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8 Best CBD Gummies For Sleep For A Relaxed Mood Before Bedtime*

Julia Guerra
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Updated on September 22, 2023
Julia Guerra
Health Writer
By Julia Guerra
Health Writer
Julia Guerra is a health and wellness writer reporting for mindbodygreen, Elite Daily, and INSIDER.
Ashley Jordan Ferira, Ph.D., RDN
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Ashley Jordan Ferira, Ph.D., RDN
mbg Vice President of Scientific Affairs
Ashley Jordan Ferira, Ph.D., RDN is Vice President of Scientific Affairs at mindbodygreen. She received her bachelor's degree in Biological Basis of Behavior from the University of Pennsylvania and Ph.D. in Foods and Nutrition from the University of Georgia.
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September 22, 2023
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The best CBD gummies for sleep:

You can't fall asleep, let alone catch that quality zzz's that are crucial for your well-being. You're frustrated, you're exhausted. But there's one option that you may not have considered yet to promote a night of rest: the best CBD gummies for sleep.*

These CBD gummies are a natural alternative to melatonin. They'll help put you into a relaxed state before bedtime to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.

Best full-spectrum: Batch Nighttime CBD + CBN Gummies

Batch Nighttime CBD Gummies for Sleep On Desk next to stack of three CBD gummies
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  • Type: Full-spectrum
  • Strength: Moderate
  • Dose: 25mg CBD per serving
  • Servings: 30
  • Sugar: 2.5g per gummy
  • Organic: Partially, some organic ingredients & non-GMO hemp
  • Cost per mg CBD: $0.08
ProsMade with non-GMO & vegan-friendly ingredients (some are organic)Natural flavors (raspberry) and colors (fruit) Features other botanicals & bioactives
ConsStrong hemp flavor may be off-putting to some Tree nut allergen consideration (due to organic coconut oil)

Batch’s raspberry squares are naturally flavored with real fruit, and they have a stellar ingredient list to match. Each vegan gummy has 25 mg of full-spectrum CBD oil and 15 mg CBN, as well as 25 mg of passion flower extract (an herb best known for easing feelings of stress) and 50 mg of L-theanine, an amino acid bioactive compound thought to promote relaxation at bedtime.* Just be warned we found these gummies taste strongly of hemp!

Sourcing: Batch hemp is organically grown on a multi-generational family farm in Neillsville, Wisconsin, which then undergoes ultra-cold ethanol extraction. 

What our tester says: "While these gummies may have a similar ingredient list to others on the list, they definitely taste the strongest of hemp. I found that one and half gummies (or about 37mg of hemp CBD) provided just the right amount of calm.* Plus, I loved that the container allowed me to use a QR code to easily access COA results."'

Ingredients: Full-spectrum hemp extract, CBN isolate, passion flower extract, L-theanine

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Best with THC: Cornbread Hemp CBD Gummies

Best CBD Gummies for Sleep Cornbread Hemp Organic Gummies on green background with stack of gummies
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  • Type: Full-spectrum
  • Strength: Moderate-strong
  • Dose: 20-50mg CBD per serving
  • Servings: 15, 30
  • Sugar: 2g per gummy
  • Organic: USDA certified organic
  • Cost per mg CBD: $0.08
ProsUSDA certified organic Incredibly clean formula Available in two strengths Suitable for vegans
ConsTrace levels of THC (if that's not your thing)

Cornbread Hemp separates itself from competitors in a few ways. First off, its pectin gummies are fully USDA-certified organic, instead of just incorporating a couple organic ingredients.

The vegan formula also skips artificial food dyes and high-fructose corn syrup, instead relying on smart swaps like organic blue agave, tapioca syrup, and cane sugar. (The formula is so impressive our vice president of scientific affairs Ashley Jordan Ferira, Ph.D., RDN is a personal fan.)

And even the hemp CBD itself is unique; the company separates the flower of the hemp plant from the rest of its components, including the stalk, leaves, and stems. This subtle changes makes their products slightly different from other competitors.

The gummies are available in two strengths: a moderate 20 mg hemp CBD per serving or a strong 50 mg hemp CBD per serving. Due to the use of full-spectrum hemp extract, the gummies also have either 1 or 2 mg of THC. The latter is more expensive, but you can take advantage of a subscription option to save 25%.

Sourcing: Cornbread Hemp exclusively sources hemp from USDA-certified farms in Kentucky.

What a registered dietitian & nutrition PhD says: "Aside from the amazing visibility of Cornbread Hemp's hemp growing and flower harvesting in Kentucky, I enjoy the berry flavor of this hemp CBD gummy. In addition to the useful 20 mg dose of CBD per serving from my favorite type of hemp extract (the organic, full-spectrum variety), this vegan gummy's excipient profile—you know, the 'other ingredients'—are incredibly clean, organic, and innovative. While the 20 mg CBD potency is relaxing for me around sleepy time, a taller or larger individual might prefer the higher strength 50 mg hemp CBD gummies. Hemp preference and regimens are personalized, but this is one of my favs in the current market." — Ferira

Key ingredients: Organic hemp flower extract, organic ginger

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Best with CBN: Slumber Deep ZZZs

Deep Zzzs CBD Sleep Gummies With THC + CBN
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  • Type: Full-spectrum
  • Strength: Moderate
  • Dose: 25mg CBD per serving
  • Servings: 30
  • Sugar: 2g per gummy
  • Organic: Partial, some organic ingredients
  • Cost per mg CBD: $0.08
ProsPairs CBD with CBG Vegan-friendly formula Minimal ingredient list
ConsHas THC (if that's not your thing) Not available in Colorado

If you need a natural sleep aid that supports an even mood ahead of bedtime, look no further than these Deep ZZZs from Slumber. The low-sugar formula combines CBD with CBN or cannabinol. The cannabinoid is a byproduct of THC, which means it interacts differently with your body's endocannabinoid system (ECS).

While research on CBN is limited, some evidence suggests CBN can promote sleep1 when combined with THC. Luckily, this formula has 3mg of THC—and don't worry! That's still with the federal limit of 0.3% THC by dry weight stipulated by the 2018 Farm Bill.

Although these are a moderate strength by our internal CBD standards, our tester felt they were definitely on the stronger side.

Sourcing: Slumber source hemp from farms in Colorado

Key ingredients: Full-spectrum hemp, CBN isolate

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Best broad-spectrum: FOCL CBD + CBN Sleep Gummies

Best CBD Gummies for Sleep FOCL CBD+CBN Gummies on white background next to stack of gummies taken by tester
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  • Type: Full-spectrum, Broad-spectrum
  • Strength: Moderate
  • Dose: 25mg CBD per serving
  • Servings: 30
  • Sugar: 2.5g per gummy
  • Organic: Partial, some organic ingredients & non-GMO hemp
  • Cost per mg CBD: $0.07
ProsTHC-free (broad-spectrum variety) Made with premium hemp CBD & organic CBN Comes in broad- and full-spectrum varieties
ConsNot all ingredients in the formula are organic Tree nut allergen consideration (due to organic coconut oil)

FOCL CBD + CBN Sleep Gummies have quite the résumé. Not only are they our top pick for best broad-spectrum CBD sleep gummies, but they're also vegan-friendly and non-GMO. Featuring a handful of organic other ingredients (tapioca and coconut oil), they're also totally gluten-free with 25 mg of premium CBD and 15 mg of organic CBN per gummy. Similar to Batch, these vegan gummies also have 25 mg of passion flower extract and 50 mg of L-theanine to help ease you into a relaxed state.* 

Plus, they're available with full-spectrum hemp, as pictured above.

Sourcing: FOCL CBD is grown on a hemp farm in New Mexico, although it's sometimes sourced from other U.S.-based growers that meet the brand's highest standards. The product goes through supercritical CO2 extraction—which is a nontoxic and environmentally safe process—and is packaged in a recyclable container.

What our tester says: "These gummies have the closest taste and consistency to traditional candy of any CBD products that I've tried, but there's a slightly bitter aftertaste that gives the hemp away. I found the combination of CBD, CBN, and L-theanine really supported a relaxed state, and I woke up the next morning feeling well-rested. While there could be plenty of factors at play, this was the only change I made in my nightly routine."*

Key ingredients: L-theanine, passion flower extract, broad-spectrum (or full-spectrum) hemp, CBN isolate

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Want to know more? Check out our team's dedicated review.

Best without melatonin: Charlotte's Web CBD Gummies Calm

Best CBD Gummies for Sleep Charlottes Web  on wood backround next to stack of gummies
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  • Type: Full-spectrum
  • Strength: Gentle
  • Dose: 5-25mg of CBD per serving
  • Servings: 30
  • Sugar: 1.5g per gummy
  • Organic: Partial, organic hemp
  • Cost per mg CBD: $0.10
ProsA gentle dose of CBD that’s great for beginners Easy to adjust the dosage Established long-standing hemp brand
ConsNot entirely organic Strong hemp flavor may be off-putting for some

Charlotte's Web was this writer's first introduction to the CBD world; the B Corp was founded by the seven Stanley Brothers (Joel, Jesse, Jared, Josh, Jordan, Jon, and Austin), who created a unique strain, or cultivar, of U.S.-grown hemp.

Although the brand does offer CBD gummies specifically for sleep, they contain melatonin and shouldn't be consumed on a nightly basis. Instead, opt for the brand's Calm CBD gummies, which feature lemon balm (a calming herbal extract known to promote sleep) instead.* You'll get the same calm-evoking perks without the grogginess!* Plus, these vegan-friendly pectin gummies are naturally flavored with juices from fruits and vegetables.

Sourcing: Charlotte's Web hemp is grown on certified organic U.S. family farms (though this does not mean all product is certifiably organic). Crops are planted after the soil and water sources have been tested, and synthetic pesticides are never used.

What our tester says: "These gummies help me feel relaxed before bedtime, as long as I remember to take them about an hour in advance. I would recommend these to someone who doesn’t mind the taste of hemp, as the lemon lime flavoring doesn’t mask the potent taste (or smell) of the plant. The texture is gooey, and I stick with the suggested two gummy dosage for the full calming effect."*

Key ingredients: Lemon balm, full-spectrum hemp extract

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Best low-sugar: CBDfx Mixed Berry CBD Gummies

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  • Type: Broad-spectrum
  • Strength: Strong
  • Dose: 50mg of CBD per serving
  • Servings: 30
  • Sugar: 1g per gummy
  • Organic: No
  • Cost per mg CBD: $0.04
ProsA gentle dose of CBD that’s great for beginners Easy to adjust the dosage Established long-standing hemp brand
ConsNot entirely organic Strong hemp flavor may be off-putting for some

These berry-flavored gummies have the lowest sugar content on our list, which is great for anyone watching their sugar intake. They're available in one crowd-pleasing berry flavor.

With 25mg CBD per gummy, you can opt for the stronger, full two-gummy serving (50mg), or take just one for a lower dosage. These gummies have one of the best prices per mg of CBD, too.

Sourcing: While the formula includes some organic ingredients (such as organic cane sugar and organic tapioca syrup), the hemp is not organic. The CBDfx website doesn’t offer much information about the brand's farming, extraction, or manufacturing processes.

What our tester says: Our tester tried these gummies (alongside a few other CBDfx products) for a few days and appreciated the way they didn't make her feel groggy in the morning. She did report a bit of a grainy texture and a bitter aftertaste. This is common in hemp CBD gummies, but likely even stronger because these are low in sugar. Still, it's a fair tradeoff if you're trying to cut back on sugar but still like to take CBD in gummy form.

Key ingredients: Broad-spectrum hemp extract

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Best taste: TribeTokes CBD Gummy Bears

Photograph of TribeTokes CBD Gummies taken by tester
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  • Type: CBD Isolate
  • Strength: Moderate
  • Dose: 25mg of CBD per serving
  • Servings: 30
  • Sugar: 2g per gummy
  • Organic: Yes
  • Cost per mg CBD: $0.09
ProsNaturally flavored and colored Women-founded and owned
ConsContains gelatin so not vegan-friendly Non-recyclable plastic container

TribeTokes CBD Gummy Bears might look like candy but don’t confuse these hemp-derived gelatin treats for Haribo bears. The women-owned, women-founded company crafts its hemp CBD gummies with all-natural, organic ingredients. For example, the food coloring comes from natural sources, like black carrot juice, carrot juice, turmeric, and red beet extract.

Each individual gummy includes 25 mg of CBD isolate, a concentrated form of CBD that doesn’t contain other cannabis plant compounds or substances. Although you skip the trace amounts of THC present in full-spectrum CBD—less than 0.3% by definition—you’ll also miss out on the other beneficial compounds of the plants, including other cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids

Sourcing: TribeTokes sources its CBD isolate from Global Cannabinoids, an established supplier known for its consistent, high-quality product.

What our tester says: Two of our testers compared the flavor to a gummy bear with a bitter aftertaste, while another member of our editorial team noted it less sweet than other options on the list. However, all three testers said they loved the flavor and wanted to eat more.

Key ingredients: Hemp-derived CBD isolate

Best for travel: Medterra CBD & Melatonin Sleep Tight Gummies

Best CBD Gummies for Sleep With Melatonin MedTerra Sleep Tight
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  • Type: CBD Isolate
  • Strength: Moderate-strong
  • Dose: 25-50mg of CBD per serving
  • Servings: 30, 60
  • Sugar: 2g per gummy
  • Organic: No
  • Cost per mg CBD: $0.06
ProsNatural strawberry flavor Innovative multi-ingredient formula
ConsFormulated with melatonin (a hormone) No organic ingredients

Medterra Sleep Tight CBD Gummies are made of citrus and pectin and boast 50 mg of CBD isolate. The strawberry-flavored poppable is also formulated with a slew of sleep-inducing ingredients to help lull you to snoozeville, including calming lemon balm, cozy chamomile, L-theanine, passionflower, and 5-HTP, which is best known for boosting serotonin2 in your brain.* Just beware that the supplement also contains 3 mg of melatonin, which makes this pick best for adjusting to a new sleep pattern when traveling or starting a new job (but not for the long term).* 

The gummies have over 1,200 rave customer reviews on the brand’s website and average a 4.5 out of 5-star rating. In a survey administered to 114 customers by the brand, just over 98% of respondents reported “experiencing better sleep,” while just under 87% reported “falling asleep faster.”* 

Sourcing: Per its FAQ page, the brand’s CBD is grown under the Kentucky Hemp Pilot Program, which is 100% compliant with Section 7606 of the 2014 Farm Bill and 100% legal at the federal level. Gummies also come packaged in a certified PCR recyclable bag. Gummies also come packaged in a certified PCR recyclable bag.

Key ingredients: L-theanine, hemp-derived CBD isolate, chamomile, lemon balm, passion flower extract, 5-HTP, melatonin

Comparing the best CBD gummies for sleep:

ProductCBD typeCostCost per mgPotency per servingServingsSugar per gummy (grams)Organic hemp
Batch Nighttime CBD + CBN GummiesFull-spectrum$60$0.08Moderate: 25mg CBD per serving302.5gNo
Cornbread Hemp CBD GummiesFull-spectrum$40$0.13Moderate: 20mg CBD per serving152gYes
FOCL CBD + CBN Sleep GummiesFull-spectrum or broad-spectrum$59$0.08Moderate: 25mg CBD per serving302.5gNo
Charlotte's Web CBD Gummies CalmFull-spectrum$30$0.20Gentle: 10mg CBD per serving151.5gYes
CBDfx Mixed Berry CBD GummiesBroad-spectrum$55$0.04Strong: 50mg CBD per serving30.5gNo
TribeTokes CBD Gummy BearsIsolate$28$0.04Moderate: 25mg CBD per serving302gYes
Medterra CBD & Melatonin Sleep Tight GummiesIsolate$70$0.05Strong: 50mg CBD per serving302gNo

How we picked the best CBD gummies for sleep

  • Ingredients: Like any other supplement, it's important to be cognizant of what exactly you're consuming when ingesting a hemp CBD gummy. We checked the labels of each product to ensure ingredients were organic and clean and that the supplements were made without synthetic dyes or artificial flavorings.
  • Transparency: The brands featured here are transparent with customers, making information available to the public regarding sourcing, CBD dose per serving, certificates of analysis (COAs), third-party testing policies, lab results, and complete active and excipient ingredient lists.
  • Reputation: Is the brand beloved by loyal customers that keep coming back for more? If the answer is yes, then it's one worth looking into. We determined these trustworthy brands by opting for companies with no false onsite health claims or issues reported to the Better Business Bureau (BBB)—as well as rave reviews from customers.
  • Sourcing: Commercial production of industrial hemp in the U.S. has only been legal since 2018, and government regulations surrounding pesticide residues (i.e., safe amounts) are not clearly defined. Unfortunately, the hemp crop attracts plenty of pests—so chemical pesticide and herbicides are common, which can be toxic when ingested in certain amounts over time. Organic crops, or those sourced from the European Union, were essential for this reason.
  • Sugar: All products included in our list have less than 3g of sugar per gummy. We also aimed to find brands using inventive ways to sweeten their sleep aids with either natural fruit juices or cane sugar.
  • Testing: When possible, our team sampled gummies to determine how appetizing the formulas were. Our testers took note of any product that tasted strongly of hemp, as well as the texture of the gummy.

How CBD impacts sleep

Although plenty of hemp CBD brands create special sleep supplement formulas, hemp CBD can only benefit your sleep so much.*

Unlike THC, it's thought that CBD doesn't bind directly to the brain and make you feel tired, California-based physician Bonni Goldstein, M.D., previously told mbg.

Instead, CBD is believed to interact with other cannabinoid receptors in a unique way that helps promote a steadier mood and better stress management.* So even though many people think CBD helps you fall asleep, it's often just a side effect of your body's more relaxed state from introducing a balancing and calm-promoting phytocannabinoid into your endocannabinoid system or ECS.* 

A large case series study3 published in the Permanente Journal supports this idea; it found that taking between 25 to 75mg of hemp CBD can promote mental and physical relaxation.* So instead of counting sheep, your calmed mind should easily fall asleep.

Knowing the power of CBD is limited, it's important to find formulas that don't solely rely on the cannabinoid to put you to sleep. Other botanical ingredients that promote calm—such as chamomile4, lavender5, L-theanine6, lemon balm7, and magnesium8—should also be incorporated into the formula to ensure your pick can actually help you snooze.* 

Just be warned that quite a few brands make their hemp CBD gummies for sleep with melatonin. We recommend avoiding these options for daily consumption, as they may throw off your body's natural production of the hormone. 

What to look for in a CBD gummy for sleep

When shopping for the best CBD gummies for sleep, experts say there are a few key factors to consider: 

Ingredient List

Arguably the most important is the product's ingredients list. When it comes to hemp, founder and lead formulator of JBK Wellness Labs Jenelle Kim, DACM, L.Ac., says you want to look for organically grown hemp that has ideally been third-party tested by an independent lab not affiliated with the brand. A COA, or certificate of analysis, should be readily available on the site to confirm quality and safety.


The product's potency is vital, too. Potency refers to the dose of phytocannabinoids (with the star being CBD, of course) in each gummy serving. For calming relaxation and sleep support, according to herbalist, chemist, and trained CBD expert Heather Beach, PhD, you should "look for 20 milligrams of CBD or more" in a hemp CBD gummy.* But since every person's biology is unique, a more gentle dose may be viable. Botanical extracts and their health impact are quite personalized in that way.


As for red flags to keep an eye out for, Kim warns against brands that have more marketing information, sales, and promotions cluttering their websites than they do information about the actual product and its ingredients (the active ingredients and other ones, too). If the brand isn't transparent about where its hemp is sourced from (region is nice, but specific state or country is ideal), lab test results for purity and potency, etc., be wary. 

What's more, when shopping for broad- and full-spectrum formulas, Beach notes that combinations of different cannabinoids can affect an individual's experience with a product. "If you find that you are not falling asleep faster, staying asleep longer, or are having adverse reactions," Beach says, "it is best to stop the CBD gummy and search for other sources of relief."

CBD vs. melatonin

Melatonin is a popular sleep aid, but it's also a hormone. Your body natural releases melatonin, but factors like like stress9excess light10 from screens, and caffeine11 can impact its production.

While many people take melatonin to help with sleep on a nightly basis, no research has been done on the impact of taking melatonin longterm. What's more, many supplements opt for high doses of melatonin—sometimes upwards of 20 milligrams—when the research points to just .05mg to 5mg12 for resetting your circadian rhythm (or internal clock). Per a previous interview with Ferira, this modest dose "mimics physiological melatonin levels."

As a result, we don't recommend taking melatonin on a nightly basis. However there are rare instances where it might be beneficial for some, such as those traveling or starting a new work schedule, who need to reset their internal clocks.

CBD glossary

Endocannabinoid system (ECS): A cellular-level communication network involving cannabinoids, cannabinoid receptors, and specific enzymes. This unique, whole-body system is responsible for maintaining homeostasis across all the body’s organs and physiological functions, including but not limited to stress resilience, mood, sleep, appetite, inflammatory balance, and pain modulation.

Cannabinoids: Unique bioactive compounds that interact with your body’s endocannabinoid receptors. Your body creates cannabinoids (called endocannabinoids, like anandamide and 2-AG) and you can also ingest them (called phytocannabinoids, like CBD) from certain plants like Cannabis sativa, aka hemp.

Cannabidiol: The formal name for CBD, a unique phytocannabinoid compound found in the hemp plant (Cannabis sativa).

Full-spectrum hemp: Full-spectrum hemp has the “full spectrum” or array of the hemp plant’s cannabinoids—including CBD—as well as other beneficial native compounds, like terpenes, flavonoids, and fatty acids. This full array of intrinsic botanical bioactives is thought to facilitate the “entourage effect.” By law, full-spectrum hemp extracts in the U.S. can have up to 0.3% THC by dry weight (i.e., trace levels).

Broad-spectrum hemp: Broad-spectrum hemp retains many of the beneficial compounds found in full-spectrum hemp but filters out any THC. These extracts are sometimes referred to as “THC-free” products.

CBD isolate: CBD isolate products have a single cannabinoid: CBD. As a result, they won’t provide the “entourage effect” from the full array of hemp bioactives.

Terpenes: Unique aromatic bioactive phytonutrient compounds that give many plants their unique aroma, flavor, and beneficial biological properties. 

Flavonoids: A large family of polyphenolic phytonutrients found in many plants (including hemp) that give particular flavors, colors, and health properties.

What kind of CBD should I take?

There are three main types of hemp CBD sources: CBD isolate, broad-spectrum hemp, and full-spectrum hemp. 

CBD isolate is CBD void of any other ingredients or cannabinoids other than cannabidiol, while broad-spectrum hemp formulas include the additional compounds found within the cannabis plant but intentionally minus THC. Registered RDN and certified holistic cannabis practitioner Emily Kyle, M.S., tells mbg these may include "cannabinoids and naturally occurring terpenes" but never THC.

Full-spectrum hemp, on the other hand, does have trace levels of THC, as well as all of the native botanical compounds (i.e., other phytocannabinoids plus terpenes, flavonoids, and fatty acids) you would find in a broad-spectrum CBD (hence the name "full"). However, in order to be considered federally legal under the 2018 Farm Bill, full-spectrum hemp in the U.S. cannot have more than 0.3% THC by dry weight. (In the European Union, it's even more strict at less than 0.2% THC by dry weight.)

According to Kyle, when determining what kind of CBD gummies are best for sleep, full-spectrum hemp is widely considered the best option, as the full array of cannabinoids and terpenes present contribute to the "entourage effect."

Broad-spectrum hemp and CBD isolates, on the other hand, are better suited for those who do not want any trace of THC in their systems. Ergo, what kind of CBD you should take will ultimately depend on your personal needs and preferences. Remember to always discuss with your health care provider before starting any supplement.

How to use CBD gummies for sleep

When to take CBD gummies before bed

Always follow the specific hemp gummy product's instructions, but in general, anywhere between 30 and 60 minutes before bed is an ideal time to take CBD gummies for sleep. Since it's a confection, you'll want to brush your teeth afterward. However, because different products include unique formulas and ingredients, Kim advises referencing the product label for specific instructions: "Your body digests different food at different rates, so the type of gummy and what ingredients it is made of play a factor."

How many CBD gummies for sleep should you take?

The golden rule experts advise following when figuring out how many CBD gummies you should take for sleep is to always start with a small dose and to increase the dosage in increments (if needed). 

"Because CBD does not create a 'high' feeling like THC does, it can be hard to tell which dose is right for you at first," Kyle tells mbg. However, because the dosage of CBD gummies is measured in increments, it's easy to control and adjust your dosage until you figure out how much CBD is good for sleep at night.

"My best advice is to be patient and willing to experiment for a week or two so you can have enough time to assess how you feel as you increase the dosage," Kyle says, adding that it might be beneficial to keep a journal and jot down your experiences with each dosage. (This is why partnering with your health care provider before starting is essential.)

How to store CBD gummies

To optimize your product's freshness and safety, you'll want to store hemp CBD gummies at room temperature away from light and nearby sources of heat and humidity. Keep the container tightly sealed for longevity of the product (and because gummies can harden) and to reduce external things like microbial contamination.

Why quality sleep matters for your longevity

Inadequate sleep quality (and quantity!) can take a huge toll on your health and well-being. Studies show that lack of sleep can lead to poor focus and daytime performance, but exacerbate conditions such as hypertension, depression, and anxiety13. That's why it's crucial to take stock of your sleep hygiene and make improvements wherever you can.

Beyond CBD gummies, there are a handful of other ways to improve your relationship with sleep. Sticking to a regular schedule, avoiding screen time before bed, and meditation are all easy (and free) ways to encourage a better sleep. Want more suggestions? Check out our list of 20 science-backed ways to fall asleep naturally.


Are there side effects of CBD gummies for sleep?

Kyle notes that while potential side effects of hemp CBD products tend to be mild, "dry mouth, fatigue, and some digestive issues such as loose stools" can occur. Of course, the potential side effect of tiredness is viewed as a benefit for others seeking a good night's rest.* That said, the side effects you experience from taking hemp gummies might not be a result of ingesting the CBD cannabinoid itself but rather due to the other ingredients included in the supplement, "such as MCT oil," per Kyle. MCT oil is often sourced from coconuts, which people with tree nut sensitivities will want to avoid.

What happens if you eat expired CBD gummies?

Expired hemp CBD gummies will likely be quite hard and not very palatable, so you won’t enjoy them. Safety is, of course, the other major consideration. Since gummies are made up of ingredients like sugar, syrup, and oiI, you would ideally avoid consuming those past their lifetime. What's more, Kyle explains that taking expired hemp CBD gummies probably won't offer the same or significant benefits, since the active ingredients (CBD and other active ingredients) do have shelf lives and can lose potency. Bottom line: Always check a product's best-buy date before consumption.

Will CBD gummies make me tired the next day?

It's possible that hemp CBD gummies will make some people feel tired and groggy the next day, depending on the dosage you take and any other cannabinoid, botanical extract, or other bioactive compounds present in the formulation. If melatonin is in the formula, this hormone can induce grogginess. As a precaution, Kyle recommends first trying hemp CBD gummies on either a weekend night or when you don't have anything to do the next day. This allows time to properly assess how your body reacts and to adjust your dosage accordingly (if needed).

Do CBD gummies have an intoxicating effect?

It's unlikely. The intoxicating effects of cannabis come from THC or cannabinoid delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol. By law, full-spectrum hemp products have less than 0.3% THC by dry weight—so that means you shouldn't get the typical “high” associated with THC. However, trace amounts of THC can start to add up in products with high doses of full-spectrum hemp. As a result, you should always read the label to understand the amount of THC in a product.

The takeaway

There are myriad methods for lulling yourself into a deep sleep, but sometimes even the most tried-and-true strategies fall flat. Taking CBD gummies for sleep is an option for those struggling to fall and stay asleep throughout the night. These hemp delights taste like candy and promote a good night's rest, making them the game-changer you might just need to wake up feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day.*

What we've updated since publishing:

12/24: Our team added original photography, along with tester quotes and takeaways, to better help readers find the right formula for their individual needs. We also added information pertaining to the total sugar in each gummy, and updated our pick for best CBD gummies with melatonin to reflect a product reformulation and repackaging by Medterra.

1/17: We added additional information about melatonin to help readers decide whether or not they want a CBD gummy formulated with the hormone.

2/3: Brand images were replaced with photos taken by testers. We also added the cost per mg of CBD to help shoppers find the options offering the best value.

2/22: Our team updated the subnav to help readers better navigate content and find the exact information needed. We also added a cheat sheet for understanding CBD dosage.

3/1: Our team added additional information to the FAQ, as well as additional comments from testers about the flavor of each gummy. We also added information on whether brands offered subscription discounts.

3/9: We updated the copy to include key ingredients.

3/16: The latest update includes a CBD glossary breaking down the basics of hemp.

4/19: We updated this article to highlight our team's standout picks.

5/19: We added a low-sugar option and a comparison table to help you see how these gummies stack up.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking medications, consult with your doctor before starting a supplement routine. It is always optimal to consult with a health care provider when considering what supplements are right for you.