Using Cannabis for Sleep Management

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While many people just use cannabis for recreation, it has a lot of practical purposes as well. Whether you’re using our products medically or recreationally, cannabis can help with everything from anxiety to pain management.

Sleep management is another valued use. For those suffering from insomnia or just having trouble falling asleep at night, cannabis can be a powerful tool in their arsenal.

How does cannabis help sleep management?

Many attribute CBD to sleep management, but THC is also effective in helping to induce drowsiness. Cannabinol (CBN) and cannabidiol (CBD) are compounds in cannabis that are helpful in getting and staying asleep.

In addition, there is a new compound to the market, Delta-8. While this hasn’t been studied as extensively, many consumers have found that it helps with insomnia as well.

Of course, as with any product, using it correctly is important. Always make sure to give your edibles enough time to kick in, taking them 1-2 hours before bedtime unless they are fast acting.

What are the best cannabis strains for sleep management?

When it comes to sleep management, some strains are better than others. If you are looking for the best cannabis strains for sleep, you are going to want to look for an Indica strain. Avoid Sativa strains, as they provide a more uplifting, energetic high, while Indica strains are known to be relaxing. Flower, concentrates, cartridges, gummies, and edibles of an Indica strain could all potentially help with sleep.

Many people take Indica gummies or smoke Indica flower/cartridges before bedtime. Tea, spray or tinctures are also good options.

Hybrids are the best of both worlds, but unless they are more Indica leaning, they probably won’t help sleep quite as much as an Indica on its own would.

Which terpenes are best for sleep management?

As we’ve discussed in the past, terpenes affect far more than scent and flavor of a strain, and can actually have a big impact on how a product will work. There are some terpenes that help with sleep management more than others.

When researching products, try finding strains containing these terpenes. While not all strains are always available, keep an eye out for Cookies & Cream (Limonene), Super Lemon Haze (Terpinolene), Pineapple Kush (Terpinolene), Master Kush (Linalool), Amnesia Haze (Linalool), White Widow (Myrcene), or Skunk XL (Myrcene).

Which products are best for sleep management?

We have a wide range of products to help with sleep management, including but not limited to:

If all of this seems overwhelming, don’t worry – our budtenders are available to help you pick out the perfect product for you!

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