Sleep is everything. It’s essential for a happy, healthy life, yet it can be one of the hardest things to get. Cannabis can help. More particularly, cannabinol (CBN) can help. CBN is a cannabinoid from the cannabis plant, gaining popularity as a sleep aid. And for good reason. Cannabinol (CBN) packs a punch in the relaxation category, especially when combined with other minor cannabinoids - specifically THC and CBN.
What are cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids are the natural chemical components found in the cannabis plant. Some popular ones include THC and CBD. Some, like THC, are psychoactive and can produce a “high,” and some, like CBD, are non psychoactive. But those are just two of the 100+ cannabinoids found in the plant. CBN is another.
What is CBN?
As we age, we become more and more tired. A cannabis plant grows and tires in the same progression. CBN naturally occurs in the cannabis/hemp plant when THC gets “older.” As the THC flower ages, it converts to CBN, and the effects go from being high to being drowsy.
In addition to promoting sleep-inducing effects, CBN is mild - about 25% as potent as THC. This is why CBN was originally isolated, for its sleep-supporting benefits. Today, it’s a popular sleep aid, enhanced when combined with THC and its pain reduction and euphoric properties; and CBD and its anti-inflammatory properties.
CBN + THC + CBD
When taken together, CBN, THC and CBD can produce a deep, tired high by offsetting one another. But don’t underestimate the power of the combination. Cannabinoids taken by themselves don’t always produce the same results as when combined with other cannabinoids. For example, CBN by itself won’t induce sleep in the same way THC by itself can get you high.
CBN offers a balance of CBD and THC effects. CBN’s effects are spread across the mind and body, while THC’s are more focused in the head. Using these cannabinoids together ensures full-body relaxation. Adding THC and CBD can help with secondary problems, like pain and inflammation.
Harnessing the effectiveness of cannabinoid combinations, MOONLIGHT Cannabis has recently launched GOODNIGHT MOON, a sleep gummy that has 5 mg THC, 10 mg CBD and 15 mg CBN. This edible was formulated for people who struggle to fall and stay asleep. If you’re not seeing results with melatonin or just want to try something new, try GOODNIGHT MOON.
“I have really been struggling with sleep and waking up in the middle of the night with panic attacks. I took GOODNIGHT MOON last night and it was the first time I've slept through the night in soooo long. I actually woke up confused because it was the morning and not 3am. I cannot say thank you enough!”