The Complete CBD Guide for Sleep

Do you find yourself tossing and turning all night, struggling to sleep, and waking up tired each morning? If that sounds like you, you are not alone. Data from the CDC shows that over 30% of people do not get enough sleep. Getting proper rest is essential to living a healthy and happy life. Some sleep aids can be effective, but unwanted side effects can often accompany those aids. If you’re looking for a more natural approach to better sleep, CBD may be the option for you.

What is CBD?

To understand the benefits of CBD you first need to know what CBD is and how it’s created. CBD is short for Cannabidiol, which is an active ingredient in hemp plants. CBD is derived directly from the hemp plant, which is the cousin to the marijuana plant.

Even though hemp and marijuana plants are close genetically, CBD doesn’t contain any THC, which is the psychoactive component of marijuana that creates a ‘high’. While both THC and CBD have proven to have therapeutic effects, CBD will not leave you feeling intoxicated or under the influence. That is because CBD and THC interact with the brain differently. 

While CBD has been a buzzy word around the natural wellness product community for a while now, it was actually discovered in 1940. In fact, cannabis has been used around the world for thousands of years to help with pain relief, better sleep, and more. 

It is also important to note that there are different types of CBD including full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and isolate. Full-spectrum CBD is when you take the whole help plant and create an oil or other products. This kind of CBD contains everything from the plant, including fibers, THC, terpenes, and more. Broad-spectrum CBD uses the entire plant but removes any THC. Lastly, isolate is pure CBD; everything is taken out of the hemp plant except the CBD. Isolate is broken down to a powder. Broad and full-spectrum have many benefits, however since you are using the entire plant the consistency of the product goes down, because each plant has different amounts of THC, terpenes, and CBD. 

Why Sleep is Important

Sleep is an essential part of life that often gets ignored due to the everyday stress of life, work, and busy schedules. Getting enough sleep (7-9 hours per night) is essential to allow your body to recharge, fight off diseases and injury and allow you to wake up and tackle each day with proper brain function and energy.  

While many factors can lead to sleep deprivation, including environment, diet, and mental health, it is important to prioritize sleep in your life and make lifestyle adjustments that allow you to get proper rest. Since some factors in our life are out of our control, sleep aids have become a popular way to help us achieve better sleep.  Many on the market can be effective, but as mentioned above, they come with unwanted side effects.  For those looking for better sleep, but wary of side effects, CBD products can provide a natural solution.

How CBD Can Help You Sleep

There have been many studies on the effectiveness of CBD when it comes to aiding in sleep.  While more research is ongoing, studies have shown that CBD may support better sleep.  One study from 2019 showed that more than two-thirds of people who took CBD reported better sleep within the first month of taking it. In addition, research has shown that CBD can help with sleep disorders including insomnia, among others.

While many sleep aids can leave you feeling groggy in the morning, CBD could help you stay asleep throughout the night while waking up feeling refreshed. In addition, CBD can also help with anxiety and stress which have been linked to poor sleep as well.

Risks and Side Effects of CBD

CBD is a natural, non-toxic substance that has been used for pain, sleep, and anxiety relief. It seems that the confusion and conflicting information surrounding cannabis has previously clouded all of the benefits and healing properties that it has to offer. CBD is a naturally occurring and non-toxic substance and when used at the suggested dosage, it can target and alleviate many issues. The medicinal properties of the cannabis plant hold a lot of promise and we have amassed some of the most scientific minds to continue to explore the therapeutic properties. 

Even though CBD has been around for centuries, research is still being done on its benefits and potential risks. There has not been any data that says CBD is potentially harmful unless taken in very large doses. Like any substance, be sure to take the recommended amount. 

Further, CBD may interact with medications such as blood thinners. Some side-effects may occur, including drowsiness, gastrointestinal issues, and dry mouth. However, it is important to note that we have not come across anyone who has experienced these side effects. Some potential side effects also have to do with the difference in CBD brand. Since CBD doesn’t have to be FDA approved, not all CBD is created equal. Make sure your CBD has been through a third-party testing procedure that tests for THC, heavy metals, pesticides, and more. Always choose a brand that can guarantee consistency. Read our full blog on what makes our brand consistent and how we can guarantee our product is pure, tested, and effective. 

How to Use CBD

A natural first question when deciding to begin using CBD oil is, how? How do I use the product and how do I ensure that I achieve my desired outcome?

As a first-time user, it can be confusing to navigate the correct way to use CBD Oil. While there are many ways to use CBD products, at Applied Botanics, our line is designed to be administered orally.

Our product comes with a marked dropper to easily dispense your appropriate dose. Once you have determined what dose is the best fit for you, fill the dropper, place the oil under your tongue and hold for around 30-60 seconds before swallowing. Our advanced product formulation offers a pleasant taste to guarantee a quality experience from start to finish.

Allowing the product to absorb under your tongue before swallowing, provides the quickest absorption through the lingual artery in the mouth and into the bloodstream. This method delivers quicker and more noticeable results. Some oil will still have to pass through the digestive system before ending up in the bloodstream.

It is important to avoid contact with the interior and exterior of your mouth to keep the dropper clean. If you do make contact with your mouth, we recommend cleaning the dropper with an alcohol swab to avoid any bacteria coming into contact with the oil. This will ensure the preservation of the product and extend its lifespan of the product.

Get Started Today


If you’re ready to try CBD today to help you get a better night’s sleep, we recommend our Tranquility line of products, including our tincture, CBD chews and massage/body oil. Unlike other CBD brands, we’ve created five targeted CBD formulas each built with a proprietary blend of all-natural terpenes to aid specific health challenges. Our Tranquility products are built with select terpenes to promote rest and sedation and it is the perfect CBD to give you the sleep you need and deserve.

It’s important to note that our CBD products have the highest level of CBD, at the most affordable price of any CBD on the market. This is in line with our company’s mission of offering premium, consistent, and affordable THC Free CBD products for all. Tranquility is 1500mg of CBD, 50mg per serving. 

We hope that you benefited from this guide. We’re here to help you in your CBD journey, feel free to reach out to us at service@appliedbotanics.com for any questions or feedback. 

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