Top 5 Cannabis Strains for a Good Night Sleep
Do you find yourself struggling to fall asleep at night when your head hits the pillow? Many people do. The last few years I found that even after waking up early and having a full day, complete with exercise, I still couldn’t shut my mind off and drift off to sleep. Cannabis is one of the only remedies I have found that help me achieve a restful night. How do you find the perfect strain for sleep though? The strain should have just enough power to relax you without being overpowering enough to leave you with the dreaded “marijuana hangover” the next day. Here are my top 5 strains for the best night’s sleep ever!
#5. GG4- Gorilla Glue #4: Need I say more? Most cannabis connoisseurs have some experience with this strain or other Gorilla Glue crosses, and most have heard of it which is not without reason. Gorilla Glue offers intense and blissful relaxation. If you don’t have anything to do for the rest of the evening, take a toke or three of this strain and you will be immersed in a lasting euphoric relaxation that will eventually lead you to sleep. “Earthy” and “sour” are two words to describe the flavors of this hybrid. Top terpenes: Beta Caryophyllene and Limonene.
#4. 9# Hammer: Coming in at number four, this Indica strain gets the job done. If you want it to be lights out immediately, I highly recommend this strain. A cross between Gooberry, Hells OG, and Jack the Ripper and delicious grape notes, you will be left sedated and ready for a good night’s rest with its long-lasting grip. A bonus is pain relief. Great for people who work long hours on their feet. The only negative I experience from this strain is the heaviness, but many people like that. Top terpenes: Myrcene and Pinene.
#3. Grandaddy Purple: GDP is a classic Indica strain that you are probably familiar with even if cannabis isn’t your thing. This beautiful flower has dense purple and green buds covered in sugar with delicious, sweet berry aromas. It is a very heavy strain where the only thoughts you can have at first are “Wow, I’m really stoned” before you drift off into a euphoric sedation followed by sweet sleep. Definitely a great strain everyone should try at least once. Top terpenes: Beta Caryophyllene, Linalool, Humulene.
#2. Pure Kush: Pure Kush is a tried-and-true Indica strain that I know I can always turn to. It’s always solid and gets the job done when I just want to get to sleep. It’s got a skunky smell and tastes great. It starts off with a very pleasant and happy feel that leads to a heavy sedation. It may seem like you can start a show when you first hit this, but 20 minutes later and you will be out. I like that it starts out gently and gives you time to settle in. Top terpenes: Limonene and Beta Caryophyllene.
#1. Northern Lights: This is absolutely my favorite Indica strains of all time for sleep and one of my all-time favorites for fun. I don’t think there is any other comparison. Northern Lights is like getting into bed and pulling the covers up over you on a cold night. It is definitely one of the coziest strains out there. It smells earthy and a bit spicy with a touch of sweetness and has gorgeous buds with tinges of purple. After the first hit, you will feel incredibly happy and eventually fall into a dreamlike state where everything feels magical. The world looks more vibrant and full of wonder. Eventually, you will drift-off into sleep, smile still on your face and wake up in the morning refreshed. If you haven’t ever tried it, check your local dispensary today. Top terpenes: Myrcene, Beta Caryophyllene, Pinene.