Cannabis Topicals and Sleep Aids for College Athletes
Attending college comes with a lot of stress. You have studies to stay on top of, a social life to balance, and plenty of extracurricular activities and work to keep you busy and stressed. College athletes know how difficult it can be to balance all of these things and keep their bodies and minds healthy, too. College athletes need to stay on top of their sleep as well as mental and physical recovery. For some, cannabis topicals and sleep aids can do the trick.
September 18, 2023
The NCAA has ruled that marijuana is not a performance-enhancing drug and has raised the threshold for the amount of cannabis an athlete can test positive for. Of course, if you’re a college athlete, you should familiarize yourself with these rules as well as the specific rules and limitations set by your college before using cannabis sleep aids or topicals. But if you’ve done your research and decided that cannabis may help, or maybe you’re looking to get some good rest in the off season, we have you covered.
Whether you play on a team at WWU near our Bellingham dispensary or are an athlete at WSU near our Pullman pot shop, you have plenty of cannabis topicals and sleep aids to help with your rest and recovery.
Here are some of our top picks:
Best cannabis sleep aids for athletes
There’s no question that sleep is crucial for everyone – and this is especially true for college athletes who need to rest and recover after challenging practices and games. Lack of sleep can drastically affect performance, and sometimes the stress of knowing you have an upcoming game or practice can make it even more difficult to fall asleep in the first place. To combat this problem, give cannabis a shot.
Green Revolution Beauty Sleep Tincture
This indica tincture contains a powerhouse of sleepy compounds: 100 mg of THC, 50 mg of CBD, and 25 mg of CBN. Both THC and CBD are known to help some people sleep, but CBN is a newly popularized cannabinoid that is also suggested to help sleep.
It’s a water-based and water-soluble tincture, so you can easily mix it into your favorite nighttime beverage or just drop it under your tongue. Tinctures are great for athletes who want to keep their lungs clean and avoid smoking.
Fairwinds Deep Sleep Tincture
Another great tincture for college athletes is Fairwinds Deep Sleep. This product contains cannabis oil, terpenes, herbal extracts, and essential oils to help users get a good night’s sleep. The original Deep Sleep tincture contains just CBD and THC and is loved by many customers. The company also released a version containing CBN, though, for those who want even more sleep-enhancing qualities from their sleep aid.
Wyld Elderberry Sleep Gummies
Many customers and college athletes love Wyld’s Elderberry Sleep Gummies for getting a good night’s rest. Like the tinctures listed above, Wyld’s sleep gummies contain CBN, a cannabinoid suggested for improving sleep.
The gummies contain terpenes from indica strains that may provide better sedative effects than THC on its own. Each gummy contains 10 mg of THC and 5 mg of CBN. Be careful when taking these edibles for sleep, though. They taste so good you might have trouble stopping at the right dose.
Cannabis topicals for college athletes
Many athletes find themselves sore and achy after particularly tough practices or games. Unfortunately, some athletes also sustain injuries that leave them in pain or discomfort. For some, cannabis topicals can greatly improve these complaints and help athletes recover faster.
Ceres Dragon Balm Salve or Roll On
This topical is great for college athletes looking for deep tissue relief. With a powerful ratio of CBD, THC, CBN, CBG, this topical is a solid solution for many aches and pains.
Along with a powerful blend of cannabinoids, Dragon Balm includes menthol and camphor, which can provide cooling, numbing, and distracting effects to keep the brain from reacting to uncomfortable signals.
This combination makes for a strong, powerful, and effective topical that our customers and athletes love.
Fairwinds Flow Cream or Gel
Like the Fairwinds sleep tincture, Fairwinds Flow Gel and Cream both contain cannabinoids, terpenes, essential ois, and herbal extracts to provide relief.
We love the Fairwinds Flow line because it comes in a variety of formulas that suit everyone’s needs. Athletes who want to avoid THC altogether can use the hemp-only version of Fairwinds Flow, while the company also offers deep tissue relief formulas with various other ratios of cannabinoids.
Regardless of which variation you go for, we think you’ll be pleased with the quick relief this award-winning product provides.
Cannabis for college athletes
While these are some ideas to guide you in the right direction, you may find that you need to do a bit of trial and error before finding the perfect product for you. Cannabis sleep aids for college athletes can look different for each person, and they also depend on the regulations set forth by the school and the NCAA. The same goes for cannabis topicals for college athletes.
Always start low and go slow when trying a new cannabis product to see how it affects you. This way, you can decide if you should try something else or stick to the product you’re using.
Stock up at Piece of Mind Cannabis
Ready to try some sleep aids and topicals? Or maybe you’re looking for disposable vapes, flower, concentrates, or one of the many other great products we have in store. Whatever the case, we have you covered. Stop by Piece of Mind Cannabis and say high today!
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