The start of every school year is always chaotic for parents. But now, between online classrooms, managing hybrid schedules, and giving out endless snacks (all while working from home), this year has brought on a whole new level of mayhem. Talk about stressful!
Unfortunately, excess stress isn’t healthy for you or your family, though. Your kids need you to be at your best every day so they can thrive, whether they are going to school in person or online.
More and more parents are turning to CBD during the pandemic to reduce stress, quell anxiety, and sleep better at night. Here’s why you might want to consider CBD as you navigate these unprecedented times.
You and your kids are navigating uncharted and nerve-wracking territory this year. Yes, they are probably going to ask you 500 math and reading questions a day. However, yelling or getting frustrated isn’t healthy for you or your child. It’s so important to stay calm. A study published in the Journal of Clinical Child Psychology found that parental hostility like yelling and nagging can lead to behavioral problems and child aggression over time. Luckily a 2018 study found that a combination of CBD and THC reduced stress and anxiety by 58% among participants.
There’s a lot of anxiety and uncertainty right now — when will your kids return to school and see their friends again?
Unfortunately, anxiety can lead to a host of symptoms, such as higher blood pressure, increased heart rate, and fatigue. Over time it can even lead to long-term health problems like heart disease and a higher likelihood of getting sick.
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You want to stay healthy and be there for your family, of course. Studies have found that CBD can help reduce anxiety symptoms. It also may help treat anxiety disorders like panic disorder, social anxiety disorder (in case you get anxious about those daily Zoom calls with your kid’s teachers) and obsessive–compulsive disorder.
You probably make your kids adhere to a strict bedtime on school nights. But if you aren’t sleeping well, you aren’t going to perform well or show up for your kids the next day, either. CBD can help reduce symptoms of insomnia. A 2019 study also found that participants who reduced anxiety overall slept better at night. That means performing better and being more alert the next day, too.
Now if CBD could just help solve those math problems for you!