An estimated 30% of the population will suffer from insomnia at some point in there lives and 10% suffer from chronic insomnia. This problem is much more common than some may think.
There are several reasons that can cause insomnia including unhealthy sleep habits, biological factors and certain medical conditions some mild and others more serious. Researchers have begun to believe that one possible symptom could be sleep cycles are not on a regular schedule.
Common medical conditions which may cause insomnia include:
- Chronic Pain
- Endocrine Problems
- Restless Leg Syndrome
- Sleep Apnea
- Or even medications used to treat the above
Sufferers from insomnia will toss and turn during the night however tend to wake up cloud headed and lethargic. Fortunately there is an effective solution that many doctors likely won’t prescribe. Ambien is a typical pharmaceutical that doctors prescribe for insomniacs which is also highly addictive.
Lifestyle changes can play a major part such as adjusting your bed time bed time routine or not exercising late at night. Medical marijuana has proven as an effective sleep-aid and become a common remedy.
There are several strains of marijuana that can treat different types of insominia such as those related to anxiety or caused by chronic pain.
Two common strains of cannabis in include Sativa or Indica. The indica strain of cannabis are the recommended variety due to their sedative effects.
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is a chemical compound found in cannabis. In a 1973 study, patients who consumed a high concentration of THC before going to bed were able to fall asleep much quicker since THC is known for sedative qualities.
Cannabidiol (CBD), another compound found in cannabis is also effective at aiding insomnia without the psychoactive effects (“the high”) and works well for those suffering from anxiety.
Below are 5 strains that can relieve insomnia and help you get a good nights rest.
1. Northern Lights
This is a classic indica strain that is known to knock you out. This strain has become synonymous with the term “couch locked” because of it’s heavy sedative effects. If you’re having problems sleeping this is one strain you may want to try smoking. Northern Lights is a common and easy to find strain and popular among medical marijuana patients.
2. White Widow
White Widow is one of the most popular hybrid strains worldwide and well known for it’s relaxing and cerebral effects. With 20% THC content and 2% CBD, this content is an effective aid for those suffering from insomnia, depressions and pain. The white crystals that cover the bud are a sign of the potency that will put you on your ass. Many other variations of White Widow can be found on Weed List that include White Rhino, White Russian and Blue Widow.
3. Grandaddy Purple
Grandaddy Purple AKA (aka Grand Daddy Purps) is the most famous strain in the West Coast of the US and a famous strain worldwide. This indica strain is a cross between Big Bud and Purple Urkle that has THC levels as high as 23%. This highly psychoactive strain works to relax muscles and treat anxiety and depression. Grandaddy Purple is another strains that is well known for that effect most stoners call “couchlock”.
4. Girl Scout Cookies
This cannabis strain is a combination of OG Kush and Durban Poison. A small does of Girl Scout Cookies can go a long way as this potent strain contains levels of THC as high as 20%. Patients of this strain can find a full body buzz coupled with a euphoric feeling. This strain is effective in aiding those suffering from pain, nausea and of course insomnia. Girl Scout Cookies has received a lot of accolades for it’s quality including winning several Cannabis Cup trophies.
5. Hindu Kush
Hindu Kush originates along the border of Pakistan and Afghanistan which has been known to be used by people within the region for medical purposes. Today Hindu Kush is another cannabis strain popularly consumed by patients. This indica strain has THC content as high as 14% and can aid those suffering from pain, headaches and insomnia. Also known for it’s deep calming effects and ability to induce sleep, Hindu Kush is a great cannabis strain to help insomnia sufferers.
Of course not everyone want’s to smoke their cannabis. There are several other edibles and cannabis concentrates available on Weed List that can help those looking for an effective sleep aid. Check out the products below and if you’ve found that any of these products have helped you conquer sleeplessness please leave a comment below.
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