Finding Calm as a Med Student

by Elisa Solano

As a medical student, my life is very stressful. Long study hours, on call nights, treating patients and trying to be on top of my game for rounds all the time are commonplace, add to that a global pandemic, which means using the personal protective equipment for hours, plus thinking about how to help my patients while keeping my family safe, and well, it’s definitely not easy. Insomnia and anxiety have been part of my life for a very long time and the current state of affairs just enhances these issues. At some point I even had to go under medication to help me sleep, but it made me feel groggy and tired.

If it is not a prescription drug, does it work?

When I first heard about CBD I was a little skeptical, but I decided to do what a medical student does best- research. When we study the way our body works we learn that stress triggers several mental and physical illness, so I was really excited when I found out there was something 100% natural and safe that could offer a variety of benefits for my mind and body. I tried different CBD products and I loved how they made me feel, but it wasn’t until I found Healist that I felt real, lasting results. The first thing I treid were the calm drops. I put one full dropper of Healist CBD double strength Calm Drops under my tongue before going to bed and that night I didn’t wake up several times as usual. I also felt good and not groggy the next day.

Learning to relax

It is easy to forget the importance of a good night of sleep when you have a lot to study, but our body needs sleep as much as it needs food or water. We have an internal process that regulates the sleep-wake cycle and when something disrupts that cycle we feel all the negative effects like fatigue, disorientation and sleep disorders. With time these symptoms evolve to significant adverse health consequences. That is one of the reasons why CBD is a staple for me not only before bed, but anytime I need a little bit extra help to relax. Or example, after finishing a hard rotation in Med School, I took some days off to rest and of course I had to take my drops with me. A beach day and my CBD oil were the perfect way to restore balance and find a sense of calm.

My body deserves the best

I love how Healist takes care of every detail. Their products are cruelty free, vegan and blended with other active natural ingredients to support wellness. They also clearly label how much CBD is in each serving. I love that their packaging is totally transparent because it makes me feel confident about what I am consuming. 

Being a med student comes with a lot of responsibility and a lot of late night studying. While I know the long days (and nights) aren’t going to end any time soon, I’m so glad I found Healist to help support me during my med school. Using their Calm Drops lets my brain unwind and get ready for bed. I love that the drops help me unwind while also giving me no groggy side-effects in the morning. I find restful sleep and wake up refreshed, ready to take on the day!