If you’re just easing into CBD, Hartenbach suggests finding CBD products that also contain other ingredients that work together to help you feel more restful and relaxed. “CBD, amino acids, L-theanine and 5-HTP, and relaxing herbs like passion flower, chamomile, and lemon balm have each individually been shown to help with providing a full restful night and have been expertly formulated to work together for desired results to address the most common issues,” Hartenbach says. “Proper sleep and circadian control are absolutely essential to an optimally functioning immune system. If your body lacks restful sleep, so does your immunity.”
Nothing helps you unwind and get ready for bed quite like a hot, soothing drink, which is why we like these “Dreamy Mixie Sticks” from Zolt. Essentially a drink mix with CBD, each individually-wrapped pack contains 20mg of Kentucky-grown hemp, 3mg of melatonin and adaptogens (think aswagandha to help you de-stress). Natural honey, lemon and orange gives this a light citrusy flavor.
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To use: take one full dropper under the tongue, which delivers 33mg of CBD. You can also start with half a dropper to see how the formula affects you. Each bottle contains about 30 full servings.
Use each item separately or as part of your nightly wellness routine. You’ll want to start with 3-4 scoops of the CBD bath soak and let it dissolve in warm water before getting in the bath. We like using it after a workout or travel, to help detox the body. For the tincture, take one full dropper and hold under your tongue for 30-60 seconds. The recommended dosage for the capsules, meantime, is one capsule, about 30-45 minutes before bed.
If you prefer the ease of a capsule, we like Medterra’s Sleep Well Liposomal Capsules. These easy-to-swallow capsules include a broad spectrum hemp extract that combines CBD with CBG, CBN, CBC, CBDV and other naturally-occurring terpenes. It does not contain THC, so it’s safe and legal to use in all states.
In addition to the accessible price, LiftMode’s formula is all-natural and contains no fillers or sugar.
Plus, the coconut oil and cocoa seed butter leave skin feeling nourished and moisturized.
If you shop for CBD online, check out the company to make sure that it provides an up-to-date certificate of analysis (COA) from a third-party lab that shows the product’s CBD content, THC content (if applicable), and that it’s free from molds, pesticides, solvents, and other contaminants.
4. Calm by Wellness Hemp CBD Sleep Oil Tincture
You can jump in the tub with a CBD bath bomb during any part of your pre-bedtime ritual — and if you’re going the route of CBD gummies or softgels, 1 hour before bed should do the trick.
This vegan, peppermint-flavored tincture features simple, clean ingredients with a broad-spectrum (THC-free) formulation that retains some of the plant’s naturally-occurring terpenes.
Take a CBD sleep tincture 30 minutes to 1 hour before bedtime. Instead of just tossing it back, try holding the liquid under your tongue for a minute or 2 so that it starts absorbing through the soft tissues of your mouth.