5 Strains That are Way More Effective than Counting Sheep

Insomnia is hell. You lie awake all night worrying about all the big and small problems that your brain seems to ignore during the day. Did you remember to email your boss about that big project your job depends on? Did you remember to pay the power bill on time? This sets you up for failure the next day because you wake up feeling exhausted and ill prepared. You could take sleeping pills. I have. They work, but they make you feel groggy the next day and you become dependent on them. Of course, you could always try counting sheep, but you may find these strains much more effective.

Fire OG

Fire OG, one of the offsprings of the legendary strain OG Kush is famous among insomniacs and is 100 percent guaranteed to give you a good night’s sleep. This indica will come on quickly and spread its warmth throughout your body, from your head all the way down to the tips of your toes. The fresh citrus scent and flavor will simultaneously  relax and delight your senses. I would recommend dropping a couple buds in your vape and giving it a couple puffs right before heading to bed. You will be saying sweet dreams before you know it!

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    Northern Lights

    This pure indica bred from Afghani and Thai acts as an instant Ambien for even some of the most seasoned cannabis connoisseurs. The effects of this fast acting strain will have you counting sheep before you have even had a chance to put your pipe down. This strain is especially favored by pain patients who have difficulty sleeping through the night due to their debilitating condition. If this sounds like you, Northern Lights will be a dream come true.

    Northern Lights will have you counting sheep in no time. Image Source: Fight Klub

    Master Kush

    Cannabis Cup winner perennial favorite Master Kush is an indica that will make you feel as though you’ve had a full body massage. This strain is a little more euphoric than the average indica, but it’s a calming euphoria that will have you sinking into your pillows with a big smile plastered to your face.

    Skywalker OG

    Skywalker OG may not give you any Jedi powers that we know of, but it will definitely help you achieve sweet dreams of a galaxy far, far away. Another offspring of OG Kush, this strain offers a mellow, yet incredibly strong body high that will make you feel as though you are floating in space. It’s the perfect way to drift off into a deep sleep. Make sure that you are using the indica phenotype of Skywalker OG; if you find yourself using the sativa by accident you may find yourself counting sheep all night.

    Granddaddy Purple

    The grapetastic Granddaddy Purple will cover you like a warm soft blanket, creating the ideal environment for getting a good night’s rest. This indica is far more physical than cerebral, so you don’t need to worry about it keeping your brain up and active all night. Granddaddy Purp is a strain that was made for those of us who just can’t seem to turn our brains off at night.

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    Which strains do you find more effective than counting sheep? Tell us your preferences in the comments!

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    Sarah is a D&D fanatic and loves singing silly songs to her cat. No matter what she does though, Sarah can always be found with a bong in hand. If there is one strain that she could call her favorite, that would be Zkittlez because it matches her colorful personality and hair!... [Read full bio]


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