If you need some help getting to sleep and over-the-counter medications don’t really appeal to you, medical marijuana might just be the perfect solution. Over the past few years, the benefits of marijuana have been widely touted all over the Internet, and its use as a sleep aid is only one of the most appealing of these benefits. If you would like to get a good night’s sleep without resorting to costly and potentially risky chemical formulations, the strains outlined below are definitely worth checking out.

Before we get into the different strains and their characteristics, it is worthwhile to note that of the two varieties of marijuana – Sativa and Indica – it is the Indicas that are best suited for helping you to get to sleep. Sativas have a more cerebral, ‘mind’ high, which is better for focus, clarity, energy, and inspiring creativity. Indicas on the other hand have a more perceptible physical or ‘body’ stone, which lends itself more to pain relief, relaxation, and sleeping. The differences in the effects of these two strains can be quite striking, so it is worth knowing if you are specifically after the soporific effects.Weed Wednesday AK-47

That said, here are some of the most effective marijuana strains for encouraging sleep.

Afghan Kush x Black Domina

This amazing hybrid boasts of a delectable aroma, tantalizing flavor, and a mellow kick. A popular choice in the treatment of a wide variety of health conditions, this particular strain is a great choice for helping you get to sleep. The high isn’t quite as overpowering as other strains in this class, easing you into a nice, restful sleep.

Big Bud

Big Bud is another hybrid that makes for happy sleepy time. Smooth and mellow, with just the right combination of head and body highs, this one will have you thinking happy thoughts as it fades away allowing you to drift off into a deep and restful sleep. It also works as an appetite stimulant, so you could very well enjoy a light midnight snack with it prior to dozing off.

AK-49

The ominously named AK-49 (yes, different from AK-47) is a bit of a powerhouse indeed, but it does make for a great sleep aid. The smell of the bud is amazingly fragrant and the taste is flavorful enough to make you forget all about sleeping. Once the high kicks in however, prepare yourself for some of the most restful sleeps you have had in a long time.

White Widow

White Widow has achieved considerable acclaim for its value in the treatment of a wide variety of health conditions, and it is just as effective as a sleep aid. With a sweet and slightly sour aroma and a spicy flavor, White Widow provides a smooth and mellow high that invites relaxation and sleep.

Sweet ‘n Sour

Finally, Sweet ‘n Sour is a wonderful hybrid that boasts of a floral taste and bouquet, with welcome touches of citrus. Providing a marked physical body stone, this one will have you dozing off in no time with its high THC content.

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