Sometimes falling asleep and staying asleep just doesn’t happen. Insomnia and sleep issues can happen for a number of reasons, with one of the biggest factors being stress.
Without adequate sleep, your body struggles to function. Fortunately, these marijuana strains can help those with insomnia or sleeping issues, whether chronic or sporadic.
- God’s Gift
God’s Gift is a heavy-hitting indica strain that is ideal for helping you fall asleep and stay asleep. Consider using a God’s Gift edible about 30 minutes before bed. The effects will kick in as you drift off to sleep to help you stay asleep.
- Grape Ape
Grape Ape provides a heavy high that deeply relaxes the body. Its use often results in “couch lock,” which is great for dozing off. This strain works as a creeper, meaning that the effects gradually creep up on you. It’s sedative and relaxing properties will help you feel ready for a good night’s sleep.
If pain and anxiety are factors contributing to your insomnia, Kryptonite knocks them right out. This strain can test as high as 25%. It has heavy sedative effects and when used in slightly heavier doses, sleep may come in as soon as 20 minutes.
When anxiety, pain or depression keep you from falling asleep, Querkle is the strain to use. Its effects are described as being meditative, which aids the body and mind in relaxing and preparing for sleep. While it may uplift the spirit, its relaxing effects are more predominant.
- 9 Pound Hammer
The effects of 9 Pound Hammer come on hard. It’s nearly impossible to fight sleep after a good dose of this indica. This strain also contains some CBD, so it can also help with relaxing muscles, nerves, anxiety and other factors that attribute to insomnia.
- Bubba Kush
Bubba Kush is an indica-dominant hybrid. It is best used about an hour before bed time. In larger doses, it induces “couch lock,” which is ideal for those that need a good night’s sleep. A light snack might also be needed as the munchies are always nearby with Bubba Kush.
- Vanilla Kush
Vanilla Kush is an indica-dominant hybrid strain. It has a smooth flavor and balanced cannabinoid profile to help achieve deep relaxation. Tension will quickly leave the mind and body. Your mind can feel at ease and the day’s stresses melt away so that you can fall asleep peacefully.
- Northern Lights
Northern Lights is popular among insomniacs. Not only is it a great strain for alleviating pain, but you also don’t need a big dose to be ready for bed. It has a high THC content. Try a small dose an hour before bed and then another small dose just a few minutes before going to bed to help you stay asleep.
- Afghan Kush
Afghan Kush is an indica ideal for relaxation and inducing sleep while also uplifting the spirit. Depression may lead to anxiety that can prevent sleep. The relaxation property also helps alleviate the effects of stress and reduce pain. This strain can have over 20% THC, so smaller doses are suggested for novice marijuana users.
- Tahoe OG Kush
Tahoe OG Kush is a hybrid strain with effects that come on quickly and hit quite hard. It’s better, especially for novice users, to microdose this strain. This strain helps relax muscles, relax the mind and promotes happiness, which may have you looking forward to a good night’s sleep.
Contact your local dispensary to see if they carry any of these strains or similar strains.