Can Cannabis Help You Sleep?
Cannabis helps many people fall and and stay asleep more easily. Many people experiencing sleeplessness as a result of insomnia, sleep apnea, PTSD, chronic pain or other health issues have found relief with cannabis. In this post, we’ll explain how to select products that will help you get a good night’s sleep.
How Cannabis Affects Sleep
Cannabis helps regulate sleep in several ways. It can help by reducing anxiety, alleviating pain and creating a calm sense of well-being and comfort.
Many scientific studies have shown that THC decreases sleep onset latency, which is the time it takes you to fall asleep once you lay your head on the pillow. In addition, the sedative effects help us stay asleep; this can be especially beneficial for someone who suffers from nightmares, wakes up due to pain or uses a CPAP machine.
While the relaxing body high produced by CBD is a nice way to unwind before bed, there is no scientific evidence that CBD alone aids sleep; that’s why we’re focusing on the on full-spectrum products available at MOCA.
Indica strains are more effective than sativas at aiding sleep. Many strains in the Kush and Cheese cheese families are famous for inducing sleepiness. Chronic pain patients might want to try relaxing with heavy, sedating indicas like Bubba Kush before bed. Purple Punch, Kosher Kush, Mag Landrace, and Skywalker are also great options.
Did you know that slightly older buds might help with sleep more than the freshest flower? As THC reacts to oxygen in the atmosphere, it converts to cannabinol, or CBN, a cannabinoid that is known for helping patients fall asleep. If you don’t feel like smoking stale buds, you can also look for products that have concentrated CBN.
Concentrates and Oils
Selecting a cannabis oil product for dabbing follows much of the same guidelines as selecting flower; just pick up your favorite sleep-ready indica strains like Kosher Kush, Brownie Scout and Katsu Bubba Kush in a resin or wax.
An indica disposable oil pen from is at home on any nightstand. For better value and less waste, purchase a separate battery and combine it with an oil cartridge filled with an indica strain like Mag Landrace.
RSO, or Rick Simpson Oil, is one of the most popular products for those looking to use cannabis to get a good night’s sleep. This highly concentrated cannabis oil, which can be swallowed in a capsule or taken sublingually, is known for providing lasting pain relief, relaxation, and restfulness to those living with a variety of serious illnesses.
Not all edibles designate whether they’re produced with indica or sativa cannabis. If you’re prone to racing thoughts keeping you awake, we recommend choosing indica edibles for that midnight snack.
Pre-98 Bubba Kush Milk Chocolate is a delicious option from GTI. Revolution’s Indica Freedom Fudgies are another. Those looking for indica gummies can get them in a variety of flavors; check our menu for our latest options!