Can CBN Help Me Sleep?

Cannabinol, commonly referred to as CBN, is one of the many cannabinoids found in the cannabis sativa plant. While it may not receive as much attention as its well-known counterpart, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabinol has been gaining recognition for its unique properties and potential medical uses.

One area where cannabinol shows promise is in sleep regulation. Research suggests that CBN may have sedative effects, making it a potential treatment for insomnia. By interacting with specific receptors in the brain, cannabinol may help promote relaxation and induce a more restful sleep. This makes it an intriguing option for individuals struggling with sleep disorders or those looking for a natural alternative to traditional sleep aids.

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Dealing with Sleep Issues

Sleep is an essential aspect of our overall well-being. It allows our bodies to rest, rejuvenate, and prepare for the challenges of the day ahead. However, many individuals struggle with various sleep problems that can significantly impact their quality of life. 

Insomnia, one of the most common sleep disorders, involves difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep throughout the night. It can be caused by various factors such as stress, anxiety, medication, or underlying health conditions. In fact, many studies conducted worldwide have found that 10%–30% of the population suffers from insomnia, with some reports as high as 50%–60%! (1) At Canna Culture, we understand the importance of a good night’s sleep and offer a large selection of products to address a wide range of sleep problems.

How Much Sleep is Enough?

When it comes to sleep duration, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. The amount of sleep needed varies from person to person and can be influenced by various factors such as age, lifestyle, and individual differences. However, it is generally recommended that adults aim for seven to nine hours of sleep per night to ensure they are adequately rested and ready to face the day ahead.

Optimal sleep length is important not only for our physical health but also for our cognitive function, mood regulation, and overall quality of life. Insufficient sleep can lead to a variety of health issues, including increased risk of obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and impaired immune function.

In order to determine the recommended hours of sleep for yourself, it is essential to listen to your body and pay attention to how you feel during the day. If you find yourself feeling tired, groggy, or lacking energy, it may be a sign that you are not getting enough sleep.

What are Cannabinoids?

CBN is a lesser-known cannabinoid. Cannabinoids are chemical compounds naturally found in the cannabis plant. They are classified into two main categories: phytocannabinoids and endocannabinoids. 

  • Phytocannabinoids are cannabinoids that originate from plants, specifically the cannabis plant. 
  • Endocannabinoids are produced naturally within our own bodies.

The most well-known and widely studied cannabinoids are THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol). THC is responsible for the psychoactive effects commonly associated with cannabis use. And while CBD does not produce the euphoric effects of THC, it has gained popularity for its potential therapeutic benefits.

A Multitude of Cannabinoids

In addition to THC and CBD, there are over 100 other cannabinoids that have been identified in cannabis. (1) Each cannabinoid interacts with our body’s endocannabinoid system, which plays a crucial role in maintaining balance and homeostasis. Cannabinoids exert their effects by binding to cannabinoid receptors located throughout the body. The two main types of cannabinoid receptors are CB1 and CB2 receptors. CB1 receptors are primarily found in the brain and central nervous system and are responsible for the psychoactive effects of THC. (2) CB2 receptors are mainly located in the immune system and peripheral tissues, playing a role in regulating inflammation and immune responses.

The Most Common Cannabinoids

  • THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol): The most well-known cannabinoid, THC is responsible for the psychoactive effects of cannabis. It provides the euphoric sensation and has been utilized for its analgesic and anti-nausea properties.
  • CBD (Cannabidiol): CBD has gained immense popularity for its potential therapeutic benefits without inducing psychoactive effects. It has shown promise in managing pain, inflammation, anxiety, and epilepsy.
  • CBG (Cannabigerol): CBG is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid that is believed to have potential antibacterial and neuroprotective properties.
  • CBC (Cannabichromene): CBC is known for its potential anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. It may also play a role in promoting brain health by stimulating the growth of new brain cells.
  • CBN (Cannabinol): CBN is a mildly psychoactive cannabinoid. It is often associated with sedative effects and has been explored for its potential as a sleep aid.
  • THCV (Tetrahydrocannabivarin): THCV is a lesser-known cannabinoid that may act as an appetite suppressant and has shown potential in managing insulin resistance and promoting bone health.

How is CBN Created?

CBN occurs due to a process known as cannabis degradation. When cannabis undergoes degradation, such as exposure to heat, light, or oxygen, the THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) present in the plant converts into CBN. Degraded cannabis refers to cannabis that has undergone this process, resulting in higher levels of CBN and lower levels of THC.

CBN & Sleep: What Does the Science Say?

Although scientists are discovering more and more about cannabinoids, progress is limited by restrictive laws in many countries. However, increasing numbers of research studies are being conducted year after year. One of the most recent studies relating to CBN and sleep has revealed promising results. A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial took participants who had self-described “poor” or “very poor” sleep. The participants, who were between the ages of 18-55, either took a placebo or 20mg of CBN for the duration of the trial. The individuals who received 20mg of CBN in the study woke up on fewer occasions during the night and had reduced overall sleep disturbances, suggesting that CBN may be an effective sleep aid. (4)

You might benefit from CBN if:

  • You’re consistently not getting enough hours of sleep each night.
  • Your sleep is frequently disrupted, resulting in restless nights and waking up feeling unrefreshed.
  • It takes you a long time to fall asleep once you get into bed.
  • You feel like you’re not getting enough deep sleep.
  • You have sleep disturbances associated with medical conditions.

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  1. Bhaskar S, Hemavathy D, Prasad S. Prevalence of chronic insomnia in adult patients and its correlation with medical comorbidities. Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care. 2016;5(4):780-784. doi: 
  2. Lafaye G, Karila L, Blecha L, Benyamina A. Cannabis, cannabinoids, and health. Dialogues in clinical neuroscience. 2017;19(3):309-316. 
  3. Howlett AC, Blume LC, Dalton GD. CB1 Cannabinoid Receptors and their Associated Proteins. Current medicinal chemistry. 2010;17(14):1382-1393. 
  4. Bonn-Miller MO, Feldner MT, Bynion TM, et al. A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study of the safety and effects of CBN with and without CBD on sleep quality. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology. Published online October 5, 2023. doi:
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