A Comprehensive Guide to CBN Dosage for Optimal Sleep

Difficulty falling and staying asleep affects millions of Americans according to the Center for Disease Control. Ongoing sleep disturbances can negatively impact daily functioning and long-term health, and people are turning to non-traditional sleep aids such as CBN to help address sleeplessness. Pharmaceutical and OTC sleep aids carry risks like dependency and side effects. However, cannabinol shows promise as an alternative plant-based sleep aid. In order to receive the most desirable results, it is critical to understand proper dosing of CBN. Let's explore ways to properly dose CBN with various CBN product types.

How to Optimize CBN Dosages for Sleep

Cannabinol (CBN) is a cannabinoid found in the hemp plant that has shown potential as a natural sleep aid. CBN is believed to interact with the body's endocannabinoid system to promote sleep through its mild sedative effects. In an at home sleep study, Slumber corroborated that hemp gummies featuring CBN are able to produce better sleep overall with study participants having increased their sleep quality and duration during the study. Additional peer reviewed research indicates that CBN may also help improve sleep quality, decrease anxiety, and induce relaxation.

In a recent at-home sleep study by Slumber, participants increased their total sleep time by 72 minutes on average when taking CBN before bed. Those using Slumber's Deep Zzzs with CBN, CBD, and THC also woke up 1.5 fewer times per night compared to not taking it.

In another study conducted by Vail Integrative Medical Group, a functional medicine clinic in Colorado, the effectiveness of Slumber's CBN tinctures and softgels were tested on patients struggling with minor sleep issues. Over 75% of participants reported improved sleep quality from using CBN oil over a 6-day period.

This research highlights the potential benefits of CBN products for sleep. However, it's important to note that desired results vary individually and are achieved over time. When starting with a CBN tincture, gummy, or other CBN supplement, it is advised to use the product consistently for at least 2 weeks to allow your body's endocannabinoid system to adjust. Be sure to tailor your dosage and timing to meet your needs during this initial period.

With consistent use, CBN can provide its full effects for improved sleep.

Tip: *Proper storage keeps CBN products potent. Store them in a cool, dry, dark place and follow usage guidelines to get the most from your CBN sleep aid.

Key Factors to Consider When Taking CBN for Sleep

With CBN's promising sleep benefits, finding your optimal dosage is key to experiencing its full effects. There are several factors to consider when determining the right CBN dose for quality rest:

* Body weight - Heavier individuals may need a higher dose than lighter people.
* Sleep disorder - The specific sleep disorder being addressed affects ideal dosage.
* Experimenting with amounts - Trying different CBN doses helps you find the most effective amount.
* Individual variance - CBN dosing varies person-to-person based on many factors.
* Starting low - Beginning with a low CBN dose and gradually increasing is recommended.

With these key factors in mind, general CBN dosage recommendations can provide a starting point as you determine your ideal amount. When exploring different CBN products, keep in mind that dosage can vary based on the type of product you choose, as we'll explore in more detail below.


CBN dosage by product type​

Dosage for CBN Oil

For CBN beginners, we recommend our CBN tincture for sleep, because the numbered dropper makes it easy to get the exact dose you want.

Slumber’s sleep tincture was specially formulated to give you a concentrated and potent dose of CBN, blended with a relaxing combination of plant-based terpenes, Linalool (Lavender), Beta-Caryophyllene (plants essential oil extract).

Together, these premium, natural ingredients help induce sleep in the most effective way, without any unnecessary cannabis-associated side effects. (As well as inducing a good night’s sleep with CBN, the Organic MCT Oil in our tinctures could also provide some additional health benefits.)

Suggested Use

We recommend Adults, take 10mg CBN orally 30 minutes - 1 hour before bed each night. If you choose a Tincture, hold the oil under your tongue for 20 seconds before swallowing.

We offer four concentrates, both available in an orange-vanilla flavor we call “Dreamsicle”

Hands holding the Slumber 300mg CBN Capsules (60-Count) Sleep Aid supplement bottle with multiple softgels

CBN Capsules dosage

30 or 60-Count | Capsules​

Discover the art of relaxation with Slumber's CBN Softgels Capsules - your key to unwinding before bedtime. Crafted meticulously, these softgel capsules offer a precise dose of 5mg CBN per serving, delivering enhanced biovailability for a serene night's sleep.


150mg (30 Count) or 300mg of CBN (60 Count)


🔒 Zero THC, 100% Peaceful

Rest assured, our CBN Capsules contain ZERO THC and are fully compliant in the United States.

Suggested Use

Adults should take 1 serving (2 softgels) orally, 1 hour before bed each night. Simply take it with water and swallow.

CBN Gummies dosage

30 Count | Gummies

🌙 Elevate Your Sleep Experience with CBN Gummies

Embark on a journey to exceptional sleep with Slumber's CBN Gummies. Crafted over two years, these fast-acting gummies redefind the sleep-enhancing experience. Recognized as the #1 CBD gummies for sleep by WebMD, our formulation boasts 15mg of pure CBN per gummy, expertly blended into a low-sugar treat that nurtures your body's natural ability to achieve restul slumber.

💤  Power Packed & Effective

Each container delivers a total of 450mg of CBN, with each gummy housing 15mg of pure CBN extract. This potent formulation is devoid of THC and melatonin, allowing you to enjoy serene sleep with absolute peace of mind.

Suggested Use

Adults should take 1 gummy orally 30 minutes before bed each night. Store in a dry cool area, away from the light.

Pouring Blue Slumber Extra Strength 30-Count Gummies (15mg of CBN) - Vanilla Blueberry Flavored into hand with a blue background

CBN Dosage for Sleep Recommendations

If you're looking to use CBN to help you sleep, a good starting dosage is between 10-15mg. CBN is a cannabinoid shown in studies to have sedative effects that can promote deeper and longer sleep.* The appropriate dosage can vary from person to person based on factors such as body weight, individual tolerance, and the specific CBN product being used. It works by interacting with the endocannabinoid system to reduce pain and anxiety, relax muscles, and make falling and staying asleep easier.

Ensure that you are using a high-quality CBN product from a reputable source. The purity and accuracy of cannabinoid content can vary among products and brands. It's important to make sure that any company selling CBN is also publishing their Certificates of Analysis for you to see what's inside the products you are purchasing for your own well-being.

For first-time users of CBN, it's best to start on the lower end of the dosage range, around 5-10mg taken 30-60 minutes before bedtime*. This allows you to assess how your body responds to CBN and determine if a higher dose works better for your needs. It's generally recommended to stick to doses under 20mg to avoid potential side effects like grogginess or sleepiness the next day.

If used regularly, the ideal CBN dosage can vary based on weight, metabolism, reason for taking it, and tolerance. Assess whether you experience the desired sleep-inducing effects or any adverse reactions while finding the right dosage for you. We find that creating a log, sleep journal, or record of how much you're taking, even in the notes of your phone, can be helpful in dialing in what's best for you. Keep in mind that the effects of CBN may take some time to become noticeable. It's not uncommon for individuals to require a few nights of consistent use to determine the most effective dosage.

Pay attention to how long and deeply you sleep and adjust the dosage accordingly over time for best results.

*Always consult a doctor before using CBN, especially with other medications or supplements. Start low and slow with CBN, especially if you are using CBN for a specific medical condition or if you are taking other medications, to find the optimal dosage for improved slee

FAQs About CBN Dosage for Sleep

How Much CBN is in Each Dropper?

Know that every CBN provider is slightly different when it comes to potency of the dosage. Consult the packaging of your CBN to determine the relative strength and concentration of CBN in its substrate. Most CBN Oils and tinctures will allow you to take 5mg in one dropper-full or less. For Slumber's CBN oil, taking ½ dropper full of tincture will yield you 5mg of CBN.

CBN Isolate vs Full Spectrum: How Does Dosing Differ?

Full spectrum CBN contains all of the cannabinoids and terpenes found in the cannabis plant, while CBN isolate is pure CBN. This means that full spectrum CBN products may offer additional benefits due to the entourage effect, which is the synergistic effect of all of the cannabinoids and terpenes working together.

Slumber sells CBN isolate products, which are a good option for people who are looking for a pure CBN experience or who have sensitivities to other cannabinoids. However, if you are looking for the full range of potential benefits that CBN has to offer, you may want to consider a full spectrum CBN product.

For an in-depth comparison of CBN to other cannabinoids like CBD, please see our CBN vs CBD post. Understanding the unique profiles and benefits of each cannabinoid can help inform your product choices.

Is There a Thing as Too Much CBN?

*CBN, like cannabis, is considered safe even in large amounts and is nearly impossible to overdose on. Taking a high dose of CBN is not recommended and may result in the inability to stay awake or alert, cause you to sleep longer than you wanted, or may cause you to wake up feeling a bit groggier than you’re used to. We recommend to always start small and slowly increase the dosage to meet your needs. If you want to learn more about CBN vs CBD, please read our CBN vs CBD article.

How fast does CBN kick in for sleep?

CBN takes effect within 30-60 minutes when used for sleep. For best results, take CBN 30-45 minutes before bedtime to allow it to interact with your endocannabinoid system. Start with 5mg and gradually increase the dosage up to 15-20mg if needed to improve sleep quality. Monitor your response and adjust the timing/dose to optimize your sleep.

*Consulting with a healthcare provider can also provide guidance on tailoring CBN to your needs.

How Does CBN Help Sleep?

By interacting with the endocannabinoid system, CBN acts as a mild sedative to regulate sleep cycles, reduce anxiety and promote relaxation. The calming effects help quiet restless minds for deep, tranquil rest. Finding your optimal CBN dosage for sleep is key to experiencing these benefits.

Is there melatonin in CBN?

No, CBN does not contain melatonin. While both CBN and melatonin are known for their sleep-enhancing properties, they work in different ways. CBN interacts with the endocannabinoid system to regulate sleep, while melatonin is a hormone that helps regulate sleep-wake cycles.

How Do You Take CBN?

To take CBN for sleep, there are several options available. The most common forms include CBN oil tinctures, capsules, and edibles.

For CBN oil tinctures, simply place the desired dosage under your tongue using the dropper provided. Hold it there for about 30 seconds before swallowing to allow for maximum absorption. CBN capsules are taken orally with a glass of water, following the recommended dosage on the packaging or as advised by a healthcare professional.

If you prefer a tastier option, CBN edibles such as gummies can be enjoyed.

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