Does CBD Really Help You Fall Asleep and Stay Asleep?

With up to 60% of people struggling to catch those much-needed Z's, there may be hope on the horizon...


Three letters packed with dozens of benefits.

And the #2 reason people take CBD, you ask?


A whopping 63% of people take CBD to help with their sleep (and in case you were wondering the #1 reason people take CBD—it’s anxiety).

So, what is it about CBD that helps you sleep? Does it help you fall asleep, or just stay asleep? Will I become immune to CBD?

We’re so happy you asked, let’s dive right in…

What is CBD and How Will It Help Me Sleep?

CBD is one of over 100 different cannabinoids found in the Cannabis sativa L plant. Cannabinoids are basically chemical compounds like CBD, THC, and CBN that boast quite the array of therapeutic benefits.

The reason CBD works so well in promoting sleep is because of its ability to decrease cortisol levels in the body—which allows you to feel more calm and relaxed, thus offering a sedating effect.

In a 2019 study with 72 adults showing signs of anxiety or poor sleep, patients were given a 25mg capsule of CBD. The results were promising—with 57 patients showing a decrease in anxiety (79.2%) and 48 patients showing an improvement in sleep (66.7%).

Our Favorite Sleep-Promoting CBD Product

People struggling to fall asleep typically reach for the melatonin they carefully stow away at their bedside.

And yes, melatonin has been dubbed the go-to sleep aid since its discovery in 1958, with 86% of people opting for this dietary supplement in hopes of sleeping better. In 2017, a whopping $408 million was spent on melatonin in America alone, says Nutrition Business Journal.

But have you ever had those mornings where you stumble out of bed and feel super groggy after taking melatonin the night before?

Melatonin does work wonders, but it also makes you feel groggy when taken in high doses. In fact, a 2015 review indicated that melatonin can cause headaches, dizziness, nausea, and sleepiness.

So, we’ve managed to leverage both melatonin and CBD in the creation of our Melatonin CBD Oil Softgels. Each softgel capsule contains 25mg of CBD and just 1mg of melatonin—the perfect pair for a full night of beauty sleep.

Will I Build Up a CBD Tolerance?

The straight-to-the-point answer: no.

And this is a very good thing!

Not building up a tolerance to CBD means that you can and will continue to experience the health benefits that CBD has to offer.

This is because CBD doesn’t bind to your receptors like THC does—rather, it increases receptor activity. Some people even state that after a few months of taking CBD, they don’t need as much. This means that they can decrease their daily dose while still reaping the same benefits (which is called reverse tolerance).

Final Thoughts on CBD and Sleep

Adding CBD to your nightly ritual may be the missing piece between you and a good night’s sleep.

With its ability to regulate certain body functions like mood, appetite, sleep, and even your circadian rhythm (your body’s 24-hour clock), starting with a product like our Melatonin CBD Oil Softgels can be a perfect place to start in your journey to replacing other sleep aids. Who knows, it may even become your new bedside buddy.


Disclaimer: Thryv Organics is not suggesting CBD as a cure or medical treatment. Please consult a healthcare professional before starting the use of CBD.

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