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Strain Review: Best Cannabis Strains For Sleep

Posted by Maggie Tamo on

Smoking Weed Before Bed

Have you been smoking weed before bed, yet you don’t fall asleep? Ever wondered what’s the best cannabis strain for sleep?

Insomnia is nothing uncommon. Many are struggling with it. If you have trouble falling asleep, the good news is, some cannabis strains can help you sleep like a baby.


According to a study published in the journal of sleep, insomnia if not treated, can lead to other medical problems i.e. anxiety and depression. Thus, it is imperative to manage it the best way you can.

Difference between Indica and Sativa

There are three Cannabis species; Indica, Sativa, and Ruderalis. The Sativa strains are uplifting and energizing while the Indica strains are the best cannabis for sleepReason being that, they contain properties that induce relaxation, reduces anxiety and stress. Hence, why it is the most appropriate choice if you suffer from insomnia.

How Does it Work?

Many studies have been done on Marijuana to discover which cannabinoids work best for sleeping.  THC acts faster on putting people to sleep and cuts back on REM sleep.

This is very helpful for people suffering from PSTD and anxiety, as nightmares worsen their conditions. CBD also contributes well to people suffering from anxiety and depression.

When you decide to experiment with marijuana to treat your sleeping disorders, careful not to consume so much marijuana. It’s better to start small and let it grow as time goes on.   Low doses of THC (4 – 20 mg) is recommended.

Always remember this:

In small doses THC has a tendency to be a sedative, in mild doses, THC tends to be a stimulant, and in large doses (100 to 210 mg) THC is psychedelic, and anything after that dosage may result topsychotic-like symptoms.

Best Indica Strains for Insomnia

Granddaddy Purple

Granddaddy Purple is an Indica cross between Purple Urkle and Big Bud. It has a berry and grapelike aroma and is very potent. It acts very much like an analgesic and has high levels of the terpene myrcene.

Myrcene has a sleepy effect which makes Granddaddy Purple to be the favorite for those suffering from insomnia. The strain is very relaxing and sedating. It would work your stress away.

Granddaddy Purple is also very good for combatting pain, stress, appetite loss, insomnia and muscle spasms.

Afghan Kush

Afghan Kush is also known as Afghan OG and is one of those easy-to-grow strains. It has a very earthy scent with a tinge of pine. The strain affects the body more than the mind and you get a heavy feeling of sleepiness and laziness.

It also makes you feel very happy and wants you to eat anything you see. Afghan Kush is often used by insomniacs as a night time treatment and helps people suffering from anxiety and stress and chronic pain.

9lb Hammer

This strain is heavy-hitting as its name pronounces. It is a 3 way cross between Jack the Ripper, Gooberry and Hell’s Angel OG. It has a strong fruity aroma and burns very smoothly.

Its name is not for nothing; it almost immediately hits you over the head with a deep sedation. It has a mild CBD content that is just enough to let you relax and relieve you from stress/anxiety. If too much is smoked it may cause couch-lock.

It is best to take it at night for the purpose of inducing sleep. It is a very good strain for people struggling with panic or anxiety.

Wrap up

There you go, the best cannabis strains for sleep. When next yo have troubles sleeping, use any of the strains listed above and you will be glad you did.

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