Get Better Sleep with These Cannabis Products
In today's quest for improved sleep, the topic remains as relevant as ever. A CDC survey, updated in 2023, reports that a staggering 35.6% of American adults still get less than the recommended 7 hours of sleep each night. The Sleep Foundation echoes this concern, stating that 50-70 million U.S. citizens suffer from sleep disorders, with 49% of workers feeling tired during the day. Could cannabis be an answer to achieving better sleep in 2024?
Research dating back to 1998 uncovered that anandamide, an endocannabinoid, reduces alertness and promotes deep and REM sleep. This was a breakthrough in understanding the interaction of cannabinoids with the endocannabinoid system, particularly since THC and CBN activate the same receptors as anandamide.
More insights emerged from a 2004 study examining THC and its impact on sleep, particularly at varying dosage levels. Results indicated that THC aids in falling asleep faster, though it may cause morning grogginess. Furthermore, high doses of CBD were found to improve sleep quality, while low doses might increase wakefulness.
Interestingly, the preference for cannabis over traditional over-the-counter sleep aids in recreational states is evident. A 2019 study analyzing sleep aid market shares in Colorado noted a significant decrease in OTC sleep aid sales, particularly as more dispensaries opened. From December 2013 to December 2014, the market share for these sleep aids dropped by 236% following the opening of a dispensary.
Similarly, a 2017 study on medical cannabis patients in New England showed a decrease in the use of OTC sleep medications. Out of 1,513 respondents, 65% reported reducing their sleep medication usage, with many also cutting down on alcohol and anti-anxiety and migraine medications.
While further clinical research is essential to definitively establish cannabis's effectiveness as a sleep aid, the current evidence is quite persuasive. With a variety of options available in both medical and recreational states, 2024 might be the perfect time to explore cannabis products for those aiming to improve their sleep. If enhancing your sleep quality is among your 2024 goals, it might be worth considering these cannabis-based solutions:
The Best Marijuana Flower for Sleep
The full-spectrum benefits of cannabis flower make it an increasingly popular choice, particularly for enhancing sleep. The immediate impact of cannabinoids and terpenes, working in tandem to deliver a comprehensive range of effects, is compelling. Moreover, there's a certain charm in the ritual of preparing a joint, bowl, or using a dry herb vaporizer. This process itself can initiate a sense of relaxation even before the first inhale. Whether it's the ritual or the effects that draw you in, consider exploring these top-rated strains for sleep:
Savvy Cotton Candy
Cotton Candy receives its name partially due to the rich colors and deep hues of purple and orange present in its frosted buds. This balanced cultivar will swirl notes of sweet fruit and doughy accents across your palate while softly sending you into restful bliss.
Great classic indica! Reminds me of the old days, has that sweet smell that I love and remember. Extremely reliable.
- Reviewer a****s, who adds it helps to ease their mind and get some sleep
Savvy Ghost Milk
Chill out and vibe with Ghost Milk, an indica cross of GSC with PCS1. Rich flavors of sugar cookies, nuts, and the sharp tang of citrus sing through with each puff, with aromas to match, underscored by notes of pine and warm wood. Ghost Milk provides warm effects – expect a happy head and relaxing body high to get you primed and ready for bed.
Reviewer m****7 kept it short and sweet:
Verano Reserve Tropical Teeth
The root to relaxation. Tropical Teeth is an indica cross of Tiramisu with Grape Teeth 8, creating dark, dense bud with frosted purple hues. A relaxing sensation for body and mind coalesces to soothing sedation, enhanced by the scents and flavors of sweet grape, earth, and spice.
This flower provided great relief for sleeping, I have purchased it two times now and both times were fantastic. The smell and taste is on the fruity tropical side, this may not be the best for everyone, I'm so so on the taste myself but the effects really set this one apart, I am always able to get great sleep when I pick this one up.
- Reviewer a****y
Cannabis Vapes for Sleep
Instant effects and potential soothing relaxation with minimal scent, it's no wonder many keep a vape on by their bedside. Take a look at the vapes top-rated for sleep by MÜVers like you:
MÜV Plus Velvet Glove
GMO and Nookies combine to create a strain so smooth in flavor and effects, it's like being wrapped in cozy velvet. Velvet Glove is an indica with notes of sour citrus and spicy herbs with calm, hazy effects ideal for nighttime use. While a powerhouse genetic, the strain doesn't overwhelm, and instead coaxes to sleepy relaxation.
As reviewer w****7 aptly puts it:
Strong product, good for bedtime.
Savvy Kick Back Rainbow Sherbet
Kick end-of-day relaxation into a new gear with Savvy Kick Back Rainbow Sherbet. A sweet, creamy, berry-flavored indica 1g cart, this vape helps you find a deeper sense of chill with each puff. Kick back before bed with Kick Back, and let drowsiness find you.
This will ease your pain and knock [you] in the dirt. Happy, relaxed, and great sleep. Awesome flavor.
- Reviewer c****o
Sweet Supply Gruntz
Sweet Supply brings the feeling of a sugary treat to cannabis. Gruntz is the pinnacle of this; a favored indica strain with a tantalizing, crave-worthy candy-sweet grape taste. A burst of euphoria greets you and fades softly to a deep body high ideal for bedtime.
This strain tastes amazing ontop of working super well to help me go to sleep and stay asleep. No more waking up every 2 hours. I don't think i've been this rested
- Reviewer b****n
The Best Marijuana Edibles for Sleep
Have you tried CBN? This calming cannabinoid is known for its ability to gently ease users into a restful slumber. Additionally, the enduring effects of edibles have cemented their status as a favored choice for those seeking a reliable sleep aid. Explore CBN edibles and more for sleep:
Bits Pomegranate 1:1 CBN:THC
Bits are a patient-favorite microdose. A gentle alternative to indulging without overdoing it, none more so than Pomegranate. Put your phone (and life) on "do not disturb" with this sweet and juicy flavor, crafted to encourage R&R. This soft chew option is infused with 5mg THC and 5mg CBN to promote staycation-worthy rest, whenever you need it most.
I have difficulty falling asleep. Have tried many OTC (melatonin, etc) meds without success. This product really helps, with a single serving helping me to drift away quickly.
- Reviewer a****l
Encore Indica RSO Soft Chews
RSO is an ultra-potent extract, retaining all the beneficial compounds of the cannabis plant and more. Encore Indica RSO Soft Chews make dosing this traditionally viscous oil incredibly easy. Crafted with pectin for a delightful texture, each edible contains 10mg THC leveraging strain-specific extract. Paired with juicy Concord Grape flavors, the edible feels more like a treat, easing you to a soothing, sleepy state, no counting sheep required.
This is my favorite product for sleep. Hands down.... I've tried so many.. This is the one I keep coming back for.
- Reviewer l****2
MÜV Dark Chocolates
Nothing beats a sweet treat before bed, and arguably, there's none better than chocolate. Add a dose of THC to it, and there's no fighting against it. MÜV Dark Chocolates are infused with 10mg THC per piece, segmented for two easy 5mg doses if preferred, and finished with a touch of sea salt for a delightful flavor. While no terpenes are present in this edible option, THC works wonders to soothe before bed, according to patients like Ü.
It tastes just like chocolate and has no aftertaste. It helped me relax and eventually get some sleep, which is critical for me since I recently had both neck and back surgery.
- Reviewer m****e
Find Cannabis for Sleep at MÜV Dispensary
If you're ready to find better sleep in 2024, we're here to help. Outside of the products in this guide, we offer a host of options at your local MÜV Dispensary, and our expert Cannabis Advisors are the ideal guides to the best product for your needs and flavor preferences. Shop cannabis for sleep online now or stop in to add some extra zzz's to your nightly routine.
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Content Manager for MÜV Florida and Contributor for Zen Leaf Dispensaries. A cannabis connoisseur with a passion for explaining the miraculous possibility of the plant, Swan began her journey with cannabis as a recreational user and quickly realized its positive impact on her depression and severe anxiety. She joined the cannabis industry as Receptionist and MedTender and witnessed first-hand the immense potential of the plant for a wide variety of ailments, deepening her passion for alternative medicine. Swan is dedicated to self-education on the plant and sharing its potential with all. She holds a Journalism degree from the University of Iowa.