Courtesy of Lift Magazine
Sleepless nights don’t just affect your energy levels – researchers have also discovered that sleep affects memory, creativity, body weight, inflammation, stress and even cardiovascular health. But when it comes to trying medical cannabis to treat insomnia, many don’t know what to ask their doctor when obtaining a prescription or what products to try.
That’s why we pulled the five highest-rated dried flower strains from our vast database of patient reviews to offer some guidance. Unsurprisingly, all five are indicas or indica-dominant, which consumers frequently report create a soothing, sleepytime effect – a cannabis trait which could help treat your insomnia.
Here are the results:
Indica hybrid, THC: 20/4% | CBD: <0.07%, $9/g
Terpenes: myrcene, caryophyllene, limonene
TWD Lot #6 is a proprietary strain by Tweed with 155 reviews on Lift.co. “I use this strain mainly at night to help sleep and cope with the pain,” writes Edtheman55 from Burlington, Ontario. “It is a very nice draw when vaped and does not make me cough!”
Hybrid, THC: 19.3% | CBD: 0.05, $5.99/g
With 152 Lift reviews, Bubba Kush #2 has earned a solid four-star rating from Canadian medical cannabis consumers. “This strain reminded me of the first time I smoked a kush variety,” writes NAB from Schuler, Alberta. “Wow, flavourful! The pungent aroma is so distinct. Effects are felt quickly and are long-lasting so I prefer to smoke this strain after work and in the evening.”
Sunset by Leafs by Snoop
Indica, THC: 23.7% | CBD: 0.07%, $9/g
Terpenes: myrcene, caryophyllene, limonene, pinene
Available via Tweed, rapper and television personality Snoop Dogg’s indica has earned nearly 450 reviews and a 4.4-star rating, in part because of its heavy insomnia-treating properties. “It’s better than any benzodiazepine I’ve ever been prescribed,” writes Lift reviewer Sarm alarm from Aurora, Ontario. “Better than lorazepam, clonazepam, diazepam. This will make you get sleepy, be aware!” While we can’t back up that claim, it certainly sounds like a strong indica.
Indica, THC: 17.3% | CBD: 0.07%, $7.50/g
Terpenes: caryophyllene, myrcene, limonene, pinene
For the budget-conscious medical cannabis consumer who wants to treat insomnia, Spectrum’s Sun-Grown Red No. 4 is a promising option. “While this wasn’t as strong as I am used to, it was a good price with nice, big buds,” writes Archon “I would buy again!”
Indica-dominant hybrid, THC: 20-25% | CBD: 0.07%, $8.75/g
Stryker is Broken Coast’s name for Star Killer, a hybrid combining Skywalker Og and Rare Dankness #2. “It’s great for sleeping,” writes CCrombie. “I always find myself struggling to sleep or waking up from being uncomfortable. It also helped me with feeling nauseous and enhanced my appetite.”
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