Most of us find ourselves riding a battle against sleep. Particularly because of our fondness for Netflix and late-night TV shows. Or simply because of nightmares or sleep disorders like insomnia. Whatever the reason there’s one thing for sure cannabis can be an exceptional aid for all your sleep problems.
No wonder many consumers keep a favorite herbal nightcap right by their bedside. Even individuals with the most stubborn sleeping disorders can find their way to a deep slumber with medical marijuana.
While most cannabis consumers are aware of the goodnight effects of a high-quality cannabis strain, there are so many facts that go unnoticed. For instance, are you aware of the fact that dried-old marijuana helps you sleep faster than the fresh buds you purchase using a medical marijuana card? And did you know that marijuana restricts bad dreams from taking over your mind? If not, read on to find out five things you didn’t know about your herbal nightcap.
Not All Strains Are Created Equal
Most people will tell you that try a high-quality Indica strain to induce relaxation and sleep-like effects. You see there is no doubt about the fact that Indica strains induce heavy sleep, whereas Sativas are known for uplifting and energizing the mind. However, you should consider other factors while selecting a strain. For example, you should see which strain is helping you sleep perfectly. Is the strain high in CBD or in THC? What is the terpene profile? By keeping close tabs on the components of the strain you will be able to find a strain that works perfectly for you.
CBD And THC Affect Your Sleep Differently
I am sure you are aware of the fact that the cannabis plant is made up of several components. The most well-known compounds are THC and CBD. THC gets you high whereas CBD is nono-psychoactive. So, how will you identify which one is better for sleep? First and foremost, it is vital to note that most studies suggest that THC rich strains help induce sleep. And the bad news is, it is difficult to figure out how CBD affects the sleep cycle. The few studies and reports that we have at hand showed that adults with anxiety and sleep problems using CBD showed signs of improved sleep. However, some reports showed CBD deteriorated the symptoms after considerable usage. So the mystery of whether or not CBD helps improve sleep is still open for discussion.
Marijuana Can Help You Sleep Faster
Given the fact that most strains help improve sleep and induce relaxation, it should come as no surprise that some strains can help you sleep faster. This can particularly be helpful in the case of people who are suffering from medical conditions like PTSD, anxiety, insomnia and multiple sclerosis. Also, conditions like PTSD and anxiety can hinder sleep patterns, which, in turn, is quite bothersome. In addition, it is worth noting that marijuana edibles take more time to kick-in than smoking or vaping. So, make sure you take the dose under supervision. And the good news is edibles can help you sleep peacefully for a longer period of time.
Pairing Cannabis With Natural Sleep Aids
We all know that cannabis is a great way to induce sleep and relaxation. But have you ever wondered what happens if you pair them with natural sleep aids? And by natural sleep aids, I mean the terpenoids with synergistic qualities. Interestingly, cannabis and other herbals with terpenoids can prove quite effective for a great sleep. So, make sure you look for herbals with a higher concentration of terpenes. For instance, chamomile and lavender have a higher concentration of terpenes. And the best part is, these inclusions in your daily dose of cannabis can enhance the effect of sleep. After all, who doesn’t love a cup of chamomile tea along with your favorite cannabis strain.
Cannabis Can Cause A Hangover
Have you ever felt groggy after taking a strong dose of your night-time strain? You see cannabis can cause hangovers. However, that does not mean that you will be dragged to a toilet early morning because you’re feeling dehydrated or lethargic. Dry lips and lethargy are some of the common symptoms of cannabis. In fact, cannabis will cause munchies but bad hangovers only happen if you consume a very low-quality strain. So, steer clear from bad quality cannabis products and make sure you drink plenty of water and refrain from over-indulging.