Many people are yet to come to terms with their sleep related disorders. For this reason, many have are resorting to sleep medications which are readily available in the market.
Manufactured sleep medicine comes with a variety of side effects such as dependence on the drug and drowsiness when one is awake.
Therefore it is only understandable that they will look for a more natural and safe way to combat insomnia. Cannabis use is one of the more popular ways that aid in sleep problems.
Cannabis Indica and Sativa
The two types of marijuana strains, Indica, and Sativa do not share the same therapeutic elements.
Cannabis Indica strains are known to soothe the nervous system, induce exhaustion, and alleviate pain.
Whilst Sativa causes increased energy, makes people happy and excited.
Indica induces sleep in three main ways; sedation, relaxation, and sleepiness.
Let's take a look.
Sedation is great for deep pain or sleeping problems. Indica brings the sensation of a specific feeling to the body that loosens the muscles and suppresses energy resulting in sleep.
Indica which is known to relax the mind as well as the body, is best suited for people suffering from mentally induced insomnia. It quietens the mind and soothes sore muscles and sends them to sleep.
Indica that causes drowsiness is most effective for people with insomnia caused by severe muscle spasms and extreme pain. There are types of Indica strain that makes one unable to stay awake no matter how much they struggle to.
How To Choose The Right Strain For Sleep Problems
Most people with sleep issues that can be dealt with by the use of cannabis do not know how to go about choosing the right strain for their particular needs. Here are some pointers on some aspects to consider that will give you better or desired results.
However it's important to point out, that with all of our good intentions to help you we sincerely recommend visiting the doctor who prescribed you Cannabis to begin with. Our advice is not intended to be a substitute for medically professional advice.
Having cleared that up, let's move on.
Cannabis Indica contains a sedative chemical called Cannabinol (CBN). Unlike Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), it does not provide that high feeling.
It is found in cannabis that has stayed longer in storage and is not fresh from the ground. Therefore older Cannabis of the Indica type will have more of a sleep effect on a person than one consumed while fresh.
If you want faster effects from your cannabis, inhale it and if you want the effects to last longer an edible is more effective. It is important to note that strains do not work the same on everyone.
One might need to try different strains to land on the one that works best for their needs.
It is recommended to find a strain with not more than 20% of THC in it because more will make you feel sleepy in the morning and groggy.
Cannabis Indica can be taken in a variety of ways to tackle sleep-related issues. The most common way is through smoking; however, people with asthma associated problems are advised against this method.
Use of vaping devices is safer than smoking directly. Other methods of intake include placing THC or CBD-rich tinctures under the tongue and through ingesting edibles such as cakes, cookies, and some foods.
Beginners in Indica use are advised to start slow by taking small dosages until they are able to determine the right dosage.
Now that you have been introduced to this alternative sleep aid, here are some of the best Indica strains for sleep. Bare in mind that there are many different names just as there are many different producers of medical cannabis in different regions.
Death Bubba is a prevalent strain. This strain is a creation made by mixing Bubba Kush with Death Star.
The mixture results in a pleasant aroma with an earthy sweet taste. It induces physical soothing effects that mellow you out and takes away any feeling of pain or anxiety, leaving a tranquilizing atmosphere all over.
Death Bubba is made in Vancouver, Canada and it is used whenever one needs a good night’s sleep. It is high in THC content and a little of the CBD in it that offers you excellent medical properties, including mental relaxation and good quality slumber.
Gorilla Glue 4 (GG4)
This hybrid is one of the best Indica Strains for insomnia. It produces an incredible high that will give you a feeling of euphoric relaxation and will keep you glued to your couch.
Used for de-stressing and relaxation mostly late at night as it leaves you in a long, deep sleep. It has a high THC content and is a hybrid of the Chem Sister, Sour Dubb, and Chocolate Diesel strains.
The origin of the G-13 strain is shrouded in secrecy. Theories that exist cannot adequately verify its origin. It a great strain choice and has a sweet aroma of pine and citrus, which makes it pleasant to smoke or vape.
G-13 has THC levels that range from 20% to 24 %. This range makes it a favorite among cannabis lovers.
It gives the user a nice tranquil feeling, relaxing you both mentally and physically. The right dosage provides a socially manageable level of high.
It will then lead to a soothing that will get you glued to the couch and make it easier to ease into sleep.
The Afghani, regarded as the best strain for insomnia related problems, boasts of THC levels of up to 20%. It is best known for extreme potency.
It also treats anxiety, stress disorders, and gets rid of the pain. Due to its strength, especially to those who are not well versed in the use of Afghani, it is best smoked during the night.
Smoking a little of it gives a feeling of warmth, happiness, and tranquility. The Afghani also gives you the munchies before knocking you out.
The use of marijuana is highly beneficial to the health and wellness of an individual. Remember, as a beginner in the use of Indica; you might have to experiment with different strains to find the one that works best with your system.
Cannabis Indica is an excellent remedy for not only sleep-related issues but also for the treatment of anxiety, pain, and a variety of other disorders.
Too much of anything is not suitable for your health; therefore, regulate the amount on Cannabis Indica to the amounts needed to give out the results required.
And always consult with your Cannabis doctor.