CBN for Sleep: the Healing Powers of a Nighttime Routine With Cannabis
Nighttime routines, whether you love or hate them, are essential to our mental performance. No one can deny the pleasure of feeling well-rested after getting enough sleep (except for insomniacs). With 30% of the US general population dealing with a sleep disorder, CBN for sleep could be the solution to getting more people on consistent nighttime routines.
People try all kinds of relaxing activities to fall asleep in the evening such as listening to quiet music or doing light yoga. Chronic insomnias, on the other hand, might find that these activities don’t have any impact on their ability to sleep.
Serious insomnia cases are a literal nightmare. These people have probably tried it all: lowering the room temperature, altering their diet, and even taking over-the-counter sleep aids. But as the cannabis industry continues to reveal more evidence for using CBN for sleep, now might be the time to switch up your routine.
Wasn’t it Albert Einstein who suggested that sticking to the same routine gets you nowhere?
“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”
If we take Einstein’s words in the context of sleep, we understand how important it is to find new solutions to insomnia (or even just not sleeping as well as you’d like!). Besides, sleep is supposed to be easy, not make us feel like we’re running into a wall (or becoming insane).
In this article, we answer common questions about CBN for sleep and clear up misconceptions about using cannabis for insomnia. You will see why establishing an effective nighttime routine can help you be sovereign over your life (and fall asleep in half the time it takes for traditional sleep aids to start working).
What are the effects of CBN?
Let’s take a look at this overview of the cannabis plant before unpacking this question:
- Cannabis contains more than 100 cannabinoids, aka chemical compounds.
- Certain cannabinoids treat different ailments better than others (such as CBD oil for anxiety).
- CBN, aka cannabinol, appears once THC molecules break down. For this reason, people argue that CBN is aged and useless.
- This doesn’t quite factor in the potential of CBN for sleep based on reports from cannabis users.
Another important consideration before we jump back into CBN for sleep is to not overlook the novelty of the cannabis industry.
Understanding the therapeutic benefits of cannabis is an ongoing process. Remember to stay open-minded about the latest scientific findings (at Sovereignty) as information continues to evolve.
Now, on to the effects of CBN. If you deal with insomnia on a daily basis, you know that stress and physical pain are two reasons why you can’t fall asleep.
Feeling distressed about not sleeping triggers more anxiety, but cannabis, if you don’t already realize, is a go-to solution almost anyone can try. Because of the legality of hemp-derived CBN, we can, fortunately, find products with sleep-inducing properties.
Sleep isn’t just a matter of closing your eyes. Sore muscles and mood swings affect our quality of sleep too. Luckily, CBN has a sedative effect on the mind and body to manage pain and enhance mood.
People say they’re able to wind down without feeling groggy after using CBN. Let’s make sure we understand how CBN differs from THC as we consider the effects of various cannabinoids.
Is CBN oil safe?
The short answer: CBN doesn’t get you “high” like THC. That’s the loophole most dispensaries and CBD companies work with to educate people about cannabis.
A misconception about cannabis has to do with people using it to get “stoned.” Cultivators actually breed cannabinoid specific plants that are legal because they contain less than 0.3% THC. Some extraction companies have even figured out how to produce pure CBN and CBD blends with zero THC.
The next time you hear someone crack a joke about lazy cannabis users, kindly remind them of the non-psychoactive properties of the plant.
Then share the numerous health benefits we know about CBN:
- One study found CBN could be used as an antibiotic to fight bacterial infections.
- Some reports suggest CBN stimulates bone growth for people with osteoporosis.
- CBN might be able to treat glaucoma, epilepsy, and cancer.
- Because CBN is mildly psychoactive (emphasis on mildly), you drift off to sleep without the dullness associated with pharma medications.
A little awareness can do wonders for cannabis perception (thanks to you too).
With all of this in mind, there’s one part of the puzzle still missing.
How do I get CBN?
Other companies push out CBN “bud,” vape, and wax oil you can use for better sleep. The problem with inhaling CBN is that it may cause throat and lung irritation.
We’ve got another trick up our sleeve at Sovereignty—CBN sleep powder.
Dream is a CBN supplement you can drink in water before bed. In powder form, CBN is easily digestible so you feel its effects more quickly than other sleep aids.
There’s another perk to drinking our CBN herbal supplement: it tastes like berries. The faint sweetness of Dream makes you feel like you’re getting a sweet nighttime treat that actually has very little sugar.
We also blended CBN with traditional Chinese and adaptogenic herbs for maximal effectiveness. The Dream formula works to rejuvenate rather than deplete your energy.
That means you get purposeful sleep to carry you throughout the day.
Speaking of daytime, as daylight savings time approaches in November, seasonal changes are bound to affect our sleep cycles.
As we shift our schedules and “fall back” an hour, your body’s circadian rhythm must adjust to the change of seasons.
But CBN for sleep is one way to regulate your sleep, especially as the days get shorter and the skies get darker. Dream can help you ward off the “winter blues” (aka seasonal depression) with the mood-enhancing properties of CBD and CBN.
We cannot overlook the health benefits of getting enough sleep, especially when we have the power of cannabis to create better, more purposeful nighttime routines.
CBN supplements empower you to find a balance in your sleep schedule. Now is the time to sleep more and stress less (and finally enjoy your fluffy pillow).