Best Cannabis Strains for Sleep
I never understood how my partner could just lay his head on his pillow and, I kid you not, not one minute later, start snoring. Unlike him, the rest of us have to actually force our eyes shut and let our minds wander before we realize the sun’s shining and our alarm’s gone off. Studies show that 35.2% of American adults report only getting less than seven hours of sleep per night and 10%-30% struggle with insomnia. Others have taken to yoga before sleep, and for some, it’s a little glass of wine that does the trick. A growing number of people though have found certain cannabis strains helpful in not only falling asleep, but also staying asleep. The world of marijuana can be daunting on its own and walking into a dispensary can be confusing with all the options available to us these days. For starters, there are three main subspecies of cannabis: indica, sativa and hybrids. Indica tends to have a more relaxing effect, sativa is more energizing, while hybrids are a combination of the two. Strains are breeds of cannabis and people breed various types of cannabis for different effects they can have on the user. When looking for strains that can aid your sleep, it’s best stick with indica strains that are rich in both THC and CBD. In this article, I’ve listed down the best Canada cannabis strains for good sleep and I hope that after you’ve found one that suits you best, you’ll be wishing there were more hours in the day just so you could snooze longer. 1. Northern Lights -- one of the most popular strains of cannabis, Northern Lights has been around since the 1980s. It’s renowned to be fast-acting and can be an easy choice for those seeking their first try at cannabis as it’s not as overpowering as other strains. It helps with sleep problems, pain, stress, anxiety, and depression. 2. Tahoe OG Kush – this hybrid has all the desirable effects of typical Indica strains plus the euphoria that you get with Sativa. This cannabis strain can help lift your spirits if you’ve had a bad day as well as improve your appetite. Its effects include relaxation and sleepiness which makes it the perfect pick me up at nighttime before hitting your pillows as it not only helps lull you to sleep but brings with it a general feeling of well-being. 3. Grandaddy Purple – aptly named because of its purple hue, this strain also smells and tastes like grapes. It is widely celebrated for its sleep-inducing properties due to its terpene contents of Myrcene, Pinene, and beta-caryophyllene. Myrcene is a powerful sedative while Pinene and beta-caryophyllene helps to relieve anxiety, stress, and pain. This strain has high levels of THC so first-time users might want to slowly build their tolerance before jumping head in. 4. God’s Gift – a combination of Granddaddy Purple and OG Kush, this pure indica strain has 17% THC which helps to put your mind at ease. It tastes and smells like berries and citrus and leaves you very giggly, smiley, and just overall happy. It’s worth noting that as with everything, people’s experiences for each strain may vary depending on a number of factors. You could even test out cannabis concetrates The best way to know which strain works well for you is, to begin with small amounts and work your way slowly. As always, moderation is key. And with that, I hope your nights are as filled with clouds of sheep as they are with clouds of Kush.