’s sleep before a big game or match. When he’s playing a big competition he says “the night before you can’t sleep. You’re excited, you’re nervous, you just can’t sleep”. For him, all this changed when he discovered CBD because it “helps you switch off”.
CBD is known for its properties which help you get to sleep at night. It interacts in the body in a completely different way to something like alcohol or sleeping pills because it interacts with the Endocannabinoid System (ECS).
Four Reasons why you should take CBD the night before a game of golf
1. CBD can reduce anxiety
CBD has been proven to reduce anxiety in some studies. The National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) found that CBD could reduce stress in animals. In the study these animals were found to show a decline in anxiety after being given CBD as was shown by a fall in their heart rates and increasingly calm behaviour. For a golfer, reducing anxiety the night before a big game is a great way to help you sleep. This ensure you arrive rested and on top of your game.
2. CBD is completely natural
The CBD products from Pure Organic Golf are 100% natural. They are made from plants grown in Bio Suisse Certified organic conditions and are tended to by farmers with years of experience in organic farming. At every stage of the process only organic products are used, making sure that your product is free from toxins or pesticides. To extract the CBD from plants we use CO₂ Extraction which adds no additional chemicals to the product.
3. CBD is permitted under WADA regulations
You don’t have to worry about gaining an illicit or unfair advantage when using CBD products. They are approved under World Anti Doping Agency regulations. THC, the substance that gives you the ‘high’ associated with cannabis, is prohibited under these regulations. However, it is legal in the UK and most of the EU as long as a CBD product contains under 0.2% THC.
At Pure Organic Golf we offer every product with and without THC. If you are regularly drug tested, a product with no THC is recommended. If you are not drug tested then using a product with THC allows you to benefit from something called the ‘Entourage Effect’. This is where all the terpenes and cannabinoids are working together to give you the full benefits of CBD.
4. CBD will leave you clear headed the next morning
One of the great things about CBD is that it has very few side effects and all of these are very mild. Some people experience changes in appetite or a dry mouth but these pass within a few days. After a good night’s sleep with CBD you won’t need an energy drink to make you feel lively on the golf course. As it has no lingering effects you shouldn’t feel drowsy. Instead you’ll be able to focus on your game and will be sure to finish under par.
Summarising how CBD for Golf can help you sleep
It’s clear that there are plenty of reasons to get a good night’s sleep, both for your golf game and for your long-term health. Natural remedies are a great way to get the sleep you want without any harsh chemicals or side effects. Visit our shop to find the right CBD product for you.
Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our expert golf support team with any questions.