Wana Optimals Stay Asleep Gummies change how we think about cannabis and sleep


BOULDER, Colo. – Nearly one in five Americans suffer from chronic sleep issues and fail to achieve the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep per night. For Coloradans in need of a stronger solution to resolve persistent sleeplessness, Wana Brands released Wana Optimals Stay Asleep Gummies, a higher dose, melatonin-free complement to Wana’s quick-onset Fast Asleep gummies. Stay Asleep offers a potent, long-lasting option to be used alone or as a stackable solution with Wana’s first, lower dose sleep formulation, Fast Asleep Gummies.

Roughly 70% of young adults who casually use cannabis report using it for sleep. Those using cannabis for sleep commonly consume high doses of THC, sometimes in combination with the rare cannabinoid CBN, which is widely believed to have sleep-inducing qualities. However, research findings show that too much THC decreases the amount of time spent in REM cycles. Stay Asleep gummies combat this issue by offering a carefully calibrated combination of cannabinoids that induce long-lasting, deep sleep


Each dream berry gummy contains 20mg CBD for calming and relaxing effects, and promoting REM sleep; 5mg CBN, which can lower stress, relieve tension, and alleviate physical discomfort; 5mg CBG for its relaxing and anti-inflammatory effects; 10mg THC, which works with the CBD to help regulate the body’s circadian rhythm; and 30+ specialized terpenes, chosen via extensive user research for their sleep-promoting properties. In comparison, the rapid-onset Fast Asleep formulation includes 10mg CBD, 2mg CBN, 2mg CBG, 2mg THC, 1mg melatonin (omitted from the Stay Asleep formulation) and 30+ specialized terpenes. All Wana Optimals gummies are vegan, kosher and organically sweetened.

According to the Sleep Foundation, sleep quality is impaired if it takes more than 30 minutes to fall asleep, people wake more than once per night, lie awake for more than 20 minutes upon waking, or spend less than 85 percent of time in bed asleep.

“With sleeplessness as a pervasive health issue impacting so many Americans, we set out to create a plant-powered tool for those in need of long-lasting, restful sleep,” said Nancy Whiteman, CEO, Wana Brands. “Building upon our groundbreaking formulations that are backed by extensive research, we curated the most powerful plant properties available to induce sleep and housed them in our popular signature gummies. Enjoy a gummie an hour before bed to have a peaceful night’s sleep without any next-day grogginess.”

To identify the appropriate terpenes (naturally-occurring compounds that give different cannabis cultivars their unique  scent, taste and effects), Wana partnered with Abstrax and Effects Lab by Budboard to harness data and AI algorithms. Analyzing millions of data points, the AI software identified 30 of 400 known terpenes that were most effective for sleep by real users, informing the curated terpene blend found in the Stay Asleep and Fast Asleep formulations.

Stay Asleep is the third product in Wana Brands’ line of daily wellness products, Wana Optimals, which also includes Fast Asleep and Fit, a THCV-powered tool to sharpen focus and curb unwanted cravings. All Optimals products are grounded in science and crafted to help people achieve concrete wellness goals via new combinations of rare and major cannabinoids, terpenes, and other plant-derived ingredients. Wana remains a leader in cannabinoid research and development, using science to guide industry-leading and best-selling product innovation.

Wana Optimals Stay Asleep gummies are available at Wana Brands partner dispensaries in Colorado, with plans for expansion to additional states. To find a dispensary offering Wana Brands products near you, visit www.wanabrands.com. For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Shawna Seldon McGregor at 917-971-7852 or [email protected].

Wana Brands: Enhance Your LifeWith North America’s largest distribution footprint, cannabis edibles producer Wana Brands is a top international brand available in 14 U.S. states, the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico and nine Canadian provinces and territories, generating close to $300 million in retail sales annually across more than 3,000 dispensaries. Through industry-leading innovation, Wana is developing cutting-edge use-case formulations and recipes, such as Wana Quick Fast-Acting Gummies, the top-selling quick-onset edible, and the Optimals Fast Asleep formulation. Wana is committed to the communities it serves by supporting more than 50 charitable organizations in the markets where the company operates. For more information or to subscribe to Wana’s e-newsletter, visit www.wanabrands.com. Follow Wana on LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest.