How to Use Cannabis to Help You Fall Asleep and Stay Asleep, Naturally
Nothing will put you in a bad mood faster than a restless night of sleep. The team at Berkeley Patients Group understands how this can affect your day-to-day life, and we offer plant-based therapies to help you heal.
From insomnia to PTSS to restless leg syndrome to nightmares, we’ve helped alleviate it all with the help of cannabis. We promise you that a dose of indica will leave you counting sheep in no time.
Cannabinoids and Catnaps: Sleep with THC, CBD, and CBN
THC and CBD. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD), will affect your sleep differently. It’s important to know that when shopping for sleeping aid cannabis products, you should look for high THC products with low CBD.
This is because high amounts of CBD can induce very vivid dreams, thus interrupting the deep sleep you are trying to achieve with cannabis. Because the two work synergistically, a balanced amount, such as 4 parts THC to 1 part CBD, works most effectively when using cannabis for sleep.
CBN, or Cannabinol, is another cannabinoid that is widely popular for treating insomnia when combined with THC. In terms of psychological effects, CBN is like the middle child between CBD and THC–it has milder psychoactive properties than THC and slightly more than CBD.
CBN can be found in old 1-6-month-old cannabis. The older the cannabis, the more CBN it will contain, as oxygen interacts with the flowers and transforms the cannabinoid contents. So don’t throw out your old cannabis! Keep it in a cool, dry place, and enjoy before bedtime.
Terpenes and Twilight: How the Flavors of Cannabis Help You Fall Asleep
At Berkeley Patients Group we believe that anyone can take full control of their healing by understanding how different cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids work together to affect their mind and body.
Understanding these concepts can help you tailor your cannabis solutions to your own specific ailments, which will ultimately lead to a more therapeutic choice in treatment and overall healthier living.
Terpenes, responsible for the distinct flavors and aromas in cannabis, each have their own unique effects, some of which can aid in sleep.
Linalool, for example, has a soothing smell and is reminiscent of lavender. It has a relaxing effect and can help you to sleep better. Caryophyllene is also known for its ability to relieve stress, anxiety, pain, and insomnia because of its relaxing analgesic properties.
Perhaps most popular of all, Myrcene is known for its sedative effects and is the most commonly occurring terpene in cannabis. You’ll also find Myrcene in basil, thyme, lemongrass, and mangos. Certain sleep-inducing botanicals like hops and ylang-ylang contain high amounts of myrcene, and it’s thought to contribute to the “couch-lock” effect of indica strains, making it a great choice for sleep.
Cannabis Products For Sleep: Curbside Pick Up or Delivery to East Bay
Below, our consultants have selected their most-recommended products to keep by your bedside for a restful night. These cannabis products for sleep are available for curbside pick up in Berkeley, CA, or delivery throughout the East Bay, including Oakland, Walnut Creek, Hayward, and all cities in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.
Cannabis Vape Cartridges for Sleep: Inhale Immediate Relaxation
We recommend keeping a sleep-inducing vape cartridge by your bedside. Their fast-acting effects make it easy for you to fall asleep and go back to sleep, should you wake up. Absolute Xtracts‘ Sleepy Time Cartridge is formulated with potent THC and a blend of terpenes designed to help you achieve a restful night’s sleep.
Our clients love it because it’s easy to use, discreet, and ideal for fast-acting relief. If vaping cannabis isn’t your thing, this effective sleep formula is also available in capsules and tinctures.
Cannabis Topicals for Sleep: Relax Your Muscles and Your Mind
A stressful day can mean a racing mind and a tense body. It’s important to give attention to your muscles, too, when setting your bedtime routine, and cannabis topicals are the perfect solution.
We love the Sleep CBD Bath Bomb by Kush Queens, and so do our clients. These nourishing cannabis bath bombs for sleep combine the power of organic essential oils and cannabinoids to create a full-body experience.
The Citrus Reticulata and Origanum Majorana combined with Lavender help relax the muscles and calm the mind, acting as a natural muscle relaxer to calm both your body and mind. Soak in sleepiness through every orifice as a relaxing bath prepares you for bed.
Cannabis Drinks for Sleep: Sip Serenity that Lasts All Night
We can all agree that a cup of tea before bed will do wonders, but have you tried a cannabis-infused tea with a soothing blend of real chamomile and fresh mint flavor to ease you into a restful night’s sleep?
Atlas Edibles‘ Sleep Tea was specifically designed for sleep and relaxation with a minimal psychoactive effect. Cannabis drinks’ effects can be felt much more quickly than traditional, solid edibles, in about 30 minutes compared to 1-2 hours. This fact and its mindful formulation make cannabis sleep tea the perfect solution for nighttime, as it will help you to fall asleep and stay asleep — an excellent choice for beginners or experts.
Smoking Joints for Sleep: The Tried and True Method for Tackling Unrest at the End of the Day
Some of us just prefer the traditional way to toke — inhaling a nice, relaxing cannabis strain before bed. For our loyal flower lovers, we suggest Indica Mini Pre-Rolls by Fuzzies. These 3 mini joints of OG Kush are perfectly packaged for the individual wishing to induce sleepiness and sucker-punch insomnia.
Sublime’s Fuzzies are infused joints made with the top-of-the-line flower that is mixed with extract, then rolled in oil and kief, sure to help ease the mind and help you forget about counting any sheep.
Choosing Cannabis Flowers for Sleep
Some cannabis strains that help with sleep include OG Kush, Blue Dream, Remedy, Grandaddy Purple Agent Orange, ACDC, Jillybean, Harlequin’s-Tsu, Purple Urkle, Tangie, Critical Mass, and Grape Ape.
As always, if you need help selecting the best cannabis product to help you sleep, our consultants are available every day from 9am-10pm, via phone at 510-540-6013 x.3, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Reach out to us and we’ll be more than happy to assist you in placing a cannabis order for curbside pick up or East Bay delivery.