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CBN, The New Sleep Aid?

Did you know, CBN interacts with receptors in your brain, producing a sedative effect similar to prescription sleep aid products?

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Improve your sleep with CBN

While CBN hasn’t yet received the attention that CBD has, you may have already heard about it and wondered if it could be an effective insomnia treatment that might help you fall and stay asleep. 

What is CBN for Sleep?

CBN cannabinoid (cannabinol) – known as the sleepy cannabinoid –  is one of more than 100 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. When cannabis ages through exposure to air, heat and light, the CBN contained in the plant becomes more concentrated. If you’ve ever had old cannabis and felt tired, you’ve most likely already tried CBN. Until recently, people hadn’t isolated CBN on its own, but with the advent of CBD isolate, this lesser-known cannabinoid is now gaining a reputation as a powerful sedative.   

While scientific research on CBN is still in its nascent stages, some studies – and lots of word of mouth – suggest that CBN is as effective a sleep aid as pharmaceuticals like Diazepam. In fact, Rolling Stone says CBN is, “quickly becoming 2020’s best alternative to sleeping pills.” 

How does CBN help sleep? 

Like other cannabinoids, CBN interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system. While CBD works with receptors in your blood and bones, CBN interacts with receptors in your brain, producing a sedative effect similar to prescription sleep aid products without a psychoactive effect.   

Until recently, CBN was only consumed with other cannabinoids, which can contribute to the entourage effect. Now though, CBN has effectively been isolated and can be found in CBN distillate form and taken as a CBN tincture on its own or in combination with other chosen cannabinoids like CBD to improve sleep and address underlying ailments like pain or anxiety which might be making sleep more challenging for you.   

CBN for sleep can be an excellent alternative to prescription sleep aid products which often come with side effects and can be addictive. It may take some experimenting to find the right CBD dosage for sleep, so keeping a journal for a week or two to record changes and improvements to the quality and quantity of your sleep might help you find the sweet spot. 

CBN Effects

Is CBN safe? While initial research shows promise – if not yet proof – of CBN as a safe sleep aid for adults, studies have also shown additional benefits and effects of CBN as well, including help with pain and inflammation, bone healing and growth and antibacterial and anticonvulsant properties. While the CBN world has yet to be studied sufficiently, it certainly shows promise. 

Not sure where to start? Visit for CBN isolate for sale and to learn more about products that incorporate CBN oil. Sweet dreams!

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