Your 11 a.m. cross-country flight is already delayed by severe weather alerts, yet that isn’t calming your nerves or helping your stress because your Uber driver advised you an interstate accident is slowing traffic in all directions.
Arriving, you scurry into the airport only to find the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) line the length of two football fields, realizing you’re not pre-cleared and will have to wrestle with your belt and shoes in the security checkpoint line. It’s enough to make anyone contemplate a couple of mid-morning cocktails.
Even when plans are going smoothly, some travelers still get pre-takeoff jitters at the thought of flying, and resort to alcohol, prescription or non-prescription anxiety medications, and sleep aids. These aren’t the only options.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is increasingly becoming a go-to to help reduce air travel anxiety. For those unfamiliar with CBD, it is found in cannabis plants and is one of more than 100 cannabinoids that interact with your body’s endocannabinoid system that regulates sleep, mood, and digestion. Unlike other cannabinoids such as THC, CBD doesn’t make you “high,” yet it has a calming effect that can lead to improved mental clarity.
To evaluate the benefits of CBD while traveling, Remedy Review surveyed over 500 individuals who have used CBD when traveling. Ninety-seven percent of respondents said CBD made their travel experience better, with 58 percent going as far to say it was moderately or much better. Only 3 percent said taking CBD didn’t improve their travel experience.
As more medical and scientific research is completed on cannabinoids and CBD, in particular, medical experts are recognizing the positive impact of CBD in reducing anxiety with few to no side effects.
Giving additional credence to CBD’s benefits for reducing travel anxiety is that 93 percent of those who’ve taken the product would recommend it to others. On average, people using CBD while traveling said they used it on two out of every three trips.
CBD was the top choice of those surveyed to address anxiety, stress, restlessness, fear, and even nausea. The percentages ranged from 88 to 77 percent, declining in the order listed.
Just over half of those surveyed indicated that when they used CBD to relieve travel anxiety, they were less likely to drink alcohol. Fewer over-the-counter and prescription medications were also used, as reported by 46 percent each of respondents, while 39 percent said they were less likely to use illegal drugs.
While 88 percent of respondents said they used CBD to relieve anxiety, their second option at 49 percent was prescription medications, and then alcohol at 36 percent.
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