Sleep and cannabis have gone hand-in-hand for decades. Back when Hindu Kush, a landrace strain from the Hindu Kush mountain range, was brought to the US in the 60s and 70s, this pure-indica strain became a common parent for many of the future relaxing, sleep-inducing cultivars that we enjoy today. But being labeled “indica” doesn’t necessarily make a strain sleep-inducing. In fact, some studies point to the potency and terpene profile playing just as large of a role in what makes your eyelids heavy. It’s important, however, to source clean and tested cannabis, as users sometimes experience weed “hangovers” from pesticide-coated cannabis. Overindulgence of cannabis before bed can also cause these foggy-minded mornings, so some low dose trials will be important for you to figure out just how much cannabis is needed to help you sleep. Remember, start small and work your way up to avoid the possible undesirable side effects.
But what about dreams? You might have heard, or even experienced, a lack of dreaming when consuming cannabis before bed. This is because THC has been shown to reduce the time we spend in REM sleep, the phase where we have our wild dream journeys. However, CBD may actually increase a user’s time spent in REM sleep, some consumers even noting their dreams were more positive, vivid, and easier to recall. Your experience with cannabis and sleep will be very dose-dependent, and doses are unique to each individual. With that said, take the time to responsibly and carefully determine what dosage will work best for you.
Hive Mendocino has cannabis strains that work as a fantastic sleep aid. Check out the following five suggestions and pick your favorite to enjoy.
With beautiful purple undertones, this strain produces sedative effects that are perfect for helping you drift off to sleep. These dense nugs taste like fresh fruit and herbs and have a sweet, skunky aroma. At first, the high is euphoric and can turn a bad mood into a great one. But as time goes by, the high moves into the body, physically relaxing the muscles and the mind.
This strain is sure to put a smile on your face while you drift into a euphoric relaxing trance. It’s full-body effects ease the user into a deep sleep that will leave you rested and ready to take on the day when you awake the following morning. Its earthy, skunky aroma pairs well with its high potency, so use caution with your dosage. Stress, pain, nausea, and insomnia can be a thing of the past when consuming Royal Kush. Enjoy responsibly.
Strong and fast-acting, Tahoe OG will keep you locked on the couch (or bed). This strain is perfect for those facing insomnia, pain, or a lack of appetite and shouldn’t be consumed if you plan on doing anything productive. It provides an extremely lazy, heavy, and sluggish body sensation that sends you into a sound night’s sleep.
Looking for that “mellow-jello” feel? Helena is excellent for you. The high is long-lasting and body numbing, and well suited for a night time smoke. Whether you’re looking to just relax or drift off to dreamland, Helena is a great choice.
This high is perfect for pain relief and relaxation. It’s very euphoric and dreamy, and has a creamy vanilla/sweet caramel aroma. Mendo Crumble is an evening smoke thanks to its weighted body buzz that propels you into a calm and soothing state.
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*This post is for informational purposes only. Please consult with your doctor if using cannabis for medicinal purposes.
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