Cannabis + Sleep

National Sleep Awareness

When it comes to cannabis, there are over 100 cannabinoids (and counting) that have been identified in the plant, with THC and CBD so far stealing the show. These cannabinoids are what interact with our own body’s endocannabinoid system and result in their various medicinal effects. However, as of late, there’s a “new” kid on the canna-block that’s making headlines. 


Cannabinol or CBN is a non-intoxicating compound that, when combined with THC, paves the way for a sedative effect that helps combat insomnia. Seeing as how this month kicks off with National Sleep Awareness, we figured it’s a good time as ever to explore what all the fuss is about. 


It is said that 30 to 40 percent of the population experience some form of insomnia in their lifetime. While CBN has been shown to come with a whole host of benefits – antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, neuroprotectant, and helping with glaucoma and appetite stimulation – its role in sleep is actually a team effort. The “entourage effect,” as it’s referred to, is when cannabinoids and various terpenes (hey linalool) work together synergistically in order to bring about their resulting benefits. 


Though CBN has an indica-like effect, it can be found in a lot of Sativa strains. And depending on your preference, can also be taken topically, transdermally, and orally as well.


Ready to get started on your journey to a better, sleepful you? Ask your local dispensary about what products are right for you, or request an appointment with Kaya Life to learn more about how to best fit medical marijuana with your lifestyle.

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