Myrcene, also known as D-myrcene, is a terpene that is found in a variety of plants, including mangoes, bay leaves, hops, thyme, and basil. It is known for its sedative and muscle relaxant effects and is present in many strains of cannabis.
D-myrcene has been shown to have analgesic properties, which make it a potential candidate for pain relief. In addition, the study found that D-myrcene was able to reduce locomotor activity, or “tossing and turning,” leading to longer duration and deeper sleep.
In the body, myrcene is believed to enhance the effects of GABA (gamma-amino butyric acid) at the GABA-A receptor, which is a major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system. When nerve transmission is limited by GABA, it can reduce anxiety and create a feeling of relaxation. Mycrene in combination with SLEEP works together to get you to sleep faster without interruptions. This results in longer REM cycles, more repair and a more restful you.