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CBD vs CBN - What Forbes Says

Most consumers have heard of the two well known cannabinoids, THC and CBN. What many people don’t know is that there are over 100 known cannabinoids in cannabis and hemp plants. Each cannabinoid has a different profile, which in turn means having different beneficial properties when consumed. While some cannabinoids such as THC have intoxicating effects, others such as CBD have non-psychoactive effects. In short, this means no high when you consume this cannabinoid alone. 

From Forbes "CBN and CBD, either individually or combined, potentially help alleviate insomnia by causing an overall sense of mind and body tranquility and relaxation.

According to Mary magazine's blog, while CBN purportedly has a sedating effect on most users, CBD purportedly tends to cause a feeling of alertness rather than sluggishness, the morning after bedtime consumption."


While many have heard of or use CBD, which appears in all sorts of products in the US today, CBN has still not become widely known. Somnus uses CBN because of its early researched sleep properties. CBN has the potential to become the staple for many natural sleep aids, which is what Somnus is currently doing. To reinforce this notion, Somnus will continue to only provide natural hemp derived sleep aid products with CBN and strive to lead the charge to better understanding how CBN can become the next CBD. 


Ever wondered what the difference between CBD and CBN (used in SOMNUS)? Checkout a recent article from Forbes HERE.

Here are a few things to add about the CBN Somnus uses.

  1. Somnus uses hemp derived CBN. This means a few key things.
  • There is no amount of THC (0.0%) in Somnus products.
  • This also means Somnus CBN will not get you high when consumed.
  • Somnus uses CBN that is grown in the US. (And we are proud of this.)
  • In order to provide full transparency on our CBN and what is in the Somnus product you take, Somnus uploads lab results for each product batch so you know exactly what you are consuming.

While CBD seems to help with many ailments in the body, CBN’s early research suggests that it is more targeted and beneficial for specific sleep related problems. One of these specific problems is insomnia. 


Since sleep related problems in the US rise due to technological advances coupled with our decreasing work life balance, shutting down our minds to alleviate the stress, anxiety and alertness of the daily grind is paramount to achieving the rest we desire. Somnus has focused on creating a product that does just that, while simultaneously prioritizing your health and wellbeing.

Relaxing the mind and body are key to getting a good night's sleep. Rest is vital for mental and physical wellbeing. In order to support our customers' healthy lifestyle, Somnus wanted to provide a natural sleep aid alternative to align with our consumers goals. Have trouble sleeping? Try Somnus today