Fighting the battle to get a good night’s sleep can be exhausting in more ways than one. If you’re one of the millions of individuals dealing with sleepless nights, you’ve likely spent a considerable amount of time and effort searching for effective remedies to help you relax and sleep. And now, a growing number of consumers have reported that they’ve discovered what they believe is their key to a good night’s sleep: cannabis.

Finding the Best Cannabis Strains for Sleep

Whether you’re a seasoned cannabis consumer or new to the world of marijuana, the massive variety of cannabis strains available can easily become overwhelming. When you’re searching for the best cannabis strain for sleep, it’s important to understand that the strain, form, and cannabinoid content can have a major effect on your experience. 

By keeping a few key factors in mind, you can select an option that’s suited to your desired effects and personal preferences. Here is what you need to know about choosing a nighttime cannabis strain that aligns with your unique wants and needs.

THC and CBD may affect your sleep differently

One of the first things you learn as a cannabis consumer is that there are many different strains, and they are generally characterized by their cannabinoid content. THC and CBD are the two cannabinoids you’ll see referenced most frequently, and each one can play a markedly different role in helping you reach your sleep goals. 

Many individuals report that they prefer high-CBD strains for sleep, and a scientific survey found that about two-thirds of participants felt that CBD supported their improved sleep quality. But on the other end of the spectrum, some animal model studies made connections between CBD and increased alertness. 

So, what does this mean? Ultimately, the strain that’s well-matched to your preferences is a completely personal choice. You may consider starting with high-CBD strains, then transitioning to higher-THC options if you don’t feel that your sleeplessness improves. If you aren’t sure where to begin, our budtenders are always happy to help.

Consider edibles as your cannabis form of choice

For individuals hoping to switch up their bedtime routine with the addition of cannabis, edibles are becoming an increasingly popular choice. Most people report that the experience of consuming edibles is different than enjoying other forms of cannabis, including smoking or vaping. 

Recent studies have found that the effects of edibles may last between six and eight hours, and others state that effects generally kick in about 30 to 60 minutes after consumption. When you do the math, it makes sense that so many people say that cannabis edibles are a good match for their journey to better sleep.

Be open to experimenting with various strains

Everyone experiences cannabis differently, and it’s virtually impossible to predict exactly what to expect from a given strain. Your friend’s favorite strain for nighttime might end up being one that you dislike. For this reason, it’s very important that you remain open to trying various strains, using trial and error to determine one that fits your personal preferences. Our budtenders are here to help you weigh your options and land on the strain that’s ideal for you personally.

What are the Best Strains for Sleep?

It’s true that everyone’s idea of the perfect strain for sleep can vary considerably, but there are a handful of options that seem to be recommended more often than others. Here are some of the cannabis strains that our customers report loving for a good night’s sleep:

Star Killer

A popular go-to for people interested in relaxation, Star Killer is one of our customers’ first choice.

GG #4

Also known as Gorilla Glue, GG #4 is reported by many consumers to support pleasant sleepiness. 

Chem Penny

This high-CBD strain is another that we often hear our customers describe as a sleep-friendly fan favorite, and could be one to try if you prefer a CBD-centric experience.

Orange Juice Kush

Although the name of this strain might make you think of breakfast time, it’s actually one that’s commonly enjoyed before bed. Numerous customers have reported that Orange Juice Kush helps them feel calm and relaxed, so it’s understandable that they like it for evening use.

Find Top Strains for Insomnia at Options Cannabis Company

At our cannabis dispensaries in Boulder and Wheat Ridge, Options Cannabis Company offers a wide range of cannabis strains to choose from. Our dispensary menu features a diverse selection of strains, making it easy to shop for one that fulfills your individual goals. Our friendly, experienced budtenders are passionate about supporting customers in their cannabis journeys and are always here to help you choose your best-fit cannabis strains, edibles, or concentrates for sleep.

Browse our Boulder and Wheat Ridge dispensary menus online, or stop by to shop in person.

If you haven’t tried edibles in Colorado, you’re missing out on unique varieties of flavors and experiences.

What are the top edibles brands at Options Medical Center?

Each edible provides a different type of feeling and taste, so use your personal preferences to pick your favorite edibles in Boulder, CO!

Stratos

Whether you are looking for a calm body high, an energetic and clear-headed high, or a perfect balance of the two, Stratos has a tablet option for you. Stratos THC tablets use Indica for the body and Sativa for the head, so the desired result is up to your personal taste.

Available tablet blends include Sleep, Relax, and Energy. Stratos THC tablets are known for their bioavailability and clean delivery of cannabinoids into the body. They are an excellent choice for the consumer searching for a clean alternative to smoking.

Cheeba Chews

For the edible lover looking to explore new and exciting flavor options, Cheeba Chews come in a taffy or a gummy and a variety of distinctive taste options, each with their own experience. Choose between Indica, Sativa, or a blend of both depending on your desired result. These popular chews are available in an assortment of flavors.

Regardless of the flavor you choose, you will be sure to discover the reason Cheeba Chews are award-winning edibles.

Taste Buds

Hand-crafted and bursting with flavor, Taste Buds gummies are made in small batches using specialized CO2 extracted oils. Refreshing flavor blends include blue raspberry, tropical punch, kiwi strawberry, and green apple.

Each flavor is available in Sativa or Indica, so you can match the experience you desire with the flavor you love. The company prides itself on a great tasting and high-quality product that doesn’t have a sugar coat and doesn’t leave a strange aftertaste. Taste Buds gummies are the perfect blend of mood enhancer and fruity flavor sensation.

Wana

Wana edible products provide quality and consistency in a variety of forms, flavors, and types. The most popular edibles from Wana are their sour gummies, which are available in both recreational and medicinal varieties.

Depending on the experience you desire, you can choose between Indica, Sativa or a hybrid blend. The sour gummies options are bursting with flavor, including your choice between strawberry, strawberry lemonade, watermelon, mango, exotic yuzu, blueberry, or an assortment pack. If sour isn’t your thing, Wana also offers kiwi strawberry, tangerine, or watermelon drops as well as extended-release capsules.

EdiPure

With a variety of edible options, EdiPure provides something for everyone. If you prefer gummies, you can choose between the classic sour berry gummies or fun tie-dye gummies, which come in black cherry, Georgia peach, strawberry lime or watermelon patch flavors.

If you’d rather spend some time on hard candy, EdiPure offers lemon or mixed flavor options. For a more decadent experience, choose specialty chocolate such as a chocolate-smothered crème-filled cookie. Peanut butter, coconut, caramel, and s’mores cookies are also available, all at a choice of recreational or medicinal levels.

Forbidden Fruit

A different kind of edible, Forbidden Fruit provides a flavorful experience using dehydrated fruit combined with a Colorado produced distillate. All variations are infused with a Sativa and Indica hybrid and are carefully crafted in small batches.

Available in apple cinnamon, mango, apricot, pineapple, kiwi, and papaya, enjoyment can be found in every slice. What sets these edibles apart is the effects of the vitamins and minerals naturally found in the fruit that are retained in the dehydration and infusion process. Not only will Forbidden Fruit give you the relaxing experience you crave, but it can also provide nutritional value.

Find Edibles in Colorado

Whether you crave the decadence of chocolate, the sweetness of infused fruit or the tartness of sour candy, you can find an edible just for you. Contact Options Medical Center today to find out what edibles are available.

Wheat Ridge Location
9085 W. 44th Street,
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

Call: 720-242-9452

Recreational Hours:
Mon - Fri: 9 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 8:30 PM
Sunday: 10 AM - 7:30 PM

Medical Hours:
Tue - Fri: 10 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday-Monday: CLOSED

Boulder Location
5290 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO 80303

Call: 303-953-2852

Recreational Hours:
Mon - Fri: 9 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 8:30 PM
Sunday: 10 AM - 7:30 PM