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CBD for flying anxiety

CBD for flying anxiety

Summer has firmly landed and for many, it signals the promise of a much-needed, well-earned holiday. While UK tourism has gained ground thanks to a renewed appreciation for the domestic delights of our own shores and shires, the post-covid ‘freedom factor’ means many will be packing their bathers and their passports, destined for warmer climes this Summer.  New figures from ABTA, The Travel Association, show that two-thirds (65%) of UK residents are planning a holiday abroad this year, with the demand for travel reaching pre-pandemic levels.

But while the prospect of a holiday abroad invokes a sense of excitement for some, it can stir up a paradoxical sense of apprehension for others, where the anxiety of boarding a flight can cast a shadow over the joy. Fortunately, CBD has emerged as a natural aid that can help settle the turbulence for those who struggle before or during a flight, as well as help ease away a few other potential disruptions during your trip.  Here we share some steps and strategies to consider that may help soothe the stress of flying and making your holiday the fun adventure you deserve.

Reducing Flying Anxiety with CBD

Flying anxiety is very common and often stems from the fear of the unknown or the lack of control over the situation. CBD can be a valuable tool in managing these feelings of flight anxiety, both prior to travel and during the journey itself. It can help promote a sense of tranquillity, reduce racing thoughts, and induce a much calmer state without the unwanted side effects of traditional anti-anxiety medications.

If you're new to CBD but want to try it for settling flying anxiety it's worth considering what, how and when to take it. The optimal CBD dosage varies depending on body weight, metabolism, and the severity of anxiety symptoms. Check out our CBD Dosage Calculator to find your personalised recommended dosage and how to build up to this.  It's a good idea to start taking CBD in the run up to your day of travel to ensure you've found the right dosage and timing for your specific needs. This will also help to settle any anxiety in the run up to the day of travel.

Our CBD products come in various forms including oils, edibles, and topicals. When using CBD for flying anxiety, consider factors such as convenience and flight duration. Sublingual oils and edibles are the most practical for longer flights. 

Your Time to Recharge with some Solid R&R

Holidays are a time to relax and unwind, and often a chance to ditch the alarm clock in lieu of some revitalising lie-ins.  But depending on your destination, time zone shifts can hamper the top or tail ends of your first few days.  And for those of us that suffer from broken sleep patterns at home, sadly that often travels with us, like an uninvited guest ready to sabotage our hopes of recharging the zzzs. CBD is recognised for its ability to promote a sense of calm, relaxation, and significantly, sleep. The hemp plant’s phytocannabinoids work in sync with our own natural endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS includes receptors in the hypothalamus region of the brain which is responsible, among many things, for regulating our sleep-wake cycle.

The Value of Consistency:

If you’ve been using CBD as part of a routine it’s helpful to maintain your regimen when away from home and the routines of daily life. Whether you use CBD for sleep, anxiety relief, pain management, or general well-being, here are some reasons why continuing your CBD routine while on holiday is valuable: 

  1. Stress Relief: Travelling, despite being exciting, can still induce stress. Whether it's navigating unfamiliar surroundings or dealing with travel hiccups, CBD can help promote a sense of calm and relaxation, allowing you to fully enjoy your holiday.
  1. Pain Management: Exploring new destinations often involves walking, hiking, or engaging in various physical activities. CBD's anti-inflammatory properties may help alleviate pain and soreness, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the adventure without discomfort.
  1. Mind and Body Balance: Adjusting to a new sleep environment can be challenging for some individuals. CBD can aid in regulating sleep patterns, enabling you to achieve more restful sleep and wake up energised and ready for each day of your holiday.

As a natural remedy for both flying and general anxiety, stress, or sleep disturbances CBD is a great travel companion and maintaining your CBD regimen while on a trip away ensures you continue to enjoy the benefits you’ve built up. As you embark on your next holiday, consider packing CBD to help calm the waters, and pave the path to a relaxed, enjoyable, and fulfilling trip. Bon voyage!

P.S. Remember to research local rules and laws concerning taking CBD into any countries you are planning to visit to avoid running into any issues – read our article that dives into the global landscape on CBD legality.

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