Ahhh sleep. It’s the greatest thing in the world when you can sleep soundly and absolute torture when you can’t. With all of the distractions, stresses, negativity, and anxiety in the world these days, it’s a wonder any of us can sleep at all. Cannabis has brought a lot of relief to a lot of our customers when it comes to falling asleep and staying asleep.
Top Terpenes for Sleep:
Terpenes, also called the “essential oils of cannabis” are found in many common plants and fruits. They’re what give plants they’re unique aromas and are thought to contribute to and influence the effects a person feels after consuming cannabis via the “entourage effect.” We, as humans, still need to do a ton more research on terpenes and their effects but initial findings, and what we’ve heard from our customers, point to the following terps for sleep.
Terpenes thought to induce sleep:
Linalool gives lavender its famous aromas. It’s no surprise that linalool helps with sleep since lavender is well known for its relaxing qualities. High linalool strains include Lavendar, Zkittlez, Do-Si-Do, and Kosher Kush.
Also found in thyme, parsley, bayleaf, mango, and lemongrass, Myrcene has musky, herbal, clove, and citrus aromas. You can find high concentrations of myrcene in strains like Green Crack, Alien OG, Northern Lights, and Grandaddy Purple.
Also found in clovers, black pepper, basil, and oregano, Caryophyllene has spicy, peppery, and woody aromas. You can find Caryophyllene is popular strains like Girl Scout Cookies, White Widow, Chemdawg, and Bubba Kush.
If you’re looking for more information on terpenes, check out our article here.
Best Flower Strains for Sleep
With so many flower strains on the market today, how do you know what is best for sleep? Check out these popular strains and don’t hesitate to ask one of our budtenders for advice!
Strains thought to help with sleep:
GDP, or Grandaddy Purps as it’s commonly known, is great for relaxation. A cross of Purple Urkle and Big Bud, this indica will have you relaxing into dreamland. This strain is heavy on the myrcene so expect herbal and peppery aromas.
Another famous indica, Bubba Kush will have your worries and cares floating off into space as you drift off to sleep. Heavy in caryophyllene, expect peppery and herbal aromas with a bit of citrus.
Defstar OG, or Death Star OG
True to the name, this indica will have you floating into outerspace on a one way ticket to dreamland. Expect a heavy sedation, heavy eye lids, heavy body high…May the force be with you.
True to the OG name, this potent strain will have you sinking “inda couch.” Spicy and herbal aromas and a potent euphoric sedation.
By crossing two indica heavy strains – Larry OG with Grandaddy Purple, you get Purple Punch. High in caryophyllene, expect peppery aromas coupled with grape candy, blueberry muffins, and a tart punch taste. This delicious treat is the perfect dessert before bed.
Cross OGKB with Mendo Montage and you get one heavy indica. Another strain high in caryophyllene, expect peppery, citrus, and herbal aromas to carry you off into a deep dream state.
Top edibles for sleep
Edibles are a natural choice for those looking for help with sleep. Enjoy a delicious treat and then drift off to Neverneverland in 30 minutes to an hour. Whether you like sweet and gummy or earthy and tinctures, check out these top edibles for sleep.
Edibles thought to help with sleep
Whatever a marionberry is, it’s delicious. These indica enhanced gummies deliver relaxation with no bitter/earthy cannabis taste. Each gummy is made with real fruit juice and contains 10mg of THC. Start with a quarter of one and work your way up.
These great tasting gummies from Kiva contain 1mg of CBN and 5mg THC per gummy. The CBN coupled with the THC will take you to dreamland and help keep you there.
a citrus-vanilla tincture that is said to deliver relaxation and pain management. There is virtually no psychoactive effect making this a great choice for anyone sensitive to THC or looking to avoid any feelings of being high.
Expect a smooth and calming high. Releaf capsules will take up to two hours for the effects to hit and they’ll last longer. The tincture will hit faster, if you hold it under your tongue for around a minute to allow absorption through the mouth. Papa & Barkley products have an earthy and grassy flavor. No artificial or sweet flavoring added.
With about 10mg THC and .25mg melatonin per serving, Drift Away stays true to its name. Enjoy this vanilla flavored sublingual tincture before bed and get your snooze on.
While there is still a lot of research that needs to be done on cannabinoids, terpenes, and the cannabis plant, we’re seeing a lot of customers find help with sleep through cannabis. Talk to one of our knowledgeable and friendly budtenders for guidance.
Let us know what you experience on your cannabis journey!
Reminder to always consumer responsibly. Don’t consume cannabis and then operate heavy machinery, including driving a car. If you’re new to cannabis, start small and increase your dosage as you go. If you have questions you can always reach out to us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another article that we think you will like to read is – Using Cannabis for Help with Appetite.