CBD and Sleep Explained

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Sleep impacts nearly every area of our lives, from attention span and memory to immunity and heart health. Sleep is so important, in fact, that the average person can survive two weeks without water but only ten days without sleep. 

Even so, most people struggle to get the sleep they need (as much as 1 in 3 adults, according to the CDC).

Thankfully, there are options for people dealing with insufficient sleep. A quick Google search or a trip to the supermarket will reveal a wide variety of sleep aids and supplements.

The problem is that over time, even the best sleep aids tend to lose effectiveness. As our bodies adjust and our tolerance grows, we may have to increase our dose, causing side effects like grogginess to increase. 

So what’s the solution? Why is it so difficult to get a night’s rest?

It's Complicated

First of all, it’s important to realize that sleep is not an independent function of the body. Our ability to get to sleep and stay asleep is deeply connected with other daily behaviors (i.e. being exposed to blue light before bed, or eating after dark) and our stress levels (being in a relaxed physical state is necessary for sleep), as well as any underlying health conditions we may have, such as sleep apnea.

This is why it’s impossible for one product to solve our sleep problems forever. Instead of looking for quick fixes, we need to take a closer look at the imbalances in our lives that make sleep difficult in the first place.

That being said, there are certain products that can work with the body to bring back balance and restore a healthy sleep cycle. 


Cannabinoids are a widely used alternative to traditional sleep aids. They interact with our endocannabinoid system, which helps our body maintain a state of balance and stability. 

Cannabinoids can help us reach the relaxed, balanced state necessary for sleep, without overriding our bodies natural circadian rhythm.

Currently more than 100 cannabinoids have been identified, the most well-known of which is CBD. Let’s look at two of the most beneficial cannabinoids for sleep. 


CBD is by far the most popular cannabinoid. It’s known for helping people relax and unwind before bed—an essential component of good sleep. CBD may also help soothe sore muscles and relieve tension, a common cause of sleeplessness. 

Although CBD doesn’t necessarily induce a feeling of sleepiness, it can indirectly help with sleep and sleep quality by bringing our body in balance, promoting relaxation, and addressing root causes.

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A lesser-known cannabinoid that’s growing in popularity is CBN, or cannabinol. While CBD’s benefits are broad, the benefits of CBN are highly specific—it can help bring about a more powerful feeling of relaxation and contribute to deeper, better sleep.

This is why CBN is often considered the most “sedative” of all the cannabinoids. Products that include CBN, not just CBD, can help promote sleep in a more direct, impactful way. 


Melatonin is a hormone our body produces at night. It helps regulate our sleep-wake cycle, and it’s naturally released in response to darkness. 

However, things like stress and exposure to artificial light can suppress the body’s natural production of melatonin. Many people take melatonin supplements to help produce a feeling of sleepiness and get back in balance.

But there are drawbacks. Taking too much melatonin may actually make it harder to sleep by interfering with your normal circadian rhythm, leading to grogginess and dependency. 

It’s recommended that products that support sleep use a minimal amount of melatonin. This way, they trigger the sleep-wake cycle without overriding your body’s natural production of melatonin. 

Our Products

Our goal at Veritas Farms has always been 100% transparency. We don’t sell magic bullets or quick fixes. We practice organic and sustainable farming, utilizing scientific growing methods to create products that we believe you’ll love. 

We currently offer two products that specifically support sleep. 

Our sleep drops combine the broad health benefits of CBD with the powerful sedative properties of CBN to promote deeper, longer sleep.

These drops are made right here at Veritas Farms in Pueblo, Colorado. They contain full spectrum CBD oil, extracted from the finest organic hemp plants, to encourage balance and calm. Our technicians then add CBN isolate, which creates a sedative-like effect for stronger sleep support.

Relaxing lemon balm, chamomile, and lavender essential oils are also added to further ease tension and promote calm. Lastly, coconut oil, a nourishing superfood rich in healthy fatty acids, is included to aid in delivery and absorption of CBD into our cells.

Key benefits:

  • Promotes better sleep quality
  • 60mg of CBN for a longer night’s sleep
  • Chamomile to promote sleepiness
  • Lavender and lemon balm to reduce stress and tension
  • 1000mg per bottle/ 33.3mg per dropper

Our popular sleep gummies combine the benefits of CBD and melatonin. 

We set out to formulate the best possible sleep gummy, so you can fall asleep and stay asleep throughout the night, without dealing with the grogginess that comes with taking too much melatonin.

Studies have shown that high doses of CBD combined with low-dose melatonin enhance the relaxing effects of CBD and the sedative effects of melatonin. By pairing a high dose of CBD (25mg) with a low dose of melatonin (0.6mg of), our gummies are designed for optimal, long-lasting sleep support. 

Our CBD Melatonin Gummies are THC free and are great for long nights and flights.

Key benefits:

  • Fall asleep faster
  • Stay asleep throughout the night
  • Wake up feeling refreshed
  • Maintain a regular sleep cycle
  • Reduce stress and tension

Bottom Line

Products that combine CBD oil with powerful sleep enhancers like CBN or melatonin can help kickstart a healthy sleep-wake cycle and keep our body on track, so we can enjoy the benefits of good sleep every night.

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