Being an insomniac means you’ve seen many sleepless nights. You toss and turn in bed trying to find the most comfortable angles to help you finally catch some Z’s only for the sun to rise and you’re still struggling to get some shut eye. Your body feels exhausted and you desperately need to sleep, but your mind won’t stop running and your eyes just can’t stay closed. My dearest insomniacs, I feel you. I hear you. I am you. Insomnia is the worst, but luckily there are many cannabis strains out there that are effective in sleep aid. If you’ve struggled with sleep due to stress, anxiety, depression, pain, etc., and partake in the use of marijuana, here’s a list of 5 of the best and most effective cannabis strains that will help any insomniac finally get a good night’s rest.
A true India strain, Hindu Kush provides an intense body high that is relaxing and definitely aids in sleep. This strain is said to have sedating effects that give your mind dreamy visuals as you close your eyes. This strain works well to give your body a numbness that helps the kind of insomniacs who toss and turn because of pain. It’s also great for relieving stress and anxiety. With a THC composition measuring between 17% to 20%, a couple hits of Hindu Kush right before bed will have you feeling like you’re sleeping on a cloud.
God’s Gift is literally God’s gift to insomniacs. This Indica-dominant strain with THC levels ranging from 18% to 22% is the child of OG Kush and Grandaddy Purp, two of the most powerful pain-relieving strains out there. This strain is known to put your body in a deep trance, which is perfect if you’re in need of a full night’s rest. Fair warning: God’s Gift is also known to boost your appetite, so just keep that in mind if you’re using this strain as a way to treat insomnia. You might want to stay away from sugary foods when the munchies hit. Aside from that, God’s Gift is a strain that will have you snoring in no time.
Many who have tried Tahoe OG say that this strain is one of the best cannabis strains for fighting insomnia. Its fast-acting effects make the user feel sedated, which allows the muscles to relax and your thoughts to stop racing. With an average TCH content of 18%, this strain is known to be most beneficial for those insomniacs who struggle with sleep due to anxiety and/or depression. You’ll experience a powerful head high that leaves you feeling euphoric, but peaceful. You won’t have to worry about feeling groggy or cranky when you wake up because this strain is capable of giving you the best sleep of your life.
Grandaddy Purp is a cross between the cannabis strains Big Bud and Purple Urkle. It is an Indica-dominant hybrid strain that is known for its super relaxing and pain-relieving effects. With its incredible and distinct berry scent and a THC content of up to 23%, this strain is a great choice to help you fall asleep. Let your body melt with its powerful effects and you’ll fall into a relaxing, deep snooze.
As one of the best Indica-dominant strains known to cannabis users, Northern Lights has the powerful capability of knocking you out in times when you need it the most. If you’re on the market for cannabis strains that really do the job, this strain is all you need. Known to be 95% Indica and 5% Sativa with THC levels from 27% to 33%, this is the ultimate couch-potato strain. Northern Lights is highly recommended during the evening and to relieve insomnia. All you need are two hits, and you’ll find yourself falling into a deep, heavy, and much-needed sleep. You should approach this strain with serious caution as high doses are known to leave you feeling anxious and paranoid.