Taking THC for Sleep: Everything You Need to Know

At low doses, THC can be incredibly beneficial for sleep. Here’s why microdosing THC is particularly beneficial at improving sleep issues.

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What Is THC?

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is a major cannabinoid found in hemp and marijuana. This compound, as well as other cannabinoids, binds to endocannabinoid systems in your brain and produces relaxing and pain-relieving effects. All our THC gummies are derived from hemp and contain less than 0.3% of THC, and are thus legal on a federal level in the US.

About Sleep and Sleep Issues

Sleep is a recurring state of body and mind that’s characterized by altered consciousness, reduced muscle activity, and inhibited sensory activity. It’s an integral part of our circadian rhythm, and high-quality nightly sleep is necessary for a healthy body and mind.

Sleep issues and sleep deprivation can have long-term effects on your physical health, as well as cause major mental health issues. Long-term sleep issues can cause poor immune functioning, increase symptoms of anxiety and depression, and even lead to paranoia and hallucinations.

What Are the Most Common Sleep Disorders?

Poor sleep can be caused by a variety of sleep disorders. The most common sleep disorders are:

  • insomnia
  • restless leg syndrome
  • obstructive sleep apnea
  • narcolepsy
  • REM sleep behavior disorder

Sleep Disorder Causes

Both physical and mental ailments can have an effect on sleep. Chronic pain and autoimmune diseases are the most common physical causes of sleep disorders. When it comes to mental health issues, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder can all have a negative effect on sleep.

Does THC Help You Sleep?

Yes, research suggests that THC can improve quantity and quality of sleep. A literature review on cannabis, cannabinoids, and sleep looked at available research on taking cannabis for sleep. This study found that both CBD and THC (two major compounds found in cannabis) affect sleep and may have therapeutic potential for the treatment of insomnia.

Another study on the effects of cannabis on sleep found that taking cannabis for sleep could be beneficial. THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids serve to activate CB1 receptors, which play a role in the induction of sleep.

THC and REM Sleep

THC has a dose-dependent contradictory effect on REM sleep. High doses of THC could reduce the time spent in deep sleep (REM sleep), while low doses of THC promote REM sleep.

Since sleep quality depends on whether you spend enough time in each of the four sleep cycles (three NREM sleep cycles and a REM sleep cycle), you should stick to low doses when taking THC for sleep.

nama CBD gummies contain micro doses of Delta 9 THC. Due to the low THC dosage, our gummies won’t interfere with your deep sleep if you take the recommended dosage (one nama gummy).

THC Dosage for Sleep

You shouldn’t go above 10 mg of THC if you’re taking it to alleviate sleep issues and maintain a healthy sleep cycle. If you’re new to THC, we suggest starting with a very low dosage (1-2 mg) and working your way up as your tolerance increases.

Our sleep gummies contain 2 mg of THC per gummy, the ideal dosage to help you fall asleep without interfering with your REM sleep cycle.


How to Take THC for Sleep

The type of cannabis product you take for sleep will depend on your preferences. Some of the most popular ways to take THC for sleep are THC gummies, THC tinctures, and THC vapes.

THC Gummies for Sleep

Gummies are the optimal way to take THC for sleep. They are easy to take and contain the same THC dosage in each gummy, so you won’t risk taking too much THC by accident. Plus, they take about 30 minutes to kick in, just enough time to get ready for a good night’s sleep.

We offer delicious, vegan gummies infused with Delta 9 THC. Our gummies are derived from hemp and compliant with the 2018 Farm Bill, making them legal to purchase and consume across the US (even in states that haven't legalized cannabis use).

THC Oils for Sleep

THC oils and tinctures are quite popular to take for sleep. However, they can be difficult to dose, so you run the risk of taking too much THC, which could interfere with your sleep. Plus, high-quality THC gummies taste so much better than tinctures and oils with THC.

Smoking THC for Sleep

Smoking THC, either in a vape or a joint, is the most common way of THC ingestion. One advantage of smoking: the rapid release of THC into your system. However, smoking THC has its drawbacks:  

  • It’s hard to control dosage, so you can easily take too much THC, which could have a detrimental effect on sleep
  • Smoking releases carcinogens into your lungs along with THC and other beneficial compounds

We suggest getting your nightly dose of Delta 9 THC with edibles instead of smoking.

CBD vs THC for Sleep

Cannabidiol (CBD) is another major compound found in hemp and cannabis that is often praised for its ability to help you relax and fall asleep. A 2014 study on CBD and sleep determined that cannabidiol has the ability to improve sleep-related behaviors in Parkinson’s disease patients.

At high doses, CBD is better at promoting healthy sleep patterns than THC. However, at low doses, their beneficial effects on sleep are fairly similar, as they both appear to help you fall asleep and stay asleep throughout the night.

Benefits of CBD and THC Together for Sleep

In combination, CBD and THC produce an entourage effect, meaning that the effects of both compounds are more pronounced. Our full-spectrum CBD gummies also contain THC, so you get the full sleep benefits of both of these compounds.

Taking THC and CBD together can be particularly beneficial for sleep, as THC has the potential to alleviate symptoms of sleep apnea and reduce the occurrence of nightmares related to PTSD, while CBD has sedating effects, promotes REM sleep, and helps mitigate daytime sleepiness.

Our Gummies for Sleep Offer the Best of Both Worlds

When buying sleep gummies from nama CBD, you can choose from CBD gummies for sleep with THC, or gummies without THC. Our sleep gummies also contain melatonin, which has also been shown to be incredibly beneficial for sleep. Our sleep edibles contain legal, hemp-derived Delta 9 THC, making them federally legal in the US.

THC Sleep Gummies Side Effects

There are no serious side effects to taking THC sleep gummies. If you take too much THC, you may feel groggy in the morning, but these effects should subside within a few hours. To avoid feeling groggy in the morning, follow the recommended dosage when taking THC sleep gummies (for nama, the recommended dosage is just one gummy).

At high doses, long-term cannabis use for sleep can lead to substance abuse. At low doses, this shouldn’t be an issue, as the dosage you take is not enough to get you high. Some of the symptoms of cannabis drug abuse to look out for are:

  • lack of motivation
  • nervous or paranoid behavior
  • memory issues and forgetfulness
  • slowed reaction time

nama CBD edibles with Delta 9 THC contain a low dose of THC and are unlikely to cause substance abuse issues.

What to Look for in High-Quality THC Sleep Aids?

THC edibles can be an effective natural sleep aid, and it can be hard to choose the perfect THC sleep gummy among the many options available nowadays. To ensure you’re taking the highest quality THC sleep aids, shop from transparent companies that:

  • test their products for quality and potency in a third-party lab
  • use a THC extract made from premium American hemp
  • ensure their products are Farm Bill compliant
  • don’t use artificial colorings and flavorings

Our Delta 9 THC edibles are legal and compliant with the 2018 Farm Bill. We use extracts made from the finest American hemp and flavor our gummies with actual fruit. All our CBD gummies are vegan, as are our gummies with melatonin and gummies with THC.

Buy the Best THC Gummies for Sleep

If you’re looking for legal cannabis products to help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep all night, you’re in the right place. We offer high-quality sleep gummies infused with melatonin, CBD, and THC that are vegan, incredibly delicious, and will put you right to sleep.

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All our edibles are made from hemp and contain less than 0.3% of THC by dry weight, making them legal to purchase and consume on a federal level in the US. We also sell gummies with CBN, as well as drinks with THC.

FAQ on THC for Sleep

Is 5mg of THC good for sleep?

Yes, for experienced users, 5 mg of THC is a good dosage for sleep. If you’re new to THC, start with a lower dosage (1-2 mg) and work your way up to 5 mg over time.

Where can I find THC gummies for sleep and pain?

Chronic pain is a common cause of sleep issues, and medical cannabis users often use THC to alleviate chronic pain. If you’re looking for THC gummies for sleep and pain relief, try our Sleep Plus gummies. These edibles contain a low dose of THC and just enough CBD to relax you and reduce pain without making you feel high.

Can I take Delta 8 THC for sleep?

Yes, you can take gummies with Delta 8 THC for sleep. Delta 8 and Delta 9 are both forms of cannabis THC. Just like Delta 9, Delta 8 THC can promote sleep and reduce sleep issues at a low dosage. To learn about the different effects of these two THC compounds and how you can use them for sleep, check out our Delta 9 and Delta 8 comparison.

What are the best gummies for anxiety and sleep?

People with sleep issues caused by anxiety often use THC gummies with CBD to fall asleep. CBD has sedative effects and will make you feel less anxious, and low doses of THC will help you fall asleep. If anxiety is keeping you awake at night, try our Relax CBD and THC gummies to put your mind at ease.

Does weed help you sleep?

The latest research on cannabinoids and sleep suggests that weed can help you sleep at a low dosage. Many medical marijuana users can attest, as they often use cannabis to help them fall asleep and stay asleep. The current research on marijuana and sleep is quite promising, both for Cannabis indica and sativa.

However, if you ingest marijuana at a high dosage, the effects of it can interfere with your sleep health and lessen your time spent asleep. At high doses, marijuana’s effects can make you feel too energized to fall asleep, so stick with lower dosages when consuming weed for sleep.

If you live in a state where marijuana is not legal, hemp products can have just as beneficial of an effect on sleep. Choose from our selection of legal, hemp gummies for sleep, both with and without THC.

In addition to cannabis, good sleep hygiene is paramount, including:

  • Stop eating and drinking a couple hours before bed
  • No vigorous exercise for the last couple of hours before bed
  • Don’t look at electronic screens (phones, computers, etc) in the evening—or, if you must, wear glasses that block blue wavelengths
  • Get the right mattress for your body, which might be a memory foam mattress, a cooling mattress, a mattress for stomach sleepers—whatever mattress helps YOU sleep best

For those who suffer from sleep apnea, consult with your doctor or sleep specialist on the efficacy of CPAP machines and other specialized treatments for your condition.

Sleep science and research findings are fairly clear on the above points, so get serious about getting good sleep. If a cannabis treatment option can help as part of your sleep regimen, so much the better!

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