With the stigma surrounding the recreational and medical use of marijuana rapidly disappearing, there’s a good chance that you’ve wondered how you can bring a little green into your life.
Are you among the astounding 68% of Americans saying that they’ve recently struggled with both falling and staying asleep? Well then, adding marijuana to your night time routine might be the answer you’ve been looking for.
But why should you smoke up before bedtime? And how can marijuana use help you to combat not only nighttime anxiety, but also manage the pain that sometimes makes it a challenge to get to bed every night?
Read on to find out how marijuana can upgrade your night time routine.
Do you get plenty of sleep every night, but still find yourself feeling tired when you wake up?
If so, it’s highly likely that you’re not spending enough time in the highly important deep sleep phase. This is probably because you’re dealing with intense dreams, which can seriously stimulate your brain activity and negatively impact your quality of sleep.
Luckily, making marijuana a part of your night time routine can help.
This is because strains with a large amount of THC in them actually encourage your body to spend less time in the “REM” (AKA “heavy dreaming”) phase of sleep.
Instead, you’ll get more hours in the deep sleep state — and fewer nightmares that make it hard to fall back asleep in the process.
Maybe your problem is that, despite trying to go to bed early and feeling tired, you just can’t seem to fall asleep.
This is a common problem that marijuana can certainly help with.
This is because marijuana relaxes you on both a mental and physical level, meaning your body will “shut down” faster than normal. If you’re seriously struggling to sleep, then we suggest looking into strains that have been aged.
This is because THC breaks down into what’s called a cannabinol when aged, which has a much higher sedation effect than regular THC.
Struggling with snoring or more severe issues like sleep apnea? Can’t deal with feeling short of breath when you’re trying to fall asleep.
Cannabis can help with that, too.
The right strain of marijuana can help to regulate your breathing, and even slow down your pulse. To increase these positive effects, we suggest you also try to do a few breathing exercises as you’re starting to smoke up.
This will help the cannabis to kick in faster, encourage your body to relax, and help you to get into a healthier breathing cycle.
So far in this post, we’ve discussed how making marijuana a regular part of your night time routine can help you to both fall and stay asleep faster and for longer periods of time.
However, sometimes marijuana on its own isn’t enough, especially if you struggle with more severe insomnia. And even if you feel like the green stuff has been improving your sleep, there are still a few other things you can do to boost your sleep’s quality.
Start by — and we know this is a hard one — removing any electronics from your room. Sure, we all love the concept of “Netflix and chill.”
However, whether you’re sleeping alone or with a partner, having your computer in your bed has been scientifically proven to disrupt your REM cycle. This is because the bright lights given off by phones and computers send signals to your brain that wake you up and make it hard to fall back to sleep.
Once you’ve kicked out technology, also consider your sleep schedule.
Make it a point to smoke, use CBD oil, or take your marijuana edible at roughly the same time every night. Yes, even on the weekends.
This will help to better regulate your body clock, meaning that you’ll have a much easier time falling asleep every night.
Finally, we highly recommend investing in a high-quality eye mask that offers total blackout. Usually, this means that you should search for an eye mask that has cups over the eyes, and an adjustable strap to ensure it won’t slip down during the night.
So, now you know not only how marijuana can help you to fall asleep at night. You also have other tactics that you can use to increase your sleeping quantity and quality.
The next thing you need to do?
Order the right strain of marijuana to add to your night time routine. But which one is right for the specific sleep issues plaguing you?
Let’s find out now.
We understand that it can be pretty difficult to turn off your brain at night.
From work to your personal life, when you’re sitting in bed with no distractions, it always feels like the perfect time to remember everything you’ve ever done wrong in your life.
If this sounds like you, make a marijuana strain that helps with coping with anxiety a part of your night time routine.
Some of our favorite strains for conquering that evening anxiety include Cherry Pie and Girl Scout Cookies. First of all, who doesn’t love something that’s at least named after a sweet treat before bedtime?
Cherry Pie has an 18-19% THC content, and a 1.00% CBD content, meaning you’ll get the perfect balance. Instead of having your mind racing about the mistakes you made during the day, this strain will encourage you to focus on your creative efforts.
If you’re into more of a body high at night, then we suggest Girl Scout Cookies. To take your experience to the next level, put on some awesome music and slowly drift off to sleep.
It’s tough to fall asleep when all you can think about is how much pain you’re in. Luckily, making the right strains of marijuana to treat chronic part a part of your night time routine can help.
Our AK47 strain will gun down — no pun intended — any pain you’re struggling with. This hybrid blend offers a 17% THC content and a 1% content of CBD.
This means that, while it contains elements of both sativa and indica, you’ll get mostly a sativa hit from this strain.
It takes effect quickly, so there’s no need to wait in pain.
If you’re more interested in a total body high, then we strongly suggest our Bubba Kush strain.
Especially if you deal with insomnia in addition to chronic pain, this strain will do the trick nicely. It’s an indica-only strain, which means you’ll feel it from your head to your toes.
Sleep disorders like insomnia are a total nightmare. Luckily, there are several sleep disorder strains out there that can make your night time routine a lot more efficient.
One of our favorites?
The White Widow, which is especially popular in the marijuana mecca of the world, Amsterdam. If you’re dealing with sleep disorders, chances are that your mind is almost always racing at night.
That’s why the Widow’s 60% sativa content can really help you to calm things down. Secondly, you’ll also get a nice body high — but won’t feel sluggish the day after.
It’s also an awesome strain to help you cope with depression, which can often cause sleep disorders.
If you’ve tried other strains and still haven’t gotten the results you want, then it’s time to bring in the big guns — the Hawaiian Purple Kush strain. This hybrid blend is mostly indica, and has a pretty high THC content of about 22%.
If you’re looking for something that will put you right to sleep, this is it.
We hope that this post has helped to clear up any misconceptions or questions you’ve had about making marijuana a part of your night time routine. Just remember that it’s all about creating the perfect environment, finding the right strain, and not feeling guilty about needing to take time for yourself.
Of course, we know that this article has likely made you curious about the other things that marijuana can help you to handle. You may even have questions about how to properly smoke or where you can find a dispensary near you.
No matter what you’re looking for, we’re here to help you find it.