The melatonin hormone increases at dusk and decreases at dawn in response to light. It’s the body’s messenger that helps regulate the circadian rhythm. Melatonin supplements work by supplying your body with a dose of this hormone so that you can go to sleep. It directly works on the systems that make us tired whereas CBD induces sleep through de-stressing and relaxation.
Melatonin is a great choice for people who have an unbalanced circadian rhythm, like those with jet lag or shift workers with inconsistent schedules. Since CBD affects hormonal levels, on sleepless nights it can induce the production of the body’s own melatonin. There are also CBD and melatonin combinations on the market which are worth considering if you’re already a fan of melatonin.