While insomnia has a wide range of causes that can fuel it, there is no one cure for this crippling condition. Approximately 1 in 3 adults suffers from insomnia, and every year, millions of people are forced to face school and work on insufficient sleep. Thankfully, there have been numerous terpenes for insomnia identified, and particular strains are great for soothing your mind and helping you settle down into a peaceful slumber.
What Terpenes for Insomnia Are There?
There are three different sedative terpenes for insomnia that have been shown to be effective, and many others that have anecdotal evidence for their efficacy.
Terpinolene: This terpene might not be easy to find, but it has phenomenal sedative effects, along with antioxidants. Terpinolene can be found in many strains of cannabis and is sure to help you count sheep.
Caryophyllene: This terpene is known for having warm, spicy and peppery notes. It can reduce muscle pain, soothe stress and relax your body. This combination makes this a powerful terpene for treating insomnia. This terpene is also excellent for people coping with chronic pain who are struggling to sleep as a result.
Myrcene: Myrcene is a terpene for insomnia that is filled with tranquilizing and relaxing effects, and it is readily available in many cannabis strains.
What Strains Are the Best for Insomnia?
Once you know what terpenes you want to use to help soothe your insomnia symptoms, you can choose the right cannabis strain. Some of the most popular strains include:
Blueberry (rich in Myrcene) has the aroma of fresh blueberries.
Grandaddy Purple (high levels of Myrcene) is known for helping users reach a dreamlike headspace.
Sensi Star (steep Terpinolene content) is a very powerful cannabis strain known for having a calming and pain-relieving effect on the user.
Purple Kush (elevated levels of Myrcene) is notorious for being extremely relaxing and giving a blissful, zen-like feeling.
Cherry Pie (high levels of Caryophyllene and Myrcene) has a one-two punch of two terpenes for insomnia, which makes it excellent for relaxing the mind and body before bed.
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