Most of us aren’t getting enough sleep and suffer from sleepless nights. Sleep is vital to your health, according to studies adults need 7-9 hours of sleep per night. Anything less that that can start to affect your day to day life. You may have heard of how cannabinoids such as THC and CBD can help you have a better night sleep. However, you may not know that terpenes play an important part of how this plant helps to promote better sleep. If you are unfamiliar with terpenes we’ve put together a blog here.

Terpenes can affect things such as energy, mood, alertness and sleepiness. We have complied a list of our favourite terpenes for sleep below:

Linalool – If you’re a fan of lavender you’ll most likely already be familiar with Linalool. This terpene is what gives lavender its unique fragrance and is known for it’s ability to help with a restful sleep. Studies have shown it can help to slow down the body and guard it against damage caused by stress. Linalool can also increase the hormone adenosine which can help with falling asleep faster.

Caryophyllene – This terpene is found in black pepper, cloves and cinnamon and has a strong spicy and woody aroma. Caryophyllene is the only terpene know to directly activate cannabinoid receptors. With it’s relaxing analgesic properties, Caryophyllene is known for it’s capability to relieve stress and insomnia.

Terpinolene – This terpene is a common additive in soaps and cleaning products however this powerful terpene is thought to act directly on the central nervous system to promote drowsiness.

Myrcene – Myrcene is one of the most commonly occurring terpenes and is know for it’s sedative effects. This terpene can be found in plants such as basil, thyme, mangos and lemongrass. Myrcene has been found to help people relax and sleep better.

With so many different strains of terpenes it can be hard to choose what will be best for you. We can help to provide information on what terpenes will be best to suit your needs, just give us an email on and we’ll get back to you with our expert recommendations.

The information in this blog post is for educational and information purposes only and is not intended as health or medical advice. Always consult a health professional about any questions you have regarding a medical condition or health objectives.

Terpenes are concentrated and should be used with care in very small amounts, please do your own
research, Kakariki Fine Foods do not accept any liability should you misuse these products. Keep out of reach of children and seek medical attention if swallowed.

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