CBD Sleep Aid Syrup

Best Over Counter Sleep Aid: Product Review

Broad Spectrum Nano CBD

120 mg CBD + 16 mg Melatonin

15 mg per 1 tbsp. (1/2 oz.) 30 min. before bedtime 2 -3 hrs. after dinner

Two Flavors Available: Cherry and Grape

Size: 4 fl. oz. bottle

$19.95 each

3-Pack Discount 10% @ 54.95
6-Pack Discount 20% @ $99.95
12-Pack Discount 30% @ $169.95

* Bulk Orders payable by Check  |  Credit Card payments add 5% *

My Rating: 9.5 out of 10

*Updated April 4, 2020

According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, approximately 30% of the U.S. adult population suffers from insomnia, and a full 10% have been diagnosed with chronic insomnia.  37% of Americans between the ages of 20 – 39 are reporting shorter sleep cycles, and a survey by Medscape estimated that 40% of our workforce has reported that they have fallen asleep unintentionally at work.

Chances are that you have had trouble sleeping too.  And like many people, you are looking for sleep aid supplements that are effective and safe.

Side Effects: Prescription & Over Counter Sleep Aids

Obviously, there’s no shortage of all-natural sleep remedies that claim to be the best over counter sleep aid.  And way too many more sleep aid products contain ingredients that no one should ingest.

Those of us with sleep disorders, whether temporary or chronic, don’t enjoy waking up in the morning feeling drugged-out and tired, much less with more serious side effects and potential reactions with other prescription medications.

So, it’s quite clear why so many of us intend to avoid prescription medications, and seek a high-quality CBD sleep aid syrup to compare.  We know that most over counter sleep aids come with undesirable side effects and contain toxic chemicals in higher doses.  Instead, we recommend a natural, non-toxic, and non-addictive sleep aid like CBD Living Sleep Aid syrup.

Benzodiazepines are psychotropic drugs like Xanax, Valium, Librium and Ativan and also trigger these GAMA receptors intending to relieve anxiety and sedate the user.

However, as most of us are becoming increasingly aware of family, friends, work associates and public figures who have become seriously addicted to these prescription meds.

best over counter sleep aid

For instance, Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) products like Ambien and Lunesta target the GABA receptors in the brain.  GABA is a neurotransmitter that improves relaxation and induces sleep, however, serious side effects range from hallucinations to blackouts.

The numbers of those addicted continue to increase – even to epidemic proportions widely publicized in certain parts of the U.S.

Antihistamines like Advil PM, Dramamine, and Benadryl are over counter sleep aids that are largely ineffective for most of us with insomnia problems.

Apparently driven by advertising and the placebo effect, unintended consequences are often gastrointestinal problems, constipation, and mild nausea accompanied by general dryness of mouth and sinus membranes often followed by day-after symptoms like fatigue and confusion is common.

Sound familiar?  Anyone want more of that??

No problem, how about increased risk of dementia and forms of Mild Cognitive Impairment?

Justifiably, these terrible side-effects are clearly not desirable.  More informed and discerning consumers now seek all-natural sleeping remedies without side-effects.

OTC Sleep Aids

Natural Sleep Remedies That Really Work?

In a national survey by Consumer Reports, it was found that about 10% of Americans reported having used CBD as a natural sleep aid.  The majority of them said it helps them sleep better and continue to use it.

According to a review in Current Psychology Reports, deeper sleep is governed by receptors in the brain.  They report that CBD and other cannabinoids interact with these receptors and provide pain and anxiety relief which in turn assists patients achieve deeper sleep cycles.

According to Dr. Joseph Maroon, clinical professor of neurosurgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has been researching the effects of cannabinoids on the brain.  He agrees that CBD can help some patients relieve pain and anxiety symptoms which make healthful sleep more possible - including staying asleep.

Dr. Maroon elaborates by stating that he does not consider CBD to be a treatment for insomnia, however does consider CBD to be an "alternative natural method to help calm anxious thoughts that often delay or interrupt natural sleep.”

It's logical that you’d be reading this review of CBD Living Sleep Aid if you didn’t already have a well-developed opinion based on your own experience with typical natural sleep aids.  But for those of you who haven’t, a popular profiteer (he cracks me up) called Dr. Axe recommends7 Natural Sleep Aids That Really Work”.  No need to bother looking right away, he lists the following 7 natural sleep aids in the following order:

Best Natural Sleep Aids:

Cannabidiol (CBD) from hemp oil

Melatonin - Most popular natural sleep aid

Tryptophan – typically from food

Vitamin B6 - Helps regulate sleep patterns/level

GABA (gamma butyric acid) - Consult physician for dosing

Calcium – Avoidance of depletion

Magnesium – magnesium-rich evening snack recipes

L-Theanine - An amino acid commonly found in teas

Essential Oils– aromatherapy (bergamot and lavender)

Passion Flower – reduces anxiety

Lemon Balm - ‘Melissa officinalis’

Valerian Root – stimulates gamma aminobutryic acid (GABA) production

St. John’s Wort – mood and antidepressant regulator affects sleep

CBD Sleep Aid Back Label

Hope I’m not the only one amused… My wife’s search for the best natural sleep aids has included all the above and more, but these natural sleeping remedies never helped her insomnia symptoms.  I’ve tried all these as well, but no help at all for me either when I’m particularly wound up about something or going through a period of stress like a recent surgery.

Personal Experience: “Medicine” and CBD Sleep Aid

Having worked closely with surgeons as a micro-surgical equipment sales rep and also training in-staff personnel (post-sale) on the equipment and procedure, I’ve been encouraged by recent developments.  More physicians are finally getting on board with CBD therapies and are no longer ignoring the power of cannabidiol (CBD) in treating their patients.

Why prescribe dangerous and addictive medications to patients when it is so well documented how CBD (and Melatonin) is such an effective, OTC, and natural sleep aid?

Any review of both prescription sleep aids and over counter sleep aids will no doubt reveal essentially the same results that Dr. Axe and I have summarized above.  Full disclosure, I now have a bias toward the product because I continue to experience superior results from CBD Living Sleep Aid’s formulation.

That’s the driving force behind this product review because I’ve found a 100% natural sleep remedy that really works and has no side effects whatsoever.  It is all natural, completely non-toxic , and non-addictive.  And that makes sense to me.

I must say that I am confused by the Federal level's communications.  Don't we all want the medical community, FDA, and the endless list of government regulators and lobbyists to support public opinion as well as medical research?

This is exactly why I do what I do here at Cannabis Animus.  I can remember 5 years ago when my formal work at Cannabis Animus began, there was hardly a medical professional to be found that understood much about CBD.   Fortunately, they are finally catching up.  Check out my article called “CBD and Nanotechnology“ to understand why nano CBD products are so much more effective.

CBD Sleep Syrup - Grape Flavor
CBD Sleep Aid Ingredients Label

And believe me, I have plenty of manufacturers and resellers like myself who send me samples of their products for me to test and hopefully recommend.

That’s the driving force behind this product review because I’ve found a 100% natural sleep remedy that really works and has no side effects whatsoever. What else can you describe that compares?

Any review of both prescription sleep aids and over counter sleep aids will no doubt reveal essentially the same results that Dr. Axe and I have summarized above.  Full disclosure, I now have a bias toward the product because I continue to experience superior results from CBD Living Sleep Aid’s formulation.

That’s the driving force behind this product review because I’ve found a 100% natural sleep remedy that really works and has no side effects whatsoever. What else can you describe that compares?

CBD Living Sleep Aid

CBD Living Sleep Aid is a sugar-free, grape or cherry flavored syrup that combines the benefits of both herbal extract CBD and Melatonin together working in harmony to calm the nervous system and induce sleep naturally.

CBD Living’s nighttime sleep aid is compounded by a licensed pharmacist and respected as one of the most high-quality, all-natural sleep aids available.  In my experience, CBD delivers an unparalleled relaxing effect that definitely induces sleep without any morning side effects.


15mg Cannabidiol (CBD)/dose

2 mg Melatonin/dose

No Prescription required

Gluten Free

Kosher Certified


No side effects or day-after grogginess

CBD Living Sleep Aid


Extremely sweet taste. Dilution is highly recommended.

Organic Sugar Cane used as sweetener – better than processed sugar, but I'd prefer Stevia used instead.

Recommendations on Use

Since CBD Living Sleep Aid is a thick syrup similar in consistency to typical cough syrups, you may find that the ‘spoon method’ is a bit too sweet.  In this case, I recommend that you consider my wife’s method:

Add to CBD Living Water for increased CBD dosage

Add to your favorite sparkling water

Add to a complimentary juice

Add to flavor teas (herbal/non-caffeine)

Ice cream or other as a sweet topping


My wife’s experience testing the product over a period of about 11 months has proven to me without question that CBD Living Sleep Aid is far more effective as a natural sleep aid than any herbal formulations she’s ever tried.  For a very thorough article I've published that covers all of the CBD Living products will show you other popular forms for CBD therapy.

She says the substances that Dr. Axe mentioned in his article as a comparison are not effective for her, and none of her physicians can offer any more information on natural sleep supplements.

Nevertheless, both of our primary care physicians approve of her using this CBD and Melatonin formula.  And we've witnessed the improvement in the quality and duration of her sleep patterns.

A quick search of “Dr. Axe and CBD” will cause you to wonder why he didn’t include CBD in his list of 7 natural sleep remedies that actually work.

Best Over Counter Sleep Aid

Nevertheless, I challenge anyone including the good doctor to produce anything more effective and natural than combining CBD and Melatonin to treat insomnia and other sleep disorders.  CBD Living Sleep Aid syrup is by far the best over counter sleep aid I’ve ever used.

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    1. I’ve heard that too BB, but it never worked for me. Here’s a test for you. Buy $100 worth of the best valerian root supplement, and use it for 30 days at whatever dose you choose. Then for the next 30 days, try CBD Living Tincture oil at 1000 mg per bottle. Thanks for joining us, and let us know your results! It would be most helpful.

  2. Tried it for the first time. Have had sleep issues for a couple of weeks, pretty much no sleep and it was driving my crazy. Tried this and my wife said she checked on me a few times and my sleep breathing was deep and i was out unlike the past week. I dropped out pretty fast,,got a solid 5-6 hours,,not enough but better than 1-2 hours of light,sleep. I like that its natural with no junk sweeteners in it. Wasnt too sweet but really rich.

    1. Thanks for your feedback Ray. Much appreciated! If you are pleased with the CBD Living Sleep Syrup, and would like to increase the dosage for perhaps even better sleep (if needed), there’s an easy way to do it.

      Just add a dropper-full of CBD Living Tincture under your tongue before you hit the pillow. It’s a much higher dose of CBD in the tincture oil than in the Sysrup, but a great combination for just about everyone with sleep disorders that’s tried it.

  3. You listed this as a sugar free syrup, however when I found the product it is listed as not being sugar free.

    1. Thanks Alix, you are correct. I’ve edited my review to specify organic sugar cane as the sweetener, and removed “no sugar added”. As you are likely aware, there are countless different kinds of sugars – both natural and created by our own bodies. Some good, some bad. Much appreciated feedback!

  4. Having read this I think it is really informative. I appreciate you finding the time and energy to put this information together. I once again find myself spending a significant amount of time both reading and posting comments. But so what, it was still worth it!

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