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What is CBN and How it Can Help With Sleep




A recent study found that 60% of American adults report they have problems sleeping several nights every week. So it is no wonder that 50% of long-term marijuana users say they have used cannabis as a sleep aid. Researchers are not uncovering the world of cannabinoids and how it affects the body about our endocannabinoid system, balance, and sleep regulations. Although CBD and THC have received most of the credit when it comes to relaxation, anti-anxiety, and pain, CBN (Cannabinol) is starting to gain traction.

What is CBN?


Cannabinol, or CBN, is a mildly psychoactive component found in cannabis, which, like strongly psychoactive THC, is derived from tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THC-A). CBN is created when THC-A oxidizes. Although you may not fill the same effects as the THC "high," you may experience a sedative effect. It is known to have mild psychoactive effects and is only found in trace amounts of cannabis. If you are a THC user and if you feel the need to sleep after consuming - and wanting to tackle the Uber Eats driver, it is more than likely that the product carried high levels of CBN. Not only is it a mild sedative, but it can also stimulate your appetite as well.


CBN can be used effectively as a sleep aid or relaxant. This cannabinoid has also been shown to help regulate the immune system and works to relieve the pain and inflammation caused by several conditions, including arthritis and Crohn's disease. Studies show that it can be used to reduce the intraocular eye pressure caused by glaucoma. CBN acts as an anticonvulsant, so it is also beneficial to patients who have seizure disorders, including epilepsy.


Effects and Benefits


According to recent research, CBN has shown to treat a variety of symptoms and conditions effectively. This includes:

- Rheumatoid arthritisInsomnia

- Seizures (including epilepsy)

- Crohn's disease

- Chronic postoperative pain


Let's talk specifics:


Antibacterial

Studies on CBN have found that it may be a potential antibacterial agent, showing a strong resistant to MRSA.


Appetite Stimulation

In rodent studies, CBN increased the amount of food the rat subjects ate, suggesting that it could be an effective appetite stimulant.


Glaucoma

CBN may also be helpful for people who are suffering from glaucoma because it reduces intraocular pressure.


If you are looking for a natural way to sleep better at night, CBN alone may not cause sedation, but CBN working alongside other cannabinoids may do the trick. The best way to consume CBN for sedation is to consume with THC or other cannabinoids. If you are uncomfortable with THC | CBN ratios dosing, try a broad-spectrum product with higher levels of CBN. Brands are beginning to offer products with isolated CBN, usually in the form of tinctures and edibles. Rebel Natural's 2:1 ration of CBD | CBN is a perfect way to experiment to see if CBN is right for you.



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