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February 22, 2019
The Best Strains and Products To Kick Your Insomnia

If there is one thing we know for sure, it is that cannabis has countless benefits and uses. From boosting energy and prepping your body and mind for a workout to aiding in relaxation and helping to manage pain, there is a product and strain for anyone and everyone.

Ranking high within that list of benefits is marijuana’s ability to combat one of the most common conditions in the US: insomnia.

Cannabis Could Help Cure Your Insomnia

There truly is nothing worse than lying in bed with no sleep in sight—trust us, we’ve been there. Everyone has their own trick to speed up the process: a nightcap, counting sheep, blackout curtains, banning blue light, and so much more. Our sleep aid of choice? Cannabis, of course. Whether you are in the midst of a sleepless night or looking for extra something to make sure you drift away into a deep sleep, we’ve rounded up our favorite strains and products to get you snoozing in no time.

But here comes the first query: how do you choose between sativa, indica, or a hybrid? When it comes to finding a suitable strain, it is best to stay away from sativa and lean into the indica and hybrid varieties. Where sativa is known for its energizing power and mood-lifting capabilities (among other wonderful benefits), indica is the leader when it comes to catching some shut-eye.

Indica Provides Sleep Benefits and Mental Relaxation

Indica is perfect for both mental and muscle relaxation, which is optimal for those looking to get to sleep; it also provides a body high that increases dopamine, which brings on a wave of calm. Not looking to get high? There are also numerous CBD-centric products that can work their magic and get you to your ultimate dream space, no buzz included. So now that you know the basics, let’s get to the fun part: the products!

First up we’ve got the aptly named vape pen from [statemade] called the zzz pen. Just as the name implies, this indica-filled vape is both easy to use and designed to have your head hitting the pillow in no time flat. (Available only in Nevada at the moment.)

Another favorite also comes from our friends at [statemade]. Their zen pre-rolls come in a hybrid variety, which is a great way to gradually work your way into a tired state. Give their pre-rolls a try a few hours before you plan to hit the hay and let the relaxation commence. (Available only in Nevada at the moment.)

Moving on, we’re all huge fans of theAlien OG strain from Caliva. The indica dominant flower pairs exceptionally well with a pre-bedtime movie or book and makes you wonder why you ever battled insomnia in the first place.

Other Cannabis Products That Promote Sleep

Apothecanna’s Calming Body Creme is a item truly centered around self-care. The cannabis-infused lotion relaxes muscles, eases stress, and works to make all of those daily stresses melt away. And while we are in the world of topicals, we have to mention one of the standouts on our list: Dr. Kerklaan’s Natural Sleep Cream. The hemp-based cream works to relieve muscle tension and restlessness caused by stress and anxiety. Who can say no to that?

The DomPen vape offers up an indica favorite with Midnight Berry. The indica-dominant strain makes it a complete breeze to block out any of the thoughts that are getting in the way of peaceful slumber. And don’t let the name fool you—this vape will have you dozing off well before the midnight hour!

Already have a favorite vape? Heavy Hitters Northern Lights is a prime indica variety known for its sleepy, heavy high. Pop the extract into your vape and get ready for some serious snoozing.

Now for some solutions that aren’t totally THC-centric. Select’s Relax CBD pen—particularly the ultra-blissful lavender variety—tops the list when it comes to entering a complete state of relaxation. The vape combines the perfect blend of lavender essential oils and CBD to bring out the ultimate feeling of tranquility.

Rounding out our list is another perfectly named product: the Unwind CBD:THC pre-rolls, courtesy of Prism. Known for its full-body indica effect, the THC and CBD blend combines the best of both worlds, working to give you a calming experience with a boost of wellness.

Whether it’s stress and anxiety, insomnia, disruptions to your daily routine, or any of the countless reasons why you can’t get to sleep, this list offers up an array of products that are sure to help make those sleepless nights a thing of the past. Looking for more? Shop MedMen and we’ll find you the ideal product to say goodbye to restlessness once and for all.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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