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Are you having trouble sleeping?

Unfortunately, lack of sleep is a common health issue in America. According to ScienceDaily, 1 out of 4 Americans suffer from acute insomnia each year.

And while the majority of sufferers (75%) can recover from acute insomnia, the condition is considered chronic if the person has 3 sleepless nights each week for more than 3 months.

These are just some of the additional health issues that can arise due to insomnia:

  • Obesity
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty concentrating, focusing on tasks

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How Cannabis Can Help

Certain cannabis strains have powerful sedative effects that can relax the body, calm the mind, and make it easier for you to fall asleep?

So which strains should you use?

Indicas. Especially indicas with a high concentration of the terpene myrcene. If you need recommendations, try Black Afghan, White OG, or Neon Night.

High-CBD strains. CBD — unlike THC — is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that’s useful for treating pain, anxiety, and insomnia. If you don’t want to feel overly intoxicated before going to bed, high-CBD strains might be a better choice for you.

One Last Tip for Using Cannabis to Treat Insomnia

  1. If you have difficulty sleeping because of chronic pain issues, try eating an indica-infused edible. It’ll take about 30 minutes to 2 hours to take effect, but once it starts working, it should help you sleep through the night.

While you’re waiting for the edible to take effect, smoke / vape an indica strain. A small to moderate dose should be enough, depending on your tolerance level. That way, you’ll feel almost instant effects while you’re waiting for the indica edible to perform its magic.