Cannabis As a Sleeping Aid - Does it Work?

Does Cannabis Work As a Sleep Aid?

Using Cannabis for Sleep

Whether it’s recreationally or among medical users, cannabis is widely regarded as an effective sleep aid. Although the research into using cannabis as a sleeping aid is still ongoing and developing, there are numerous studies studies that show that cannabis can improve overall sleep quality.


If you struggle with insomnia, chronic pain, anxiety, or other types of debilitating disorders that affect your ability to sleep, cannabis might be the answer you’ve been looking for. But how does it work? We’ll be answering that question and more throughout this edition of the Oz Store blog.

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How Does Cannabis Work As a Sleeping Aid?

It’s believed that cannabis has sleep promoting effects due to the interactions of specific cannabinoids and the cannabinoid receptors in the brain.


The main active cannabinoids found in cannabis are cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). When combined in the right concentrations, specific cannabis products can have both calming and sedative effects which can potentially improve the overall quality of your sleep:


  • Reduce the Time it Takes to Fall Asleep 
  • Get Relief From Anxiety & Stress
  • Spend More Time in Deep Sleep
  • Experience an Increase Uninterrupted Sleep 
  • Enjoy Pain Relieving Effects to Sleep Soundly
  • Restore Your Natural Sleep Cycle


If you’re thinking about trying cannabis products to help improve your sleep quality, you’re probably wondering what type of products to try. Read on to find out whether CBD or THC is more effective for improving your sleep!

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Which Type of Cannabis is The Best For Sleep?

There are a variety of different strains of cannabis, each having their own unique effects. The most common strains are Indica and Sativa.


Indica strains are associated with feelings of relaxation and sleepiness and are typically preferred for pain management, relaxation, and getting a good night’s sleep. Sativa strains are considered more stimulating and energizing – creating feelings of euphoria. People will typically use sativa products to get an energy boost.


Studies have shown that indica strains (which are more CBD dominant) are the best cannabis strain for sleep. However, sativa strains (THC dominant) have been found to decrease the amount of time it takes to fall asleep and help avoid nightmares!


Finding a hybrid strain that includes a mix of both indica and sativa might be your best bet to experience all the benefits that cannabis has to offer for improving your sleep. 

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Have Any Questions?

If you have any additional questions about using cannabis as a sleeping aid, please contact our team and we’ll be happy to answer your questions. 


* It’s important to note that the effects of cannabis on sleep are still being researched and just like with any type of medication or supplements, it’s important to do your research and to consult with a medical professional if you’re unsure about anything. *


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