Long-term sleep deprivation can push you over the edge. Your immunity, memory, concentration, and blood pressure can be potentially affected by it. You may not know about delta-8 from cannabis and its effect on sleep, as this is not a commonly recommended cure for insomnia. 

What is Delta-8?

Delta-8 is a cannabis compound that has become popular because of its similarity to the main compound in cannabis that gets you high, causing euphoria, happiness, sedation, symptom relief, and much more. 

Delta-8 THC

What is Delta-8?

The similarities between the two cannabinoids lie in their chemical structures and their names. Scientific name is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or just delta-9. Delta-8 is short for delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol, or delta-8. Delta-8 can cause effects similar to regular delta-9 -but they will be much less potent.

Delta-8 and delta-9 are both forms of tetrahydrocannabinol. In common usage, when people refer to tetrahydrocannabinol they are talking about delta-9. 

Currently, the legality of delta-8 is hazy. It can be extracted from either hemp or cannabis. Because of the 2018 farm bill, hemp can be legally grown and used for extractions all over the United States, making delta-8 legal in states where delta-9 is illegal—sometimes.

Nearly all delta-8 on the market today is manufactured from hemp-derived CBD, which makes it, in theory at least, part of a federally legal chain of origin.

People in states where tetrahydrocannabinol is illegal crave cannabis products and are now looking to delta-8 because it may be legal in their state, even though it is less potent than regular tetrahydrocannabinol. Many extractors are ramping up delta-8 production to meet this new demand and shipping it all over the US.

What can Delta-8 Help With?

1. Sit back and relax

By now, you know that consuming Delta-8 will get you stoned. It’s a clear, well-controlled type of height, so you don’t need to be afraid of doing something stupid. Its effects are significantly softer than the effects of alcohol … that’s for sure! There really is something to be said about relaxing with a beautiful Delta-8 bowl. After a hard day’s work, there is practically nothing better.

2. Pain? No problem

Phytocannabinoids have strong analgesic or pain-relieving properties. A large group of major cannabinoids, such as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, cannabichromene, cannabigerol, cannabidiol, tetrahydrocannabivarin and others, are the reason behind its analgesic effects. We can now add delta-8 to this extensive list.

A 2018 study provides a clear picture of the effects of delta-8 on mice with corneal pain and inflammation. The cornea is a thin, clean outer layer in front of the eye that helps the eye focus light and see clearly. Damage to the sensory nerve endings of the cornea can cause neuropathic corneal pain. Unfortunately, this condition lacks adequate treatment that relieves pain without side effects. Animal studies have shown that topical delta-8 has antinociceptive (prevents pain) and inflammation healing effects. The study also brings our attention to the fact that this compound mediates pain relief and anti-inflammatory effects primarily via the CB1 receptor. Delta-8 has been shown to reduce pain and inflammation associated with chemically induced eye injuries.

3. Sleep in peace

Have you tried everything and still can’t sleep well? Delta-8 is here to challenge him. Delta-8 is calming and relaxing, which allows some people to get a better night’s sleep.

Long-term sleep deprivation can push you over the edge. Your immunity, memory, concentration, and blood pressure can be potentially affected by it. You may not know about delta-8 from cannabis and its effect on sleep, as this is not a commonly recommended cure for insomnia. However, with the increase in cannabidiol (CBD), many people have started taking cannabinoids to improve sleep. For those who have already tested this compound for sleep, this cannabinoid comes on the top of their list among natural sleep remedies.

4. Say goodbye to morning sickness

Delta-8 is an excellent antiemetic (medicine for nausea). It is often prescribed to patients on chemotherapy to address nausea/appetite problems that usually accompany this form of treatment. This 1995 study appears to convincingly prove this fact.

5. Improved appetite

Here comes another benefit of tetrahydrocannabinol, which is its use as a powerful appetite stimulant. Researchers are focusing more on the appetite-stimulating properties of delta-9 and are showing promising results. Again, most consumers want to avoid the severe psychotropic effects of delta-9 while reaping the full benefits. In short, they look for delta-8, which has been shown to improve appetite, but without all the side effects caused by the heavier psychoactive substances.

6. Stressbusters

Delta-8 has naturally ingrained anti-anxiety effects from a wide variety of terpenes and cannabinoids. Offers a clear height that doesn’t trigger anxiety or confusion, which is why the consumer feels more attentive and in tune with themselves than when using delta-9, heightening senses and enhancing perception, making activities air open more pleasant hiking and cycling.

7. Boost your memory

In addition to treating appetite and nausea, delta-8 can also be a useful neuroprotector. This is an exciting step forward for those with Alzheimer’s disease as well as dementia. A study found that mice treated with delta-8 actually increased acetylcholine levels in the brain. This neurotransmitter serves an important role in learning and memory. Since lower levels of acetylcholine are associated with Alzheimer’s disease, some believe that delta-8 has insane effects for preventing or even reversing the condition.

8. Healthy for eyes

Human has used delta-8 for more than 2,500 years ago (if Chinese sources are correct). The NCBI found that there was little evidence that cannabis or cannabinoids could alleviate the pain and discomfort associated with multiple sclerosis. This study looked at the anti-inflammatory effects of Delta-8 on pain relief in mice with severe eye damage. These lesions involved the cornea, so most of the test subjects were visually impaired. This experiment is ethically controversial because the researchers artificially induced eye damage in mice. Their corneas were intentionally damaged by corrosive chemicals, and most were killed at the end of the experiment. Despite all this, they showed that Delta-8 reduced the inflammation associated with chemically induced eye injuries.

9. No hangovers!

Yup! Delta-8 can help you with a hangover. Anecdotal evidence shows that this energizing compound will leave you relaxed and clear with unpleasant nausea. Therefore, it doesn’t usually cause a peak of euphoria, so you can expect it to relieve a hangover without the anxiety you feel from another tetrahydrocannabinol, such as delta-9.

10. Your cancer remedy

A study cited by the National Cancer Institute in 2013 states that delta-8 is considered one of the cannabinoids known to inhibit tumor growth. Delta-9, delta-8 and cannabinol (CBN) inhibits the growth of Lewis lung adenocarcinoma cells in vitro and in vivo. Additionally, other cancers have been shown to be sensitive to cannabinoid-induced growth inhibition.