Best Weed For Sleep

28 Nov 2022
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It’s no secret that weed is a natural sleep aid. Anyone who has consumed cannabis at some point has most certainly felt sudden pangs of hunger and the desire to take an incredibly long and peaceful nap. If you’re one of those people that is looking for the best weed for sleep, this guide will showcase our top strain picks to get the job done.

Although some people may find the sleepy effects of cannabis a detriment, many people consume cannabis for this properly alone. This is especially true for people that suffer from any sort of insomnia (or people that consume too much caffeine). Cannabis products have even been prescribed in medical settings where pain or other physical issues may prevent someone from getting the peaceful and relaxing sleep they deserve.

Cannabis vs Melatonin for Sleep

Some people suggest that melatonin is one of the best supplements for promoting sleep. Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone, serving its main purpose as a means to regulate your circadian rhythm. In other words, it helps you feel drowsy at night, as well as knowing when to wake up in the morning. Melatonin is often used for people that are looking to combat jet lag when flying.

Ironically, cannabis actually increases the production of melatonin, which may inhibit the ‘arousal system’ in the brain. For that reason, instead of taking melatonin directly, many people decide to consume cannabis products to foster a more natural reproduction of this vital hormone.

Additionally, users have often reported feeling drowsy in the morning after taking melatonin supplements. This is usually because the dosage that they take is too high. It’s harder to really nail the melatonin dosage.

Cannabis often will contain CBD in addition to THC. CBD causes a reduction in inflammation in the body which in turn can improve sleep quality. THC is also classified as a “downer” compound, meaning that it directly reduces your heart rate. This is especially true for indica dominant strains.

Best Weed Strains for Sleep

There are many strains you may consider when hoping to sleep more easily, but it’s important to know what to look for before we recommend the exact strains to use.

Overall, looking for an indica-based strain is essential. This is known to help grant less of a mental high while relaxing the body and allowing for the peace and space necessary before drifting away and falling asleep.

Indicas are the opposite of sativa strains, which are known for their alert, uplifting, and often cognitive effects. Hybrids do exist and can level you out in both directions, but as sleep is the goal here, we’d recommend that you stick to indica.

Top Recommended Strains

Below is our list of the best weed strains for sleep. You can purchase all of these strains from our website by clicking the links below.

Pine Tar Kush

Pine Kush is one of our favorite indicas, (also known as Pine Tar Kush), thanks to its distinctive visual appeal and powerful effects. The small orange hairs around the flower give this strain its noticeable look, offering a small flavor of woody citrus. It’s known to make users feel happy, sleepy and relaxed, as well as helping them feel soothed and comfortable. That culminates in Pine Kush being defined as an excellent cannabis flower to use before bedtime.


While the name itself might not inspire feelings of relaxation and drifting away into sleep, Nuken is one of the most popular indica strains for a reason, securing a 4.4 star rating on Leafly.  Nuken is from Canada, providing that beautiful earthy aroma of herbs, grass and trees that one might come to expect from a visit up north. It has rounder and denser busd than many other flowers, giving it a distinctive look (so that even if your categorizing system fails, you’ll know which strain you’re taking).

Nuken Strain, again despite the name, is actually known for being one of the best anxiety soothing strains out there. For that reason, it’s not hard to see how it can help people with relaxation, as well as lessening the sense of being on edge that can keep even the deepest sleepers up for hours.

Wedding Cake

Wedding Cake, also known as Triangle Mints, is known for its high THC content and indica hybrid makeup. Wedding cake gives relaxing and euphoric effects that help someone fall into sleep more easily, particularly if they’re finding it hard to switch their mind off and relax after a busy and tumultuous day.

Wedding Cake Strain is also known for its pleasant taste, as it has something of a rich and somewhat tangy flavor, but it’s not so strong that it’s unpleasant to consume before heading to bed. Just as you might feel after eating a large portion of a real wedding cake (except without the lethargy and bloat), falling asleep after enjoying this strain is not a nice added benefit, rather par for the course.


If you’re looking for the best weed strains for sleep, we highly recommend Pine Tar Kush, Nuken, Wedding Cake. If you are looking to buy premium legal cannabis that is perfect for sleep, check out our locations in Vancouver and Vernon. You can see all of our cannabis stores on our location page, where you can also view our live menus to order cannabis online.