CBN, Sleep, and Cannabinoids
Is a tiny dropper of oil the answer to falling asleep--and staying asleep?
Cannabinoids are found in two places in nature: phytocannabinoids are those produced by the cannabis plant (THC and CBD being the most famous), while endocannabinoids are produced by our bodies. Endocannabinoids act as messengers within our endocannabinoid system (ECS), which help regulate most major functions of the human body. An in tune endocannabinoid system is an important part of homeostasis, helping to regulate everything from appetite, sleep and wakefulness, and pain sensations to liver function and glucose metabolism in muscle cells. (Jan Komorowski, 2007)
Phytocannabinoids interact with a part of our ECS known as cannabinoid receptors. The different cannabinoids interact with the cannabinoid receptors in different ways, which we are still in the early stages of understanding. We know that Delta 9 THC binds to one type of receptor, called a CB1 receptor, causing the sensations associated with the “high” from using marijuana. CBD has been shown to have a slightly different mechanism, interacting with another type of cannabinoid receptor, CB2. (Chayasirisobhon, 2020)
While THC and CBD are widely known and have at least some history of peer reviewed research, there are over 100 other phytocannabinoids that have been identified so far. These are produced by the cannabis plant in much smaller concentrations than THC and CBD, and we are in the early stages of understanding their effects on the human body. One of these that holds great promise is CBN.
CBN is a cannabinoid that is associated with aiding sleep. Because of the small amount of CBN that occurs naturally in the cannabis plant, combined with the difficulties of running high quality, peer reviewed studies on a prohibited substance, there is a dearth of reliable research on CBN and its effects. There is, however, an abundance of anecdotal evidence supporting CBN as beneficial to our sleep cycles. Of the (limited) studies that have been conducted to look into CBN, one of the best and most relevant is an Australian study that was looking into a full spectrum cannabis product (including CBN) and its effects on insomnia. It found that two weeks of nightly sublingual administration of cannabis extract was well tolerated and improved insomnia symptoms and sleep quality in individuals with chronic insomnia symptoms. (Walsh JH, 2021)
A good night's sleep is one of the most important parts of our daily health routine. Not only is it the time that our bodies repair themselves, it also offers us a mental reset with the start of each new day that is essential to our well-being.
Adding a CBN-rich product like our Butler Sleep Blend into your bedtime routine may dramatically improve the duration and quality of rest that you get at night, leading to happier and healthier days.
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With the stresses and "always-on" nature of modern life, it's no surprise that sleep disorders are at an all time high. According to studies, nearly 70 million Americans report having sleep issues or getting insufficient rest more than one night a week. CBN may be the natural answer for achieving restful sleep- and the resulting good health-that we all deserve and should enjoy.