Cbd Oil For Sleep | Does Cbd Oil Help You Sleep Better?

Does Cbd Oil For Sleep Work?

A Secondary Research Study


Since its legalization in some areas, cbd oil is becoming a popular way to relax and sleep. Many articles like this one, make the case that cbd oil is good for sleep. This article sites studies saying that CBD oil positively affects sleepdue to the anxiolytic (anxiety-inhibiting) nature of the oil, so in essence the oil helps reduce anxiety in order to elicit sleep, rather than directly causing sleep to occur. There is also mention in this article that it may block REM In particular, which made dream recall rates lower for those involved in the study.(5) This article features a list of benefits of CBD oils which lists support for insomnia resulting in improved sleep. (6)

Below we’ll attempt to answer some of the most popular questions that are asked.

Contradictory research: “CBD Is Mildly Alerting”

This webpage notes that “CBD has been mistakenly described as sedating. In modest doses, CBD is mildly alerting. Cannabidiol activates the same adenosine receptors as caffeine, a stimulant. But several patients with sleep issues report that ingesting a CBD-rich tincture or extract a few hours before bedtime has a balancing effect that facilitates a good night’s sleep.”  (7)

Cbd oil for sleep disorders

According to one article, there is some researching showing that CBD may help with insomnia. It sited a 2006 study that noted cannabidiol (CBD) (2nd important constituent of cannabis), which is not psychoactive, could have favorably influenced sleep in rats, may have an impact on the sleep mechanism of rats. The article noted that CBD may be seen by some as a therapy for sleep disorders like insomnia, or as a way to simply get a better 8 hours sleep at night. (1)

CBD Oil for Sleep and Anxiety

It should be noted that in the aforementioned article, it was noted that cannabidiol interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system which handles homeostatic operations, so CBD, which contains cannabidiol may also encourage better leveled of balanced homeostasis, thereby decreasing sleeping difficulties and as an anti-anxiolytic, fighting off anxiety which makes it difficult to relax. (1)

Best CBD Oils For Sleep

This article also attests to the benefits of the supplement for improving sleep, and has a list of some of the various types of oils considered their best, including:  Medihemp CBD Oil RAW 5% (10ml), Medihemp CBD Capsules Raw Hempseed Oil, Medihemp CBD Capsules 5% with Hempseed Oil (25mg), A 30ml bottle of Medihemp CBD Oil 5% concentrated, Endoca CBD Oil 3% (10ml), A 10ml bottle of Medihemp CBD Oil 10% concentrated, Medihemp CBD Oil RAW 10% (10ml), and Jacob Hooy CBD Oil 2,75% (30ml). (8)

 Zzzquil vs cbd oil for sleep

Here is  a reddit post discussing zzzquil, and here is one posters comment on it: “ZzzQuil active ingredient left me groggy for 2-hours after an 8 hour sleep” (9)


In summary, it is debatable whether CBD oil works to improve sleep or not, and if it does more questions about how it’s influence on REM would effect the user long term. There is also some evidence that CBD may have the opposite effect than desired, namely that it may create more alertness than relaxation for the user. Further, there appears to be questions of legality in using this supplement.

Disclaimer: this information is not to be used to diagnose or treat any medical condition. It is purely for research purposes.  As for whether  Cbd oil is legal or not, according to this article that may depend on where you are and who you ask (2). This 2016 article declares that the DEA declares Cbd oil illegal (3). Note: answers herein are supplied from secondary resources and are referenced accordingly.


  1. https://ministryofhemp.com/blog/cbd-oil-for-sleep/
  2. https://www.leafly.com/news/politics/cbd-oil-legal-depends-ask
  3. https://www.leafly.com/news/politics/new-dea-rule-says-cbd-oil-really-truly-no-joke-illegal
  4. https://www.endoca.com/blog/news/will-cbd-oil-sleep-make-sleep-better-night/
  5. https://www.endoca.com/blog/news/will-cbd-oil-sleep-make-sleep-better-night/
  6. http://organicdailypost.com/11-uses-cbd-oil/
  7. https://www.projectcbd.org/sleep-disorders
  8. https://www.cbdsense.com/sleep-well-with-cbd-oil/
  9. https://www.reddit.com/r/insomnia/comments/5llvgj/sleep_insomnia_nyquil_vs_zzzquil/



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