By Mathew Fairfax | Dec 14, 2022

Delta 8 for Sleep. 8 things you should know.

Delta 8 for Sleep. 8 things you should know.

By Mathew Fairfax | Dec 14, 2022

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    Why do people use Delta 8 for sleep? Sleep can be elusive for many of us. And there are many potential causes for having trouble sleeping or staying asleep. Lack of sleep can be caused by physical discomfort, a disruption of your circadian rhythm (sleep cycle), lack of physical activity, poor sleep habits, or an inability to relax your mind and let go of stress. As you can imagine, choosing the right sleep aid for you depends on the root cause of your lack of sleep.

    Here at Redeem, we would recommend our CBD sleep gummies with CBN and Melatonin if your sleep issues are a result of a disruption in your circadian rhythm. The CBD and CBN relax your body and mind, and the Melatonin helps to reset your natural sleep cycle. If you are sensitive to Melatonin or your sleep is affected by an inability to disconnect your mind or physical discomfort, we would guide you toward a Delta-8 product.

    What is Delta-8 THC?

    Delta-8 THC is a cannabinoid that has a chemical structure that is almost identical to Delta-9 THC. Delta-9 THC is the cannabinoid that causes the euphoria associated with smoking cannabis. The only difference between Delta-8 and Delta-9 THC is the location of the double carbon bond. With Delta-8, the double bond is located between the 8th and 9th carbons. With Delta-9, the double bond is between the 9th and 10th carbons. This slight difference in structure makes Delta-8 slightly less potent than Delta-9.

    Delta 8 vs Delta 9 THC

    Is Delta 8 Good for Sleep?

    Many people find Delta 8 to be an effective sleep aid. According to a National Cancer Institute (NCI) study, Delta 8 provides many of the euphoric benefits associated with THC while minimizing the negative effects associated with Delta-9, such as paranoia or anxiety. Delta 8 THC is effective at relieving physical discomfort, calming your mind, and relaxing your body. This combination of the properties makes Delta 8 a good option for many, helping them to fall asleep and stay asleep.

    How much Delta 8 for Sleep?

    When using Delta 8 for sleep, the dosage is an important consideration. Too much Delta 8 can result in an uncomfortable psychoactive experience or a hangover and difficulty in waking up. Many Delta 8 manufacturers seem to be in competition to provide the most Delta 8 possible in their gummies. In other words, they are trying to ensure that the customer experiences the full psychoactive effects of THC. We have formulated our Delta 8 products at 15mg per serving to provide sufficient potency to relax your body and calm your mind without the negative effects. Our customers report that 15mg is an optimal dose to achieve a restful night’s sleep and wake up feeling refreshed and alert.

    How about Delta 8 Softgels or Delta 8 Gummies for Sleep?

    Redeem offers both Delta 8 Gummies and Delta 8 Soft Gels; and they are both great options for a good night’s sleep! Both are formulated with 15mg of Delta 8 to help you fall asleep, stay asleep, and wake up refreshed.

    Delta 8 Gummies for Sleep

    When and How Should I Take Delta 8 Softgels or Delta 8 Gummies for Sleep?

    We recommend taking one gummy or softgel 30 to 45 minutes before bed. It will take a bit for the gummy or softgel to be digested and the Delta 8 to get into your system. The bioavailability of our Delta 8 gummies will be improved if you chew the gummy well before swallowing.

    In addition to allowing enough time for the gummy to take effect, there are several other things you should consider when taking Delta 8 gummies for sleep.

    1. Don’t eat a large meal before going to bed. Too much food will slow down the absorption of the Delta 8 Gummy and can cause digestive discomfort when done too close to laying down for the night. If you do eat a snack, high-fat foods such as ice cream will help the Delta 8 to be absorbed.
    2. Turn off the TV and put down your phone. Let your mind relax. Stretch, meditate, or read a book to wind down.
    3. Create a calm, peaceful, and dark environment for sleep.
    4. Get some exercise earlier in the day. Physical activity reduces stress and tires the body.

    How Do Redeem’s Delta 8 Products Compare to Redeem’s Original Sleep Gummies?

    Our Delta 8 products and our original sleep gummies are great options for sleep. The one you should choose depends on your preferences and how your body responds to each.

    Redeem’s Sleep Gummies contain CBD, CBN, Melatonin, and calming botanicals such as Chamomile, Passion Flower, and 5-HTP (Griffonia Seed Extract). This formulation has been named the Best CBD Sleep Gummies of 2022 by Forbes Health. Our sleep gummies work well for most people. But, some people find that the melatonin in our sleep gummies makes them dizzy, causes bad dreams, or simply leaves them feeling hungover in the morning. For those customers that don’t tolerate melatonin well, we recommend either of our Delta 8 products.

    Redeem’s Delta 8 Softgels and Delta 8 Gummies for sleep, are Melatonin free. They are simply formulated with Delta 8. Our Delta 8 products are excellent at relaxing your mind and body, allowing you to drift off, stay asleep, and wake up rested.

    What about Drug Tests? Will Delta 8 Products Cause a Positive Test?

    It is very likely that you will test positive for THC after taking Delta 8 products. Delta 8 is very similar to Delta 9 THC and produces the same metabolites as Delta 9 THC when broken down by your body. Most drug tests are designed to detect drug metabolites.

    Is Delta 8 Softgels and Delta 8 Gummies for Sleep Legal?

    The short answer is yes, the 2018 Farm Bill made hemp-derived Delta 8 federally legal. But, some states prohibit or regulate the sale of Delta 8. For this reason, we do not ship Delta 8 products to the following states: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Utah.

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