I'm going through menopause, and the hot flashes keep me up at night. What can you recommend?
2 years ago
I need to sleep, but am afraid that marijuana may exacerbate some of my issues with anxiety.
Answer - Wellness consultant, education & sales for Octavia Wellness serving the East Bay.
Hot flashes are indeed one of the most difficult side effects of menopause. And when they are effecting your sleep, that adds an additional layer of stress to your day. Something things you can do near bedtime, that are not cannabis related, are avoid caffeine (including chocolate), alcohol, spicy foods, tight clothing, extra blankets and cigarette smoke.
Whoopi (Goldberg) and Maya make topical rubs, bath soaks and yummy sipping cocao chocolate treats specifically for women. At night, you can bath in Whoopi & Maya’s Medical Cannabis Bath Soak. The soaks promotes a state of deep relaxation and offers relief from the aches, pains, and cramping associated with the menstrual cycle. Available in lavender, amber moon or unscented. Follow that bath with a Whoopi and Maya topical rub and you're on your way to deep relaxation.
Whoopi and Maya's CBD chocolate sipping cacao that would be especially good for you in the daytime, since CBD is known for it's calming and anti-anxiety effects. Cocao enters your body through your endocannabinoid receptors just like cannabis, and releases an array of “feel good” chemicals that physically improves your mood. Coupled with cannabis this raw, organic cacao can help with inflammation, sleep, pain, irritability, joint pain, and the uterine cramping and discomfort associated with the menstrual cycle, all while providing for a truly health beneficial experience.
The high content of magnesium and iron chocolate contains makes it desirable as these deficiencies become heightened during menstruation. A study from the Virginia University Health System has discovered that magnesium supplements can reduce hot flash frequency in women from 52 to 28 per week — a 41% reduction.
Cannabis may be just the ticket for your menopausal issues! You can purchase Whoopi and Maya topicals and cacao edibles at www.Octaviawellness.com.