Does CBN help with sleep?
Asked 3 years ago
I have terrible insomnia. CBD doesn’t quite put me to sleep; it just deepens my sleep once I get there. I heard that there is something else called CBN; how does it differ from CBD, and will it help me sleep?
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Sleep disorders or insomnia are some of the most common problems that people face today. Among other things, this is due to everyday stress and restlessness that affect our quality of life. Lack of enough sleep can lead to agitation, feeling tired, and slacking in important tasks.
While there are other medications for this problem out there, most people turn to CBN and other natural alternatives when finding a solution for this problem.
As with CBD and THC, CBD is one of the cannabinoids in the hemp plant. CBN is combined with CBD oil to get CBN oil. Although CBN is believed to aid in sleep, I’ll advise you to combine it with CBD for better results.
CBN is less accessible than CBD. Of course, both have the same origin, but CBN is less researched than CBD, meaning you can get more products containing CBD than CBN. As with CBD, CBN is not psychoactive, meaning it won’t cause the “high” effect.
When used in combination with CBD, CBD may assist with sleep. I would, however, recommend that you use it during your non-active hours if you are trying it for the first time. Some CBD products contain terpenes and other herbs that could make them more powerful, thus increasing the sedation effect.
When it comes to dosage, you need to start small and increase gradually, depending on how you feel after taking it. Some research shows that CBN has sedating qualities and can help in sleep. For better results, take it an hour before you go to sleep.
CBD comes in the form of tinctures, and so you need to take it sublingually. Ideally, you need to put it under your tongue and hold it for about 20 seconds before swallowing it. You can also add it to drinks or food. For better results, buy your CBN only from reputable CBD brands.
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Dr. Lori Beth Bisbey