Which Natural Sleep Aid Is Right For You?

Looking for a natural sleep aid?

Having difficulty falling asleep is a common issue, but it can feel pretty difficult to function when trouble sleeping lasts for longer than a few days. You might have heard some anecdotal advice, like getting more exercise or avoiding caffeine. Or you may have thought of trying an herbal remedy to help you sleep.

Getting enough sleep might require a little bit of trial and error to find the right formula for you. Here are some natural sleep aids we’ve tried:

Melatonin: A popular supplement to aid in sleep. Melatonin is the hormone that tells your body when to sleep and wake. Side effects include headache, dizziness, and nausea. 

Lavender: Some people try aromatherapy to help drift to sleep. Lavender has been shown to slow your heart rate and lower your blood pressure. It might help in calming you at bedtime, but it probably won't keep you asleep.

Valerian: A perennial plant has been used as a sleep aid for hundreds of years. Some say that it boosts GABA levels, the chemical in your brain responsible for relaxation. Side effects include headaches and stomaches.

Kava: This South Pacific native plant has been used to calm anxiety and help with sleep. But kava supplements have been linked to a risk of serious liver damage.

Over-The-Counter Sleep Aids: Most of these sleeping pills are antihistamines. While they are safe enough to be sold without a prescription, you should be cautious and not inadvertently take too much.

Still searching for an alternative to prescription sleep aids? You may have tried supplements like Melatonin or even turned to aromatherapy to help you fall asleep. If none of these options have worked for you, then you might want to try CBN.

What is CBN?

CBN is a naturally occurring cannabinoid found in cannabis and hemp that is known for its deeply sedating effects. There are no known harmful side effects — if you take too much, you might feel a little groggy the next day. 

 

It is such a potent cannabinoid that is often compared to Valium. It will help you fall asleep more quickly and stay asleep longer, so you wake up feeling refreshed and ready for the day. One lab found that 2.5 to 5mg of CBN had the same effect as taking 5 to 10mg of Valium. And the effects of CBN were even more potent when combined with THC and CBD.  

You can create a high-CBN flower by allowing THC to age. As THC ages, it gets exposed to oxygen. The oxygen degrades the compound and turns THC into CBN. Another option is ingesting CBN-rich edibles, drinkables, and tinctures.  

Which CBN is right for you? 

Whether you’re looking for a natural sleep aid to add to your nightly ritual or something that can help ease anxiety anytime. There are a few options out there to fit your specific needs.  

Our Granddaddy Mango Drops are specially formulated with CBN and full-spectrum CBD for a deeply sedating experience. The effects are long-lasting, so you’ll fall asleep quickly and wake up feeling well-rested. 

The CBN Sweet Life syrup is an excellent option for those looking to dose throughout the day. The yummy berry flavor makes it perfect for mixing with a drink or sipping solo. The effects of the CBN syrup are fast-acting. A quick remedy to ease anxiety, help you fall asleep fast, or soothe muscle aches.