Top 7 Cannabis Strains for Insomnia

7 Cannabis Strains For Insomnia

Insomnia is a leading cause of many problems afflicting society. According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, inability to get sufficient sleep can be an underlying symptom of another disease, and on its own, can cause the body to start shutting down in the most severe cases. Billions of people lie awake at night across the world. In California, most of them now visit their local marijuana dispensary

Many studies now provide conclusive evidence of the effectiveness of using marijuana as a sleeping aid. The U.S. National Library of Medicine published one proving unquestionably that it works. Anyone who has ever tried marijuana knows all about its sedative effects. However, this is very strain-dependent. Sativa strains are typically energizing, not good for sleep. Indica strains, on the hand, are tranquilizing. 

Of course, such claims are anecdotes, but we know firsthand that these strains will put you to bed: 

1. Afghani

Afghani is famous specifically for its sedating properties. Patients consider it among the best for treating insomnia. This potent Indica boasts THC levels of around 20 percent, making it a strain for the brave of heart. Just one puff or two will turn you all warm and tingly, feeling tranquil, happy, and content with life. However, because of its potency and sleepy effects, it is wise to avoid Afghani during the day. 

Not only with insomniacs enjoy this strain, but many others will too. Afghani is a notorious stress reliever, even calming the worst anxiety disorders effectively, including extreme paranoia, post-traumatic stress disorder, and panic attacks. It offers an abundance of therapeutic properties. 

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2. Death Bubba

Among the most popular Indica strains of all time, Death Bubba will mellow you out quickly. There are excellent reasons for its bestselling status. Just a few puffs will empty body and mind of all aches, stress, and worries, and its sedative effects will tranquilize you completely, leaving you contented and happy, albeit it glued to your favorite couch. This is the perfect strain for several hours of quality sleep. 

Death Bubba promises plenty of cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. It is incredibly high in THC, contains generous quantities of CBD, and is ideal for relieving various forms of physical and mental distress. This relaxing strain guarantees fitful sleep, and it does so without being too overwhelming. 

3. MK Ultra

MK Ultra is a multiple award-winning Indica strain most famous for securing first prize as Best Indica at the 2003 High Times Cannabis Cup. Crossed between two medical-grade strains, OG Kush and G-13, MK Ultra combines the best characteristics of both, including a powerful ability to knock you out. Its relaxing high does not take long to kick in. You will start feeling very sleepy, very quickly. 

Know that you will enjoy uninterrupted sleep under the influence of MK Ultra. This is also a popular strain for relieving all kinds of pain, even the worst types. It will melt all stress away and promises a very pleasant strain for evening use. However, MK Ultra will make you hungry. Ravenous. Expect starvation. 

4. Purple Urkle

Ask any true insomniac if they know what Purple Urkle is and they likely do. This powerful tranquilizer has a reputation for being one of the best strains for sleep on the market. Its extreme potency ensures a very strong high that will fog the mind and mellow the body. Its body buzz is intense, the kind that melts you into whatever contours surround you, hopefully, your bed or preferred sofa. 

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Purple Urkle is also tasty, another reason for its fame. Its rich berry flavor has a unique grape undertone loved by all who try it. Furthermore, this strain has other useful applications too. It kills pain, stimulates appetite, quells nausea, and relieves anxiety, among so much more. 

5. New Glue

New Glue, or Gorilla Glue #5, is true to its name. This strain literally glues you to your couch, likely among the first to give “couchlock” its meaning. New Glue is an Indica-heavy hybrid descended three ways from Sour Dubble, Chem’s Sister, and Chocolate Diesel, all flavorful strains with potent genetics. New Glue guarantees sleep. Several blissful hours of it. 

The biggest attraction of New Glue, however, is its interesting effects. This strain does have a cerebral “high” more common in mentally stimulating Sativas. Despite this initial burst of creative energy, Gorilla Glue #5 will still knock you out, and it will do so effortlessly too. 

6. Phantom OG

Phantom OG is an intensely hard-hitting Indica-heavy strain with OG Kush parentage. It is a joy for anyone needing a full night’s rest, and its flavor profile, which hints of pine and sweet citrus, makes it even more tantalizing. However, it is wisest to use Phantom OG early of an evening, as it does promise a happy, giggly, sociable effect before it tires you out completely. This could take an hour or a few. 

This delightful strain, loved for its dazed, dreamy buzz, is extremely relaxing, becoming increasingly sedative as time passes. It will have no problem putting you to bed and leaving you there until morning, but remember to give Phantom OG time for its initial bustle to wear off. 

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7. G-13

G-13, a popular choice among insomniacs in California, is another hybrid that promises an early burst of focused energy before drooping your eyelids. Its fresh aroma tantalizes the taste buds with notes of citrus and pine, and it promises to put both mind and body at ease under even the most trying of circumstances. G-13 is calm, tranquil, and ideal for long evenings and even longer time in bed. 

This strain starts with a focused, cerebral “high” perfect for dinnertime socializing. It morphs into a sedating couchlock as an evening grows late, making it valuable for insomniacs everywhere. However, in incredibly large doses, G-13 could knock you out for days. Use cautiously. 

Marijuana Dispensaries in Vacaville, California

You can find all of these cannabis strains, and more, at a Vacaville cannabis delivery, or anywhere in California for that matter. Even bigger selections exist online, but whether you visit a store or order delivery, always make sure you are dealing with a licensed and trusted company. Only premium-grade Indica strains of medical quality can promise a fitful night’s rest. The poor grade gives headaches instead. 


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Comments (5)

  1. Avatar for Chong Chong July 22, 2019 / 8:50 am / Reply

    Can’t say I’ve tried them all but, certainly the Afghani

  2. Avatar for Samual Samual July 22, 2019 / 3:53 pm / Reply

    Purple Urkle is the best!!

  3. Avatar for Otha Otha July 23, 2019 / 8:47 am / Reply

    Afghani is good!

  4. Avatar for Dong Dong July 24, 2019 / 5:25 pm / Reply

    In reference to the “New Glue” your Gorilla Glue is soo good!

  5. Avatar for Hoyt Hoyt July 27, 2019 / 6:46 pm / Reply

    Afghani is one of my favorites but, i never see it on your board, in my location!

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