Treating insomnia with cannabis terpenes

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Insomnia sufferers can turn to certain terpenes to find relief

There are a number of reasons why some people – routinely or seldomly – suffer from insomnia. Stress, depression, anxiety and even mental and physical ailments can lead to long, sleepless nights, as well as the inability to perform productively the next day. Marijuana has long been identified as a source of relief, but certain strains are more effective than others at curing the wide-eyed, middle-of-the-night pacing sessions.

Blueberry (80% indica/20% sativa)

Blueberry gets its name from the aroma that smells like the fruit of the same name. It is full of myrcene, which has been identified as having tranquilizing effects. It can be taken in herbal concoctions with hops or lemongrass to help calm the nerves and enjoy a good night’s rest.

Granddaddy Purple (100% indica) 

Granddaddy Purple contains a high amount of myrcene and has long been a go-to for those insomniacs looking for natural relief. Purple Kush is another strain that boasts of a significant amount of myrcene and which is readily available in a number of dispensaries.

Sensi Star (100% indica) 

Sensi Star doesn’t have as much myrcene, but it is full of terpinolene. Terpinolene is the least common of all the terpenes, meaning it may be hard to come by, but it is full of sedating effects. It has also been identified as a possible source of relief of cancer and has a high amount of antioxidants, making it a well-rounded alternative.

Cherry Pie (sativa hybrid)

Cherry Pie is a cross between Granddaddy Purple and Durban Poison. It is a strain with a significant amount of caryophyllene, which combats stress and reduces pain. Getting much-needed slumber, as well as pain relief at the same time, makes this an important alternative.

If you’re not sure which one is best for you, always consult a budtender. However, any one of them will definitely help you find the relaxation you need and lead to higher amounts of energy.