7 Ways Cannabis Helps You Sleep Better

7 Ways Cannabis Helps You Sleep Better



Insomnia and other sleep problems have become increasingly popular in recent days. Sleep disturbance may be caused by chronic health issues or mental health problems, such as anxiety or depression. If you have been thinking of using Cannabis to treat your sleep issues, here is everything you need to know.



Cannabis and sleep problems

The Cannabis plant has been used for centuries to treat sleep-related issues. Its sedating and relaxing effect helps with quick sleep without much toss and turn. Cannabis has also been shown to shorten the time spent in r e m sleep disorder because of its active ingredient called THC. The Cannabis plant consists of several different types of phytonutrients and cannabinoids, which can positively affect the sleep cycle. Two major phytonutrients that play a crucial role are cannabinoids and terpenes.


More than a hundred different cannabinoids are present in the Cannabis plant, and each has its significance. The most famous of them that are widely used for sleep problems are:


CBD

CBD is one of the most famous cannabinoids extracted from the Cannabis plant aur industrial hemp. CBD is entirely non-psychoactive and does not cause any narcotic effects.

It is known for its relaxing effect, which is why it is widely used for seeking relief from pain and Society and other mental health problems. Research has shown that CBD can significantly reduce daytime sleepiness and maintain a perfect sleep-wake cycle.


CBN

CBN or cannabinol is another essential cannabinoid derived from the Cannabis plant. It is known for its creative effects, especially when it is combined with THC or tetrahydrocannabinol. A higher quantity of CBN is present in older cannabis plants because THC is eventually converted into CBN with time.


THC

Thc or tetrahydrocannabinol is the main the psychoactive component of the Cannabis plant and it is responsible for the euphoric effects caused by it. However, a controlled quantity of THC can also help in seeking relief from nausea and pain. The sedative effect of THC maintains a perfect sleep cycle. Thc is a recommended solution for sleep problems caused by post-traumatic stress disorder because it can significantly reduce dreaming.


Terpenes

Terpenes are aromatic compounds that give a characteristic fragrance to different types of plants. Research has shown the different types of terpenes have a significant effect on alertness, mood and sleepiness. Some of the most common cannabis terpenes are.


Myrcene

This terpene is also found in many Herbs and fruits, along with Cannabis. Anti-inflammatory and sedative properties can help in reducing sleep problems.


Caryophyllene

Caryophyllene is very well known for its pain-relieving and restitution properties because of its anxiolytic and analgesic properties. It is also found in black pepper and cloves and helps in maintaining sleep patterns.


Limonene

Limonene is a citrus-flavored terpene found in the cannabis plant. It can have a significant effect on anxiety, depression and symptoms of PTSD. As an excellent sleep promoter, limonene can help in treating insomnia.


Full-spectrum CBD contains all these chemical components that can help have a peaceful sleep and reduce central sleep-related problems.

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