Cannabis and Sleep
Cannabis has been a widely discussed topic when it comes to its potential effects on sleep.
Some people claim that it helps them relax and fall asleep, let’s explore this claim and the
relationship between cannabis and sleep.
Cannabis contains over 100 different cannabinoids, but the most well-known ones are THC and
CBD. THC is known for its psychoactive effects, while CBD is non-psychoactive and is often
associated with potential therapeutic benefits, including its calming and relaxing effects. Another
less talked about cannabinoid that helps with sleep tremendously is CBN. CBN shows promise
for helping people fall asleep quicker and stay asleep through the night. The terpene Myrcene,
which has a sweet yet spicy taste, is also great for pain relief and sleep support.
The impact of cannabis on sleep can vary depending on the individual, the type of cannabis
used, the dosage, and the timing of consumption. Some studies suggest that cannabis can help
with falling asleep faster, particularly strains high in CBD, by promoting relaxation and reducing
anxiety. Other consumable options with 1:1 ratios can be beneficial since THC has been shown
to have sedative effects as well. CBD, on the other hand, has been the subject of various
studies exploring its potential for improving sleep quality. Research suggests that CBD may
have anxiolytic (anxiety-reducing) and calming effects, which could be beneficial for individuals
struggling with sleep disturbances related to anxiety or stress. Furthermore, CBD is not known
to produce the same psychoactive effects as THC, making it a potentially safer option for those
seeking sleep-related benefits from cannabis.
Our new line of sleep products are extremely beneficial and a great addition to the medicine
cabinet for peaceful and restful sleep. Our new capsules which are CBD+CBN are a great
option for those looking for sleep support without THC. I also created our new Night Time Rosin
Drops with 500mg of Rosin and 500mg CBN to put you into a state of relaxation and drift you off
into a deep sleep. Make sure to try it this winter season to experience the mouthwatering
holiday spice flavor! Our Hash Rosin Gummies are a great helper when needed for sleep, pain,
and anxiety and a must have on hand!
In addition to cannabis, there are several proven strategies for improving sleep quality. These
include creating a relaxing bedtime routine, maintaining a consistent sleep schedule, optimizing
sleep environment, avoiding stimulants such as blue lights close to bedtime, and practicing
relaxation techniques such as meditation or deep breathing exercises. Herbally chamomile tea,
essential oil diffusers, and valerian root capsules are always great options and can even be
incorporated with cannabis. Did you know you can incorporate herbs such as Rosemary,
Thyme, and Basil which are high in Myrcene into your nightly smoke to help produce sleepier
effects? Super cool, right?!
It’s important to recognize that individual reactions to cannabis can vary widely. Factors such as
tolerance, metabolism, and overall health can influence how a person responds to cannabis.
Start low and go slow; you can always add more! Happy Medicating!