“I’m not a big cannabis user, but I have struggled to fall asleep and stay asleep lately. I’ve heard cannabis may help with this – is that true? And what products should I try?”
Cannabis is often consumed as a sleep aid. How cannabis affects you is highly individual, so it often may take a few tries to get the right product and dosage. One person may find that low doses of THC work, while someone else may respond better to a product high in CBD. One study found that adults with anxiety-induced sleep problems had their sleep scores increase by over 66% after consuming cannabis with higher levels of CBD.
The key to cannabis as a sleep aid is finding the right product and balance of cannabinoids. At your local dispensary, inquire as to which products induce relaxation and promote a good night’s rest.
The product that I’ve personally been using to help me fall asleep and stay asleep is Wana Optimals Fast Asleep.
Wana Optimals custom sleep blend contains four cannabinoids, including CBD, CBN, CBG, and THC. The gummies also include melatonin and over thirty different terpenes.
Some things I love about these edibles are:
- 5-15 minute onset time
- No next-day hangover or drowsiness
- Delicious flavor
- Vegan and gluten-free
- All-natural and organically sweetened
The first time I tried these edibles, I was a bit skeptical. I popped one in my mouth a few minutes before bed, and quickly started to feel groggy. After fifteen minutes, my eyelids were heavy, and I fell asleep effortlessly. When I woke up in the morning, I felt well-rested without any drowsy hangover. You can locate and purchase Wana’s Fast Asleep gummies on Weedmaps.
I’ve personally struggled with anxiety, which has affected my sleep, for years. I would regularly feel exhausted during the day, but once it came time for bed, I would toss and turn for what felt like the entire night.
It wasn’t until I discovered weed, specifically products with higher levels of CBD and low THC, that I found relief. For the past 8 months, I have consumed cannabis as part of my nightly routine and find myself consistently sleeping soundly.
I would recommend either eating an edible or hitting a vape pen around 20 minutes before bed. Then lay down and relax. Give it a try, it has been a life saver for me!
Sleeping pills help a lot of people get to sleep, but Ambien did not agree with me. Often, I’d wake up disoriented and even more tired in the morning. I was also concerned I might become overly dependent on them.
Cannabis allowed me get to sleep faster without any negative side effects. The following morning I wake up feeling refreshed, and for the first time in years, I stay asleep through the entire night.
Now that I’m sleeping regularly, I can exercise more often, and I don’t feel as stressed about daily life. It’s interesting how many of my problems stemmed from a lack of sleep. I wish you luck!