The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends getting a minimum of seven hours of sleep per night. But data shows that approximately one in three adults don’t get enough sleep. Many have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or both. While there are prescription medications available to treat insomnia and sleep disorders, many cannabis consumers find that marijuana is helpful to get a good night’s rest.
There are countless cannabis strains available to try, but not all are suited for use before bedtime. Typically, strains that are higher in THC tend to be more beneficial for those suffering from insomnia and other sleep disturbances. But for those who may be sensitive to THC, strains higher in CBD may be a better choice. The terpene profile is also helpful to look at when choosing a strain to help with sleep, as some have properties that can also help insomnia. Myrcene, for example, is a great terpene for those looking to ease sleep issues. Here are three popular strain choices for help getting to sleep and staying asleep.
Bubba Kush is a popular indica cannabis strain that is known for its calming effects. Also known as BK or Bubba OG Kush, the exact origins of this strain are unknown although the breeder who is credited with its creation says the strain may have come from OG Kush and an unknown indica plant. The THC levels are typically around 17%. The flavor and aroma are a mix of coffee and chocolate with an earthy hashish quality. The effects of Bubba Kush are both cerebral and physical, as users report feeling very happy, relaxed, and tranquil. The calming sensation is what makes Bubba Kush a great choice for use before bed to get a good night’s sleep.
Remedy has gained notoriety for its calming properties as well, and it only has around 1% THC. This CBD-rich strain was created by crossing Afghan Skunk and Cannatonic. The fragrance and taste of this strain are said to be woody with a mix of lemon and pine. Users also report feeling very mellow and relaxed, but in a completely different way than is common from strains that are higher in THC content. For individuals who may be sensitive to THC or simply not like the psychoactive effects, Remedy is a great choice to relax and unwind before bed.
Granddaddy Purple is a popular indica strain that has grown in popularity over the years. It is known by a few other names as well, including GDP, Granddaddy Purps, and Granddaddy Purple Kush. GDP is a cross between Afghanistan, Mendo Purps, and Skunk. It got its name from the purple color of its blooming flowers and its grape flavor and smell. The THC content for Granddaddy Purple is around 17%, and it is known to induce feelings of physical and mental calm and relaxation. GDP is a popular strain for patients with insomnia, and it would be a great choice for anyone who has trouble falling asleep or staying asleep.
Disclaimer: This article is intended for general information and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice.