The Best Cannabis Strains for Sleep and Insomnia

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Marijuana has long been used to help people get to sleep. It has also become a natural cure for those suffering from sleep disorders or insomnia.

Cannabis has a such a huge impact on sleep. So much so that many who suffer from sleeping disorders regularly use it before bed. Night time users find an increase in drowsiness, waking less during the night, and generally experience a higher quality of sleep.

Insomnia is a sleeping disorder that can include larger conditions such as depression or nervous tension. For those who suffer from sleep problems, it can be difficult falling to sleep or maintaining sleep. Unfortunately, sleeping medicine can have long-lasting and unwanted side effects, such as prolonged drowsiness when awake and even a risk of death. It is no surprise that cannabis has become a natural option for patients.

So, what are the best strains for insomnia?

The Top 5 Strains for Sleep

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Motivation to use cannabis for sleep is high, and might initially be beneficial to sleep. via The Conversation

God’s Gift: Granddaddy Purple x OG Kush

God’s Gift is indeed a gift to insomnia sufferers. This dense indica contains flavors of grape, citrus, and hash with beautiful white crystals. All that worrying keeping you up at night will be eased with this strain. Releasing the smoke will keep your mouth tasting like berries. Soon, your body will have a sense of peace.

Content: THC 18-27%, CBD 1%

9 Pound Hammer: Goo Berry x Hells OG x Jack the Ripper 

This intense indica has long-lasting effects on relaxation and drowsiness. This strain will help soothe your mind and lull you into euphoria. These dense buds are coated in resin, with a sweet grape and lime flavors. In addition, it’s a great strain to try if you’re locked in the cycle of insomnia. Furthermore, 9 Pound Hammer induces giggles, with long-lasting use for pain and stress.

Content: THC 18-23%, CBD 0.03%-0.4%

Indica-Dominant Strains

Querkle: Purple Urkle x Space Queen

This strain is perfect for a nightcap. Querkle seems to attack insomnia at its many sources. It will leave you in a meditative state as you gently coast into a restful sleep. This indica-dominant strain carries a strong grape and berry aroma. It blooms with vibrant lavender hues and a heavy dusting of crystal resin relaxing both your body and your mind.

Content: THC 20-24%, CBD 1%

Vanilla Kush: Afghani x South Asian 

A beautiful indica dominant strain that tastes good and has a strong cannabinoid content. Vanilla Kush is a gift to the senses with notes of vanilla, lavender, and a hint of citrus. However, don’t let the soft light green flowers trick you, they are quite potent. It’s an ideal choice for those needing to lose the tension within their body and mind.

Content: THC 19-20%, CBD 0.5%-1%

CBD Critical Mass: Afghani x Skunk #1

The CBD Crew created this relaxing and potentially couch-locking indica dominant strain. Firstly, with an emphasis on high-CBD, it works with the THC to offer and a perfect slumber. CBD Critical Mass has a citrusy sweet taste and a high cannabinoid content. So, it will not disappoint those looking for a sleep-focused medical strain.

Content: THC 5-10%, CBD 5-10%

Bonus Tips

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One of the easiest ways to consume marijuana can be in the form of edibles. Eat an hour before your ready to go to sleep. via Retreatibles
  • Indicas tend to treat insomnia most effectively, but not all indicas will help you sleep.
  • Edibles can help you stay asleep longer.
  • Aged cannabis can have sleepier effects than fresh flower.
  • Also, go easy on the high-THC strains if it’s anxiety keeping you up.

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