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A More Restful Night: 5 of the Best Marijuana Strains for Sleep

posted by Chris Valentine

There are at least 779 different strains of cannabis. Each one with a unique structure designed to benefit the body.

So, how do you know which one will help you sleep?

You may know that Sativa strains provide an energetic high while Indica has more calming effects.  But, these are general standards that don’t account for the intricacies of cannabis including its cannabinoid and terpene components.

Go beyond these generalizations by reading about these 5 best marijuana strains for sleep.

1. Tahoe OG Kush

Some of the best marijuana strains have a perfect combination of Indica and Sativa.

OG strains in particular offer an extreme body high that makes you want to soak into the comfort of your bed. Yet, it has just the right amount of Sativa to give you a boost of adrenaline that should put a smile on your face.

The high THC content reduces the amount of time it takes to fall asleep, so it is a perfect top-shelf strain for routine smokers. Read more about what makes strains like this one a high-quality bud.

2. Cookies and Cream

Marijuana strains reviews most always mark this delicious hybrid a favorite sleep aid.

It has high concentrates of Caryophyllene terpenes that give it a spicy aroma while reducing stress. The lemon scent of limonene blends well with the spice and adds anti-depressant effects by releasing serotonin.

3. Purple Kush

If you suffer from chronic pain that inhibits your sleep then try top cannabis strains like purple kush.

The purple leaves go well with the calming lavender scent that gives it a sweet yet earthy flavor.

It is nearly 100% Indica and contains linalool that releases adenosine, a hormone that causes sedation. This combination makes it a strain meant for a night at home.

4. Granddaddy Purple

Its fruit essence comes from the myrcene terpene which is found in other fruits like mango. Not only does this terpene make it taste great it also makes it one of the best cannabis strains for inflammation and, of course, sedation.

While it is an Indica hybrid, it produces both a body and mind high to put you in a good mood all over.

5. Northern Lights

Take this famous strain right before bed to get almost instant soothing effects.

It combines the properties of Afghani Indica and Thai Sativa with a moderate level of THC. This makes it less overwhelming than other strains.

The pungent crystals produce a citrusy, earthy flavor that moves throughout the body in a boost of relaxation.

And while it acts fast, it doesn’t go away quickly, so you will stay sound asleep through the night.

How to Find the Best Marijuana Strains for Sleep

You can find the best marijuana strains for sleep by consulting an expert at your local dispensary. They may or may not have the strains listed here, but you are sure to find other great buds that will have you snoozing in no time.

For more healthy tips to improve your sleep visit our wellness section.

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