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HHC and Sleep: Can it help?

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HHC first made headlines as a legal high. Still, it’s becoming more widely accepted as a therapeutic tool, especially an appealing all-natural sleep aid, because of its sedative properties.

What’s so special in HHC that it has become hemp users’ top go-to cannabinoid for sleep aid? Let’s learn together below.

(Note: Peer-reviewed research on HHC is scarce because it is still a relatively new substance in the market, and most reports on it are merely anecdotal.)

What is HHC?

Hexahydrocannabinol (HHC) is a cannabinoid that appears in trace amounts in the hemp plant but is primarily created in laboratories using hemp extract. Although less euphoric and more calming than THC, the molecule has similar psychoactive characteristics.

HHC is a THC variation that has undergone hydrogenation and other chemical processes and therefore keeps part of the psychotropic properties of THC. It also reacts similarly to the body’s cannabinoid receptors as THC.

Despite having psychotropic properties and being regarded as resembling THC, HHC made from hemp is legal on a federal level. All other cannabinoids were descheduled in the 2018 Agriculture Improvement Act (Farm Bill), which solely controls THC and sets a 0.3% restriction on its content.

How can HHC help improve sleep?

We have to come clean. HHC must be studied more extensively for scientists to conclude that it helps with sleep problems. However, sufficient information is still available for us to make valid inferences.

We have already discussed the similarities between HHC and delta 9’s physiological effects a couple of times. Since THC can cause drowsiness, people often use it to help with sleep. It interacts with CB1 receptors in the endocannabinoid system, which may regulate sleep-related neurotransmitters, including cortisol, melatonin, and serotonin.

Due to their similarity to delta 9 THC, HHC substances and products will probably have the same sedative effects. Numerous users of HHC have also reported that the cannabinoid aids in falling asleep and staying asleep from its longer-lasting but less potent effects.

Additionally, HHC is reportedly more sedating than THC and hemp-derived legal highs, which is likely why users prefer it for sleep. Combined with other terpenes that have comparable relaxing effects, the calming and moderately intoxicating characteristics slow down the brain and reduce muscle tension, thereby helping improve sleep.

Research indicates that the endocannabinoid system controls the body’s sleep-wake cycle, which likely explains why HHC has sedative effects.

HHC product held by a hand

Types of HHC products that can improve sleep

Depending on the product type, each form of HHC promotes sleep differently, resulting in a varied HHC experience. Therefore, you must be vigilant in taking HHC products exactly as instructed to get the best effects if you plan to consume HHC, especially for sleep.

Below are some of the recommended HHC product types for potential sleep improvement:

Flower: Users say that smoking HHC flower gives them a nice body high that gently creeps up on them and leaves them feeling very relaxed. As discussed earlier, this relaxing feeling is one of the most significant potential contributors to making HHC a good sleep aid.

Diamonds: For many, the euphoric effects of any cannabinoid are best experienced through hemp-derived diamonds. This analogously applies to smoking HHC diamonds and their sleep improvement properties.

Sugar Badder: A sugar badder is an example of cannabis concentrate with a remarkable consistency giving it a high potential of bringing out HHC’s premium effects.

Vape cartridges: HHC vape cartridges are usually highly potent across several strains. In Elevated Trading’, we have one-gram HHC vape carts that contain the market’s highest quality distillate, enhanced with live resin cannabis terpenes for the ultimate flavor and effect.

Edibles: All edibles, including gummy bears, worms, and others, have long-lasting HHC effects that prolong sleep for several hours. Preferably, take your dose one hour before bedtime so the HHC come-up will start working when you lie down.

Tinctures: Tinctures are effective for all types of sleep issues. The quick-acting sublingual absorption technique is fantastic for helping people fall asleep. 

Note that HHC’s seemingly trivial elements, like the extraction process or the age of the organic material, can significantly impact effectiveness. So get your HHC only from reliable businesses with experience producing cannabis products. Also, make sure the product has passed independent testing.

Elevated Trading takes pride in the HHC products we offer wholesale online or through one of our sales pros. We third-party test all our products, so you can be sure they are a cut above the rest. Not to mention, this ensures the quality and purity of our products.

We specialize in providing brands and merchants nationwide with bulk cannabinoid products like Delta 8 THC products, hemp-derived Delta 9 THC products, THC-O, and THCa products. If you want to package your brand of HHC products, look at our HHC product catalog

We carry a lot of different options, both bulk and retail-ready in packaging, to ensure that our wholesale products are the right fit for your smoke shop, vape shop, or retail location.

Contact us today for a free consultation to see if we fit your store.