Best Weed for Sleep: What Type of Weed is Most Relaxing?

Best Weed for Sleep: What Type of Weed is Most Relaxing?

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Insomnia is the absolute worst. There is nothing more unpleasant than tossing and turning, exhausted, while your bedside clock so rudely reminds you how few hours are remaining until morning. It’s time to stop counting sheep! If you struggle falling asleep or staying asleep, cannabis may be the answer to your bedtime prayers! But what is the best cannabis for sleep?

If you’re wondering what are the best weed strains for sleep, or what is the best weed product for sleep, keep reading! This blog will help you learn more about what kinds of cannabis have the potential to help you relax and get the 7-8 hours of sleep you need and deserve!


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Wake up refreshed and well-rested with products that contain the best cannabis for sleep.

Is Indica or Sativa Better for Sleep?

You may know that cannabis flower strains are typically divided into two main categories: indica and sativa.

If you are looking for the best weed for sleep, you should narrow your search by focusing on indica flower strains and products that contain indica extracts. While there are definitely exceptions to the rule, in general you can rely on indica strains for relaxation and sativa strains for motivation.

But among indica cultivars, what are the best weed strains for sleep? And what is the best weed product for sleep that contains indica extract? See below!

Related Reading: How to Identify Sativa, Indica, and Hybrid Strains

Best Weed Strains for Sleep

One way to help your body and mind relax before bed is by smoking the best weed for sleep as part of your bedtime routine. Smoking is one of the most fast-acting methods for consuming cannabis. What type of weed is the most relaxing? We know that in general, the best cannabis for sleep is an indica strain.

It’s a little more complicated than that though– indicas and sativas can vary in their effects because of the many other components of cannabis that can impact results, including terpenes.

Terpenes are the odorous molecules that give cannabis (and all plants, actually) their distinct aromas. Terpenes are the reason that all cannabis strains have their own unique scent. But terpenes don’t just provide smells– they may also have therapeutic benefits of their own.

So terpene content is another important factor to consider when choosing the best weed for sleep. The best weed strains for sleep include terpenes that ease anxiety and promote rest, such as linalool, myrcene, nerolidol, limonene, pinene, and beta-caryophyllene.


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The best weed for sleep usually has soothing terpenes like nerolidol and linalool– also present in jasmine and lavender.


When we look at indica strains and compare terpene profiles, three Illicit strains stand out as some of the best weed strains for sleep. We recommend these strains to help you float off to dreamland:

  • Hibernate – Named appropriately, Hibernate will help you do just that! Hibernate’s terpene profile includes a heavy dose of sedating nerolidol, as well as limonene and myrcene– making it the best weed for sleep. With an earthy, spicy, and citrusy fragrance and taste, Hibernate is an indica-dominant hybrid cross between sleepy ancestors Shut Eye and Stardawg. Hibernate is our #1 recommended strain to potentially help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.
  • Purple Chem – An indica hybrid strain with high levels of limonene, caryophyllene, and pinene, Purple Chem is a common recommendation as the best cannabis for sleep. A cross between Purple Punch and Stardawg, Purple Chem has a big and spicy diesel/grape fragrance. Once Purple Chem’s initial euphoria wears off, you’ll be primed for a good night’s rest.
  • Strawberry Float – Featuring limonene, myrcene, and linalool in its terpene profile, Strawberry Float is another potentially sleepy strain from Illicit. Bred from Afghani/Michigan Soda and Cookies & Cream, Strawberry Float buds are thickly coated in terpene-rich THC crystals, making it some of the best weed for sleep. This indica’s fruity, yet earthy flavor is as enticing as its calming, anti-anxiety effects. If racing thoughts are keeping you from sleep, Strawberry Float may help quiet them and enable you to drift off.

Best Edibles for Sleep

Edibles are another possible option as the best THC for sleep. You may not like smoking or vaping. Or maybe you just prefer the discretion of edibles or the longer duration of their effects. Edibles tend to last longer, but also take longer to take effect, so take your edibles at least an hour before bedtime.

What is the best cannabis for sleep when it comes to edibles? We recommend these indica-based edibles to our sleep-deprived customers:

  • Take one of these gummies and Have a Grape Night! With a whopping 30 mg of THC per gummy, these Illicit treats are made with an indica extract that is calming and sedating– making it the best weed for sleep. Their soporific effects and tangy grape flavor make them a perfect choice for a tasty nightcap.
  • Panda Fruits’ Mixed Berry FECO Gummies are made with full extract cannabis oil, preserving the rich terpene profile and other plant compounds for synergistic effects. Available in 5 mg, 15 mg, or 25 mg of THC per dose, these “best weed for sleep” gummies will knock you out.


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Perhaps include a couple puffs from an indica vape as part of your bedtime routine.

Best Vapes for Nighttime

Some people turn to vapes when seeking the best weed for sleep. Vaping provides fast-acting effects with no lingering smoky odors. We recommend indica vape cartridges for those who want the best cannabis for sleep without the smoke.

Illicit’s Hibernate Live Resin Cartridge is made with live resin extract, which preserves all the terpenes and cannabinoids of whole plant cannabis– boosting the entourage effect. Hibernate is one of the best weed strains for sleep, with terpene-enhanced sedative effects. Users say this strain makes them relaxed and sleepy.

Best Concentrates for Sleep

If you are a more experienced cannabis user with a high tolerance, dabbing a concentrate before bed may be your preferred option as the best THC for sleep.

Illicit’s sleepy strain Hibernate has two fantastic, full-spectrum indica concentrate options. Hibernate Live Sugar and Hibernate Live Badder both offer powerfully relaxed and sleepy effects. According to users, indica extracts are some of the best cannabis for sleep options.

Shop by Effect with From The Earth

Whether you opt for flower, vapes, edibles, or concentrates to help ease your mind and body into a good night’s rest, From The Earth offers the purest, most potent products at the best price– conveniently organized by their potential effects.

Not sure exactly what you want? Come on in to a dispensary near you in Missouri and chat with our friendly budtenders about your options. Whether you seek the best weed for sleep, energy, pain/anxiety relief, or something else– we can help you!

Good night and sleep tight with From The Earth. Check out all of our “best cannabis for sleep” product options, and order online for pickup or delivery!



FAQs about the Best Cannabis for Sleep

What are the best weed strains for sleep?
Indica strains are generally considered the best weed for sleep due to their relaxing effects. Some standout strains include Hibernate, Purple Chem, and Strawberry Float.

What terpenes should I look for in weed for sleep?
Terpenes like nerolidol, linalool, and myrcene are known for their calming properties and are often found in the best weed strains for sleep.

What are the best edibles for sleep?
Indica-based edibles, such as Illicit’s Grape Night gummies and Peaches & Dreams nighttime gummies, are recommended for promoting sleep.

Can vaping help with sleep?
Yes, vaping indica vape cartridges like Illicit’s Hibernate Live Resin Cartridge may provide fast-acting relaxation without lingering smoke odors, making them a good option for sleep aid.

Are concentrates suitable for sleep?
Indica concentrates like Illicit’s Hibernate Live Sugar and Hibernate Live Badder are potent options for promoting sleep, especially for experienced users with high tolerances.

Where can I find the best cannabis for sleep?
From The Earth offers a curated selection of sleep-inducing products, conveniently organized by their potential effects. Visit our dispensary near you in Missouri to explore your options with our friendly budtenders.



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About the Author

David Craig is the Chief Marketing Officer for Illicit and From The Earth. Born and raised in Kansas City, Craig has been on the ground floor of developing multiple lifestyle and retail brands in the cannabis, fitness, and entertainment industries from Las Vegas to New York City.

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