A lack of restful sleep can leave you feeling exhausted, unproductive, and stressed, especially when the problem is consistent. Using cannabis can help with insomnia, but only if you pick the right strains.
Weed offers people a safer alternative to a lack of sleep than over-the-counter medication because weed has fewer side effects, and none of them are harmful. Weed can help your body and mind relax enough to allow you to drift off to a pleasant, uninterrupted rest.
Choose the right weed for sleep with these tips!
Though there are countless subcategories of cannabis, there are only three main types: Hybrids, Indica, and Sativa. Sativa strains produce a more energetic effect, often giving people motivation to be active and exercise, clean their house, or just keep moving. Sativa use can also lead to an increase in creativity and helps generate ideas.
That effect is not what you want before bed, so turn to Indica instead. This strain’s terpenes produce a more calming, relaxing effect than Sativa. With their help, you will fall asleep quickly and peacefully.
Some Indica varieties also have high levels of CBD, a cannabidiol that won’t get you high but will tone down mental confusion and anxiety.
Generally, use fresh weed if you want a more potent high. When pot sits around for a while, the THC oxidizes from prolonged exposure to oxygen. Once oxidation occurs, the THC converts to minor cannabinoids like CBN (cannabinol) that are non-intoxicating. CBN won’t get you high, but it generates a significantly stronger sedative effect.
Pure Indica will undoubtedly give you the relaxation you crave, but you can also use these strains if you want to try something different but just as effective.
-MK Ultra: The strain got its name from a government mind-control program from the 1950s and 1960s. Its THC potency can reach 23%, but it produces a feeling of numbness that can help you fall asleep.
-Granddaddy Purple: GP is a combination of Purple Urkle and Big Bud. It can also have a THC potency as high as 23%, and it produces a sweet, fruity flavor.
-Purple Kush: This strain is one of the most popular medicinal sedative options around, making it perfect for relaxing your mind and body.
-G-13: No one knows the origins of this Indica strain, but its THC content can range from 20% to 24%, delivering a sense of euphoria and strong sedation.
Of course, only choose these methods after determining how your body handles THC. Some are quite potent, so you don’t want to overdo it.
Once you find some weed for sleep, you have to use the appropriate quantities. For best results, consider smoking a medium-sized joint 60 to 90 minutes before bedtime. This time allotment gives your brain enough time to get used to the weed’s psychoactive effects.
Edibles may help you stay asleep because it takes your body longer to process the cannabinoids, but taking too much can lead to an unpleasant weed hangover.
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