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A Complete Guide to the Best Edible for Sleep in 2024

If you’re having a hard time falling asleep even after a long day of work, it is natural to look for ways that can help you do it.

The most popular and common among them are sleep aids like sleeping pills and over-the-counter medications.

But if you’re looking for something edible and palate-friendly, then dietary supplements such as cannabis edibles may be the best option.

Better known as edibles for sleep, these are herbal products that contain cannabinoids such as CBD, THC, CBN, and terpenes that are known for their sleep-inducing properties. As such, they do not pose any side effects or risks. 

Sleep edibles are often found in the form of gummies, chocolates, and other food items that are designed to promote relaxation and aid in sleep in a natural way.

Available in mouth-watering colors and flavors, these edibles can put you to sleep in no time without causing any fatigue, dizziness, or after-effects the next day as is the case with prescription drugs and other substances.

All you need to do is eat one gummy an hour before hitting the bed, and you’ll be good to go to a deep sleep before you even know it.

At the same time, you get to have all the benefits of cannabis in a much safer way than smoking.

Are Edibles Good for Sleep?

Cannabis edibles have long been regarded as the safest method for consuming cannabis and obtaining its multitude of benefits including restoring our natural sleep.

As infamous as it is for its overly calming effects, there is a reason why cannabis can improve the quality of your sleep like none other.

The first and foremost is that cannabis in its edible form is entirely alkaline which is the basis of our systems as well. This makes them perfectly compatible with our bodies unlike alcohol or other acidic chemicals.

Secondly, cannabis is known to have several therapeutic effects for conditions such as chronic pain and inflammatory diseases that keep us from drifting into sleep in the first place.

By eliminating these root problems (even if only temporary), cannabis works faster and much more reliably than most other sleep-oriented drugs.

And since they come in the form of everybody’s favorite gummies and chocolates, having a piece or two before your bedtime shouldn’t be a problem, and for all the good reasons as far as your sleep is concerned.

Why Choose Edibles for Sleep?

Apart from being the safest method of consuming cannabis should you need to, edibles for sleep have several advantages over other methods and products.

First, they are easy to find/ buy. 

Secondly, they are pretty convenient to consume, unlike tinctures and concentrates meant for sleep.

Other than that, here’s why you should choose edibles for sleep over other sleep medications and other methods of cannabis consumption:

  • Cannabis-infused edibles have the longest-lasting effects compared to other mediums of taking cannabinoids into your system for lack of sleep and other health issues.
  • Unlike smoking or vaping, cannabis edibles can be used discreetly and conveniently without causing any trouble or discomfort for non-users or non-smokers. Thus, causing no respiratory hazards for you or those around you.
  • With proper labelling and product description, these edibles for sleep show you an exact amount or dosage that you should take at a time.
  • Edibles for sleep also come in plenty of flavors and forms to keep your tastebuds happy. From gummies, cookies, and chocolates to drinks and beverages, you name it!

The important thing is, that all these products are completely safe and effective, and work the same way as any medicinal cannabis should work for maximum effects.

How Cannabis Edibles Affect Sleep?

Cannabis edibles contain a large number of cannabinoids with THC and CBD being the most common. THC for high, and CBD for health.

Yet, it is not all so simple.

Working together, these compounds along with other minor cannabinoids such as CBN and terpenes, produce the overall effects for sleep or other conditions. 

By connecting and interacting with our endocannabinoid system that regulates many of our natural physiological processes such as sleep, cannabis edibles make sure that you get a good night’s sleep every time.

In isolated forms though, each cannabinoid serves a different purpose or a variety of effects.

Let’s take a closer look:

1. CBD or cannabidiol is the primary medicinal compound found in marijuana that is known for its anti-inflammatory, sleep-inducing, and anxiolytic qualities.

As a non-psychoactive substance, it does not make you high or slouched but relaxes you just enough to fall asleep naturally.

2. THC or delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol is the main psychoactive compound in cannabis that is responsible for the ‘high’.

Used for recreational purposes, THC also comes with several health benefits including physical/ mental relaxation and sleep.

3. CBN or cannabinol is a byproduct of curing cannabis for too long. While there isn’t much research about it, it is a non-intoxicating compound that does not cause any high but does produce some sedative effects, especially when combined with THC.

4. Terpenes are what give a plant its particular aroma and flavor. As a rare cannabinoid, they may differ in quantity and type depending on the strain of cannabis. The most common terpenes known for delivering sleep-inducing effects are terpinolene, linalool, myrcene, and caryophyllene. 

However, as two of the most prominent cannabinoids found in cannabis, CBD and THC are what are known to improve sleep.

To be specific, lower doses of THC and higher doses of CBD are associated with positive sleep effects. Whereas, low-dose CBD and high-dose THC are associated with negative sleep outcomes. 

On the other hand, regular use of marijuana, especially THC, is known to result in tolerance and dependency. This means that frequent use of marijuana every night, may compromise its sleep-inducing properties and instead cause all sorts of problems for you when you’re trying to sleep.

These include lower quality of sleep, late-night disturbances, prolonged onset of sleep, lesser duration of sleep, and insomnia. 

In short, excess of everything is bad!

So to help you make the most out of cannabis edibles for sleep, here are certain tips.

Tips for Using Edibles for Sleep

  • Pick your poison

There are so many forms of edibles for sleep that it may get overwhelming as to which one to choose. Especially, when it is about making up your mind between a chocolate or a gummy!

The good news is, that it does not matter which type of edible you use as long as it has the right content of cannabis compounds.

As I said earlier, anything that has a higher CBD content than THC is good for optimum sleep.

  • Eat it an hour or so before sleeping

Since edibles or anything ingested via eating takes a relatively longer time to digest, it’s recommended that you take your edibles to sleep well before your bedtime.

Usually, it takes about 30 minutes to 2 hours for edibles to show its effects. So make sure to give your sleep edibles a proper window to work.

  • Read the instructions on the label

Going through the product description is the smartest thing you can do before buying or ordering an edible for sleep.

Apart from showing you its actual ingredients, the label will also contain the recommended amount you need to take to get the desired effects as well as its expiration date.

  • Store the product properly

Perhaps the most crucial element in keeping the potency and effects of cannabis alive is storage.

As an organic food item, you should always store your cannabis products in an air-tight or sealed container away from direct sunlight.

  • Don’t get greedy 

Maintaining the right dosage of intake is pretty important to obtain the desired effects of cannabis edibles for sleep.

While somewhat tricky with vapes, flowers, and other concentrates, hitting the right note as far as the dosage is concerned is rather easy in the case of edibles.

Just read the instructions, and don’t exceed the recommended limit.

  • Be open and flexible

Cannabis is an intimate drug that works differently for each individual. Although, many of its effects such as the feelings of joy and euphoria, pain relief, mental relaxation, and sleep are quite common among its users; it eventually depends on the individual’s mindset.

If you think that cannabis edibles or cannabis isn’t working for you, then there is no harm in switching the product or withdrawing from it altogether.

To help you find a safe and jolly product, do check out the list of our best edibles for sleep.

Find the Best Edibles for Sleep at Royal Apothecary

As a one-stop shop for all kinds of cannabis treats, at Royal Apothecary you can find  a wide range of edibles for sleep in a variety of forms and flavors.

From chocolate bars and bites to gummies and chewables of all kinds, and from cereals to chips to cookies that just taste like themselves but with an added flavor of cannabis to put you to sleep.

Some of these famous edibles for sleep include:

  • Kiva bites, chocolates, and chews.
  • Dr. Norm’s gummies, brownies, and crunch bars.
  • Punch gummies.

The best part- you can now order all of these and more of your favorite cannabis treats from our mobile app right from the luxury of your home without having to go out to your local dispensary or cannabis shop.

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