Cannabis and Sleep: How does cannabis affect your nightly hibernation?
Cannabis and Sleep: How does cannabis affect your nightly hibernation?
November 5, 2020

 Is marijuana really a good sleep aid for insomnia? We know that cannabis can help you fall asleep, but is that the only benefit of smoking before bedtime?

Marijuana works as a natural anxiety stabilizer with sedative effects which can produce an ‘easy transition into slumber’ as some might say. Recent studies have found that people who use cannabis for symptoms such as chronic pain, post-traumatic stress disorder, and multiple sclerosis all reported better sleep than without some form of cannabis. However, we know that specific strands can affect each person differently which means they can affect their sleep differently as well.

Let’s take a look at Indica and Sativa first. 

Most people believe that while Sativas help to create energetic and focused moods, Indicas activate relaxation and can make you sleepy. While this may be true, it’s important to look at the amounts of THC vs. CBD that specific strains include before assuming that it will help you fall asleep. We wouldn’t want you going home with a strain that you thought would help you sleep only to find out it kept you up all night. 

It never hurts to try different remedies to help you sleep. We know a good night’s rest is important, so we recommend giving a specific strain a trial run before switching to a new one. This can allow your body time to adjust to the new strain before cutting the old one out completely. 

As cannabis works in our system to relax us physically and reduce our stress, it isn’t shocking to learn that cannabis can help you fall asleep faster as well as aid in your ability to sleep more soundly through the night. Individuals who are normally restless at night can smoke a low dose of THC and receive just the right amount to help them relax throughout the evening. And did you know that cannabis has also been proven to help promote better breathing for individuals who struggle with sleep apnea? How cool!

Cannabis is a great solution for most people dealing with sleep issues. Ask your Flora Farms cannabis consultants which strains they prefer for helping deal with insomnia. They’ll have great recommendations for everyone! And stay tuned to and follow us on all your favorite social media platforms for more updates and more info!