Insomnia or a lack of quality sleep is something that affects many of us. Whether you´re not able to get enough hours, or whether you just can´t switch off at night, poor sleeping patterns can prove to be extremely detrimental to our long term well being. 

While over-the-counter treatments can prove effective, they also come with some potentially serious long-term side-effects. Thankfully, cannabis can provide a natural alternative to prescribed medications for sleep deprivation.

While anecdotal evidence of cannabis ability to induce sleep is long-established, thanks to increased scientific research, we now know that cannabis can offer genuine relief in an often overlooked area of our health.

How Can Cannabis Help?

Cannabis can help with insomnia in one of two ways; firstly, through the workings of the Cannabinoid CBD. This compound acts on the endocannabinoid system (ECS) by increasing the concentration of anandamide (a cannabinoid naturally produced by our body). This process, in turn, helps to regulate our natural sleep cycle.

THC is also known to have to relax and offer sleep-promoting effects, by binding to the CB-1 receptors of the ECS, however, in high doses and long-term use, THC may (on its own) have adverse effects on our sleep cycle. The terpenes linalool and myrcene also have sedative effects and aid the working of CBD and THC through the Entourage Effect.

Secondly, both THC, CBD and the terpenes linalool and myrcene have pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to reduce the reasons why you might experience an imbalance in your sleep cycle.

With cannabis becoming both more accessible thanks to a wave of increased legality, there are now a huge variety of cannabis strains available for the consumer today. While many strains are famed for their energising and uplifting effects, others can prove to highly effective when used as a relaxant or indeed, to help induce a better quality of deep sleep. 

But why does cannabis have such a variety of different effects?

While you might be familiar with the broad definitions of indica and sativa strains, thanks to modern science and our growing understanding of the cannabis plant, we now know that marijuana´s remarkable versatility is caused by its chemical make-up. 

While it might be true that most indica-dominant strains will typically cause more relaxing effects, with sativa-dominant strains typically offering energising, euphoric effects, it is not always the case with cannabis effects dependent on much more than an indica or sativa broad strokes approach taken by most cannabis consumers. 

Thanks to the unique blend of cannabinoids and terpenes found in an individual strain, effects can vary quite dramatically. Cannabinoids like CBD and THC along with terpenes act in synergy and depending on the balances of each, determine the effect it has on the human body. This effect is commonly known as the Entourage Effect. 

Different concentrations of these compounds mean certain strains can prove to be more effective at combating certain types of conditions. For example, we know that the terpenes linalool and myrcene offer soothing effects and are thought to synergise effectively with the therapeutic qualities of both THC and CBD. Therefore, it is fair to say that cannabis strains boasting high concentrations of these terpenes could be potentially effective as a treatment for insomnia thanks mainly to their impressive sedating effects.

Finding the Best Strains for Sleeping

It is generally said that high in THC strains can prove effective for sleep. While this can be the case for many, some find the effects of high THC strains to be quite intense and can cause side-effects like anxiety which might not be especially conducive to a better night’s sleep. 

A small dose of THC can help you to drift off into a peaceful sleep, but larger doses can cause anxiety or an overactive mind. However, if you find that high THC strains do not provide those kinds of unwanted effects, these types of cannabis cultivars can prove particularly effective as sleeping aids. 

However, finding a strain that offers a nice blend of CBD cannabidiol and THC content could prove most effective at helping you to get a good night’s rest, particularly if you are sensitive to the fast-acting effects of high THC content strains. 

As such, all of our marijuana strains carry detailed product descriptions which offer details on each seed’s THC levels and CBD content, primary terpenes and effects, helping you to determine which strain could prove most effective as a natural sleep aid.

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    Mouse Trap

    Regular | Medicinal

    Sweet and earthy, green and purple, relaxing and uplifting, Mouse Trap is an indica-dominant hybrid cannabis strain from the Rare Dankness seed company that benefits from being one of the best resin producers we’ve come across. A potent, high THC level beauty, these marijuana seeds are quite the catch!

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    Pamelina

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    Pamelina is a near-pure indica hybrid cannabis strain from Rare Dankness that blends two of the Colorado-based seed company’s own creations to make an aromatic, tangy, high THC marijuana with a long-lasting, euphoric high

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    Dead Band

    Regular | Medicinal

    Raise those lighters in the air and get ready to rock and roll all night because Dead Band – a revolutionary three-piece Kush hybrid from the Dank Terpenes seedbank – is ready for its debut release!

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    Wild OG

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    For a new Kush variant that’s packed with primal power, why not try your hand at taming Wild OG – a fierce, fuel-flavoured laced indica-dominant strain from the Jungle Boys seed bank.

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    Gooie

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    A highly potent, indica-dominant hybrid cannabis strain from Dank Terpenes, Gooie is notable for its beautiful buds. The deep purple buds decorated with bright orange pistils are gorgeous to look at and deliver a buzz you’ll never forget!

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    Lemon Slushee

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    Lemon Slushee is a citrus-heavy masterpiece from the Cannarado Genetics seedbank. A balanced indica-sativa hybrid, the crystal-coated, high THC content buds offer a blissful, uplifting high with a chill and relaxed undertone.

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    L.A Fire

    Feminized | Medicinal

    Pheno Finders Seeds have unleashed L.A. Fire from its seed bank, an indica-heavy hybrid wrapped within a resinous haze of sweet kush and earthy dankness. Take a trip with this delicious photoperiod beauty and lose yourself in waves of potent relaxation. Available now in easy to grow feminised seeds.   

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    Double Cross

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    Double Cross is an indica-dominant hybrid cannabis strain by Archive Seed Bank that is steeped in fabled genetics to ensure a potent, remarkably high THC offering that may well feel like it takes your face… off. Available in regular seeds only.

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    MK Ultra Cake

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    Sweet, earthy, and loaded with sticky resin, the cannabis seed bank wizards at TH Seeds have created MK Ultra Cake, a limited edition, terpene-rich hybrid marriage of Birthday Cake x MK-Ultra with significant indica effects. Featuring a complex aroma profile and a deep cerebral potency, this cannabis strain is a heavy-hitting delight.  

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    Froot Loops

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    Fruity to a whole new level, Froot Loops is a high THC, balanced indica and sativa hybrid from TH Seeds that is set to take your tastebuds by storm. If you have a sweet tooth, then this cannabis strain, available as regular seeds from one of our favourite seed companies, is exactly what you’ve been waiting for!

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    French Kisz

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    Regular seeds from TH Seeds with a complex and impressive genetic background, Marijuana Growshop presents French Kisz – a cannabis strain that is bound to impress. This balanced indica/sativa hybrid provides a cheery, uplifting high and intense mix of wonderful flavours.

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    Goliath

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    Goliath is a potent and somewhat spicy, Kush-heavy indica strain from In-House Genetics currently available as regular seeds. Expect high-quality, dense buds with sublime scents of earthy, fruity goodness and potent effects.

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    Big Drip

    Feminized | Medicinal

    Steeped in intriguing genetics, Big Drip is an indica dominant hybrid from the popular seed company In House Genetics. Notable for its candy-sweet, fruit flavours, high THC level, and immensely relaxing high.

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    Kerosene Krash

    Autoflowering, Feminized | Medicinal

    Available in feminised and autoflowering seeds, Kerosene Krash is a high yielding, indica-dominant hybrid from Dutch Passion with an extremely high THC level, a pungent aroma, and a fast-acting high.

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    Blue Fire

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    Born from some of the best marijuana strains in the business, Blue Fire is hybridized Purple Caper phenotype with a diesel-tinged fruit flavour and a THC-fueled sensory kick to spark the senses and excite the mind.

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