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Why is sleep so important?

Poor quality sleep can affect every part of your life, from your physical health and energy levels to your mental health and mood. A lack of sleep can lead to irritability, a lack of focus, feeling physically worn down, and more. We’re looking for more restorative sleep and generally feeling well-rested, despite how many hours of sleep you achived or how many times you woke up in the middle of the night. Do you generally feel well rested regardless of the amount of hours you slept? A question that starts at the root of getting a good night sleep. Improved sleep is one of the most common health goals in our modern-day busy world.

What is CBN?

If you’ve been paying attention to trends in the cannabis industry, you might have found yourself wondering – what is CBN? CBN is a minor cannabinoid that’s produced when THC goes through the process of oxidation. Keep in mind that this change occurs on a molecular level, therefore CBN does not affect the body in the same way that THC does. CBN is non psycho active. (CBN like CBD is their to amplify the bodies own healing properties, our bodies naturally product melatonin, so CBN has been known to boost the bodies natural production of melatonin.)

CBD SHOULDN’T INHERENTLY MAKE YOU SLEEP, BUT SUPPORT YOUR BODIES NEED FOR SLEEP. To make falling asleep and staying asleep easier.

CBN naturally occurs in the cannabis flower. CBN isolate is typically supplied via applying heat and pressure to cannabis extract to speed up the process of oxidation. While this is a more resource-intensive process, the reward of this minor cannabinoid is an up-and-coming candidate for sleep support, this cannabinoid has peeked peoples interest as great natural alternative to aid in a good night rest.

How CBN does it work?

We are still learning much about how CBN works in the body, however, we do know that it interacts with the endocannabinoid system. There is growing interest in CBN’s potential to assist in stress relief, relieving discomfort, and supporting restful sleep. However, as it grows in popularity, many are touting its sedative effects to be particularly helpful for falling and staying asleep. CBN’s sleep support capabilities, as improved sleep is one of the most common health goals in our modern-day busy world, helping to promote and induce a “sleepy state of mind.”

The effects of CBN appear to be particularly enhanced when paired with THC and CBD. (You may be familiar with the entourage effect, if not check out our Journal on your Endocannabinoid system and how the entourage effect is best!) We can achieve the greatest therapeutic benefit from a cannabinoid by pairing it with other phytocannabinoids and terpenes (Entourage effect).

While it seems like CBN is a brand new discovery, we’ve actually been isolating this minor cannabinoid since the 1940s! Its recent rise in popularity has taken the cannabis industry by surprise, but it looks like this cannabinoid is here to stay.

Medical Research and Studies with CBN.

Animal and human studies are on the rise with a focus on studying CBN and sleep, and its role in the ECS. There is specific interest in CBN’s potential sedative qualities that may promote a restful night’s sleep, particularly when combined with other cannabinoids.
Potential antibacterial benefits Like CBG, CBN has been researched for its potential antibacterial qualities. A 2008 study showed, for instance, that CBN eliminated certain types of MRSA bacteria, but these results have not been corroborated by further research. Since these two cannabinoids have different activity profiles, using CBG and CBN in tandem to fight bacterial infections should be a target of future research. Potential neuroprotective benefits A 2004 study found that CBN delayed the onset of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a type of neurodegenerative disease. Based on this research, scientists suspect that CBN may be useful as a general neuroprotective agent.
Potential appetite benefits THC has been used for years as an appetite stimulant, but the intoxicating qualities of this cannabinoid make it undesirable for this purpose. A 2012 pre-clinical study found that CBN increased appetite, which has led some cannabinoid experts to believe that this cannabinoid could serve as an adequate replacement for THC that doesn’t induce significant psychoactive effects.
Other potential benefits While there’s only a very limited amount of scientific evidence indicating that CBN might be useful for sleep, consumers have used this cannabinoid extensively as a sleep aid, which has provided a lot of compelling anecdotal evidence. CBN has also been investigated for its analgesic qualities.

What are the most common uses for CBN?

CBN TYPICALY CARRES SOME SEDATING EFFECTS. Although direct evidence of CBN enhancing sleep is lacking, it may promote sleep indirectly through reducing psychological arousal (caused by sources of stress, pain, etc.) at bedtime.

-Helps promote a healthier sleep cycle.

-CBN has also been investigated for its analgesic qualities.

-Sense of Calm and relaxation.

-Works with other cannabinoids in our bodies to amplify certain effects.

-Helps premote relaxation and calm.

Where can I buy CBN?

You can buy CBN at CANVAS Isnpired Living.  It is available on the dispensary website and at the retail location in St. Louis, MO.  We have multiple CBN choices to chose from with different delivery mechanisms.