Can’t sleep and want to use medical marijuana to help with your insomnia? The following four strains are known to help combat insomnia and sleep-related problems.
Medical marijuana is used for pain, anxiety and stress, but it’s also a very potent form of treatment for patients with insomnia. When you can’t sleep at night and it’s to the point where you can no longer function properly during the day, you’ll want to find medicinal marijuana strains known for combating insomnia.
Several strains will work well, but the best strain for insomnia depends on the patient.
The following are the most common strains offered to patients that can’t sleep, and they’re all very effective at helping you get a good night’s rest.
Sativa vs Indica
Before discussing the top strains, it’s important to discuss what strain category you should choose. The short answer is indica. In general, sativa is known to be energizing, which will give a patient the complete opposite effect than desired.
Indica also produces a “body stoned” feel that allows a person to enjoy a complete release.
High levels of CBD are found in indica as well as the right amount of THC to induce and provide a good night’s sleep. Powerful strains of THC that have high levels of CBD can help a person relax and will also induce sleep.
Smoking is the most common method of cannabis use, but edible options will produce longer lasting effects. If you find that you keep waking up at night despite using one of the strains listed below, you’ll want to try edible options. The only downside, aside from the preparation process, is that marijuana that is ingested can take 45 – 60 minutes to take effect. If you need to sleep immediately, it’s better to smoke your weed.
The Top 4 Weed Strains for Insomnia
1. Bubba Kush
A strain that is almost pure indica. This strain may not produce a strong sleep feeling, but it does provide the perfect balance needed to relax and doze off.
2. CBD Critical Mass
Known for a high level of CBD, critical mass will put you into a slumber after use. This provides a strong high and has a sweet taste much like the strawberry cough strain.
3. CBD Shark Shock
Shark shock is another strain from CBD that has a very high CBD content with the right amount of THC. A sweet fruity taste makes this a great tasting weed, and it is used to treat several types of sleep disorders.
4. Vanilla Kush
Indica dominant, vanilla kush has a strong taste and a strong CBD content. A subtle taste of vanilla will allow your mind and body to relax and prepare you for sleep.
Choosing the right strain, and there are a lot available, will allow you to get the best night’s sleep possible. Experiment and find an indica strain that is perfect for your insomnia needs.