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Insomniacs, this list of sleepy cannabis strains is for you. You’re tired, but your eyes just won’t close. You toss and turn until you’ve tried every humanly possible position. You wake up lethargic and irritable. Insomnia is the worst, but luckily cannabis is shown to be an effective and safe sleep aid for many people. It can slow racing thoughts, dissolve pain, relax muscles, and deliver its own sleepy chemicals to help you fall and stay asleep. However, as many have testified, finding the right strain is key.
We put together a list of 5 particularly sedating strains to give you an idea of what to look out for on your next visit to the dispensary. But first, some tips to keep in mind:
- Edibles can help you stay asleep longer. Though inhaling cannabis yields faster effects, edibles last a lot longer.
- Go easy on the high-THC strains if it’s anxiety keeping you up. A light dose of these strains can float you to sleep, but larger doses can worsen anxiety in some. You may also want to try a strain with some CBD in it if you’re sensitive to THC, as it often eases its anxious side effects.
- Browse Leafly and find out which strains other Leafly users have described as “sleepy”.
Keep in mind that no strain or product affects everyone the same, and finding the solution for you may require a little trial and error. The below strains were selected based on user-submitted reviews and data, but everyone’s experience is different.
Tahoe OG Kush – Smoking or vaporizing this strain can yield fast-acting effects that let muscles relax, easing that need to roll around in your blankets all night. Tahoe OG is also known to slow racing thoughts so you can float into sleep with a calm and peaceful mind.
Granddaddy Purple – This classic strain is fairly easy to find, and Granddaddy Purple is shown to exhibit high levels of the potentially sleepy terpene myrcene. It’s a favorite among patients whose pain keeps them up at night.
Northern Lights – Imagine yourself on a winter night, wrapped in a warm blanket as green lights dance above you. This isn’t altogether unlike the experience provided by Northern Lights, an old-school strain that has been lulling minds to sleep since its inception in the mid-1980s. Commanding sleep with a heavy hand, Northern Lights uses its high-THC content to annihilate pain and insomnia.
Querkle – Querkle seems to attack insomnia at its many sources. Anxiety calms, nausea dulls, and depression evaporates, leaving you in a meditative state as you gently coast into restful sleep. That being said, this strain may not be the one you rely on for forcing your brain into sleep; rather, it pre-conditions a tranquil mindset so sleep comes easier when it’s time to shut the lights out.
9 Pound Hammer – This strain is perfect for insomniacs who can’t escape the prison of their mind while lying in bed. Its mild CBD content is just enough to pacify the mind and relax the body, like a counterweight to the mental speediness sometimes caused by THC. ✦
Over 40% of People Using CBD Report Taking it for Pain Management – But Are They Getting the Most out of Their CBD Regimen?
The CBD (cannabidiol) craze continues to sweep the nation; over 29 million American adults are using at least one CBD oil product. It’s gaining undeniable traction and notoriety and seems to be available anywhere and everywhere these days. And while millions of Americans are including CBD in their routines, are they choosing brands that help them to get the most out of it?
Those living in or around the Pacific Northwest that are interested in wellness products may have heard of one local brand – Fairwinds. Their award-winning CBD products (tinctures, topicals, capsules, and more) have established this Vancouver, Washington company as the best-selling, most trusted source for cannabis wellness products in the
PNW. This fall, they’re taking a selection of their best products nationwide with the launch of Fairwinds CBD!
The most common reason that people report using any CBD product is to assist with pain management (40% of users, according to a recent poll conducted by Gallup in June 2019), followed by anxiety (20%) and sleep (11%). While CBD can certainly help with each of these three things (and several more as well), most CBD brands simply provide one product that people can take regardless of what they are hoping to target. A blanket treatment may work to an extent, but Fairwinds takes a different approach. With solution-specific products like Digestify (digestion support), Deep Sleep (sleep support), and Release (anxiety support) the company produces a wide range of options, allowing customers to choose which specific product is most likely to help with their individual needs.
Since their start in 2015, Fairwinds has placed their primary focus on the philosophy and science of wholebody wellness. Through formulating their products at the crossroads
where ancient herbalism and current technology intersect – blending and balancing the worlds of traditional and modern medicine – they create CBD products unlike anything else on the market today. By working to strike this balance, Fairwinds is able to ensure they are getting at the heart of why people are using their products; far from being a simple CBD oil, their products are formulated using a blend of herbs, essential oils, and cannabidiol (CBD) extract to target specific reasons people may be interested in trying CBD.
Developing products that work for you is part of the Fairwinds promise. As with anything else, it’s so important for people to be able to find a brand that they can rely on and feel good about when it comes to CBD products. Whether you’re considering CBD as a general supplement or looking for help with something specific, your needs come first. But with new CBD companies launching seemingly every week, it can be easy to get bogged down in the ever-growing number of options available if you’re seeking a starting
point. Fairwinds has years of experience crafting award-winning, patient verified products; while their hemp CBD line may be new, the formulas are familiar – and the products loved by Washingtonians for years will now be available for their friends and family across the US. ✦
Health and wellness is a personal experience. Your body. Your journey. FairwindsCBD.com
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease or illness.