How to Choose the Best Edibles for Sleep

Increase Your Well-being by Investing in Your Sleep

Are you one of the millions of Americans that struggle with insomnia and proper sleep?  High-quality sleep is imperative for optimal health and better brain health. Poor sleep can lead to weight gain and increased hunger, low sex drive, memory issues, high blood pressure and can increase your risk for depression and anxiety. Even one night of poor sleep can increase your blood sugar levels, equivalent to a person with type-2 diabetes. Poor sleep affects all facets of your well-being, making it crucial for you to take proper steps for optimal sleep today. 

The good news is, edibles for sleep can help you optimize your slumber.  

Effectiveness of Edibles for Sleep 

Cannabis, in all of its myriad forms, can be a safe, effective aid to help you get the rest you've been missing. Finding the best edibles for sleep can help quiet the mind, address pain, mitigate stress, and not only fall asleep but stay asleep—all with minimal to no side effects. More and more people are coming into dispensaries looking for sleep aids and discovering products that produce sedative effects to help them rest at night. Indica-rich cannabis strains, whether in the form of a pre-roll, vape cartridge, or good ol’ fashioned flower, are the most effective options to help you quickly fall asleep. However, while the effects of inhaled cannabis are felt within a few minutes, they only last about ninety minutes, on average.

For many dealing with insomnia, further assistance is needed to stay asleep throughout the night. This is why we suggest finding the best edibles for sleep and adding them to your nightly routine.

Edibles are known to take thirty minutes to two hours to take effect. This delayed onset is worth the wait, however, as edibles offer hours of relief compared to inhaled cannabis. The next time you are getting ready for bed, try ingesting a small (5mg THC or less) dose of cannabis edibles, along with a couple of puffs of your favorite Indica strain. While your body is waiting for the effects of the edible, the flower can help quiet your mind, address any aches, and help you drift off.

Tips for Finding the Best Edibles for Sleep 

One important factor to keep in mind when shopping for edibles for sleep is what type of extract it contains because it can greatly affect how long the effects last. If an edible is made with cold water hash like Blueberry Terra Bites from Kiva, they can generally last in the system anywhere from 4-6 hours (depending on the dose and a few other factors, including your metabolism and if you have any food in your system). Edibles made with a distillate extract may only last for 3-4 hours, which may not give you the rest you're looking for.

Another factor to consider is what complementary ingredients the edible contains and whether they are specifically formulated to help those looking to improve their sleep. Kiva's Wild Berry Camino gummies contain essential oils like linalool and myrcene, which are known for their sedative effects. These essential oils are called terpenes, and they can be found in fruits, vegetables, and plants. Fascinatingly, it's actually the terpenes in cannabis that give us the calming, energizing, drowsy, or joyful effects that we have come to associate with our favorite strains.

Say Bye to Insomnia When You Use Edibles for Sleep

Don’t skimp on your sleep and take your health and well-being into your own hands. Instead of relying on addictive pharmaceuticals, legalized cannabis now presents us with a safe alternative option to manage our aches and pains, our stress, and our insomnia. By giving us back our sleep, cannabis' 'lazy' reputation might finally be dispelled as more and more people discover that they have more energy to tackle what really matters to them. Prioritize great sleep tonight, and every night by shopping Caliva’s selection of edibles for sleep.

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