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Fight Insomnia with CBD Terpenes

Oct 29, 2019 09:09AM
by Michael Pickens

Fifty-eight percent of adult Americans have reported symptoms of insomnia a few nights a week or more. Are you one of the 58 percent who can’t get to sleep? Maybe terpenes are the key to unlocking your struggle to open the door to a restful night's sleep and more energetic days.

What are terpenes?

Terpenes are aromatic compounds produced by all plants. They provide scent and color. Flowers often have the highest terpene content, which is why they have the strongest scent and often the most unique and vibrant colors. Terpenes also act on many different receptors in our body, and because of this, they comprise the active ingredients in most plant essential oils.

The best terpenes to help with sleep include:

Myrcene – Herbal insomnia remedies containing myrcene-rich ingredients have been found around the world throughout history. Myrcene is a significant component of the essential oil of several plants, including bay, cannabis, hops, lemongrass and mango. The popular term “couch-lock” is used to describe the euphoria provided by high myrcene cannabis strains.

Linalool – This abundant terpene is found in lavender. Linalool stimulates the production of adenosine, a sedative hormone.

Nerolidol – This versatile sesquiterpene is found in ginger, jasmine, tea tree and other plants, including cannabis. Nerolidol’s effects on the hippocampus of mice suggests that this terpene acts as a neuroprotectant against oxidative stress as well as offering sedative effects.

Terpinolene – This beneficial terpene is found in lilacs, nutmeg, cumin and apples. Terpinolene has been found to be a central nervous system depressant used to induce drowsiness and reduce tension from anxiety.

For those looking for a natural approach to catching more Z’s, a high-quality, terpene-rich CBD tincture that includes myrcene, linalool, nerolidol and terpinolene may be the solution you’re looking for!

Michael Pickens is co-owner of North Spokane Hemp Co., located at 9323 N. Division St. His store carries a variety of terpene-rich CBD tincture blends, including one specifically for sleep called Slumber formulated with the terpenes listed above. For more information, visit NorthSpokaneCBD.com or call 509-919-3759. Free shipping on all online orders over $50. 10 percent off with code: Awakenings.

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