If we’ve learned anything from 2020, it’s that sleep is a major part of keeping our immune system strong and ready for anything. We also learned that living through a global pandemic can produce enough stress hormones in our system to disrupt our good sleep habits completely!
We believe in natural beauty from the inside-out — and several nights of bad sleep can sabotage our daily glow like nothing else — not to mention our mood.
Rather than rely on pharmaceutical or over-the-counter sleep aids (or an extra glass of wine if you know what we mean), we’re opting for all the natural and effective ways CBD can help us get better zzzs — and therefore better dreams! — in 2021.
On CBD + Sleep…
We’ll make this snappy so we don’t literally put you to sleep. Here’s what you need to know about ‘ZzzBD’…
We all have an endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is a group of receptors, enzymes, and endocannabinoids that help to manage our appetite, pain, mood, and sleep.
CBD helps us ease into sleep (and stay asleep) by combating the stressors that keep us awake. Whether it be anxiety, pain, or insomnia, CBD regulates the body’s production of adenosine, which tells us when it’s time to feel sleepy or alert. CBD also calms our nervous system so that our mind and body can relax for more balanced, restful sleep.
Our 9 Favorite CBD Products For Sleep
In honor of World Sleep Day, these are a few of our top picks for CBD products that help us sleep better and are soothing additions to our nightly rituals. Consider this your obsession warning…
GOOD BITES CBD | Hemp-Infused Coconut Macaroons Pure ingredients and pure good vibes only. We have never had anything like these coconut macaroons that somehow manage to fit into the Paleo protocol while serving up 25mg of organic hemp extract. They’re organic, raw, vegan and made with superfood ingredients so you can literally have your macaroons and eat them too. SHOP NOW
HALF DAY | Full-Spectrum CBD Gummies Just because we’re grown up doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy our supplements. These craft-made gummies are just as delicious as they are effective. With 25mg of full-spectrum cannabinoids (including roughly 1mg of THC per gummy), we’re obsessed with this fan favorite that can help you chill out and ease into better sleep at any point throughout the day. SHOP NOW
TOAST | Emerald Full-Spectrum Hemp Pre-Rolls Inhaling CBD has the highest bioavailability rate, which means you’ll feel ready to hit the sack even faster.
A little ritual goes a long way for us — each Slice (that’s what they call a pre-roll) provides a quick dose of CBD heaven. Each pre-roll has 100mg of CBD plus other cannabinoids like CBG and CBC (yes, there are many). By combining several kinds of cannabinoids, every Slice contains “full flower” hemp. SHOP NOW
ORIGINAL HEMP | Sleep Capsules (750mg) Tackle sleep from every angle with brain-supporting GABA, melatonin, and 25mg of full-spectrum hemp extract. We love all of the naturally soothing sleep-supporting ingredients these capsules have, including L-Theanine and 5-HTP, which we adore for keeping calm. These capsules keep your mind and body in lockstep for undisturbed sleep all night long. SHOP NOW
THE PELICANN | Cannashake Chai Latte CBD Chai Latte, but make it fashion. These gorgeously-packaged chai powders are packed with spicy goodness and 50mg of high-quality hemp. We love adding this as a part of our PM ritual with some warmed coconut milk or homemade toasted hemp hazelnut milk (frothed if you’re nasty!).SHOP NOW
EMPRESS | Evening Ritual Blend Tea CBD tea! That’s right. You can now get your evening dose in a gorgeous, synergistic blend of chamomile tea and water-soluble hemp isolate. This Evening Ritual Blend looks like it belongs in the Royal Family with its gorgeous packaging, reasonable price point, and soothing ingredients. SHOP NOW
VIDA OPTIMA | Dream CBD+ CBN This sublingual tincture has all the Cs necessary for your zzzs. While CBD might be the most famous sister of the cannabinoid family, there are actually several cannabinoids that can help support better sleep, lower inflammation, and calm the mind. CBN, CBG, and CBC are minor cannabinoids that are thought to have therapeutic effects for sleep and tranquility when combined with the smallest amount of THC (that you won’t even feel). This nuanced tincture is easy to integrate into any nightly routine and made to help you find your perfect dose. SHOP NOW
MISSION FARMS | Rest CBD Oil Mixed with mood-boosting essential oils like lavender and orange, this sublingual brings all-natural synergy to your system. We love that you can opt for a CBD-lite experience with 250mg or go full hog with their extra strength version of 2000mg per bottle. Each bedtime dose not only helps us fall asleep and stay asleep, but it allows us to get up feeling super refreshed. SHOP NOW
BUDZY BOX | CBD Monthly Subscription Box Budzy is keeping us up to date with everything CBD related. This perfectly curated monthly subscription includes the newest product innovations out there. Their Sweet Dreams Sleep Kit has 10 amazing CBD sleep essentials that will rock your world and knock you out. This one is perfect for that one friend who won’t stop complaining about how tired they are! SHOP NOW
Do you take CBD for sleep? If you haven’t tried it, we recommend giving it a go. A capsule like the one from Original Hemp or a tincture like Mission Farms’ is easiest, but the macaroons, gummies and also make for delightful evening rituals you’ll find easy to stick to! Let us know what you try.