Before we get into the best strains of medial marijuana for inducing sleep, let’s talk about insomnia.
Insomnia is a frustrating and debilitating condition that impacts the lives of 60 million Americans. Not being able to sleep, despite being tired, drained, and having little energy, is very unpleasant and can lead to all sorts of negative physical and psychological effects.
For most of us, the harder we try to fall asleep, the more difficult it is to do so. If you suffer from insomnia it can be damn near impossible to drift off, no matter how many sheep you count!
Conventional sleeping pills are one solution, but they can have unpleasant physical and mental side effects. They can also be addictive and many people develop crippling dependencies that are extremely difficult to escape.
Another cure for insomnia is medical cannabis, and now that cannabis cards are legal in 29 states, more and more people who find it difficult to get some shut-eye are using particular MMJ strains for sleep benefits.
It seems that medical cannabis really is a bit of a magic bullet when it comes to treating insomnia.
Did you know you can use medical marijuana for inducing sleep?
Most marijuana doctors recommend some tips for inducing sleep
But not all indicts are equally insomnia-crushing either – some strains will knock you out more assuredly than others. So here is our list of the three best strains of medical marijuana for inducing sleep.
Big Bud is a very strong indica plant with (yes, you’ve guessed it!) big buds. These big buds contain a super-dose of potent CBD that will make your eyelids feel heavier than boulders in no time. Big Bud will essentially knock you out within a few minutes. With this CBD-heavy beast circulating in your bloodstream, sleep is guaranteed. It is advisable to put your pajamas on and brush your teeth before you hit Big Bud, because you might not manage to do so afterwards.
Pound Hammer is an indica that is renowned for its mind-quieting and anxiety-reducing properties. For people who struggle with a head full of frantic thoughts and incessant self-chatter, Pound Hammer is a great choice of medical marijuana for inducing sleep. It gradually turns the volume down to zero on your self-talk and your worries, replacing them with a silent, dreamy, relaxed calm. Once you have a few hits of Pound Hammer there’s no turning back – it is well and truly time to say (or slur) “goodnight.”
Afghan Kush is a famous old indica strain that incites a heavy, drowsy, body-focused high. It is brilliant for getting rid of pain and quieting anxious thoughts. A few hits of Afghan Kush will give you a strong desire to eat anything you can get your hands on, but an even stronger desire to sleep. So don’t smoke unless you are ready to fall asleep pretty darn soon, and quite possibly wake up 10 hours later covered in chips and chocolate wondering, “What the hell just happened?”
Patients seeking medical treatment for sleep related disorders most often report having difficulty falling asleep or difficulty staying asleep. For patients who have difficulty falling asleep we often recommend 5-10 mg of Indica (THC) to be administered via vaporizer at bedtime combined with 50-150 mg of CBD to be administered orally and taken throughout the day. This THC preparation is fast acting, with the onset of effects occurring in about 90 seconds and peaking around 15-30 minutes after use. The duration of effect is generally 2-3 hours. This provides the patient with quick acting relief for sleep latency onset and allows them to fall asleep faster.