Since it’s estimated that 1 in 3 adults has occasional to severe insomnia, the chances are you’ve probably experienced at least a sleepless night or two. For some people, western medication is their only option to combat the tossing and turning. However, prescription sleep medication is on the rise, and along with addiction to these medications, they also have the risk of dangerous side effects. For those of us looking for a natural option, cannabis can be a great addition to your sleep routine.
4 ways cannabis can help treat insomnia:
- Stress Buster. Stress wreaks havoc on our bodies, so it’s no surprise that the number one cause of insomnia is stress. Thankfully, cannabis can be a great natural stress-buster, so it’s great in addition to other regular treatment for insomnia like setting a regular sleep schedule, getting more exercise (also helps with stress), and having a healthy diet.
- Reach for the Indica. When choosing a strain, don’t forget to do some research since THC can act as a sedative while CBD can act as a stimulant for some people. It’s also important to keep in mind that everyone reacts to cannabis differently, so set a sleep schedule, pour yourself a cup of herbal tea (something caffeine free like chamomile) and reach for an indica-dominant strain like OG Kush or GG#4 to see how your body and mind respond.
- Sweet Dreams. Cannabis is also helpful for people with PTSD or those who suffer from night terrors since it has been known to reduce REM sleep. REM sleep is when we usually have dreams, so spending less time in REM sleep means less vivid dreams, and fewer chances to have a night terror. Don’t worry, less REM sleep doesn’t mean you’ll feel less rested; instead, you’ll just experience more time in deep sleep.
- Stay Asleep. For people who have a hard time sleeping through the night, edibles are a great option. Since edibles take longer to kick in and stay in your system longer, they can be beneficial for people who have a hard time staying asleep. We love Satori Chocolates for their delicious taste, potent cannabis oil, and easy dosing.
We’ve got you covered:
We’re thrilled to release a product that may help you fall asleep faster and keep you in that deep sleep zone. Our Sleepytime Sublingual Drops are ideal for fast-acting relief. They promote a relaxing and restful sleep without the lasting side effects of prescription medications. How? We use a blend of Myrcene, Linalool, and Terpineol. Three terpenes known to have sedative effects.
Keep in mind:
Some people experience cannabis hangovers after a night of heavy use, so be careful not to consume too much. “Stoneovers” can feel similar to drinking (headaches, feeling sluggish), so make sure you drink a lot of water and have a good breakfast. While a little coffee should fix you right up, if you absolutely need that “hair of the dog” make sure you reach for an energizing sativa, like CENSOREDland or Sour Diesel.