Marijuana can be used as an effective treatment for insomnia. Studies have confirmed that taking high-THC strains can reduce REM sleep, thus fewer dreams, and more relaxation. For more details, you can check out our previous blog on how marijuana works for sleep problems.
If you want to use marijuana for insomnia legally, you need to get a medical cannabis card. Additionally, you must understand different factors affecting marijuana effects, such as strains, dosage, etc. In today’s post, we will discuss the top strains that work for insomnia patients. Let’s start.
It’s a classic Indica strain that exhibits tastes of grapes. The strain delivers a powerful high combined with sedating effects. Smoke it during the night, and you will be able to sleep soundly.
Granddaddy Purple contains high levels of myrcene, a terpene that provides relaxing effects. It’s also preferred by patients suffering from anxiety and chronic pain.
This strain grows best indoors, however, you can also grow it outdoors. It starts flowering in 70-77 days when cultivated indoors. The average yield is around 4 ounces per plant for indoors while 3 ounces per plant for outdoors. The optimal temperature is 70 degrees F and humidity levels are between 50 and 55 percent.
This Indica dominant strain has been preferred by patients with insomnia since its inception in the 1980s. It’s a cross between Thai Sativa and Afghani Indica. It contains high levels of THC, which can ease pain and insomnia symptoms.
Many agree that Northern Lights delivers smooth smoke and provide relaxing effects. The potent high you receive last for hours. It can help you fight stress and anxiety easily. These are the two major causes of lack of sleep.
We recommend you to prefer low dosing to avoid THC overdose issues. Northern Lights can produce up to 125 g per square meter area.
Girl Scout Cookies
It’s effective in fighting insomnia and nausea. Girl Scout Cookies has a sweet aroma and help in relaxing the body and mind. Many also use this strain for chronic pain, anxiety, appetite loss, and depression. It contains 25-28 percent THC while CBD content is 1 percent. So, dosing is important. We recommend you to start with a low dose to avoid THC overdose. It has won several Cannabis Cup awards.
When growing indoors, Girl Scout Cookies takes 9-10 weeks to flower. You can produce up to 10 ounces per square meter area. The ideal temperature for growing Girl Scout Cookies is 68-80 degrees F.
It has dense buds and orange hair. It’s perfect for both beginners and experienced consumers. This strain is commonly used for managing symptoms of PTSD, bipolar disorder, and migraines. Cherry Pie can help in boosting mood, elevating euphoria levels, and relaxing the mind and body. It contains THC levels between 16 and 18 percent. So, be careful when dosing this strain. The most common side-effects are dry mouth and dizziness.
Cherry Pie grows best in Mediterranean climates. It starts flowering in 8-9 weeks.
9 Pound Hammer
It’s an Indica strain with dense buds and grape, lime flavors. It contains high levels of myrcene, caryophyllene, and pinene. 9 Pound Hammer has THC levels between 17 and 21 percent. So, it delivers heavy-hitting, sedative effects. It’s a perfect strain for afternoon and evening use to relieve your day long stress and feel chilled.
9 Pound Hammer is resistant to mold and mildew, so you can easily grow this strain both indoors and outdoors. It requires a warm and semi-humid climate. Flowering time is 7-9 weeks when grown outdoors and yield is about 16 oz per plant.
By consuming the right strains, you can easily get off your symptoms. Some of the top strains for insomnia are Granddaddy Purple, Northern Lights, Girl Scout Cookies, Cherry Pie, and 9 Pound Hammer. You can start with low doses of these strains. However, it’s good to seek professional help from a licensed doctor for marijuana use to alleviate your symptoms completely.
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