Needless to say, the quality of our sleep dictates the majority of our lives. There is nothing better than a healthy night’s sleep to make your day better. You start feeling much more active and you will also notice yourself getting more productive in your work.
Now while some of us don’t face any problem with our sleeping patterns, unfortunately, the same can’t be said about others. Many of us don’t have a healthy sleeping pattern naturally and have to rely on other factors to have a good night’s sleep.
Delta-8 (which is short for Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol) also popularly known as THC is quite popular among several social media influencers as well as local dispensaries.
Delta-8 is essentially a cannabis alternative that has been heavily advertised over the last several months for its effects on sleep patterns.
If for some reason you are not aware of this chemical yet, please make sure you read this article to the very end as I introduce you to this magical sleep-enhancing chemical.
Introduction To Delta-8
When you hear people talking about THC, chances are that they might be referring to Delta-9 which is the most common form of THC. While Delta-8 is also available in cannabis plants, it is available in much smaller quantities compared to Delta-9.
Delta-8 is a form of THC which is responsible for its psychotropic effects on humans. The key difference between Delta-8 and Delta-9 according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI) is that Delta-8 is comparatively much less psychotropic than the Delta-9 variant.
This basically means that the Delta-8 THC variant does not necessarily give you the same “high” as the traditional THC, albeit, it does give you a strong buzz.
According to the NCI, the Delta-8 variant has been known to have appetite-stimulating properties, anti-nausea, pain-relieving, anti-anxiety effects on humans.
According to the 2018 Farm Bill, the cultivation of hemp, as well as the consumption of certain hemp-derived products, are completely legal under federal law.
The reason behind this is the fact that these hemp-derived products do not contain any more than just 0.3% THC which is very little and hence, technically cannot be considered as a psychotropic substance.
While Delta-9 THC is federally illegal, an increasing number of states have begun legalizing the use of medical as well as recreational cannabis over the years. On the other hand, the Delta-8 variant is still considered illegal in several states.
The list of states in which the Delta-8 THC variant is considered legal is available in the Los Angeles-based dispensaries.
A famous cannabis company has claimed that acquiring a product that contains a significant amount of the Delta-8 THC cannabinoid can be done only through thorough isolation, refinement, extraction, and conversion of dried cannabis flowers, as most dried cannabis flowers contain as little as 1% of Delta-8 THC.
Even though the Delta-8 THC chemical only exists in mere fractions of a percent naturally, several companies are finding unique and creative ways of concentrating its cannabinoids for a stronger effect such as spraying dried hemp buds.
How To Use The Delta-8 For Sleep?
Needless to say, before consuming the Delta-8 it’s extremely important that you consult a medical professional, for example, your family doctor. These chemicals are unlike most of the drugs that you consume regularly and hence require utmost care and attention.
It is extremely important that you discuss its usage with your doctor beforehand just to make sure it does not interact with any of your ongoing medications and cause any unnecessary negative outcomes.
Even though the Delta-8 is relatively new to the market it hasn’t yet been shown to have any side effects whatsoever and according to weed.com, it may have specific properties to offer that might have the potential to help with sleep.
Mentioned below are some of the tips for starting a Delta-8 sleep routine;
Schedule Your Dosages:
Usually the Delta-8’s effects attain a peak at a specific time after consumption, you need to align that peak at the time that you need it the most, which is probably your sleep time.
Choosing The Correct Medium:
Choosing the correct medium is basically all about choosing the right medium to consume the Delta-8.
For people who tend to face many periodic disruptions throughout the night, ingesting a gummy might be ideal as its effects last much longer hours than the usual vape, but it takes time to react.
A vape however is a much quicker way to help you fall asleep.
Choosing The Right Amount:
When it comes to using Cannabis, it is highly recommended by various researchers that you make sure you get the best results in the lowest dosages. You need to start relatively low and go slow. Delta-8 products are available in a variety of milligram strengths a lot like CBD.
Combine Other Cannabinoids Along With Delta-8:
You must always consider a Delta-8 formula that blends this cannabinoid easily along with the other cannabinoids occurring in nature. The THC and CBD have been shown to have a collective relationship and complement each other well enough to have maximum effects.
Combining Natural Ingredients Along With Delta-8:
Various companies are now formulating unique Delta-8 products such as lavender and melatonin which are plant-based compounds known to promote sleep and relaxation.
While the Delta-8 may be the latest emerging trend from the World of cannabis, you need to keep in mind that it does have the tendency to behave like other cannabinoids such as Delta-9 THC, CBD etc.
Whether the Delta-8 proves to be the one stop solution to your good night’s sleep entirely depends on the way you use it.
So, before you consume it be sure to check with your doctors and choose a formula appropriate for usage and does not harm you in any way whatsoever. Just keep in mind the points above in this article and go ahead.