Sleep is an essential part of optimal mental and physical health. As you sleep, your mind and body rest and repair, giving you the energy to tackle the day ahead. If you’re having trouble sleeping, however, functioning becomes much more difficult, and your overall health suffers. Some studies show that certain strains of cannabis can help improve sleep quality. Here are some of the best cannabis strains to consider.
Tahoe OG Kush
Tahoe OG Kush is a hybrid strain that is strong and fast-acting. It contains minimal CBD and up to 25% THC. If your thoughts are keeping you up at night, it can help to slow your mind and relax your muscles so that you can more easily fall asleep.
White Widow is a hybrid strain known for its cerebral and relaxing effects. Like Tahoe OG Kush, this strain is high in THC. It contains around 20% THC and only about 2% CBD, making it a good option for more experienced users. In addition to aiding with insomnia, White Widow can also help with anxiety and depression.
Northern Lights is an Indica strain that’s been around since the 80s. Over time, it’s become more potent, providing an intense full-body high. It’s a strain that’s well-known for alleviating pain and aches throughout your body, which can help you to achieve the sleep you’ve been craving.
Named for its slight scent and flavor of grapes, Grape Ape is an Indica strain known for helping with pain, anxiety, and even PTSD. It begins with a cerebral high before slowly transitioning to a whole-body experience. If you decide to use it, be sure to do so a few hours before bed so that the full effects kick in just as you’re getting under the sheets.
A cross between Purple Afghani and Hindu Kush, Purple Kush is a high THC, low CBD strain. Along with its sedative properties, Purple Kush is another strain that aids in alleviating chronic pain that can otherwise keep you awake.
Purple Kush is a fast-acting cannabis strain. Within one to two hours, you should begin feeling the effects, which should then last for several hours.
Believed to have been bred in California, God’s Gift is a cross between OG Kush and Granddaddy Purple. It has the highest THC content of any strain on this list, 27%, and can impact even the most seasoned users. Since it’s so potent, it won’t take long to feel the effects.
Harlequin is a hybrid strain that is 75% Sativa. Unlike the other strains listed, this one is high in CBD and lower in THC, with a ratio of 5:2. While it’s Sativa-dominant, Harlequin is a very calming strain that helps users relax and fall asleep more easily.
Another significant benefit to note is that Harlequin’s low THC content means it has little to no psychoactive effects. If your insomnia is due to anxiety, this strain may be just the one for you.
The Best Cannabis Strains Help You Relax
A lack of quality sleep can wreak havoc on your mental and physical health. The right cannabis strain can help you relax, fall asleep faster, and stay asleep longer. If you’re unsure of the best option for you, don’t hesitate to speak with a budtender during your next visit to our dispensary.