It’s true. Pharmaceuticals aren’t necessary. You can use marijuana for sleep and beat your insomnia to get better sleep.
But how? And now that we have approximately 437,872 choices of cannabis of available, which strains work best?
We’ll give you 3 rules for choosing a strain to help you beat your insomnia, along with our top 4 strains for getting quality Zzzzzzzz’s.
Is This You?
You get home. Late, as usual. Overworked and stressed out.
And then, just when you finally make it to bed…
You lay there. Waiting. Staring.
Thoughts buzz around in our minds like confused flies. Never going anywhere. Just buzzing.
Minutes pass like hours. You have to get up soon. You have to face all those people. Write all those emails. Have that god-awful meeting. All you need is some sleeeeeeeeeeep!
But you don’t want to take pharmaceuticals… they make you feel weird. But those “sleepy teas” just don’t seem to work.
There has to be another option… fortunately, Have a Heart has your back.
Marijuana for Sleep: The Green Solution to Insomnia
According to research, about 33% of the American population suffers from insomnia in some degree. More people have issues with their sleep than have brown hair! It’s reaching epidemic proportions.
Pharmaceutical solutions, however, have some serious side effects – including addiction. Not so nice.
Fortunately, the right cannabis strain can work wonders to slow down your mind, calm your nervous system, and ease you into deep, restorative sleep.
Rule#1: Indicas are Sleepier Strains
Broadly speaking, sativa strains are more on the energetic, uplifting, and stimulating side. Indicas are generally more relaxing, sedative, and body-oriented. So the first guideline for choosing a strain for insomnia is to pick an indica.
Indicas also tend to have a broader spectrum of terpenes and other lesser-known cannabinoids, which can give you a greater range of biological effects.
Linalool, for example, a terpene found in lavender and chamomile that has calming anti-anxiety effects, is found in many indica strains that will help you with sleeping. Lavender and Amnesia Haze are both excellent strains rich in linalool.
Rule #2: Older Marijuana is Sleepier
After cannabis sits around for a while, the THC gets oxidized. This is why fresh buds are usually a bit stronger.
But the other side of this reaction is insomniac gold. When it is oxidized, the “tetrahydro” part of the THC name drops off and it just becomes “cannabinol,” or CBN. This newly formed cannabinoid has 500% the sedative effect of THC.
The best marijuana for sleep is aged marijuana.
Rule #3: Ask Your Budtender for Recommendations on the Best Marijuana for Sleep
The selection of any good dispensary is always shifting and changing. New strains are created all the time.
And it’s our job to stay on top of it.
The easiest way to find the best new strains of marijuana for sleep is to just come on in and ask us! We even wrote a little guide to help you find exactly what you’re looking for when you come in.
The 4 Best Strains of Marijuana for Sleep
You can check out our current selection here. In the meantime, here are some of our favorites for helping you get to sleep:
Grand Daddy Purple
This is a long-time favorite among medical patients due to its pain-killing properties and strong effects.
Like we mentioned earlier, this is a great one rich in linalool to help calm down your overactive mind and relax you into dream time.
We have this famous sleepy strain in flower, pre-rolls, concentrates, and preloaded pens – whichever way you like it best!
This widely popular strain is great for unwinding at the end of the day and puffing away the stress and anxiety of daily life – the real sources of insomnia.
Explore Leafly’s strain database for a more detailed look at the wide variety of strains you can use to help you with insomnia, or better yet, come on in and talk to one of our budtenders who knows our entire selection inside and out to help you make the best selection for your needs.