The average person spends roughly a third of their life sleeping, here are 7 cannabis strains to help with sleep and insomnia. THC strains are typically the most effective for sleep, as they provide the most sedating effects. Inexperienced users should be cautious as large amounts of THC has been known to bring on unpleasant side effects like anxiety in some consumers. For those who want to experience the medicinal effects without the psychoactive qualities of THC, CBD dominant strains are meant for you. Without further ado, let’s jump into our list.
Bred by crossing Purple Urkle and Big Bud, this popular west coast strain was created in 2003 by Ken Estes. Bolstering the best qualities from its parents, it can be easily identified by its dark purple hue and large, dense buds. This strain is highly sought after for its ability to help those with insomnia get some sleep. This strain targets the mind and fades into a smooth body high as most Indicas do. If pain is keeping you up at night, this is the ideal strain for you.
This strain has been known to have a THC content from 15% at the lowest and a whopping 27% at its highest. Made by crossing OG Kush and Granddaddy purple, Gods Gift is a heavy-hitting Indica dominant hybrid. Earning its name from the relaxation-inducing trance you’ll feel after smoking it. Gods Gift will have you leaving all your worries behind. This strain is best suited for treating insomnia and bodily pain, including headaches, migraines, nausea, and cramps. Due to its high THC content and tendency to couch-lock consumers, this strain is best suited for night time use.
This strain mysteriously appeared sometime in the ’70s or ’80s and has since earned itself the name “Government Indica Strain 13.” Originally a pure Indica strain, today’s G-13 strains are typically a 70% Indica and 30% Sativa blend. This strain is commonly used to combat stress, anxiety, and depression, making it a good choice for those of you that suffer from overthinking things when you lay in bed. Be careful not to overdo it as is typical with Indica strains high in THC, it may induce cotton-mouth and in severe cases, dizziness and paranoia.
Purple Kush has a THC composition ranging from 17%-27%. Otherwise known as “Purple Hindu Kush,” this strain was bred in a part of Oakland, California known as Oaksterdam. One of the oldest legal medical cannabis areas of the United States. Purple Kush was bred by crossing Hindu Kush and a purple-hued variety of Afghani. Boasting 100% Indica genetics, this strain was even named a top 10 Kush strain by High Times Magazine in 2016. Purple Kush provides a powerful head high that slowly oozes into physical relaxation. It’s powerful sedative properties are very effective for easing both physical and nerve-related pain. In large doses, Purple Kush is great to treat entrenched insomnia.
Also known as Z7, Remedy was bred by CBD Crew for high concentrations of CBD. It was created with the intention of giving medical cannabis patients a product that will deliver the medicating body effects without the psychoactive properties from THC. Medical treatment is this strain’s primary application. Its high concentration of CBD makes it great for soothing condition-specific pain and physical tension.
This strain was created in Lake Tahoe, California sometime in the late 1980s. It is widely held as one of the best strains for getting quality sleep and for curing insomnia. Like other strains on this list, Tahoe OG features a fast-acting sedative effect that provides heavy brain relaxation. This strain is commonly used to treat insomnia and has been proven to help treat muscle spasms. If you experience anxiety, this strain has a powerful anti-anxiety aid.
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This strain was bred through a three-way cross featuring Jack the Ripper, Hell’s Angel OG, and Fruity Gooberry. With a high fitting to its name, its fast-acting high will leave you in a heavily sedated state of relaxation. Its sedative properties can relieve muscle and joint aches while lulling you into a deep slumber.
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