The Science Of Sleep And CBD

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The Science Of Sleep And CBD

BEEP. BEEP. BEEP. Oh no, there’s the alarm. You get out of bed and you’re already exhausted. Didn’t you just lay in bed for hours? Why are you still so tired? 

Tossing and turning all night can affect every aspect of your life. It’s difficult to focus on anything when you haven’t slept well. Even the slightest bit of sleep deprivation can affect your productivity and make you feel like less than your real self. You deserve to sleep — and to sleep better!

CBD can help with a myriad of things in your day to day life. It can relieve aches, help you find balance, keep you calm and relaxed, and most importantly, it can help you get to sleep.

Whether you’re taking a gummy, a drop from a tincture, or a capsule, CBD is an excellent aid for getting better and more restful sleep. But how does CBD work in your body? And how does it affect your sleep? It begins and ends with an internal system in your body called the endocannabinoid system, or ECS for short. 

The ECS is essentially a system of receptors in your brain and nervous system that interact with cannabinoids, including THC and CBD. These interactions produce the effects we associate with cannabinoids. The CBD you take attaches itself to specific receptors within the ECS that play a role in regulating stress, mood, inflammation levels, and more. [1]

How does CBD impact sleep specifically? Research shows that it interacts with receptors tied to the sleep and wake cycles within the body. CBD may also help relieve stress, which further allows the body to relax and settle into sleep. When combined with THC in the form of full Spectrum CBD, its effects are potentiated — allowing you to sleep even better than you would with CBD alone. [2] 

By getting more restful and fulfilling sleep from CBD, you can get back on track and feel recharged and ready for the day. After all, you spend over half your lifetime in bed. Make the most of it.


If you’re ready to leverage CBD’s power to sleep better, the following products should help. 

  • Pain Relief Cream
  • Good Night Liposomal CBD+ Capsules
  • Sleep Tight Gummies
  • Evening Wellness Bundle

Pain Relief Cream

At first glance a pain relief cream may not have any obvious connection to sleep. After all, topical CBD products don’t become absorbed into the bloodstream. Yet they can still silence stubborn aches and pains enough to improve sleep in a more indirect way. 

If your aches and pains are severe enough to keep you up at night, Medterra’s Pain Relief Cream may be right for you. This OTC product breaks the stereotypes of traditional pain creams that only rely on menthol, and can provide fast relief for arthritis and joint pain. 

Good Night Liposomal CBD+ Capsules

Good Night Liposomal CBD+ Capsules provide an efficient, fast-acting way to sleep better. It combines our premium CBD with a blend of proven sleep enhancers, including melatonin, chamomile, passionflower, and GABA. All these ingredients are delivered liposomally, resulting in up to 10x faster absorption than traditional oral capsules.

Sleep Tight Gummies

Medterra’s CBD Sleep Tight Gummies are designed specifically to help you relax before bed and get a good night’s sleep. They taste delicious, too, having been flavored with natural strawberry extract. Each bag contains thirty 25mg CBD gummies — enough to facilitate a month of good sleep for most people. 


CBD can help with a myriad of things in your day to day life. It may relieve aches and pains, help you find full-body balance, and keep you calm. Most important to this blog, it may also help you sleep. Consider trying some of the above sleep-specific CBD products if you feel like it’s time for a change.

The Science Of Sleep And CBD


Cannabinoid Receptors and the Endocannabinoid System: Signaling and Function in the Central Nervous System. (2018a, March 1). PubMed Central (PMC).

Cannabidiol in Anxiety and Sleep: A Large Case Series. (2019a). PubMed Central (PMC).

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Written by:

Jay Hartenbach
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