CBD and Sleep: How to Get Better Sleep Without Sleep Aids

Many people ask the question: How can I get better sleep? We recommend trying CBD oil as a sleep enhancer. Studies have shown that CBD oil can help you get better sleep. Learn more about the effects of CBD on your sleep.


Everyone we know CRAVES sleep. They talk about it, fantasize about it and never get enough of it. Whether it’s not being able to fall asleep or not being able to stay asleep, no one appears immune to the cruel mistress of sleeplessness. According to Project CBD, “Approximately 70 million people [in the US] suffer from […] insufficient sleep…” That’s a lot of sleep-deprived people. Many people want to get better sleep, and for good reason.

Not getting adequate sleep can increase fatigue, moodiness and even cause you to gain weight. Because CBD Hemp Oil works with the body’s endocannabinoid system, it helps regulate balance and homeostasis. It does this by activating two main categories of receptors CB1 and CB2. Not to put too fine a point on it, but these receptors play a role in the release of neurotransmitters, feelings of pleasure, concentration, memory and pain tolerance. So how can you get better sleep?

Numerous studies have shown how CBD can help with sleeplessness. A 2006 study on rats showed an increased alertness with light, displaying that CBD could potentially be used for relief of temporary symptoms of day-time drowsiness. Another study revealed how CBD relieves temporary feelings of anxiety, a common factor that keeps people awake. Additionally, several customers report that taking a CBD tincture or extract a few hours before bedtime has a balancing effect that help them get better sleep.

When Considering CBD to get better Sleep

The positive effects of cannabidiol, allow you to take advantage of the health benefits of CBD by purchasing products that contain only non-psychoactive CBD.

When purchasing CBD products, consider the source. At Elixinol, we extract CBD using the “whole plant.” Whole plant CBD oil is extracted from organic, industrial hemp plants. This includes the variety of constituents (over 500) including terpenes, sugars, flavonoids, secondary cannabinoids, etc., that are found in all parts of hemp. We extract the CBD oil using a Super-Critical Fluid Extraction technology. This extraction method is more expensive, non-toxic, and produces a highly potent and pure extract.

CBD Liposomes and Capsules for Sleep

Elixinol's Hemp Oil Liposomes and CBD Capsules would make excellent additions to your nighttime routine. The Liposomes come in an award winning citrus flavor, are administered under the tongue (for more immediate access to the bloodstream) and make serving size a snap. The capsules take that ease one step further by being tasteless, easy to down with water and more conveniently transportable (good for a sleep-over). Because our CBD Hemp oil is organic and works with your own body’s system, you don’t have to be concerned about withdrawal or side effects like you may with over-the-counter sleep aids. There’s no risk of feeling ‘groggy’ or needing more caffeine to wake up the next morning.

Getting adequate sleep is a key component to any healthy lifestyle. Our bodies require long periods of sleep to restore and rejuvenate, grow muscle, repair tissue, and synthesize hormones. As every new parent of a newborn baby knows, sleep is precious. Adding CBD Hemp Oil to your sleep routine can help you fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer and feel more refreshed in the morning.