Why Cannabis is a Sleep Solution

Considering our everyday busy schedules, getting a good night’s sleep is crucial for overall health and well-being. A Johns Hopkins research study suggests about one-third of adults experience insomnia symptoms at any given time. Poor sleep quality can lead to various health issues like a weakened immune system and a decrease in mental health or cognitive function.

Cannabis has become an efficient and natural solution to better sleep – with cannabinoids like CBD, THC, and CBN gaining popularity for their potential to promote better sleep. Learn about the studied connection between sleep and cannabis and the best products for sleep at our Haverhill & Lowell dispensary.

Cannabis and Sleep: The Connection

For centuries, cannabis has been used as a natural sleep aid. Its therapeutic potential lies in the complex combination of terpenes and cannabinoids found within the plant.

Some of the most well-known cannabinoids we know of today are THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD (cannabidiol), and CBN (cannabiniol), each offering distinct benefits for sleep. When combined all together in the perfect ratio, these cannabinoids will have you falling asleep faster than counting sheep will!

THC: Fall Asleep Fast

As we know, THC is responsible for the “high” psychoactive component of cannabis, giving off euphoric, blissful effects.

Researchers have found that THC can help reduce the time it takes to fall asleep and increase sleep duration overall.

A study published in the journal Sleep found that THC can decrease sleep latency, making it easier for individuals to drift off quickly.

CBD: The Anxiety-Reducer

On the other hand, CBD is non-psychoactive and known for its calming and anti-anxiety properties. A study in The Permanente Journal demonstrated that CBD significantly reduced anxiety and improved sleep in a majority of participants

Additionally, anxiety is a common cause of insomnia and lack of sleep – many products high in CBD content have been found to alleviate uneasy feelings of uneasy. With CBD, your worries can feel melted away as you soothe into a dreamy state of rest.

CBN: The Sleep-Inducing Cannabinoid

Similar to CBD, CBN is another non-psychoactive cannabinoid that recent studies have discovered for its strong calming and sedating properties. At our Haverhill or Lowell dispensary, you’ll often find many products with CBN designed for a better night of sleep.

How to Choose the Right Cannabis Product for Sleep

If you’re struggling to catch some Zzz’s and looking for a natural sleep aid solution, come by our Lowell or Haverhill dispensary to explore our range of product options. Our team of budtenders is familiar with cannabis for sleep and understands how important your rest is to you!

If you take a look at our recreational dispensary’s range of sleep-inspired products, you’ll find many edibles with a sweet 1:1:1 formula of CBD, THC, and CBN.

Tips for Using Cannabis for Sleep 

Ready to stop counting sheep and enter dreamland? Consider these tips to getting started with using cannabis for sleep:

  • First and foremost, remember everybody’s body is different in how it reacts to cannabis. Chat with your doctor before using or swapping cannabis for any medical reasons.
  • Go for the Indica strains! As the kids say, Indica means “in-da-couch” – Indica-dominant strains are typically more sedating than sativa strains, relaxing and unwinding the mind and body and helping you doze off to sleep.
  • Create a relaxing bedtime routine to get you into the state of sleep. Incorporate your cannabis product into a daily calming pre-sleep routine that helps you fully unwind and clear the mind before a night of sleep. This can be reading, meditating, listening to soft music, or taking a warm bath.
  • Keep a sleep journal to monitor your sleep and track how different cannabis products and dosages affect your sleep quality. This can help you find the optimal dose and product to dial in for your ideal sleep schedule and routine.
  • And of course, if you’re trying a new product or cannabis for the first time – be sure to start slow and low. Start off with a low dose and gradually increase until you’ve found what amount works for you.

Ready for Bedtime? Visit Full Harvest Moonz Dispensary in Massachusetts

For those struggling with a plethora of sleep issues and disorders, cannabis offers a promising natural solution.

Whether you’re struggling to reduce the time it takes to fall asleep, feeling anxious before bedtime, or hoping to generally improve overall sleep quality, finding the right cannabis product can make a significant difference. With ongoing research and innovative products designed for better sleep, cannabis continues to provide natural benefits to our health and wellness regimen. Stop by our recreational cannabis dispensary in Lowell or Haverhill to explore a wide range of cannabis products & categories!

To learn more about the many benefits of cannabis and how to consume recreational cannabis in Massachusetts, visit the Full Harvest Moonz blog page.

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