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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
A popular go-to for people interested in relaxation, Star Killer is one of our customers’ first choice.
Also known as Gorilla Glue, GG #4 is reported by many consumers to support pleasant sleepiness.
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.
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.
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.
A relatively new strain to the cannabis scene, Cap Hill Kush is making waves throughout Wheat Ridge for its pleasant Indica-like effect and sweet, citrus flavor. A product of the head grower at Options Medical Center, this strain is a mix of Strawberry Chem, Girl Scout Cookies, and a third mystery phenotype.
With so many dispensaries prioritizing “mainstream” cuts that are popular, finding something rare in today’s market seems like an overwhelming challenge. It’s tough to find a dispensary willing to risk the time and effort in advanced breeding programs that may or may not yield top-shelf results and usually signifies tremendous confidence in their grow team. Unique and exclusive strains bring a sense of nostalgia for the early days of cultivation when cuts were shared quietly among friends. Compared to prior years, it is slightly easier to find rare strains, and the joys of discovering them are still alive and well.
Cap Hill Kush has quickly become a common name at Options Medical Center in Wheat Ridge thanks to a heavy yield and a natural resistance to native pests and pathogens. The buds develop into large and heavy colas that trim down into thick, frosted nugs of deliciousness. Flower time runs between 65 and 75 days for this heavy Indica-dominant hybrid, with most of the bulk being added in the later days.
By putting up some big numbers on the charts, Cap Hill Kush has more than earned the hype and excitement that’s quickly building around the strain. Testing for THC averages well into the mid-20 percent range, while some tests are pushing into the low-30s. High percentage strains may be a saving grace for those who rely on large amounts of THC each day. However, newer smokers and those who indulge less frequently should plan to take it slow and avoid the bong until they are familiar with the effects.
As if to perfectly complement the potency, the flavors are equally on-point. Taking strong influence from its Sativa lineage, gentle and sweet citrus notes accent the perfectly blended earthy tones to provide a well-balanced profile that’s full and rich without being overwhelming.
While the flavors and potency may have come from the Sativa side, the effects of this strain are predominantly Indica-leaning. Not only does that make for an interesting and different flower, but it also helps add versatility regarding plant-based medicine. Many patients have experienced intense calming and relaxing qualities that help with stress, anxiety, chronic pain, and insomnia. A high level of THC can also assist with more intense ailments often accompanied by nausea and lack of appetite.