Yo, what’s good people? It’s your boy Dan, here to talk about the top ganja strains for when you just can’t catch a break and need some serious sleep. We all know what it’s like to wake up feeling tired and drowsy, but for some of us, getting a solid night’s rest is a major win. Insomnia can hit hard, and while there are plenty of treatments out there, we’re here to talk about one that might surprise you: cannabis.
Cannabis is packed full of compounds that can seriously mess with your sleep cycle and energy levels. There are over 100 cannabinoids in weed, including THC and CBN, both of which are known for their ability to help you relax and unwind after a long day. But, it turns out that terpenes are just as important when it comes to finding the right strain for your sleep troubles.
Terpenes work together with cannabinoids to create unique effects, tastes, and smells. Some terpenes will make you feel alert, while others will chill you out, making them perfect for those peaceful slumbers. Without further ado, let’s check out the top 5 strains for insomnia and sleep issues.
1. Blue Dream
Straight outta Cali, Blue Dream is a sweet strain created by crossing Blueberry with Haze. It’s got some strong genetics and a balanced, relaxing high that’ll chill you out in the evening. The aroma is all berries with some spicy citrus and earthy undertones. Plus, it’s high in pinene, which is great for your mood. The smoke is sweet with berry flavors on the inhale and a spicy aftertaste on the exhale. The effects are uplifting at first but quickly transition into a relaxing body stone that’ll put you right to sleep.
2. White Widow
This one’s an OG strain that’s been popular since the ’90s. White Widow is loved not only for her large yields of rock-hard buds but also her strong stone that provides a creative and social boost before soothing your entire body. Her tantalizing aroma combines woody, earthy, and herbal notes with an underlying spicy kick. Her flavors are also earth-forward with a spicy herbal aftertaste that lingers on your tongue. With high levels of the terpene myrcene and roughly 19% THC, White Widow produces an initial euphoria that might spark your creativity before transitioning into a wave of relaxation that’ll make you ready for bed.
3. Watermelon Zkittlez
Watermelon Zkittlez is a new addition to the scene but has already made waves thanks to its sweet tropical fruit aroma and high THC content (up to 25%). The terpene profile gives Watermelon Zkittlez its signature scent with sweet watermelon notes mixed with hints of citrus, grapes, and other tropical fruits. The flavor follows suit with sweet fruit overtones and subtle earthy and citrus notes on the exhale. This one produces effects that start in the head before working their way down your body for ultimate relaxation.
4. Purple Punch
Purple Punch packs large amounts of myrcene (the terpene responsible for that earthy flavor) teamed up with 19% THC content to produce a stoning body high that soothes muscles and shuts down whirling thoughts. Its buds also possess good quantities of terpineol that add cherry on top of this chilled-out experience.
5. Hindu Kush
Kush strains are known for their soothing effects, making them perfect for bedtime. This landrace strain originates from the Hindu Kush mountain range between Afghanistan and Pakistan and has all the flair you’d expect from a top-shelf indica. This one produces small buds with an aroma dominated by linalool (another calming terpene) with spicy and earthy notes as well as fresh pine and floral aromas. The flavors follow suit with a smooth earthy taste with a spicy kick on the exhale.
So there you have it folks, our top 5 strains for insomnia and sleep issues. Whether you’re struggling to fall asleep or just need something to help you stay asleep all night long, these strains will get the job done. As always though, be sure to talk to your doctor before trying any new treatments or medications!