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The Power of CBN: The Lesser Known Cannabinoid for Better Sleep

Dragon Hemp



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In the realm of cannabinoid medicine, one compound is emerging as a potent ally in the quest for better sleep: Cannabinol, or CBN. This lesser-known cannabinoid is gaining recognition for its unique properties that can significantly enhance sleep quality. In this article, we will explore the science behind CBN, its interaction with the body’s endocannabinoid system, and how it works synergistically with other cannabinoids like CBD. We will also delve into the role of traditional Chinese herbs in sleep enhancement and examine how modern formulations are combining these ancient remedies with cannabinoids to create comprehensive sleep solutions. Additionally, we will highlight specific products that utilize CBN to offer a natural, effective approach to achieving restorative sleep.

Understanding CBN: The Sleep Cannabinoid

CBN is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that forms as THC ages and oxidizes. Unlike THC, CBN does not produce a high, making it a desirable option for those seeking therapeutic benefits without psychoactive effects. Research indicates that CBN has a strong affinity for CB1 receptors in the brain, which are involved in regulating sleep. This interaction can help promote relaxation, reduce sleep latency, and improve overall sleep quality.

How CBN Works

CBN’s interaction with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) is what makes it so effective for sleep. The ECS is a complex network of receptors, enzymes, and endocannabinoids that helps regulate various bodily functions, including sleep, mood, and pain perception. CBN primarily binds to CB1 receptors, which are abundant in the central nervous system. This binding action can modulate neurotransmitter release, promoting a calming effect on the nervous system.

Moreover, CBN has been shown to prolong the duration of sleep. In a study published in the journal Psychopharmacology, CBN demonstrated significant sedative effects, enhancing sleep duration in animal models. This makes CBN particularly useful for individuals who have trouble staying asleep through the night.

The Sedative Properties of CBN

One of the most compelling aspects of CBN is its sedative properties. While CBN is not as widely studied as CBD or THC, early research and anecdotal evidence suggest that it may be one of the most potent cannabinoids for inducing sleep. This sedative effect is believed to be due to its interaction with both the CB1 and CB2 receptors, as well as its influence on the regulation of sleep-wake cycles.

CBN is also thought to have muscle relaxant properties, which can help reduce physical tension and discomfort that might otherwise interfere with sleep. This makes it particularly beneficial for individuals with conditions such as chronic pain or muscle spasms.

Potential Additional Benefits of CBN

Beyond its effects on sleep, CBN may offer additional health benefits that can further enhance overall well-being:

  • Anti-Inflammatory : CBN has demonstrated anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce inflammation and pain that might disrupt sleep.

  • Antibacterial : Some studies suggest that CBN has antibacterial properties, potentially aiding in the body's defense against infections.

  • Appetite Stimulation : Like THC, CBN may stimulate appetite, which can be beneficial for individuals experiencing a loss of appetite due to medical conditions or treatments.

The Synergy of CBN and CBD

CBD, or cannabidiol, is another non-psychoactive cannabinoid renowned for its therapeutic properties. It works by interacting with the body's endocannabinoid system (ECS), which plays a crucial role in maintaining homeostasis, including sleep regulation. CBD has been shown to reduce anxiety and improve sleep by influencing serotonin receptors and enhancing the activity of GABA, a neurotransmitter that promotes relaxation.

When combined, CBN and CBD create a synergistic effect that enhances their individual benefits. CBN's sedative properties are complemented by CBD's ability to alleviate anxiety and promote relaxation, resulting in a powerful sleep aid. This combination is at the heart of Dragon Hemp's Sleep Gummies, which deliver a precise dose of both cannabinoids for optimal sleep support.

Dragon Hemp Sleep Gummies: A Sweet Solution for Better Sleep

Dragon Hemp's Sleep Gummies are meticulously formulated to provide a convenient and effective way to improve sleep quality. Each gummy contains a balanced blend of CBN and CBD, working together to create a calming effect that prepares the body and mind for restful sleep. The natural flavors and ingredients ensure a pleasant experience, making it easier to incorporate these gummies into your nightly routine.

Benefits of Dragon Hemp Sleep Gummies:

  1. Promotes Relaxation : The combination of CBN and CBD helps calm the mind and body, reducing stress and anxiety.

  1. Improves Sleep Quality : Users report falling asleep faster and enjoying deeper, more restorative sleep.

  1. Non-Habit Forming : Unlike traditional sleep medications, these gummies do not lead to dependency or adverse side effects.

Dragon Hemp Sleep Tincture: A Holistic Approach to Sleep

For those seeking a more comprehensive sleep solution, Dragon Hemp's Sleep Tincture offers a potent blend of CBN, CBD, hemp-derived THC, and a proprietary mix of traditional Chinese herbs. This tincture is designed to address multiple aspects of sleep health, from reducing anxiety to enhancing relaxation and supporting overall well-being.

The Power of Traditional Chinese Herbs

Dragon Hemp's Sleep Tincture is infused with a carefully selected blend of traditional Chinese herbs known for their sleep-promoting properties. These herbs have been used for centuries in Chinese medicine to support restful sleep and balance the body's natural rhythms.

Anemarrhena Root

Anemarrhena root is known for its cooling properties and ability to clear heat, which can disrupt sleep. It helps to calm the mind and reduce irritability, promoting a sense of tranquility.

Licorice Root

Licorice root is a harmonizing herb that supports the adrenal glands and helps reduce stress. It has been shown to enhance the effects of other herbs in the formula, creating a balanced and synergistic blend.


Poria is a traditional Chinese herb that has been used for centuries to calm the spirit and ease anxiety. It supports digestive health and helps to reduce tension, making it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep.

Schisandra Fruit

Schisandra fruit is a powerful adaptogen that helps the body adapt to stress and maintain balance. It supports healthy liver function and has a calming effect on the nervous system, aiding in relaxation and sleep.

Sour Jujube Seeds

Sour jujube seeds are renowned for their sedative properties and are commonly used in Chinese medicine to treat insomnia and anxiety. They help to nourish the heart and calm the mind, promoting deep and restful sleep.

Szechuan Lovage Root

Szechuan lovage root is used to invigorate blood circulation and relieve pain. It also has calming properties that help to reduce anxiety and promote relaxation, contributing to better sleep quality.

The Synergistic Effect

The combination of these traditional Chinese herbs with CBN, CBD, and hemp-derived THC creates a powerful tincture that addresses the root causes of sleep disturbances. The cannabinoids work in harmony with the herbs to create a holistic solution designed to expedite sleep, promote deep, restorative sleep, and enhance overall well-being.

How to Use Dragon Hemp Sleep Tincture

The Sleep Tincture is easy to incorporate into your nightly routine. Simply take the recommended dose 30 minutes before bedtime. The tincture can be taken directly under the tongue for fast absorption or added to a beverage for a soothing bedtime ritual.

Benefits of Dragon Hemp Sleep Tincture:

  • Comprehensive Sleep Support : The blend of cannabinoids and traditional Chinese herbs addresses multiple aspects of sleep health.

  • Natural Ingredients : The tincture is made with high-quality, natural ingredients, free from artificial additives.

  • Enhanced Relaxation : The calming effects of the herbs and cannabinoids help to reduce stress and anxiety.

  • Improved Sleep Quality : Users report falling asleep faster, staying asleep longer, and waking up feeling refreshed.

Embracing a Holistic Approach to Sleep

At Dragon Hemp, we believe in the power of nature and the wisdom of traditional medicine. Our Sleep Gummies and Sleep Tincture are designed to harness the healing potential of cannabinoids and traditional Chinese herbs to provide a natural and effective solution for better sleep. By addressing the root causes of sleep disturbances and promoting overall well-being, we empower you to embrace a holistic approach to health and wellness.

Incorporating Dragon Hemp's sleep products into your nightly routine can transform your sleep experience, helping you wake up rejuvenated and ready to embrace the day. Whether you prefer the convenience of Sleep Gummies or the comprehensive support of the Sleep Tincture, our products offer a path to restful, restorative sleep.

Experience the power of CBN and the ancient wisdom of traditional Chinese medicine with Dragon Hemp. Discover the difference that a holistic approach to sleep can make in your life and unlock the potential for optimal health and wellness.

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Dragon Hemp is the practitioner-founded apothecary that produces plant-based therapeutics formulated with a proprietary blend of next-generation botanicals and time honored herbal remedies.

For people seeking treatments that give relief & address the root cause.

Our herbal remedies are innovative and user-friendly, with wellness benefits that are effective & accessible to everyone.

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Our Founder.

Kevin Menard, LAc., is the leading practitioner in Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine on the East End of Long Island, with clientele ranging from business executives and fitness professionals to wellness gurus and weekend warriors.

As he cultivated his practice, Kevin began integrating CBD & other cannabinoids, native botanicals, and herbs into his treatments, addressing conditions like pain, musculoskeletal injuries, insomnia, overall wellness, and so much more. 

Following the promising results from his herbal and CBD-infused treatments, Kevin expanded his work, introducing Dragon Hemp to support patient wellness beyond his clinic's walls.

Our Apothecary.

Our Apothecary in Sag Harbor, New York was conceived as a beacon of rejuvenation and wellness in the Hamptons. Much more than a dispensary, at the core of the Dragon Hemp Apothecary is a commitment to education and understanding the benefits of time-honored herbal remedies synthesized with today’s advancements in cannabinoid research. 

Offering an array of products designed to align with the wellness needs of the Hamptons community, the store seeks to bridge the gap between ancient wisdom and modern applications, making herbal medicine more compatible with our lifestyles today. Our unique apothecary in Sag Harbor not only represents a physical space but also embodies Dragon Hemp's ethos of premium, all-natural, effective wellness solutions, drawing from the rich heritage of the Hamptons and the innovative spirit of New York.

Not your conventional dispensary, our first-of-its-kind retail location, harmoniously balances tradition and innovation with an emphasis on experience and education. We invite you to step inside and let our herbal experts guide you on an exploration of the rejuvenating power of cannabinoids and traditional herbs in a setting that feels both timeless and contemporary.

Designed in collaboration with renowned Alfredo Paredes Studio, the apothecary embodies a sophisticated fusion of old-world tradition and contemporary application. Known for his 33-year tenure as Ralph Lauren Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer, Alfredo Paredes, a master of crafting memorable retail experiences, helped transform the space into a shining gem of Sag Harbor. Reflecting the premium, natural, and therapeutic essence of Dragon Hemp, every aspect of the store, including the unique furniture pieces from Paredes' line, contributes to an ambiance of refined tranquility and wellness. The design echoes a classic herbal pharmacy blended with a modern aesthetic, mirroring our brand ethos of contemporizing ancient herbal medicine for today’s applications. Read more about our Apothecary design in Forbes.

Standing out on Main Street in Sag Harbor with the glow of our distinctive neon sign, our unique retail store has become a design destination of its own -- beyond just wellness -- in one of the Hamptons’ most popular villages. Whether you’re looking for potent natural therapeutics to tackle pain & inflammation or legal THC products to enhance mood or improve sleep, our apothecary is your safe haven at 108 Main Street.

Our Products.

Our products are formulated to serve the four crucial daily needs most often seen in Kevin’s practice—Essential Wellbeing for comprehensive health, Rest & Restoration to foster rejuvenation, Aches & Pains for relief from discomfort, and Liniments for body care that enhances both physical and emotional wellbeing.

Available in four versatile forms—swift-absorbing tinctures, targeted balms, discreet gummies, and moisturizers—we ensure a suitable choice for every lifestyle and wellness routine.

Our Ingredients.

We carefully select our organically grown ingredients, emphasizing sustainability to protect Earth's biodiversity. 

We believe in transparency in all our processes, from ingredient selection to the methods used by our CBD farmers, who lead the sustainable agriculture charge and concentrate on ecosystem restoration and carbon sequestration.

We're not just about products but about nurturing an understanding of traditional herbal practices and helping people make healthy decisions. 

With respect, we introduce newcomers to the benefits of age old herbal wisdom. 

Our aim is a future where well-being stems from nature, combining timeless knowledge with today's research.

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