How to Use Cannabis for Sleep

Amanda Ramal
How to Use Cannabis for Sleep

Do you struggle to sleep at night?

Getting a good night’s rest is important and easily forgotten, there is so much to do in a day or your thoughts keep you up at night. Unfortunately it's common to take it out on our sleeping schedules. Do you get the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep per night? If so, great! But if not, cannabinol (CBN) and terpenes can help.

CBN has outstanding sedative, anticonvulsant and various pharmacological activities. It's excellent for helping you relax as it gives you all the similar effects THC provides but without that euphoric high, providing a nice wind down for an evening to dull your mind and take the stress away.

But what exactly should you be looking for when purchasing CBN to help you relax?

This is where having knowledge about terpenes comes in handy. There are over 100 terpenes each having their own special way it affects you.

Terpenes are the chemical compound responsible for the lovely flavour and aromas found in cannabis. From fruity, piney, and citrus smells each variety of terpene will help benefit its consumer depending on what fits their needs.

Some of the most recommended terpenes to help you get a better sleep are caryophyllene, linalool, myrcene, nerolidol and pinene. To help you better understand terpenes we created the abbreviation FEAT. This will help you narrow down which terpene suits you best. Ranging from helping you relax, ease stress and anxiety or even helping with sore joints and muscles. 

One of the most popular terpenes to help with sleep is caryophyllene.

Excellent for shutting off any negative or stressful thoughts at night allowing your mind to power down and relax. A potent terpene but helps soothe anxiety, physical pain and soothing inflammation. Caryophyllene can be found in popular strains such as Bubba Kush, Sour Diesel and Rockstar. 

Linalool is great for helping you relax.

One of the most recognized terpenes as it is most commonly found in lavender. With its floral aroma it helps ease stress, anxiety and overall enhances your mood. You don’t even need to consume THC or CBN to feel the benefits of this terpene, enjoy a relaxing lavender bath or use essential oils to experience linalool. 

The terpene myrcene is another great relaxer.

Suggested to help sore muscles, this terpene is great for someone feeling tight and tense inside looking for a nice relaxing, sedative to kick back and unwind with. Strains like Hindu Kush, Wedding Cake, and Animal Face are known for being myrcene-rich strains.

Nerolidol is great to ease sore muscles and joints.

With its woodsy bark like aroma it is thought to possess anti-inflammatory properties this terpene will help you feel at ease and help you fall asleep. 


Fall into tranquility with Pinene

This terpene offers both strong relief physically and mentally. Currently being further investigated for its inflammatory, neuropathic pain, depression, insomnia and anxiety pinene offers many kinds of relief. Find pinene in strains Diesel, Black Cherry Punch, and Banana OG.

CBN can be found in a range of product types from gummies, capsules, oils or joints.

Making it very easy and enjoyable to add to your bedtime routine in whatever way suits your lifestyle best. 

Overall the most efficient way to get full potential out of what you’re consuming is narrowing down which terpene you’re after. Is linalool calling to you? Or myrcene because you’ve been feeling tense? No matter which one it's a great feeling to be able to have so many options. 

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