Choosing cannabis strains with sedative properties is all about the plant’s genetic makeup. Indica-dominant strains will be ideal for enhancing sleep, as they are renowned for their relaxing, full-body high. Sativa-dominant strains are known for their uplifting cerebral high, and may not be the best choice when looking for an evening strain.
The cannabis community is also focusing more on the terpenes and the entourage effect. Terpenes are the aromatic compounds that give cannabis plants their unique flavor profile, and they also influence the types of high we feel. Through multiple scientific studies, we have learned that specific terpenes like myrcene, terpinolene, and caryophyllene may contribute to the sedative and relaxing effects we feel from specific strains.
That said, here are 9 of the best cannabis strains for sleeping.
1. Hindu Kush
Hindu Kush is a classic landrace strain that was first discovered in the 1970s. It is a resilient pure indica with an extraordinary resin production that originated from the Hindu Kush mountain range stretching between Pakistan and Afghanistan. It was voted one of High Times’ top 25 strains of all time, and it has remained a fan…