The best cannabis strains are typically cannabis strains rich in THC. THC is a psychoactive cannabinoid that will induce, first, euphoria, and after euphoria relaxation and sleepiness. When you consume THC, your brain consumes more glucose and hence you will also feel hungry and especially craving for sweet snacks. Because of its psychoactive properties, the consumer will experience more brain activity. However, because of this increased brain activity, the cannabis consumer will seldom dream once they fall asleep after consuming cannabis rich in THC.
Many people use cannabis before they sleep as it helps them to fall asleep. In this blog post, we will list the best cannabis strains for insomnia.
The following cannabis strains are excellent for sleep and insomnia:
1. Cherry Pie
Cherry Pie is a THC-rich cannabis strain (approximately 20% of THC, some sources estimate it has 16% THC). This cannabis strain is a hybrid of Granddaddy Purple and Durban Poison (both cannabis strains with more than 17% of THC). Cherry Pie is ideal to combat insomnia due to its relaxation properties.
Cherry Pie is also effective in the treatment of pain and stress. If you suffer from insomnia or other sleeping disorders, then Cherry Pie is perfect cannabis strain for you.
2. Bubba Kush
We have written a blog post about Kush cannabis strains. Kush cannabis are mainly Indica cannabis strains high in THC. Bubba Kush has 17% THC concentration, and it is known for its relaxation and sleep-inducing effects. Bubba Kush is a hybrid of OG Kush and an unknown Indica strain. Most of users report relaxation, and sleepiness after consuming Bubba Kush. In other words, this strain is ideal to combat stress, pain, insomnia, and anxiety.
Bubba Kush has superb calming properties and therefore, it is perfect for inducing sleep.
3. Tahoe OG Kush
Another Kush cannabis strain. Tahoe OG Kush has an 18% THC concentration. Tahoe OG Kush is an ideal strain for users who wish to stay home and relax. It’s fast-acting and perfect for those who suffer from insomnia, stress or anxiety. You will feel extremely relaxed after consuming Tahoe OG Kush.
This Indica-dominant strain was developed in California in the 1980s and it is known as one of the best strains for a good night sleep. Tahoe OG is used for depression, anxiety, insomnia, pain, and nausea. In addition, its main terpenes are citrus, peppery, and herbal, all helpful to induce calmness.
4. God’s Gift
It’s a hybrid of OG Kush and Granddaddy Purple. This cannabis strain is rich in THC (some sources claim it reaches up to 27% of THC). God’s Gift is mainly an Indica strain and it is known to induce profound sleep.
5. Northern Lights
This is one of the most famous cannabis strains of all time. Northern Lights is a cannabis Indica strain with 16.5% of THC. This strain induces sleepiness and muscle relaxation. If you want a cannabis strain for a better sleep, then Northern Lights is one of the best strains.
6. Critical Kush
Critical Kush contains 18% of THC. This cannabis strain is a hybrid of Critical Mass and OG Kush. Critical Kush is mainly a cannabis Indica strain (80% cannabis Indica and 20% cannabis Sativa). Critical Kush takes 7 -8 weeks to reach its flowering stage.
Another one from the Kush family, this strain is recommended to be used close to bedtime. It hits hard and fast to induce sleepiness and relaxation.
7. Girl Scout Cookies
This strain, also known as GSC, is quite rich in THC (19% of THC). As many strains on this list, this strain is a member of the Kush family. Girl Scout Cookies is a hybrid between OG Kush and Durban Poison.
Best Cannabis Strains for Insomnia: Conclusion
Most of cannabis strains that induce sleep are THC-rich strains. In addition, these strains are mostly hybrids of Kush cannabis with other strains. In other words, cannabis Indica strains.
Furthermore, CBD has been also researched for its relaxation and sleep-inducing properties but without the psychoactive properties of THC. If you prefer CBD rich strains, then you can access a list of CBD-rich strain here.