Insomnia is the worst.
After years of battling tossing, turning, and intrusive thoughts, nothing, and I mean nothing, provided me with the sleepy time relief I get from cannabis.
Prior to putting marijuana on my nightstand, I was reliant on alcohol, pills, NyQuil, masturbation…ANYTHING to knock me out. Today, pfft, one hit of a fine INDICA strain, and I’m slumbering longer than Rip Van Winkle.
For newbies to the scene, maybe you’re asking yourself “but, weed makes me paranoid?” If that’s the case, chances are you were already anxious while consuming, and/or you were given a strain (SATIVA) known for its uplifting, or energetic, properties. Hence, why finding the right strain is key.
If you battle insomnia, you need an INDICA strain. A strong Indica can slow racing thoughts, relax muscles, and deliver the proper agents to help you fall, and stay, asleep.
That being said, here are some of our current faves (found at Torrey Holistics):
Fire OG is an Indica dominant hybrid. Hailed as one of the most powerful strains on the planet, it packs a relaxing body high that puts those with lower tolerances straight to bed.
An award winning Indica dominant strain, Northern Lights eases the body into a wonderfully numbing, lazy mode. On the flip side, it will give you severe munchies (have Girl Scout Cookies standing by.)
Extremely effective in the treatment of insomnia, the strong, Indica-based effects are ideal for relieving stress and anxiety. Additionally, its body-numbing high can help manage chronic pain.
No Jedi mind trick here, Skywalker OG is a potent indica-dominant hybrid strain that will take you to a galaxy far, far away. If insomnia is the Death Star, consider this strain the Rebel Alliance.
Granddaddy Purple (or GDP) is a famous indica cross between Purple Urkle and Big Bud. This California 100% Indica strain delivers super heavy, relaxing effects that soothes the mind and body. In other words, get ready to puff, puff, pass out.