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10 Strains to Ease Insomniacs

Strains to Ease Insomniacs
Blackberry Kush by Erik Christiansen of Nugshots


10 Strains to Ease Insomniacs

Check out this list of indica-dominant strains – known for reducing stress, inducing sleep and easing pain – that will help you doze off in no time.

Whether you have trouble getting to sleep or simply staying in the depths of your slumber until morning, consistently missing out in your Z’s can become quite unpleasant when it continues night after night. Having trouble getting to sleep can be caused by a number of factors from direct discomfort due to physical pain to psychological ailments like stress, anxiety or depression.

Big Wreck

Trainwreck and Big Bud, two strains known for being true to their indica lineage, come together make an uplifting yet calming high perfect for mentally easing away from the hectic demands of the day. Big Wreck is great for watching movies, drawing, writing or other creative activities before happily drifting off to sleep.

Northern Lights

Let this classic strain settle into your body and mind with its mellow cerebral high and body stone. Feelings of sleeplessness will transform into a dreamy haze after a session with these trichome-covered nugs.

Blackberry Kush

Flavors in this intense indica alternate between strong hash and sweet berries, making it a tasty, balanced smoke that goes straight to where the discomfort is. If chronic pain keeps you from really resting, Blackberry Kush can help you sail away on a cloud of relief after a full day.


Like the name suggests, this strain is named after the area it originated in. It provides a heavy sedative high paired with feelings of euphoria and peace. If you need help putting the events of the day behind you, Afghani can give you some mental and physical relief.


Go all in with a full-body stone that’s blissfully intoxicating with its rich, woody flavor. Made from a cross of North American and White Rhino, this strain will have you ready to hit the sack before you know it.

Granddaddy Purple

With beautiful, deep purple buds, GDP is a Cali classic worth getting to know personally. It’s highly psychoactive and works to relax muscles, often leading to what many lovingly refer to as “couchlock.”

Platinum OG

Choose this strain right before bed, as it brings on a heavy stone that will set the stage for a night of deep rest. Bright green and crawling with little orange hairs, these aesthetically-pleasing buds will have you feeling peaceful, pleasant and prepared for a night of rejuvenating sleep after a few puffs.

Critical Kush

Earthy and spicy, this strain is an effective mix of THC and CBD for a potent smoke that calms both the body and the mind. Critical Kush to helps you get to sleep by taking care of some of the factors that keep you from resting like stress, anxiety and sore muscles. relaxing evening

Monster Cookies

Lovers of the popular Girl Scout Cookies strain can take a break from the usual by trying their favorite strain mixed with Granddaddy Purple. Covered in beautiful crystals, Monster Cookies stays true to its roots with a grape flavor profile and deeply calming effects. It’s a creeper strain that slowly builds in intensity, which helps if you have trouble staying asleep during the night.


This heavy strain has short, dense buds that pack a powerful punch against pain and insomnia. Made from a combination of Afgoo and Blueberry, Gooberry is known for making you giggly and hungry before ushering you off to sleep for a good night’s rest. Well-cultivated flowers can have up to 20 percent THC.

What strain do you smoke to get some rest? Let us know in the comments below.



  1. Sherry Cox

    March 3, 2020 at 5:45 pm

    I have only had Northern Lights and it was wonderful. The dispensary near me doesn’t carry it anymore. What a disappointment…

  2. Jay

    April 5, 2017 at 5:24 am

    Gorilla Glue #4 can really put u at rest at night

  3. Stig

    March 5, 2016 at 12:04 am

    Personally i like the belladonna… does everything weed should do!
    It’s a mellow floaty buzz and the giggles for an hour or so which leads to the munchies sleep then wake up with more munchies then more sleep lol…nice

  4. Michael Burke

    March 4, 2016 at 1:12 am

    Someone please help me! Can’t sleep,work graveyard shifts. When I get off work in the mornings, I really should go to sleep. Cause I gotta stay on my toes all night. But going on for a while now I havnt been able to sleep.I find myself feeling stressed and depressed a lot. Feelings of anxiety happen to me like everyday. I’m misrible and sometimes suicidal. Not only do I feel this way all the time, I also been getting real sick. Vomiting and feeling please if there’s anyone out there who can help me get my medical marijuana card, I’d be very greatful. Please High times . . Help me!

    • highly concerned

      March 5, 2016 at 5:55 am

      Dude! I’ve had crappy jobs before, but that sounds nightmarish. I don’t know your situation, but I think the best help you can find is getting another job! No job is worth that kind of negative impact on your health!

    • Nicci

      March 15, 2016 at 8:06 pm

      Depends on what state u are in ad to getting ur card and what’s available to relax with. Basically u need a Dr who will give it to you is all. MST require previous medical records, supporting ones for you issues are best. My friend went to hempfest in Seattle a few yrs ago n just paid a doc there and he fave it to her. Catch was she was supposed to take back her medical records. She never did but its legal in Washington and Oregon now. Maybe consider moving to a legal state?

    • Charlie

      April 3, 2017 at 4:30 am

      Michael, Sounds like you should call your Doctor and arrange an appointment to talk through the problems you’re having. It seems as though there’s a deeper issue that you need to resolve, and simply getting your hands on some weed won’t necessarily help you in the way you’re probably hoping. Call your doc and make an appointment, my friend!

  5. Letti sanders

    December 15, 2015 at 10:09 am

    Blackberry and platinum og.

  6. Smokey

    December 15, 2015 at 3:24 am

    Dope buds

  7. Terry

    December 14, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    LA Confidential

  8. James gladen

    December 14, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    I’ve been dealing with insomnia for a long time

  9. Dr. Zig-Zag

    December 14, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    Folks, look up Slyder in Ed Rosenthal’s Big Book of Buds #2.

    It’s an Afghani-Northern Lights cross by Sagamartha.

    I once got “tricked” into purchasing an ounce of this stuff. I say tricked, because had I known it was something I could ONLY use right before bed, I never would have bought it.

    A couple of puffs and the “active” part of your day is history. This isn’t couch-lock, it’s lay your head down on the pillow and get some rest-lock. I wish my dispensary was carrying this stuff.

    I’ve been using about a quarter-gram of RSO the High-THC oil for bed and that works as well, but it’s kind of expensive compared to a puff or two of something like Slyder.

    I’ve used GDP, Romulan, Monster Cookies, and they don’t come close to the sedation offered by Slyder. Any cultivators out there reading this? Help insomnia, grow some Slyder and deliver it to your local dispensary for patients.

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