According to a study from 2002, 35% of Canadians aged 15 or older had trouble falling asleep, or staying asleep throughout the night. Inadequate sleep can lead to a number of medical conditions such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, depression, irritability, and reduced well-being.
Many Canadians have found marijuana to be helpful in allowing them to fall asleep faster, and remain asleep for longer. Weed is an excellent substitute for over-the-counter sleep medications that can have negative side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness and gastrointestinal distress.
How Does Marijuana Fight Insomnia?
Individuals using marijuana to treat insomnia have reported success in medicating with Indica strains. These strains are notorious for the strong sensations of physical and psychological relaxation that they cultivate. The ‘couch-lock’ effect that is experienced when consuming these strains is perfect for settling people down into bed, and allowing them to drift off into sleep. Additionally, Indicas are commonly used for alleviating the negative effects of a wide array of anxiety and depressive disorders. By directly treating these underlying conditions that may be causing insomnia, marijuana provides users with the peace and calm that they need to enjoy a full night’s sleep.
Which Strains are Best for Treating Insomnia?
It is important to remember that each individual is different, and experimentation may be necessary in order to find the perfect treatment option for your symptoms. However, among medicinal users, heavy Indicas are the unanimous choice for combating insomnia. Some users have reported success with Hybrid strains as well, but for most, the mental stimulation that is associated with Sativas and Hybrids is counter-productive to the task of falling asleep. Here are just a few of the strains that are most commonly used for treating insomnia.
1 – Afghan Kush
The genetics of this strain trace back to the Hindu Kush mountain range in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Similarly to other kush strains, Afghan Kush is revered for its powerfully sedating effects. This strain is notorious for its ability to eliminate stress and induce sleepiness. Afghan Kush contains practically no Sativa genetics, making it a perfect strain for relaxing, and closing up shop at the end of the day.
2 – Grandaddy Purple
Grandaddy Purple is a relatively new strain that first appeared in 2003. This strain has become immensely popular among marijuana smokers due to the strong body high it generates, and the delicious berry taste and odor that it gives off. GDP is a strong Indica that produces both physical and cerebral euphoria. It is loved for the dreamy high that it cultivates which is used to treat conditions such as insomnia, stress, loss of appetite, and muscle pain.
3 – Northern Lights
Northern Lights is a pure Indica that is characterized by its spicy-sweet aroma, and crystal covered buds. The comfortable laziness and strong euphoria that it produces is perfect for eliminating stress and inducing sleep. This strain will leave you happy, hungry, and sleepy.
4 – Bubba Kush
Bubba Kush is another pure Indica that benefits users through its strong calming and relaxing effects. This strain is noted for its high THC content, typically ranging from 15% to as high as 27-28%. When medicating with Bubba Kush, you can expect the effects that are common to other Indicas, only more pronounced, and longer-lasting.
5 – Afghani CBD
This strain is a variant of Afghan Kush. Similarly, it is a pure Indica, but has a significantly higher CBD content, and lower THC content. As such, users report less of a psychoactive high when consuming this strain. The cerebral euphoria that is common to other Indicas is missing from this strain. Instead, this strain produces a calming, relaxing effect that is ideal for relieving anxiety and promoting relaxation. If your insomnia is caused by symptoms of anxiety or depression, a high CBD variant of a pure Indica such as this one may be just what you need to fall asleep.
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