Sleep health, be it good or bad, can lead to measurable changes within the general wellbeing of an individual. It is for this very reason why disorders such as insomnia can wreak havoc on those who suffer from them. Recent research has shown that a lack of quality sleep can devastate the mental health of an otherwise healthy individual. Sleep and mental health go hand in hand, with one often leading to issues with the other.
At the time of this writing, there are 113 known cannabinoids. Cannabinoids are naturally occurring chemical compounds that are produced by the cannabis plant. And, while they may all originate from the same plant, these cannabinoids can be very different in terms of chemical makeup as well as the effects felt from using these compounds. No two cannabinoids are exactly alike, although many do share strong similarities. In this article, we will discuss two very similar cannabinoids; cannabinol, or CBN, and cannabidiol, commonly known as CBD.
The term cannabinoids simply refers to the compounds that are found within the cannabis plant. Cannabinoids are chemical substances that adhere to the cannabinoid receptors in our brain. This does not necessarily indicate that every cannabinoid is psychoactive, as many of the cannabinoids that we will go over are not and will not produce the high that is commonly associated with cannabis. This does not however mean that they do not have other beneficial properties associated with them!