Can CBD Help You Sleep?

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CBD is one of the main cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. Cannabinoids interact with your endocannabinoid system (ECS) to help your body maintain a state of balance and stability or homeostasis. Research suggests that CBD can also help you get a better night’s sleep.

CBD and Sleep.

Ensure your sleeping environment is optimal, is it dark quiet and the air temperature cool and the consumption of caffeine and alcohol been removed.

Other reasons for poor sleep include,

  • Anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and depression.
  • Pain
  • Medication, which can disturb your sleep-wake cycle.
  • Physical conditions, such as chronic pain and restless leg syndrome.

If your insomnia is caused by any of these factors, CBD may help.


A paper published in 2019 looked at whether CBD could improve sleep and or reduce anxiety. The study involved 72 subjects, 47 experiencing anxiety and 25 experiencing poor sleep. The subjects were each given 25 milligrams (mg) of CBD in capsule form each day. In the first month, 79.2 per cent of the patients reported lower anxiety levels and 66.7 per cent reported better sleep.

We know that CBD can help down regulate stress hormones, if you reduce your stress it helps you feel calmer and more relaxed which helps promote a better night’s sleep. For more detail information on how CBD for anxiety


A research paper – Frontiers in Pharmacology, noted that there is a fair amount of evidence to support the claim that CBD soothes pain. The authors noted that by reducing chronic pain, CBD can improve sleep.

Sleep Cycle

A research paper from 2014 looked at four patients with Parkinson’s disease. It found that CBD improved the symptoms of REM sleep behaviour disorder (RBD), a disorder in which a person acts out their dreams. RBD is associated with poor sleep and nightmares. Research has shown that the ECS is involved in promoting sleep and has a role in our circadian rhythm, the body system that promote a sleep wake cycle.

How Much CBD Should I Take?


Dosage frequency & amounts are at the user’s discretion, with a maximum daily dose of 70 mg.

New users are recommended to start on a low dose and build up gradually to a standard daily dose of 20 – 25 mg of CBD one hour before bedtime.

For a more comprehensive guide to CBD dosage

Based in Stockport, Leaf Organics is dedicated to offering the best CBD products available in the UK. We have extensively researched and sourced the best products (see our Lab Reports) and created an extensive FAQ page to answer some of your questions. Should you need further information, please contact our friendly team today.


All Leaf Organics products are a food supplement only and should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet. Leaf Organics products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Keep out of the reach of young children. Always read the label. All products contain less than 0.1% THC.