When was the last time you were able to wake up refreshed and energized? Surprisingly, a little marijuana could help that happen more often. Find out how here.
Do you find yourself tossing and turning as you try to fall asleep each night? Are you waking up in the morning feeling just as tired, or maybe even more than when you went to bed?
It’s time to get your energy back!
If you think you’ve already tried every trick there is, think again. Medical marijuana can be the answer to all your sleep concerns. Use it for better luck falling asleep and to wake up refreshed every time you get out of bed.
Here is a closer look at why sleep should be a top priority, and how a little high can make a big difference.
Lack of sleep has many more consequences than an increase in your daily coffee consumption.
When you don’t sleep well, your body isn’t getting the chance it needs to recharge. When this happens consistently, you are doing more damage than you might think.
The following are all the things you’re putting on the line by not making sleep a priority.
Memory has three different stages: encoding, storage, and retrieval.
Encoding is the process of making sense of new information. This information then gets stored in stage two. When something reminds you of what you stored away, you have to retrieve it.
This cycle varies between short and long-term memory.
But, every stage is dependant on the quality of sleep you get each night and to what extent you wake up refreshed in the morning.
A groggy mind is not able to perform memory functions well.
It may have trouble making sense of new information. Or, the effects may appear as difficulty in remembering things you’ve known for years.
It can be frustrating not being able to remember something you are sure you know.
This is just one way lack of sleep causes emotional struggles.
Additionally, the less you wake up refreshed, the more effort it takes to be alert throughout the day. You may notice this as you try to focus on subjects at school or at work.
Even worse, you may end up in an auto accident if you are too tired to drive properly. Not to mention, your emotions will be all over the place.
Your quality of sleep has a significant role in your endorphin production. Endorphins are known as the happy hormone. They need good sleep in order to make you feel good.
Otherwise, your levels of irritability will increase.
You may become more easy to anger or find yourself feeling more anxious. If these symptoms are prolonged, you risk falling into serious mental conditions such as depression.
If you aren’t noticing the effects of sleep on your emotions, you’re probably feeling its toll on your physical functions.
This is about more than making sure you wake up refreshed every day. The level of sleep you get determines how effective your exercise routine is. It can cause obesity in the most extreme of cases and make it harder for those who have a passion for fitness to reach their latest bulking or cutting goal.
By the way, sleep has an effect on sex, too. The better sleep you get, the higher your sex drive is. The worse your sleep is and the harder it is to wake up refreshed, the harder it will be to get in the mood.
Thankfully, marijuana can combat the struggles of sleep.
It improves the way you go to bed and how you get up in the morning. But, you have to know how to use it correctly.
The next two sections break down the relation between sleep and marijuana for bedtime and morning purposes.
Maybe you are having trouble falling asleep because you have a million things running through your mind. Maybe you can’t relax your body enough to doze off.
Either way, there is hope for your slumber and for you to wake up refreshed more often. You just have to know how to make it happen.
The first thing to understand about sleep and marijuana is not every flower will serve the purpose you’re looking for. In fact, the wrong strain can keep you up even longer than you normally are.
Start your sleep medicating journey with an indica.
Indica strains are the most mellow of the three marijuana families.
These are known to relax the muscles and soothe the mind. Use it just before you go to bed to get you ready for the full night of sleep ahead. This will help you keep from tossing and turning for hours on end.
As such, you should be able to wake up refreshed better than before.
You may even find you don’t need to smoke every night once you get into a good routine!
Speaking of a routine, try to incorporate medical marijuana with a few other nighttime tricks.
This will ensure you get a good night’s sleep every evening, even if you happen to run out of your medical marijuana. The right routine at night can better your chances to wake up refreshed in the morning.
Try to turn your TV off around the same time and put your phone away, too. Eat dinner at a decent hour and lay off the alcohol before bed. Trade your drink of choice for a nice smoke as well and see how much better your sleep becomes.
Or, use your medical marijuana card to buy edibles!
These can make for a great sweet treat before going to bed.
However you choose to consume your medical marijuana, don’t expect it to start working right away. You may need half an hour or so before you are ready to fall asleep.
More so, make sure you are going to bed with enough time for a full night’s rest.
You may have trouble trying to wake up refreshed if you are setting an alarm for just a few hours after you turn in for the night. Give yourself at least seven hours of resting time between the moment you close your eyes to when you need to get out of bed.
Remember, changing your sleep schedule doesn’t happen overnight.
You should feel yourself waking up more and more refreshed as you get into your routine, though. If you still need a little pick-me-up in the morning, try having an early smoke with your coffee.
Just as there’s a strain of marijuana to help you relax, there is one to make you feel a burst of energy.
This is called a sativa. Sativas are known for being uppers. They make your mind more alert, raise your happiness level, and cause a bit of a sensation in your body to wake it up as well.
Sativas in the morning can often keep you going for most of the day.
Once you start getting familiar with these in the day and indicas in the evening, try experimenting with hybrids. Hybrid strains have the best of both worlds. They are part indica and part sativa to give you the mental and physical high you’re looking for.
Talk to a budtender during your next dispensary visit to help make your choice a bit easier.
This is someone who is well-versed in the various kinds of flower. They will help guide you to the best night of sleep or morning refresher in the store, so you won’t have to guess and check.
There is something truly special about finding the best strains for your body.
When you have the right indica to fall asleep with and/or sativa to wake up to, your sleep can significantly improve. This will make it much easier to combat the things that keep you up at night. Such an effect results in feeling better every time you wake up.
Over time, you may not need to use marijuana every night or morning, either. Sleep becomes a habit, just like any other bodily function.
Once you get it back on track, you will only need your flower supply here or there. That is, unless you come to enjoy smoking more than you thought you would!
This could become a permanent part of your routine long after your quality of sleep and alertness is fixed. But, you have to get started to see where you fall on the smoking spectrum.
Some people find their mediation works best in the morning to wake up refreshed. Others prefer to smoke as a nighttime ritual to improve their overall quality of sleep.
Whichever method you prefer, though, you still need something to smoke!
Stock up as soon as you can to start feeling better throughout the day and at bedtime.