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The Best Cannabis Strains For Sleep And Insomnia

Updated: Apr 5, 2021


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Marijuana can be beneficial to many of those that have trouble with sleep and insomnia. If you are living with a qualifying condition, you'll need to schedule an appointment. At the appointment, you and the marijuana doctor will discuss your medical condition(s) and treatment history.


We put together a list of sedating strains to give you an idea of what to look out for on your next visit to the dispensary. But first, some tips to keep in mind:


THC strains are typically the most effective for sleep. If THC agrees with your body and doesn't cause unpleasant side effects like anxiety, a THC dominant strain might be your most reliable source of sedating effects.

Go easy on the high-THC strains if it's anxiety keeping you up. A light dose of THC can float you to sleep, but larger doses can worsen anxiety in some consumers. You may want to try a strain higher in CBD if you're sensitive to THC.


Edibles can help you stay asleep longer. Though inhaling cannabis yields faster effects, edibles last a lot longer.


Tahoe OG Kush - With effects that tend to be heavier than your average OG Kush hybrid, Tahoe OG is a godsend for many insomniacs. Vaporizing this strain can yield fast-acting effects that let muscles relax, easing that need to roll around in your blankets all night.


Granddaddy Purple - It would be a crime to leave this classic off any list touting top sleepy strains. Not only is it fairly easy to find, Granddaddy Purple is shown to exhibit high levels of myrcene, a terpene that is commonly believed to provide relaxing effects.


Godʼs Gift - Godʼs Gift is indeed a gift to insomnia sufferers, as all that stress keeping you up at night feels suddenly overpowered by a surefooted sense of peace. Releasing the exhale with notes of berry and citrus, youʼre sure to feel your mood lift as your body sinks.


Remedy - With virtually no THC in its chemical makeup, Remedy is meant for consumers who are shy about the high. Youʼre really not looking to get stoned, and thatʼs okay. CBD-dominant strains like Remedy can help you sleep by relieving pain, anxiety, stress, and other symptoms that fuel insomnia.


9 Pound Hammer - Crushing insomnia like a war hammer, this no-nonsense strain is perfect for insomniacs who canʼt escape the prison of their mind while lying in bed. The mild fruity flavors of ripe berry and grapes are just another reason to love this insomnia-crusher.



Source: Leafly - Bailey Rahn

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