Do sleepless nights have you wondering what you can do to get some shut-eye? Many people try CBD and report that it does in fact help with getting sleep. So where can you get the best CBD for sleep? Keep reading and we will fill you in.
Does CBD Help You Sleep?
CBD, or cannabidiol, is a natural cannabinoid that grows in hemp plants. It has a number of therapeutic benefits, including the potential to help people sleep. It is considered safe to take and has little risk of dependence or abuse. It has no physchoactive properties, so it will not produce a high. And it is legal in the United States as long as there is .3% or less THC.
The research that has been done on CBD and sleep shows that it has promise in helping with a variety of sleep problems. High doses of CBD, like up to 600 milligrams per day, seem to help with insomnia.
It is thought that CBD may be able to help people sleep by controlling cortisol levels. Cortisol is known as the stress hormone, and it can cause people to feel alert. This hormone usually peaks in the morning, but some people have more cortisol activity in the evening. Unfortunately, this often increases wakefulness and impacts sleep.
Research suggests that CBD acts as a sedative and reduces the amount of cortisol that is released by the body.
How to Find the Best CBD for Sleep
So, CBD may help us to feel relaxed and sleep better. But how do you find the best CBD for sleep that you know will work?
You need to pay attention to a couple of things. Namely, the type of CBD, the strength of the product, and where it came from.
CBD Extract Type
There are three types of CBD extract: full spectrum, broad spectrum, and CBD isolate. Each one has its own unique characteristics and benefits that appeal to different kinds of consumers.
CBD isolate is pure CBD. This extract type is refined until all that is left is the CBD compound. This may be a more affordable option as there are no other cannabinoids or plant compounds that might have other benefits.
The second extract type is broad-spectrum CBD. This type of extract goes through less refining so as to leave some of the plant profile intact. Other cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavinoids are left in the extract. However, all traces of THC are removed from the extract completely. This may appeal to people who do not wish to take products that may contain any amouns of THC. This also makes it easier to sell as some states don’t allow the sale of products with any THC in them.
The last type of extract is full-spectrum CBD extract. This type of extract is the most similar to the regular hemp plant profile as it gets. All the other compounds, including trace amounts of THC, are left in the product. This is because there is believed to be a synergistic effect that comes from all of the plant compounds working together.
All compliant products sold in the US contain less than .3% THC, even for full spectrum products.
Strength of CBD
Before you take a new product you should carefully read the label and make sure you understand the instructions. Some products like CBD oils can be tricky for people to dose correctly if they are not used to the measurements and tools used. But as long as you do your homework beforehand, figuring out the strength of your CBD and how much you should take is pretty simple.
Some bottles of CBD oil come with only a few hundred milligrams of CBD in the entire package. But others come with thousands. It is important to check the strength of your bottle to make sure you don’t accidentally consume too much at once.
Although there is little risk of harm due to taking too much CBD, you can still waste expensive products and build a tolerance that requires you to consume more CBD to feel any effects.
One of the biggest factors when it comes to identifying the best CBD for sleep is to figure out where it comes from. We recommend you only buy CBD that comes from a trusted source.
Look for products that are sourced from organic farms in the USA or other similar locations.
So, just how can you check to see where CBD comes from and if it is legitimate? Well examining the product label is the best place to start. A legitimate CBD product will have a label that includes the following: Name and address of the manufacturer, cannabinoid content, ingredients, net quantity, batch number, best by date, usage instructions, suggested serving size/dosage instructions, and warnings.
If a product does not contain all of this information on the label, it might not be a legitimate company you want to trust.
If you are considering a product that does contain all of this information on the label then that is a great start.
Next, what you want to do is to look for a certificate of analysis (also called a COA). A certificate of analysis is a report that is provided by a third-party laboratory that tests the product for safety and potency. This is one way to make sure that the product is properly labeled and free of contaminants.
You can usually find a certificate of analysis on the website of the company whose products you are considering. Many companies also include a QR code on their labels so you can scan it and go directly to the certificate of analysis for that specific product. You can also call the company and ask them to provide you with a report if they have them completed.
Any company that invests in this kind of testing wants to share it with its consumers to build trust and credibility. If you cannot find a certificate of analysis for the product you are considering, don’t take it.
What Form of CBD Should I Take?
There are many ways to take CBD, from edibles to topicals. The best forms of CBD to take for sleep are the ones that create powerful effects with a long-lasting duration of effects.
Edibles like gummies and sublingual oils are two great options, as they get into the system slowly, but they have long-lasting, powerful effects. Edibles like gummies can take up to 2 hours before they pass through the digestive tract and go through first-pass metabolism. After this happens, they are absorbed into the bloodstream where they can take effects. These effects can last up to 8 hours for some people, so you can be comfortable and relaxed throughout the night.
This is different than the fastrt delivery methods, like smoking or vaping CBD, for example, where effects can kick in as little as 5 minutes but often wear off in as little as 2 hours. This means to keep that relaxed feeling you would need to consume more CBD regularly.
Sublingual CBD delivery is a good option for those who are looking for a faster way to feel the effects of CBD while still benefiting from the long lasting effects. Because the sublingual tissues under the tongue absorb CBD directly into the bloodstream, you can start to feel the effects of it working quickly, sometimes as quickly as 30 minutes.
But since the oil is swallowed – after letting it sit under the tongue for a minute – the rest of the CBD that does not get immediately absorbed still passes through the digestive tract like a traditional edible. This means that while you get the fast effects of sublingual absorption you get the long-lasting effects of an edible.
Yummy CBD For Sleep
We have CBD Gummies for sleep and CBD oil for sleep. Both are specially formulated with melatonin for added sleep support. Our CBD products are all made with full-spectrum CBD to provide the best therapeutic effects to our consumers.
Our gummies come in an assortment of fruit flavors and are free of artificial colors, flavors, and sweeteners. They are also GMO-free, gluten-free, MSG-free, and dairy-free. No pesticides, chemical fertilizers, or solvents are used in the production of our products. We guarantee the quality and flavor of our products with a 30-day money-back guarantee because we are sure that you will love them just as much as we do.
Before making a purchase, you can easily locate the lab test results (or certificates of analysis) for all of our products on our Lab Results page. All of our small-batch products are independently tested and certified for purity and potency.
We recommend you take one of our gummies about 30 minutes before your planned sleep time. For the best results, take them regularly over a prolonged period of time. Consistency is key to finding the right routine for you.
If you prefer CBD oil, then our Mellow Mint SLEEP Yummy CBD oil might be right for you. It is full-spectrum CBD oil mixed with melatonin for optimal relaxation and sleep support. It is recommended to take this oil for at least 30 minutes before you plan to fall asleep. Shake well before taking it.
For the best results, place drops of oil under the tongue and hold it there for about a minute to a minute and a half. Then you can swallow the rest. If you prefer to add the oil to food or drinks, you can do that as well, but keep in mind this may slow down the onset time.
What Is the Best Time of Day to Take CBD for Sleep?
The best time of day to take CBD for sleep depends on your personal situation and when you want to fall asleep. Some people don’t feel the effects of CBD for up to 2 hours after taking it.
Because of this, it is a good idea to take CBD to sleep about 2 hours before you want to fall asleep. However, you can choose to take CBD whenever you feel like you need the relaxing support.
How Much CBD Should I Take?
Taking a small amount of CBD may cause feelings of alertness. Taking 15 to 25 milligrams of CBD in the morning may provide a small boost of energy or focus. But taking a large dose of CBD is known to have more sedative effects.
If you take CBD and feel like it is keeping you awake, try increasing your dosage and see if it helps to make you feel more relaxed and ready to sleep.
Things like how much food you’ve eaten, what your personal tolerance level is, your body weight, and your individual biology will impact how you absorb CBD.
Try to keep a journal to track your experiences so you can find the best CBD routine for you.
Get Help When You Need It
Home remedies often help when experiencing sleeplessness. Often, things like adjustments to your daily habits and sleep routine can make a big difference.
Adults need 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night. If you are not getting adequate sleep and have tried different at-home options for getting sleep, then it may be time that you seek professional help.
You should see a doctor if you have been having sleep difficulties lasting longer than a few months. Or if you have persistent insomnia even after sticking to a healthy sleep routine. Or, if you are having any difficulty functioning during the day as a result of fatigue.