The repercussions of lost sleep are real and can be devastating. For example, fatigue plays a role in 100,000 automobile crashes annually, and causes as many as 1,550 crash-related deaths in the US, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Sleep-deprived individuals also struggle with cognitive issues such as attention, memory, and problem-solving—all of which can be detrimental to their performance on the job. Physically, making a habit of insufficient sleep can cause weathered skin and fuel health issues such as heart disease, diabetes, and even cancer.
The number of CBD products marketing for sleep, calm, and relaxation has proliferated in recent years. Here’s a sample of those offerings, from vegan gummies to tinctures and drink mixes that are pitched to help put both the consumer and their problems associated with a lack of quality shut-eye to bed.
House of Wise’s Sleep Kit is equipped with one month’s supply of two sleep products—gummies and drops that both contain a blend of 5 mg of melatonin and 25 mg of full spectrum hemp-derived CBD at every dose (15 drops per bottle and 10 gummies per box).
Melatonin is a hormone produced in the pineal gland that helps regulate sleep and wake cycles. The full spectrum hemp extract contains CBD as well as other naturally-occurring cannabinoids and terpenes.
The ingredients in the oils are derived from ethically-sourced, select hemp plants cultivated in the US, the company said. With no additives or preservatives, products contain at most 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and are lab-tested to ensure purity and potency. Proceeds from every purchase support the Last Prisoner Project, a team of cannabis industry leaders, criminal and social justice advocates, and policy experts that work to end wrong for those incarcerated for cannabis offenses.
High Hemp’s Vegan CBD gummies contain 25 mg of CBD isolate derived from the hemp plant. The vegan, gluten- and dairy-free edibles are also free from high-fructose corn syrup and are available in berry jam, peach, tropical, and green apple flavors.
Made with no high-fructose corn syrup or gelatin, each serving (two gummies) contains 20 mg of CBD from hemp extract along with 62 mg of ashwagandha extract (Withania somnifera), 10 mg of lemon balm powder (Melissa officinalis), and 10 mg of passion flower extract (Passiflora).
These elderberry-flavored gummies blend a 1:3 ratio of CBN (5 mg) and CBD (15 mg) combined with cannabinoids, flavonoids, terpenes, and less than 0.3% THC. When merging CBD and CBN, the compounds work together to maximize the health and wellness benefits of a proposed mechanism called the Entourage Effect in which cannabis compounds that exclude THC act synergistically to modulate the plant’s psychoactive effects without the “high” feeling, the company said . According to a 2019 customer survey conducted by the brand, 89% of 1,900 respondents said daily use of the CBDistillery Sleep Synergy gummy supplement improved their sleep and calmed their mind.
CBDistillery also offers Sleep Synergy CBN + CBD 1:3 Extra Strength Oil Tincture, which offers 10 mg of CBN and 30 mg of CBD per serving.
Each 2-gram stick pack contains 25 mg of CBD, along with a 58 mg proprietary blend of valerian root, L-theanine, and chamomile extract. With less than 1 gram of sugar, this drink mix is also sweetened with stevia.
Best consumed a half-hour before bedtime (cellular devices off, please), Dragon Hemp Rest Tinctures combine a medley of ingredients with 50 mg of full-spectrum CBD hemp extract and 10 mg of CBN, including schisandra, linden, lavender,
After his tour in Iraq, combat veteran Craig Henderson developed an interest in the medicinal application of cannabis. While initial research showed promise, the psychoactive component remained an obstacle that would eventually lead him to discover CBD. Witnessing the benefits of CBD alongside a community of veterans fueled a desire to start making products that everyone could try. Henderson began extracting hemp into an oil, and soon thereafter, Extract Labs was born.
The company’s PM Formula Hemp Softgels each contain 30 mg of CBD and 10 mg of CBN. This nighttime formula was crafted in-house by an expert team of scientists, and lab-tested for purity, potency, as well as to ensure there are no pesticides, herbicides, and heavy metals, according to the company.
The company also offers gummies in lemonade, mixed berry, and orange cream flavor that contain 10 mg of CBN and 30 mg of CBD and less than 0.3% THC.
With an optimal balance of CBN and CBD, Peak Extract’s THC-free CBN chocolate bar (70% dark chocolate) is infused with Extract Labs’ CBN ingredient. Each square includes 7.8 mg CBD and 2.0 mg CBN. One bar includes 10 squares.