August 3, 2021 Dan A

11 Best Cannabis Strains for Sleep Problems & Insomnia

Insomnia has been troubling people for as long as we can remember. 

Sleepless nights filled with racing thoughts, anxiety and the horrible inability to just enjoy the basic human necessity that is sleeping is something no living soul should go through. 

In this blog post, I will run you through a collection of the best weed strains [nugs or joint prerolls, your choice] to help you battle insomnia and its annoying [and sometimes even crippling] consequences.

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What Science Has to Say About Weed & Sleep

Studies on the beneficial effects of marijuana when it comes to sleeping disorders are scarce due to numerous restrictions on using marijuana for medicinal purposes.

However, studies that have been conducted indicate that the endocannabinoid system (the system in your body with which CBD, THC and other cannabinoids interact) can significantly help regulate your sleeping patterns.

More specifically, the studies have shown that cannabis can help tone down the REM (Rapid Eye Movement) stage of your sleep which is where dreams occur. By doing so, your body and mind are relieved of the possible extra stress which vivid dreams and possibly nightmares can induce, and increase Stage 3 sleep, which is where your body sleeps and recovers to the fullest.

It is important to note that not all strains of weed are created equally, and therefore not all will have the same effect on your sleeping. When it comes to choosing between Indica, Sativa or Hybrid weed strains, the smartest move would be to go for the strains with less psychoactive properties which produce more of a physical body high. More specifically, you should choose the strains with just the right balance of CBD and THC.

In the section below, I will guide you through 11 weed strains that are highly recommended for helping with your sleep troubles.

11 Weed Strains That Can Help You Sleep At Night

While pretty much all types of weed can help you sleep, the following list is a “Greatest Hits” compilation of 11 weed strains for which numerous sites and consumers online claim are the very best for dealing with Insomnia.

Note that this list is not in any way set in stone, and it can definitely grow in the future. I wholeheartedly welcome you and other readers to share your own experiences in the comment section and suggest even more different strains for others to try out.

#1 Cherry Pie

This hybrid marijuana strain is a combination of Grand Daddy Purple and Durban Poison. It consists of 16% THC, and is rich in the Myrcene terpene. Its buds are dense with orange hair and a slight hint of purple over them. 

Along with the sweet and scrumptious flavor of its namesake, this strain will provide you with a euphoric and relaxing full-body high.

Since it has been used in treatment of PTSD, bipolar disorder, anxiety and migraine, it is guaranteed to relax your body to the fullest and help you get blissful sleep.

#2 Bubba Kush

While its origins are not fully known, it is suggested that it is of Afghani descent due to the plant’s bulky stature. Named after its developer, it is claimed that it originates from an unknown plant from New Orleans.

This strain is pretty well balanced, without too much THC. Rich with the Caryophyllene terpene, the buds of this strain are dense, bulky and give off a sweet hashish-like scent along with a sweet chocolatey flavor. 

You just might call this particular marijuana strain Nature’s Tranquilizer due to its immensely relaxing high, which makes it a go-to strain for people with sleeping disorders. 

#3 Grand Daddy Purple

Known by many names and abbreviations such as Grand Daddy Purp and GDP, this vastly popular indica strain was first introduced back in 2003 by Ken Estes. It is a mixture of Mendo Purps, Skunk and Afghanistan. Rich in Myrcene, and about 17% in THC. Its flavor is a mixture of grapes and berries. 

It offers a euphoric cerebral high along with calming and sedative effects. While your mind may feel a buzz, your body will relax completely. It is vastly recommended by people who have trouble sleeping due to either physical or emotional pain. 

#4 Khalifa Kush

For this hybrid strain, you can thank rapper Wiz Khalifa for it was bred specifically for him. He claims it originates from an OG Kush Strain. It is rich in THC (20%) and the Myrcene terpene, providing a sour lemon and pine flavor. 

While it does bring an intense cerebral high, Khalifa Kush can also help with achieving a peaceful sleep. Great to use at any time of the day. 

#5 Tahoe OG Kush

Tahoe OG Kush is rich in the Limonene terpene, and holds 18% of THC. It provides an earthy and lemony taste. 

Referred to by many as the “top nighttime hybrid”, this strain will definitely knock you out of your socks. It acts very fast, and it provides you with a powerful heavy-body sensation. A strain heavily sought after by people who suffer from insomnia. 

#6 God’s Gift

A love child of Granddaddy Purple and OG Kush, this indica strain rose to popularity back in 2005 in California dispensaries.

It is rich in myrcene, and holds 17% of THC. While it produces a bombastic high which definitely puts it out of the beginner’s territory, it still provides blissful relaxation that will put you to sleep in no time. 

#7 Sweet and Sour Widow

A perfectly balanced strain in terms of THC/CBD, however there is not much info on its terpenes. While the THC will make you drowsy enough to peacefully fall asleep, the CBD will repel the racy thoughts and possible paranoia it may induce. A match made in heaven. 

#8 Kosher Kush          

Kosher Kush was created in California by DNA Genetics. It is a pure indica strain with about 20-25% in THC. 

Winner of multiple awards, this strain is definitely a cult classic. Due to its higher THC levels, you can expect an energetic cerebral high before it kicks off into couch-locking sleepiness. This makes Kosher Kush a rather nice party strain as well as a powerful sleeping aid. 

#9 Northern Lights (NL)

This powerful and resilient strain is rumored to have first appeared in Seattle, Washington but originally from Holland. Rich in the Myrcene terpene, and holds 16% THC. It is said that its flavor is smooth while also sweet and spicy.

Northern Lights provides you with a euphoric high which relaxes your muscles and clears out your mind. A warm and cozy feeling which will hold you tight and won’t let go all through the night, ensuring a tight and fulfilling slumber. Patients have been using this strain in order to get rid of pains caused by depression, anxiety, stress and Insomnia. 

#10 Girl Scout Cookies

By mixing OG Kush and Durban Poison, growers have come up with this indica-dominant hybrid strain. It holds 19% THC and is rich in the Caryophyllene terpene. The flavor of GSC is that of a dessert mixed with cherry, lemon and a hint of mint. 

Girl Scout Cookies will induce a sweet euphoric state, followed by full-body relaxation. Note that this strain is very strong in THC. The above mentioned effects will kick in very fast even upon first hit, so be mindful of your THC tolerance before deciding to try this strain out. Patients usually take this strain for improving appetite, reducing stress, nausea and insomnia.

#11 Remedy

We are going to end this list with a strain which is a go-to choice for anyone who primarily wishes to relax and is not at all interested in getting high as a kite.

Remedy is a strain which is CBD dominant with no THC in its chemical structure whatsoever. Its terpenes are Myrcene, Pinene and Caryophyllene. This strain will relax both your body and your mind, while relieving pain, stress, anxiety, and other symptoms of insomnia. 

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