There’s pretty much nothing worse for your health than not sleeping. During sleep, your body takes the time it needs to repair itself. Toxic waste products are eliminated from the brain and muscles are mended. If you have a pre-existing medical condition, poor sleep will always make symptoms worse the next day. Luckily, cannabis is one of the most powerful natural sleep aids around. Here are five must-have strains if you suffer from insomnia.
Afghani is thought to be one of the oldest strains around. It’s a Middle Eastern native and hails from the Kush mountain region. It is a landrace strain and is a true 100% indica. Afghani’s powerful sedative effects begin within minutes. Expect a deep sensation of happy relaxation prior to blissfully falling asleep.
2. Bubba Kush
The sweet and earthy aroma of Bubba Kush provides a little extra aromatherapy, enveloping you in a pleasant, herbal fog. THC content can reach up to a potent 20%, so newbies should expect some pretty striking sedation.
3. Northern Lights
Upon your first hit, you may notice more cerebral qualities of this strain. After a few minutes, the sedative qualities of its indica heritage begin rolling in. Try this strain when you’re looking to wind down, an hour or so before it’s time to hit the hay.
4. Sensi Star
As the high begins to mellow out, you’ll find that muscle tension ebbs away and you sink deep into the couch. Pick up some Sensi Star when your insomnia has really gotten out of hand, and you’re in need of some quality deep sleep.
5. Purple Urkle
If pain medication or depression is zapping your appetite as well as your sleep, this strain is a great one to try.
These five strains are super popular choices among insomnia sufferers. Yet if you can’t find any of these at your access point or dispensary, have no fear! Most indicas will do the trick. Look for indica-dominant strains with a high THC concentration. When insomnia strikes, the psychoactive will put the beast in its place.
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