Top 10 Best CBD Sleep Products | April 2021 | CBDNerds

Paul James
Authored: Mar 6, 2019
Updated: Apr 6, 2021
Top 10 Best CBD Sleep Products

CBD Sleep Products | Best of 2021

One in three adults in the United States report getting less than the recommended amount of sleep on average. Poor sleep has also been linked to several other serious conditions like depression, obesity, heart disease, and Type 2 diabetes. Along with an increase in these chronic conditions in the United States, the prevalence of opioids is also at an all-time high.

In data compiled from 2005 to 2010, one in eight adults with trouble sleeping and one in six adults with a diagnosed sleep disorder reported 
using prescription sleep aids. These numbers created a need for a safe, effective alternative to common prescription sleeping aids, and that’s exactly where cannabidiol (CBD) comes in.

Numerous people have self-reported that CBD oils can help with sleep, and research also indicates that it can provide us with healthier and more fulfilling nighttime rests. For current and new CBD users interested in taking CBD, we put together a list of the 10 best CBD for sleep currently on the market.

 

Top Ranking CBD Sleep Products

1.) Palmetto Harmony

Palmetto Harmony Softgels

Rating 5/ 5

Extract Type: Full-spectrum

Total CBD Range: 300mg - 600mg

Potency Range: 10mg per softgel

Price Range: $49.99 - $89.99

Value ($/mg): $0.14 - $0.16 per mg

THC Content: <0.3%

Lab Report: See Here

Flavor Variations: 1

Potency Variations1

 

Palmetto Harmony Pros:

  • Each capsule contains omega-3 fatty acids and a full-spectrum terpene profile
  • Contain no artificial flavoring or additives
  • Offers a similar CBD formula through their CBD suppositories

 

Palmetto Harmony Cons:

  • More expensive than other competing products
  • Low CBD dosage (only 10mg per soft gel)

 

Palmetto Harmony Full-Spectrum Soft gels taken daily should help with your ability to get a good night's sleep. These full-spectrum capsules come in a 60-count bottle and contain 10mg of CBD each. These capsules are also infused with antioxidants as well as Omega-3, -6, and -9 fatty acids that are believed to help with the absorption of CBD.

 

According to our staff and research, Palmetto Harmony offers one of the best quality CBD products available online. The capsules are 3rd-party lab-tested, organic, and FDA-compliant. Therefore it’s no surprise that despite Palmetto Harmony’s higher pricing and lower concentration CBD capsules, they have historically received positive customer reviews.

 

At the end of the day, you are paying for a high-quality CBD product. While we understand that not everyone will have this extra cash to spend, if you do, Palmetto Harmony is definitely a good choice.

 

2.) Green Roads

Green Roads Sweet Sleep CBD Oil

Rating 5/ 5

Extract Type: Broad-spectrum and Isolate

Total CBD Range: 25mg - 750mg

Potency Range: 25mg per serving

Price Range: $2.99 - $89.99

Value ($/mg): $0.11 per mg

THC Content: 0.0%

Lab Report: See Here

Product Variations: 3

Potency Variations1

 

Green Roads Pros:

  • Wide variety of different sleep-related products
  • All CBD is extracted from hemp using industry-standard CO2 extraction
  • Offers a subscription service to help you save

 

Green Roads Cons:

  • Only one potency for all these products

 

Green Roads offers a sleep line of products that includes a variety of tinctures and other edibles. Their most popular product in this line is a CBD oil for sleep which mixes CBD, cannabinol (CBN), and melatonin. Currently, you can purchase this in a bottle for $89.99 or in single doses (1-pack for $2.99 or a 12-pack for $35.99). Most tinctures don't offer a dose of melatonin in them and, for that reason, we consider this the best CBD oil for sleep.

 

Green Roads also applies their sleep formula to two other products - their CBD gummies and capsules. Personally, we were big fans of their Sleepy Zs CBD gummies as it comes in an identical formula to their sleep CBD oil. The biggest difference is these gummies were much tastier.

 

3.) Medterra

Medterra Good Night CBD Capsules

Rating 5/ 5

Extract Type: Isolate

Total CBD Range: 750mg - 1,500mg

Potency Range: 25mg - 50mg per capsule

Price Range: $44.99 - $66.99

Value ($/mg): $0.04 - $0.06 per mg

THC Content: 0.0%

Lab Report: See Here

Flavor Variations: 3

Potency Variations2

 

Medterra Pros:

  • Capsules available in a “Good Morning” and a “Good Night” blend
  • All capsules are 100% vegan
  • Medterra is approved by the U.S. Hemp Authority Certification Program

 

 

Some of Medterra’s most popular products are their CBD capsules and for good reason. These vegan CBD capsules are made with high-quality CBD isolate, this means that all you are getting is CBD and no other cannabinoid. This type of CBD extract is ideal for those who do not want to risk failing a drug test due to CBD.

 

If you are looking for a capsule that promotes better sleep, you will likely find what you need in Medterra’s “Good Night” blend. Made using a mix of melatonin, passionflower, GABA, chamomile, and 25mg of CBD, this combination is perfect for promoting rest and many users have reported that these capsules have helped them overcome sleep issues.

 

4.) Joy Organics

Joy Organics CBD Softgels with Melatonin for Sleep

Rating 5/ 5

Extract Type: Broad-spectrum

Total CBD Range: 300mg - 750mg

Potency Range: 10mg - 25mg per softgel

Price Range: $39.95 - $89.95

Value ($/mg): $0.11 - $0.13 per mg

THC Content: 0.0%

Lab Report: See Here

Flavor Variations: 3

Potency Variations2

 

Joy Organics Pros:

  • Offers a CBD soft gel with melatonin and a CBD soft gel with curcumin
  • Joy Organics’ products are certified by the Hemp Roundtable
  • Free shipping on all orders

 

Joy Organics Cons:

  • Fairly expensive compared to the other capsules (on a per milligram basis)

 

If you’re looking for a THC-free, highly absorbent soft gel, look no further than Joy Organics’ selection. All their soft gels are water-soluble making them twice as absorbent as their premium hemp extract tinctures. As a result, your body can absorb more CBD per dose – providing you even more of the hemp plant’s benefits.

 

Joy Organics offers two specialty soft gels - a CBD soft gel with Curcumin and a CBD soft gel with melatonin. To get a better night’s sleep, you will want to try the melatonin option. Each of the specialty capsules contains 25mg of CBD for a total CBD amount of 750mg within the bottle. Alternatively, Joy Organics also offers standard formula CBD soft gels that are available at a lower price point, but only contain 10mg of CBD per capsule.

 

While Joy Organics’ specialty capsules are pricier in than their standard formula soft gels, we believe the extra ingredients are worth it (especially, as it pertains to specific ailments like sleep issues). If you find it hard to justify the additional cost to go from the standard formula to the specialty capsules, we recommend starting with the standard formula and working your way up to the higher dose.

 

5.) FOCL

FOCL Night

Rating 4.5/ 5

Extract Type: Broad-spectrum

Total CBD Range: 600mg

Potency Range: 20mg per two capsules

Price Range: $59.99

Value ($/mg): $0.09 per mg

THC Content: 0.0%

Lab Report: See Here

Flavor Variations: 1

Potency Variations1

 

FOCL Pros:

  • Made using unique all-natural ingredients that promote restful sleep
  • Offers a subscription plan to help you save
  • Can be purchased in a bundle with FOCL Day

 

FOCL Cons:

  • Low CBD dosage per each individual capsule

 

FOCL stands out from other companies on our list as they focus on more than just the cannabidiol content in their CBD capsules. Instead, FOCL makes their capsules with several other all-natural ingredients that each carry an additional benefit for the consumer.

 

In the case of FOCL Night, in addition to 10mg of broad-spectrum CBD, you will be getting ashwagandha, purple passionflower, Griffonia simplicifolia (5-HTP), valerian root, and hops flower. The combination of these ingredients provides you with a very relaxing feeling that promotes deeper, more restful sleep.

 

Your purchase comes with 60 capsules, with each containing 10mg of CBD. FOCL recommends you take 2 capsules at a time to get the full effects of the CBD and the other ingredients. You can purchase FOCL CBD capsules for a one-time price of $59, or you can save 20% by subscribing to their monthly service.

 

6.) Plant People

Plant People CBD Oil Drops+ Sleep

Rating 4.5/ 5

Extract Type: Full-spectrum

Total CBD Range: 360mg - 1,440mg

Potency Range: 12mg - 48mg per serving

Price Range: $49.99 - $119.99

Value ($/mg): $0.08 - $0.13 per mg

THC Content: <0.3%

Lab Report: See Here

Flavor Variations: 1

Potency Variations3

 

Plant People Pros:

  • Sleep formula tincture comes in 3 different potencies
  • Vegan, non-GMO, gluten-free CBD oil
  • Offers a subscription service to help you save

 

Plant People Cons:

  • CBN has not been proved to promote sleep in and of itself

 

Plant People offer a distinct CBD oil that's meant to promote sleep. Using a CBD and cannabinol (CBN) formula, these drops can help to relax the body before bedtime and, in turn, help to get you to sleep easier. Unfortunately, CBN in and of itself has not been studied enough to prove that it promotes sleep. However, many users have reported getting to bed easier when consuming CBD and CBN together.

 

With that, you may be interested in giving this herbal supplement a try. Each bottle can be purchased in 360mg, 720mg, and 1,440mg. Pricing varies depending on the strength you choose. As CBD connoisseurs, we definitely recommend purchasing one of the higher strengths as these tend to make people feel more fatigued.

 

7.) CBDistillery

CBDisitillery Sleep CBD and CBN Oil

Rating 4.5/ 5

Extract Type: Full-spectrum

Total CBD Range: 450mg (150mg of CBN)

Potency Range: 15mg (5mg of CBN) per serving

Price Range: $60.00

Value ($/mg): $0.13 per mg

THC Content: <0.3%

Lab Report: On individual product pages

Flavor Variations: 1

Potency Variations1

 

CBDistillery Pros:

  • Offers a unique CBD + CBN tincture
  • Offers a subscription service to help you save

 

CBDistillery Cons:

  • CBN has not been proved to help promote sleep in and of itself

 

If you'd prefer to take a CBD oil over a capsule, you may be interested in CBDistillery's CBD + CBN tincture. While there isn't much research confirming it, many have reported that the combination of CBD and CBN helps them to relax and, therefore, fall asleep easier.

 

This all-natural full-spectrum blend comes with 450mg of CBD and 150mg of CBN (making a 1:3 ratio) for the price of $60.00. While this price is a bit steep compared to standard CBD oils on the market, that extra money is going towards the dose of CBN you get with each serving.

 

Not to mention, CBDistillery uses a high-quality extraction process that's sure to fill each bottle with cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes. Overall, this tincture offers an effective entourage that will allow anxiety to decrease and promote the brain to rest easier. If you find this tincture isn't working for sleep, the good news is you can use it throughout the day without risking as much drowsiness as other products on our list.

 

8.) Lazarus Naturals

Lazarus Naturals CBD Capsules

Rating 4/ 5

Extract Type: Full-spectrum and Isolate

Total CBD Range: 100mg - 10,000mg

Potency Range: 10mg - 50mg per capsule

Price Range: $6.00 - $200.00

Value ($/mg): $0.02 - $0.06 per mg

THC Content: <0.3% (full-spectrum) or 0.0% (isolate)

Lab Report: On individual product pages

Flavor Variations: 1

Potency Variations3

 

Lazarus Naturals Pros:

  • Comes in a variety of blends - including a Relaxation Blend that is perfect for sleep
  • Can be purchased in both sample and bundle packs
  • Assistance programs available for people with low-income, long-term disability, and veterans

 

Lazarus Naturals Cons:

  • Relaxation Blend only comes in CBD Isolate and, therefore, no entourage effect

 

When it comes to CBD capsules, Lazarus Naturals has one of the most versatile selections. Their main showcase is their variety of potencies - ranging from 10mg to 50mg. Each of these potencies can be purchased in different containers - from a 10-count bottle to a 200-count bottle. The more you purchase, the more you save on a per capsule basis.

 

In terms of sleep aid CBD capsules, there is no better option than Lazarus Naturals’ Relaxation Blend CBD Isolate capsules. They contain 25mg of CBD isolate combined with ashwagandha, chamomile, and L-Tryptophan, all of which have been found to relax the body and promote better sleep.

 

If you are interested in both daytime and nighttime relief, you can purchase the Relaxation Blend alongside Lazarus Naturals’ Energy Blend CBD Isolate Capsules in the Day and Night Sample Pack. While this bundle only contains a 10-count of each capsule (along with their Lavender Full Spectrum Balm), it can be a great introduction for those who are new to CBD. You also always have the option to individually purchase the Relaxation Blend and the Energy Blend in higher-count bottles.

 

9.) cbdMD

cbdMD PM CBD Softgel Capsules

Rating 3.5/ 5

Extract Type: Broad-spectrum

Total CBD Range: 450mg - 3,000mg

Potency Range: 15mg - 50mg per softgel

Price Range: $35.99 - $149.99

Value ($/mg): $0.04 - $0.07 per mg

THC Content: 0.0%

Lab Report: See Here

Flavor Variations: 1

Potency Variations3

 

cbdMD Pros:

  • Comes in a variety of sizes and potencies
  • Offers a subscription service to help you save

 

cbdMD Cons:

  • Low CBD dosage in the PM Softgel Capsules

 

While cbdMD has a variety of capsules on offer, their CBD PM Softgel Capsules are a must-try for those looking for better sleep. Sold in a 30-count bottle and a 60-count bottle, each capsule provides you with 16.7mg of broad-spectrum CBD along with 3mg of melatonin. This gives you 500mg total of CBD for just $44.99, or 1000mg for $75.99.

 

You can expect to feel noticeable benefits after taking 16.7mg of CBD. At the same time, it may be considered a low dose for experienced users. If you find this to be the case, you may elect to take more than one capsule at a time or explore some of cbdMD’s other products that are higher in potency - going all the way up to 50mg per CBD oil soft gel capsule.

 

10.) Infinite CBD

Infinite CBD Isolate Capsules

Rating 3.5/ 5

Extract Type: Isolate

Total CBD Range: 300mg - 10,000mg

Potency Range: 10mg - 100mg per softgel

Price Range: $21.00 - $453.00

Value ($/mg): $0.04 - $0.07 per mg

THC Content: 0.0%

Lab Report: On individual product pages

Flavor Variations: 3

Potency Variations3

 

Infinite CBD Pros:

  • Some of the most potent capsules on our list
  • Capsules come in an AM and PM formula
  • Can be purchased in multiple sizes; 30-count, 50-count, and 100-count

 

Infinite CBD Cons:

  • Capsules are not vegan (contain gelatin)
  • Made with CBD isolate and, therefore, has no cannabinoid entourage effect

 

Infinite CBD offers some of the strongest capsules on our list, with potencies ranging from 25mg to 100mg per capsule!

 

Containing CBD isolate, powdered coconut oil, and melatonin, Infinite CBD’s PM Capsules offer an interesting formula to our list. Each capsule contains either 25mg or 100mg of CBD, but only 3mg of melatonin. For users who are responsive to melatonin and are looking for a supplement to help them sleep better, this may be the ideal capsule.

 

In addition to the fact that these capsules are not vegan, the only downside we found to them is the fact that they are made with an isolate blend. While some will prefer this as it contains absolutely no THC, others will find the CBD less effective than a full-spectrum extract.

 

How Can CBD Help with Sleep?

Scientists have not fully uncovered how cannabidiol (CBD) helps to induce sleep. What we do know is that CBD has an effect on our endocannabinoid system (ECS). It is theorized that CBD helps to balance out our ECS and, in turn, produce the various beneficial effects it is well-known for.

 

Currently, there are a few pieces of research out there looking into CBD and sleep. In a 2017 review, researchers found that CBD may directly affect receptors in the brain responsible for our regular sleep/wake cycles.

 

Other researchers have concluded that since CBD is capable of relaxing our bodies, it subsequently makes falling to sleep much easier. For example, many studies point out that CBD has the ability to alleviate anxiety. When we feel less anxious, we feel more at ease and can get a better night’s rest.

 

While the logistics of CBD’s influence on sleep remains up for debate, there is no denying that many have self-reported the magic of this cannabinoid. Users of products mentioned on our list have discussed how CBD has not only allowed them to get to sleep quicker but has also left them feeling more refreshed when they wake up the next morning.

 

What Kind of CBD is Good for Sleep?

CBD products come in three different extra types, each containing a different mix of cannabinoids from the hemp plant. The three extract types are:

 

  1. Full-Spectrum –contains all of hemp’s natural cannabinoids.
  2. Broad-Spectrum – contains all of hemp’s natural cannabinoids except for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
  3. Isolate – contains only CBD and no other cannabinoids.

 

When taking CBD for sleep, a full-spectrum extract is highly recommended. Through all of the cannabinoids produced by the hemp plant, our bodies can experience what is known as an entourage effect. The theory behind this is that by consuming all of hemp’s phytonutrients, you are further enhancing their individual health benefits and experience more overall therapeutic effects.

 

Since hemp’s cannabinoids can naturally make us relax, the entourage effect is also present and helpful when it comes to getting a better night’s sleep.

 

At the same time, many CBD users prefer to avoid THC altogether. While it is rare, small amounts of THC can cause mild psychoactivity in sensitive people and may appear on a drug test. If you are one of those users, we recommend finding a broad-spectrum CBD. This allows you to consume all of hemp’s beneficial cannabinoids without having to worry about THC.

 

CBD Sleep Dosage Recommendation

Since CBD is not regulated by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), there currently is no established standard dosage. As a result, users have to experiment with CBD in order to find the right dosage that works for them.

 

However, we do know of some factors that play a role in CBD dosage. These include:

 

  • Ailment - Why you are taking CBD has a lot to do with how much you should take. In the case of using it for sleep, consider how much you struggle with getting to bed at night. For example, those who face insomnia will naturally need more CBD than those simply trying to rework their sleep schedule.
     
  • Body Weight - Simply put, the more you weigh, the more CBD you will need in order to feel the desired effects. A general rule of thumb is to take 3mg of CBD for every 10 pounds of bodyweight.
     
  • Strength - Every CBD product on our list has its strength measured out in milligrams (mg). You can typically find the mg-count of the bottle or individual pills on the label of these products. The higher this number, the less CBD servings you will need in order to feel the desired effects.
     
  • Tolerance - Our bodies build up a natural tolerance to CBD. This means that, over time, you may find yourself needing to take more CBD to feel the same effects that you did when you started.

 

Considering the factors above, and that CBD affects us all differently, it is difficult to definitively tell what amount will work for you. In all cases, we advise that new users start with the recommended dose by the manufacturer, and then gradually increase it till you achieve the desired effects.

 

We also suggest taking CBD 1 hour before your bedtime as it tends to take this long before the effects start to kick in.

 

Our Criteria for Best CBD for Sleep

In order to develop a list of the best CBD for sleep products, we followed a set of criteria that we applied to the products we looked at. Since CBD remains an unregulated industry, we highly suggest you follow similar criteria when decided what products to purchase.

 

  • Certificate of Analysis - One of the ways that CBD brands ensure the consistency of what is in their products is by running each batch through an unbiased third-party lab test. The reports this produces will reveal various aspects of the CBD, including its purity, its cannabinoid and terpene count, and whether or not it contains any contaminants, such as heavy metals and pesticides.
     
  • Extract Type - As mentioned, CBD comes in three different extract types: full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and isolate. In order to create a diverse list, we chose capsules that covered each of these extracts.
     
  • Hemp Source - All federally legal CBD products must be grown from the hemp plant. What makes hemp different from marijuana is that it holds a higher concentration of CBD and a much lower level of THC, 0.3% less. The hemp plant also has a tendency of absorbing all that is in the soil around it. For this reason, we highly suggest you make sure a CBD company sources all hemp plants from organic producers only.
     
  • Ingredients - CBD products can be made with a variety of all-natural ingredients. In the case of sleep CBD products, this often includes melatonin. To be certain of what you are taking, we suggest reviewing the ingredients list for each product variation you purchase. This will also give you an idea of whether the product meets your dietary requirements.
     
  • Potency - As mentioned, all CBD products have a milligram (mg) count to identify their potency. The higher this number, the fewer servings you will need in order to feel the desired effects. When it comes to sleep, an average dose of 25mg is recommended. However, higher doses may be necessary for certain individuals.
     
  • Pricing - While the price of CBD products should not necessarily determine whether you purchase from one company over the other, it can give you some insight. Admittedly, reputable companies tend to charge more as they make sure to keep a close eye on the manufacturing process from seed to shelf.

 

Safety and Side Effects of CBD Products for Sleep

When it comes to CBD, there are very few instances where people have reported feeling any side effects. And even when these reports come in, side effects tend to be extremely mild. With that said, CBD may produce the following in some individuals:

 

  • Appetite changes
  • Diarrhea
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth

 

Drowsiness is most notable as many of these products contain melatonin. We don't suggest taking these products during the daytime or when you have responsibilities to take care of.

 

If you are currently on any prescription medication, we strongly suggest you consult your doctor before taking CBD. While it is rare, CBD has been reported to negatively interact with certain medications.

 

If you are currently pregnant or lactating, we suggest you do not take CBD at all. There hasn’t been any conclusive research as to the safety of CBD for members of this group, so it is safer to avoid taking CBD altogether.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How much CBD to take for sleep?

The average dosage of CBD to take for sleep is around 25mg. However, some individuals may need more or less depending on a set of factors relating to their individual circumstances.

 

Is CBD good for sleep?

While science has not been clear about how CBD affects sleep, many have self-reported getting a better night’s rest thanks to CBD. It is believed that since CBD has the ability to ease energy-inducing ailments, such as anxiety, it allows us to fall asleep easier.

 

When should I take CBD capsules for sleep?

Since CBD capsules take between 30 to 45 minutes to kick in, it is recommended you take them at least 1 hour before your bedtime.

 

Will CBD capsules get you high?

No! All federally legal CBD must contain less than 0.3% THC which is not enough to cause psychoactivity. However, it should be noted that in places where recreational cannabis is legal, some CBD products may contain a higher concentration of THC.

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