Taking CBN for Sleep
A review published in the journal Cannabis Therapeutics in 2001 discussed the potential health benefits of cannabis and cannabis extracts, including the sedative effects of CBN. The authors of the review noted that CBN was effective as a sleep aid.
Another review published in the journal Natural Products in 2000 discussed the natural constituents of Cannabis sativa, including CBN. The authors of the review noted that CBN had sedative effects.
A study published in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology in 1981 found that CBD and CBN were effective in reducing the frequency of epileptic seizures in a group of participants, and that CBD and CBN had hypnotic effects. The authors of the study did not specifically mention the effects of CBN on sleep, but also noted that both CBD and CBN had sedative effects.
Overall, these studies confirms that CBN makes a great prospect for a sleep aid agent.
- McPartland, J. M., & Russo, E. B. (2001). Cannabis and cannabis extracts: greater than the sum of their parts? Journal of Cannabis Therapeutics, 1(3), 103-132.
- ElSohly, M. A., Slade, D., & ElSohly, H. N. (2000). Constituents of Cannabis sativa L. XVIII. A review of the natural constituents. Journal of Natural Products, 63(9), 1319-1330.
- Carlini, E. A., & Cunha, J. M. (1981). Hypnotic and antiepileptic effects of cannabidiol. Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 21(S1), 417S-427S.