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Geordie Shore’s Aaron Chalmers says CBD has helped his lockdown experience as a new dad

The former MTV reality star turned professional fighter says he has been ‘destroyed’ by the sleepless nights and not being able to rely on the support network of family and friends in lockdown.

Geordie Shore star and pro-MMA fighter Aaron Chalmers has told how CBD has helped with his ‘sleepless nights’ after becoming a new dad during lockdown.

Aaron, 33, who most will know from MTV’s reality hit Geordie Shore, welcomed a son, Romeo, in April last year with his partner Talia Oatway.

The couple’s second child is expected in May 2021.

He has now revealed how CBD has helped him cope with the demands of becoming a dad for the first time, which left him feeling exhausted.

He says the pandemic made it even harder to cope.

Aaron is an ambassador for CBD retailer Natural Strains, and says that he found CBD helped ease his anxiety and help him sleep better.

“It’s definitely been a tough year, with everything that’s going on with Covid and lockdowns. Since Romeo was born I’ve been super busy doing things I’ve never done before like changing nappies and doing night feeds and everything else that comes with a newborn.

“We love him to bits, but nothing prepares you for how different your life becomes with a baba. I’ve been a lot more tired and stressed, my mind has been working overtime and it’s been a lot to get my head around.”

Aaron started using CBD from Natural Strains to help him ‘chill out and get enough sleep.’ Like a lot of new parents, he says being awake all hours left him feeling ‘destroyed.’

“CBD has definitely helped me cope with everything being thrown at me.”

Related: Is CBD the key to a good night’s sleep? We ask the expert.

Former scaffolder Aaron, from Newcastle, rose to fame on the MTV reality show, Geordie Shore before he went on to achieve success as a professional MMA fighter.

He adds:

“I’ve been in the MMA world for around three years and it definitely takes a lot out of you both mentally and physically.

“I’ve suffered from anxiety and anger issues in the past, and training has always done me a world of good.

“CBD really helps me sleep and relax, which is very important to make sure I’m in the best shape.”

CBD isn’t the only health kick Aaron has incorporated into his life as a family man. Taking to Instagram in November, he told his 2.3 million fans how he decided to cut back on alcohol too.

Natural Strains is one of the leading suppliers of CBD products in the UK. Founder Ian Lloyd says the effects of lockdown have seen more customers turning to CBD for stress and anxiety.

“Lots of people are turning to CBD for help with sleep and anxiety and we have had customers telling us how the Covid pandemic has left them stressed and worried.”

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