With the busy and hurried life, we put in every day, Is having adequate sleep important for our well-being? Does it matter to have that extra time of rest and sleep to build a healthy mind and body? With this new norm we live in, our mind is quite engaged and preoccupied with the task at hand just to meet that financial obligation. But, is it worth it without adequate sleep and rest? Let us find out more about how the marijuana strain for sleep helps balance our mind and body wellness in this demanding modern lifestyle we live in.
Studies have shown that millions suffered sleeping disorders and chronic insomnia. Many subscribe to sleeping pills to which we have a number of unwanted side effects. On the other hand, there is a natural way of curing sleeping disorder and that is through cannabis strain. With this, there is an increase in interest to include marijuana strain as a remedy for sleeping disorder and insomnia.
There are quite a number of marijuana strains that help chronic sleep disorder and chronic insomnia. Many medical marijuana communities, had considered marijuana strain as an alternative to regaining sleep cycle without side effects. Medical marijuana physicians have endorsed marijuana strain as an effective sleeping aid and help normalize the sleep cycle. You might know it, but one may have difficulty sleeping due to a stressful day and may lead to insomnia. Cannabis strain is the right choice for you. It has also analgesic properties to ease body pain and has anti-anxiety, anti-stress properties to calm the mind and body. Moreover, research has shown that the endocannabinoid in our body system that THC and CBD interact well with our body regulates our sleep cycle. Thus, cannabis strain is an ideal plant as a solution to sleeping disorders and insomnia.
Marijuana Strains for Sleep
There are different types of marijuana strains that provide unique effects on our bodies. Some would give that mental uplifting high and long-lasting while others calm and relaxed sensation that leads you to a blissful slumber.
One has to understand the cannabis strains unique characteristics through their cannabinoids that you will encounter most often, namely Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD). Let us dig deep into these types better.
- Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – it is a psychoactive cannabinoid that is responsible for the euphoric, cerebral high.
- Cannabidiol (CBD) – it is non-psychoactive, it does not give you that “high” feeling. This cannabinoids is responsible for other health benefits
In addition, THC is also responsible for inducing sleeping. This would mean you would need more THC than CBD to take advantage of the therapeutic sleep inducing strain. Research and study shows that taking more THC reduces that REM sleep, meaning reducing dreams and nightmares. What you will experience is deep sleep without dreams and nightmare, and is the most ideal state to rejuvenate.
Also, studies show REM sleep is also important to balance cognitive and immune function while taking too much THC on a regular basis could harm the users sleep cycle. However, many disagree on this. But one thing for sure, it changes the cycle of sleep.
In summary, THC is the most effective for sleep, if you can tolerate high THC levels in your body. And does not yield adverse effects like anxiety. This could be it. If not, you may choose to have a higher CBD versus THC ratio. The study also shows edible marijuana is best for a long-lasting effect rather than inhaling it.
Hybrid, Sativa, Indica?
One may encounter cannabis strains that are Sativa dominant or Indica dominant hybrid strains which are responsible for the THC and CBD ratios. Indica’s dominant strain is responsible to treat insomnia because of its euphoric high it produces and less psychoactive effects. While Sativa does the opposite, it induces that cerebral, body buzz that does not help sleep. It is important to find the right balance of hybrid strain ratios that is right for your level of tolerance.
Best Strains to Cure Insomnia
These are some of the strain that are best in
Cherry Pie Strain
Cherry Pie marijuana strain is an indica dominant hybrid, that is derived from Durban Poison and Grand Daddy Purple. It is hard to find this strain but definitely the best strain for insomnia. It has the aroma and flavor of sweet and sour Cherry pie. It has THC of 20 to 24% and CBD 1%. For experienced tokers, this gives that intense euphoric high and induces that calming relaxing sensation with that sedative effects. It helps alleviate mentally depressed patients, PTSD, ADHD and bipolar disorders. It helps to calm their mind and body and focus on the task at hand. This will eventually relax the mind for the blissful sleep.
Tahoe OG Kush Strain
Tahoe OG Kush weed strain is an indica leaning hybrid with genetic ratio of 90% Indica and 10% Sativa. It has THC level averaging to 20% and CBD 1%. This strain provides that euphoric high and slowly relaxes and calms the mind that has sedative heavy effects. Its predominantly calming properties that helps insomnia patients sleep blissfully. Its euphoric high provides mood boosting properties the alleviate depression, anxiety and stress.
Mochi cannabis strain is a balance hybrid with 50% Indica and 50% sativa strain. It has a THC level of 21 to 29%. It is genetic parents derived from Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies and Sunset Sherbet. It has a fruity and sweet flavor and a mint sour aftertaste. It provides for the euphoric mental uplifting high, relaxing and heavy sedative couchlock effect. Its mood alternating effects help depression, anxiety and stress. Its relaxing effects are effective in calming the mind and induce deep sedative effects to users. A perfect strain for sleeping disorders.
God’s Gift Strain
God’s Gift marijuana strain is an indica hybrid with a genetic ratio of 90% indica and 10% sativa with a THC level of 27% and CBD of 1%. It is derived from Grand Daddy Purple and OG Kush. it is a potent strain that has pain-relieving properties. It has the flavors of lemon and fresh citrus aftertaste. It induces that euphoric happy high relaxes, and with heavy couchlock effects. It is used to alleviate chronic pains, headaches, migraines, and multiple sclerosis. It also alleviates depression, anxiety, PTSD, and stress. Its calming and relaxing properties induce users to that heavy couch-lock sensation.
These are but some of the notable strains that will help regain that sleep cycle. It is a matter of choosing the right combination of hybrid strain and its cannabinoids that is right for your body tolerance. It is advisable to use this in moderation as excess usage may have adverse side effects of anxiety and paranoia.