Selecting the best strain for your insomnia can be a rather difficult task, especially if you have never used cannabis before. Insomnia is an extremely debilitating condition which can be hard to live with at the best of times. Many sufferers would do anything to have a decent nights sleep, so many sufferers often resort to cannabis. In order for the best chance of success, it is important to choose a strain which is suitable for insomnia, as there will be strains that could have the opposite effect of what you are trying to achieve.
When you are looking to select the right strain for you, it is important to look at Indicas, as these type of strains tend to achieve the most success.Sativa’s can increase activity within the brain, and this is the opposite effect that you want, so it is important to avoid this type of strain.
In terms of the method of ingestion, edibles may be a good option, as these tend to help you sleep for longer. Inhaling is another method to try. Although, it doesn’t last as long as edibles, but you will feel the effects quicker.
Another thing to look out for is cannabis that has been aged. This may seem strange, but aged cannabis tends to produce sleepier effects compared to fresh cannabis. Although, we admit it may not be as appetising!
When looking at Indicas, it is important to select a strain that doesn’t contain a high concentration of THC, as this can exasperate your anxiety and keep you awake for longer. Whilst a lower dose of high THC Indica strains can help you sleep, a large dose will be bad for you.
It is important to note at this stage that there is no “best strain” or catch all solution. It is important to do some experimentation, as the right strain for you may not be the right strain for another person. So, what strains should you look out for?
Tahoe OG Kush
Smoking or vaping this strain can have almost instant effects. It induces muscle relaxation, and gives you a relaxed state of mind. The Tahoe OG strain also slows your thought process, allowing you to float off to sleep.
Another favorite for many insomniacs is Granddaddy Purple. This is one of the most well-known strains, and there is a lot of anecdotal evidence to suggest that this could be a good option. Granddaddy Purple has a high concentration of Terpene Mycene, which helps induce sleep.Taste wise, it has a lovely berry and grape taste, so it is pleasant to use.
So, trying Tahoe OG Kush and Granddaddy Purple would be a good idea if you are trying to counteract your insomnia. As we said, it will require some experimentation, but you should be able to find benefits from using these two strains for your insomnia.