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CBD for insomnia


There is preliminary evidence that CBD (cannabidiol) can help improve sleep in people with insomnia and other conditions that can cause difficulty sleeping, such as anxiety and Parkinson's disease. However, dosage appears to be important. For details, see the What It Does section of the CBD and Hemp Supplements Review (which includes ConsumerLab's tests and Top Picks among products.)

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April 14, 2021

I took CBD tincture for maybe 6 months. It did help me sleep but now I have tinnitus.

July 29, 2019

I have tried different CBD oils, (also some of the approved ones here), used several weeks and different dosages. CBD did absolutely nothing for my arthritis pain and insomnia. As a matter of fact it made the insomnia worse. As previously mentioned it was a very expensive lesson.

April 3, 2019

My cousin has been using a high-quality CBD for years (no THC). He has NEVER failed a drug test. I believe this is a potential break-through in many area of medicine.

December 8, 2019

witch brand he is using

A. J.17619
March 11, 2019

For many years, I have had severe spine/back issues. My Pain Mgnt Doctor has done injections and prescribes Hydrocodone/Trim-idol all of which has given me quality of life. In order to receive these medications, I am drug tested. Last summer I tried 3 different CBD oils and creams ( purchased in CO, neither were on your approved list and at that time did not realize Consumer Lab had evaluated this product). I not only FAILED my drug tests twice, ( eventually I was cleared) but there was NO pain relief. Bottom line, be aware of what you are doing. It was an expensive lesson.
Amy 939


October 4, 2021

Amy, if you are still monitoring this thread, I had the same problem. I'm pain free and back trouble free now but it wasn't cbd...

Deron Dietrick
July 4, 2018

About Melatonin: I used it for about 2-3 months "Natures Bounty, Dual Spectrum Melatonin 5MG, and after about that time I became confused about everything, I could not make any decisions, then I took stock of all the newest medications I had lately been taking; and only Melatonin was the culprit! It took me about 7-8 weeks to begin to stop being so damn confused about everything, and after 3 full months now I'm back to full capacity to make better decisions. It was a terrifying ordeal at the time! Thank you,
Barbara D.

September 14, 2018

It seems that Barbara experienced a mental fogginess from melatonin that others may not. It also could be an interaction with other drugs or herbs she is taking. Remember... everyone displays a unique 'bio-chemical individuality' that may react differently in the presence of one chemical than another.
September 17, 2018

Hi Terence - As noted in the "Concerns and Cautions" section of the Melatonin Supplements Review (, there is the potential for daytime drowsiness with higher doses of melatonin (even 5 mg), particularly if controlled-release.

December 28, 2018

Well said---As Roger Williams taught in his famous book, "Biochemical Individuality."

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