Cannabis has been used as a sleep aid for centuries, and certain strains of cannabis may be particularly effective for promoting sleep. The two primary components of cannabis that impact sleep are THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol). THC is the psychoactive compound in cannabis that can make you feel happy and calm, which is why it is often used to help people get to sleep. CBD is the non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis that can produce feelings of relaxation and serenity, making it a popular choice for promoting sleep as well.
THC interacts with the body's endocannabinoid system, which is a network of receptors and neurotransmitters that help regulate a variety of physiological processes, including sleep. When THC binds to the CB1 receptors in the brain and central nervous system, it can produce a range of effects, including relaxation, pain relief, and a sense of euphoria.
CBD contains sedative properties that could also promote sleep and studies have found that CBD can increase total sleep time, reduce the time it takes to fall asleep, and improve sleep quality. CBD has been shown to have anxiolytic (anxiety-reducing) effects in some studies, and it may help reduce symptoms of conditions such as generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder, which can all interfere with sleep. Additionally, CBD may have a biphasic effect, meaning low dosages may improve sleep, while higher dosages may interrupt sleep.
Indica strains like "Garlic Breath" are among the most popular THC-dominant strains for sleep. “Garlic Breath” is a favorite of indica lovers for its extremely calming high that's perfect for a late night when you just can't seem to get to sleep. The high starts with a subtle lift of the spirits that infuses you with a sense of pure happiness and ease, erasing any negative or racing thoughts immediately.
Some of the best CBD-dominant strains for sleep include strains like “Fruit Loops.” As an Indica dominant hybrid, “Fruit Loops” CBD hemp flower is ideally suited for evenings and late nights, especially when sleep and relaxation seem to be escaping you.
Balanced THC/CBD strains can provide a combination of the sleep-promoting effects of THC and CBD. “Midnight Drops for Sleep” for example is a thoughtful blend of plant medicine and cannabis to promote sleep. Each “Midnight Drop” contains 5mg THC and 5mg CBD in the form of fast-acting swallowable tablets that are gluten free, dairy free, and sugar free.
All Fine Fettle locations offer sleep-assisting products to help promote rest, relaxation, and sleep. There are several ways to consume these sleep-inducing cannabis products, and the best method may depend on your personal preferences and needs. Here are some options to consider before visiting a Fine Fettle location:
Inhalation: Smoking or vaping cannabis can produce quick effects and may be useful for those who need immediate relief. A popular option is Fine Fettle’s ‘Watermelon Zkittles’ disposable vape cartridge which will provide a sedative body high paired with a creative cerebral effect that should encourage sleep.
Edibles: Edibles are a popular choice for those who want a longer-lasting effect. However, edibles can take longer to take effect, typically 30 minutes to 2 hours, and the effects can last for several hours. At Fine Fettle you can find “Fast Asleep-Dream Berry” gummies. These revolutionary nighttime gummies deliver a sweet mixed berry flavor, along with a custom blend of CBD, THC, CBG, CBN, and melatonin. They’re also enhanced with more than 30 specialized terpenes, curated based on AI-generated data from thousands of consumer experiences, all delivered via fast-acting nanotechnology to help you feel sleepy in just 5-15 minutes without next-day grogginess.
Sublingual: Tinctures, oils, and sprays that are placed under the tongue or inside the cheek are another option. These products are absorbed into the bloodstream quickly and can have effects within 15-45 minutes. Customers interested in tinctures should try Treeworks bestselling “Dream Drops” available at Fine Fettle locations. These indica based drops provide a calming and relaxing evening delight. Infused with Valerian Root and Chamomile, Dream Drops helps you drift off to sleep with ease. Its full body relief, and sedative effects are perfectly suited for those hoping to unwind after a long day, or simply relax in a deep sleep. Wake up feeling rested and rejuvenated after enjoying the “Dream Drops”.
Fine Fettle offers a variety of products to help promote restful sleep. Whether you are looking for THC-dominant, CBD-dominant, or balanced THC/CBD strains, Fine Fettle has a product that can meet your needs. It is important to discuss your goals and preferences with a Fine Fettle professional and start with a low dosage, increasing as needed. Remember that the effects of cannabis products can vary from person to person, and finding the right product and dose may require some experimentation. It's also important to purchase products from reputable sources, like Fine Fettle, and to talk to your healthcare provider before using cannabis for sleep.