We’ve all had sleepless nights. For some, it’s the pressures of the day that cause our insomnia. For others, it’s an issue more physical in nature, like sleep apnea. Whatever the root of the problem is, sleep deprivation can be a serious issue, affecting everything from memory and mood to high blood pressure and the risk of heart disease. There are plenty of sleep aids on the market, but many either don’t work or come with harmful side effects. A safe, effective — and natural — solution to this problem is a compound known as cannabidiol, better known as CBD.
What Is CBD?
CBD, or cannabidiol, is a natural compound produced by the hemp plant. It is part of a group of compounds known as cannabinoids. The hemp plant produces over 100 such cannabinoids, each with its own unique properties. These compounds mimic the cannabinoids produced in our own bodies, as part of our endocannabinoid system.
The endocannabinoid system regulates several crucial functions in the body, including sleep, control of movement, motor coordination, immune response, learning and memory, mood balance, pain tolerance, and more. CBD and other plant-based cannabinoids (known as phytocannabinoids) support and bolster the body’s endocannabinoid system and promote wellness.
We would be remiss if we didn’t point out that CBD is not the same thing as THC, the other “famous” cannabinoid. CBD does not get you “high,” like its canna-cousin. CBD is extracted from the hemp plant (not marijuana), and it contains less than 0.3% THC.
CBN and Sleep
As mentioned, CBD is one of many health-boosting cannabinoids. Another is cannabinol, or CBN. Known as the “ultimate relaxation cannabinoid,” CBN is actually related to THC. It’s what’s called a metabolite, meaning it is the end result of the metabolism of THC. In short, THC eventually becomes CBN. But while it won’t get you “high,” CBN does retain the effect of making the body drowsy.
This alone would be sufficient to make CBN a useful sleep supplement. But when CBN is taken in combination with CBD, something fascinating happens. It’s called the Entourage Effect. This term is used to describe the phenomenon wherein multiple cannabinoids, when taken together, not only work alongside one another; they also support and enhance each other! This makes the effects of CBN — and CBD — even more profound, making a product like CBD + CBN Night Capsules a powerful sleep supplement.
Our Night Capsules have the magic ratio of CBD to CBN (30mg to 2.5mg) in every serving, giving you optimal sleep support. In addition, we’ve added a special blend of sleep terpenes (more on those in a minute), mood-boosting magnesium and GABA, and sleep-enhancing botanicals to make this a quick, convenient ticket to Slumberland.
What Is the Best CBD Oil for Sleep?
We’re not ones to pat ourselves on the back, but our new CBD Oil Sleep Tincture is truly best in class. Not only does it combine the supreme calming benefits of CBD and CBN to achieve the Entourage Effect, but it also features other powerful, sleep-inducing ingredients.
Our sleep tincture contains a specially formulated blend of sleep terpenes. Terpenes are aromatic compounds found in plants that do everything from encouraging pollination to warning away pests. For humans, these compounds have been found to have varied and beneficial effects. Terpenes form the basis of many essential oils, and are used in holistic treatments like aromatherapy. Some terpenes, such as those found in lavender, relax the mind and body. They also contribute to the Entourage Effect, making your CBD + CBN experience even richer.
The icing on the cake is the addition of melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone produced by the body to regulate the sleep-wake cycle. People have taken over-the-counter melatonin for years to supplement the body’s sometimes inadequate production of this hormone. We’ve put a full 5mg serving of melatonin into this already spectacular tincture, giving it an blissful extra punch.
The result is the finest CBD oil on the market. With this tincture, you will get to sleep more quickly and easily, and you’ll find your rest much deeper, with fewer bouts of waking up in the middle of the night. And unlike old-timey sleeping pills, you won’t wake up feeling hungover.
When to Take CBD Oil for Sleep
If you’re wondering when to take CBD for sleep, shoot for 30–60 minutes before bed. Then, after you have a night or two under your belt, you can adjust accordingly. But please don’t drive, operate heavy machinery or perform any other potentially dangerous task. As we say, this is a powerful (and wonderful!) CBD sleep aid.
Can CBD Help With Sleep Apnea?
Because hemp was lumped together with marijuana in the public (and governmental) mind for so many years, we’re still catching up on scientific studies of the uses of CBD. In some areas, like sleep apnea, we have to rely on anecdotal evidence and our own reasoning.
Sleep apnea is a disorder in which breathing stops and starts repeatedly during sleep. The theory behind CBD helping sleep apnea is that it relaxes the body while you sleep, allowing your airway to relax and your breathing to improve. If you’re having problems with sleep apnea, it’s worth asking your doctor about the potential of CBD.
Is There a Gummy CBD Sleep Aid?
Capsules and tinctures are great, but for many the preferred way to take CBD is with a delicious gummy. Our CBD Gummies With Melatonin offer a whopping 50mg of broad spectrum CBD, along with a full 5mg of melatonin, per serving. In addition to this, we’ve added a proprietary blend of sleep terpenes, restful magnesium, and extracts from passion flower, chamomile, and lemon balm to put you in a calm state of mind as you head off to bed. These tasty, naturally flavored gummies feel like a sweet reward at the end of the day.
Putting This Sleep Talk to Bed
The CDC says adults should get seven hours or more of sleep every night. If you’re having trouble getting a full night’s rest on a consistent basis, you owe it to your health to do something about it. CBD offers a natural way to give your body the rest it needs, so that you can wake up fresh and be a better you throughout the day!
Need a great night’s sleep? Try our new CBD Oil Sleep Tincture!