‘I Replaced My Post-Work Glass of Wine With This Delicioius CBD Juice, and I’m Not Looking Back’

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One of the best things you can do for the sake of your sleep routine is ditch the evening glass of wine. Experts consistently report that, even though downing a few ounces of pinot noir after work may make you feel relaxed in the short term, once it's metabolized, it can lead to disrupted sleep later on. For those of us who rely on a little vino to help us wind down at the end of the day, however, quitting the habit cold turkey is tough (I know this, because I've tried). One way to make it easier—and improve your sleep in the process—is to trade that bev for a CBD drink instead.

In recent years, CBD has become widely beloved for its calming effects, and in your evening routine, it can be help you wind down. It interacts with your body's endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is found in your nervous system, organs, connective tissues, glands, and immune system, and explains why the compound is known to have such a wide range of benefits from reducing inflammation to helping with stress. As far as sleep goes, research on the subject is still pretty new, but some studies have shown that CBD may be helpful in improving your REM cycle, and in effect, reducing daytime sleepiness. Enter: VYBES CBD-infused drinks, which is one of the best stand-ins for the nightly glass of wine that we've found.

The drinks come in six different and equally delicious flavors—including strawberry lavender, blackberry hibiscus, and honey crisp apple basil (which all sound like delightful cocktails, if you ask me)—and are formulated with 25 milligrams of Colorado-grown CBD isolate. In addition to having calming effects on both the body and mind, they also help to reduce inflammation. "Someone sent me some Vybes to try and from basically the first sip I was rethinking my nightly glass of wine," says Ali Finney, Well+Good's beauty and fitness director, who has become a full-on CBD drink convert since trying the stuff. "They really lull me into the evening, and I've noticed better, less interrupted sleep since I've integrated them into nights."

It's worth mentioning that CBD effects everyone differently, so you'll want to test out how your body responds to the stuff before going all in on a year's supply of CBD juices. What you can rely on, though, is that CBD is purported to help you drift off to dreamland a whole lot more easily than your usual glass of pinot.

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