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:

  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • 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.

marijuana for insomniaLifestyle 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 sedat