It’s recommended that the average adult get at least seven hours of good, restful sleep a night. Unfortunately for many of us, managing our increasingly hectic lives can make carving out those seven hours seem impossible. What’s worse is that when we do finally make it to the comfort of sheets and duvets, many of us struggle with getting to sleep and staying asleep. In fact, some studies have indicated that up to 60% of adults struggle with some form of insomnia.
Sleeping pills offer relief for some, but they can also produce unpleasant side effects and have the potential to be addictive. The potential for long term problems have insomniacs seeking solace in other places.
There are several holistic sleep aids and therapies out there that can promote good rest, but today we’re going to look at one of our favorites – the ABX Sleepy Time line. Learn everything about it on this this episode of Herb Unboxed:
AbsoluteXtracts (abbreviated ABX) is a company that focuses on producing potent, high-quality cannabis concentrates and extracts. They are based out of Northern California, where they cultivate outdoors and source additional cannabis through partnerships with small-scale family farms. After these premium sun-grown plants are harvested, they are sent to Santa Rosa, where they undergo a special proprietary extraction process designed to preserve the terpenes and natural cannabis flavors and aromas.
Once ABX has finished transforming the flower into golden cannabis oil, that oil is used as a base in a myriad of different products like vape carts or tinctures. Their ABX Sleepy Time line is a blend of terpenes and cannabinoids engineered to support a good night’s slumber.
There are three different methods of administration available for the ABX Sleepy Time so that you can choose your preferred method. There is:
Preliminary research into cannabis’ effect on sleep seems to indicate that the plant can produce a sedative-like effect that could potentially aid those who suffer from various sleep issues. This double-blind study examined the effects of THC, CBD, and the two cannabinoids used in tandem. Results from clinical trials suggest that THC is the better of the two cannabinoids at promoting sedating effects.
ABX Sleepy Time utilizes potent THC in order to best glean the tranquilizing effects of cannabis as well as a supportive blend of natural terpenes that promote healthy sleep.
In the cannabis plant, terpenes are found on the crystal-like structures called trichomes that can be seen on the outside of buds and account for nearly twenty percent of its resin’s total weight.
Terpenes are naturally occurring oils that are found in all plants, and are responsible for the aromas and smells they produce. When you stop to smell the flowers, what you’re really smelling is terpenes! These compounds do more than just smell nice, though. Some research suggests that terpenes have medicinal and therapeutic properties that, when consumed with cannabinoids, can function to reduce inflammation, promote sleep, and a whole slew of other positive health effects.
In the cannabis plant alone, there are more than 200 known terpenes – each with its own distinctive properties. In ABX Sleepy Time, three key terpenes are at work.
The first ABX Sleepy Time terp we’ll look at is Myrcene. This earthy smelling terpene is also found in hops, mangos, and lemongrass. Its musky aroma is evident in many cannabis strains, but is noted to be particularly abundant in Indica strains. The presence of Myrcene may even be part of Cannabis Indica’s reputation for being sedating.
Myrcene produces a tranquilizing and relaxing effect that is exactly what you’d hope to find in a night-time cannabis oil like ABX Sleepy Time.
Linalool is perhaps most known for its presence in lavender – a plant that has long been anecdotally associated with good sleep, and recently backed up by a scientific randomized control trial.
It’s said that Linalool can be calming and gives off a floral, somewhat sweet smell that’s very pleasant to the nose.
Here we have the terpene responsible for the woody-sweet scent of lilacs and pine trees. This relaxing aroma soothes the body and spirit, great for the end of a long day when you want your stress to melt away. Some research suggests it may also have anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties.
Whether you struggle with insomnia, are looking for a more restful night’s sleep, or just want a product that will help your overall sense of wellbeing, then ABX Sleepy Time may be the thing for you!