There are studies in which a sleep-promoting effect of CBD was observed. In a study from 2019, for example, sleep quality improved significantly in 2 out of 3 patients in the first month of the study. However: the effect diminished again in the second and third months. Habituation effect, placebo or the relatively small doses used in the study - the exact reason cannot be clearly identified. Methodological deficiencies could also be the cause, as is so often the case in underfunded cannabis research. Outside of clinical research, there are numerous congruent reports from users who have had good experiences with CBD in terms of sleep. Even if no clear statement is permissible from a scientific point of view so far, the available results and the numerous reports from users make it seem not completely far-fetched that CBD could indeed contribute to a higher quality of sleep.
But what about melatonin and why could the combination "CBD Melatonin" be so promising?
CBD with melatonin: How melatonin affects your sleep
As we all know, melatonin is the hormone that lulls us to sleep, so it's not without reason that it's also known as the sleep hormone. But a few gears have to mesh for melatonin production to run smoothly.
Our pineal gland in the brain converts our happiness hormone serotonin into melatonin. This, in turn, works best when it's dark, giving our brain the signal that it's now time to sleep. And you can already guess: Artificial light sources in particular can sometimes get in the way of our melatonin production.
If your melatonin level is constantly too low, this can lead to sleep disorders, among other things. This is not only extremely unpleasant, but also a constant physical and psychological burden on your body.