It’s 2 a.m., you have to be up in five hours, and all you can think about is if penguins really mate for life, current mortgage rates (you’re not even in the market to buy a home), and how many licks it takes to get to the center of an Oreo. Your mind is racing, and you can’t sleep. We’ve all been there.
Fortunately, Mother Nature has got one heck of a sleep remedy. Read on to learn about the best practices for cannabis consumption for a good night’s sleep.
Trade in Counting Sheep for Cannabis
There are a few things to keep in mind before reaching for nighttime’s natural best friend. When it comes to picking a strain for a good night’s sleep, it’s important to steer towards Indicas. While Sativas are a good daytime choice, their energy and mood lifting attributes can leave you sleepless. Indicas, on the other hand, induce calming and relaxation of the body and mind, which is ideal if sleep is what you’re after.
If you are prone to anxiety, stay away from strains with a high THC count. Consuming strains high in THC can trigger anxiety in some, which can prevent you from getting to sleep.
For those that want to totally stay away from THC but reap its bedtime benefits without the psychedelic effect, reach for CBD before lights out. Similar to THC, CBD will also serve up great benefits like relaxation, so you can get to sleep, and stay asleep. Simply ask your budtender or medical advisor for a strain high in CBD, and low in THC.
Without further ado, let’s run down the cannabis strains sure to get you sleeping soundly.
The Best Strains for getting a Good Night’s Sleep
One of the main causes of insomnia is stress and the inability to turn your mind off. There is no better tried and true method for keeping yourself awake then obsessing over a good old ‘what if’.
Beat the anxiety with God’s Gift. A mostly Indicia strain, it’s unlikely your stress will stick around for long, and you’ll soon drift into a calm sleep that has the words ‘refreshing’ written all over it.
Nine Pound Hammer
A name is quite telling, usually carrying with it great significance. If you didn’t catch the name of this strain, it’s Nine Pound Hammer. 80% Indica, a little bit of this strain is sure to send you into a sleep so blissfully deep, you’ll even become a morning person.
Since the strain first came about in the 1980’s, it has been hailed for its calming effects and sleep-inducing tendencies. Higher in THC than others on this list, if pain or physical discomfort is what’s keeping you awake, indulge in a little Northern Lights, and you’ll soon feel like you’re peacefully falling asleep under the stars.
King Louis XIII
Quality is king! Sure, he might have been one of the most famous monarchs that ever lived, but King Louis XIII also left behind a different kind of legacy—one of the most popular Indicas for sleep. A strain fit for a king, King Louis XIII will give you a night of sleep that will leave you feeling refreshed, and ready to rule.
This almost entirely Indica strain is one of the most popular among insomniacs. Bubba Kush is low in THC and high in CBD, which makes it the perfect strain for a hitting the hay.
We hope your eyelids are heavy now and your mind at ease. Sweet dreams!