The 5 Best Weed Products for Sleep Awareness Week

At KindPeoples Weed Dispensary, we are obsessed with getting amazing sleep, and are passionate about helping our Santa Cruz community do the same. Good, productive sleep is integral to living a healthy life, but for millions of individuals, achieving quality sleep can feel near impossible. 

In preparation for National Sleep Awareness Week, KindPeoples Santa Cruz Dispensary is answering some common questions about using cannabis for sleep and sharing 5 of the best weed sleep products to help you get great sleep all year long. 

These dreamy weed sleep products never stay on our shelves long so when you see them at KindPeoples Ocean Street or KindPeoples Soquel Avenue, we recommend you grab them.

Why Does Weed Make Me Sleepy?

The cannabis plant is full of naturally occurring chemical compounds that are powerful sleep agents like the cannabinoids, CBN, THC, CBD, and terpenes, linalool, beta-caryophyllene and myrcene. 

CBN is known as the sleep cannabinoid and is present in many of the sleep-focused products on our menu. CBN’s most pronounced, characterizing attribute is its sedative effectives; however, research shows CBN alone may not promote sleepiness. Rather, it’s likely the combination of CBN with THC that produces its sedative effects. 

THC has the capacity to produce feelings of relaxation, reduce feelings of anxiety and depression, and generally has calming and sleep-inducing effects. It’s important to note that dose size matters with THC; too large a dose may cause a person to feel more alert or anxious, inhibiting their ability to fall asleep.

While CBD doesn’t directly help consumers achieve sleep, it does help calm anxiety and inflammation in the body, both of which are common obstacles to achieving quality sleep.

The cannabis plant is full of hundreds of terpenes, but linalool, beta-caryophyllene and myrcene, are the most well-known for producing feelings of relaxation and drowsiness.

Does Indica Make You Tired? Does Sativa Keep You Awake?

In general, Indica strains are described as providing a sedating, relaxing, heavy body high, best for night-time use whereas Sativa strains are described as providing a euphoric, energizing, and cerebral head high, best for day-time use. However, some people find that the opposite is true. Ultimately, finding the right cannabis products and weed strains that work for you is all about exploration. Our expectation is that you’ll notice Indica benefits your sleep more, but if you’re wondering, will sativa keep me from sleeping, the best answer we can give you is while that typically isn’t the case, the only way to find out for sure is to try some sativa strains and see for yourself.  

Is It Okay to Take Melatonin and Weed?

If you’re new to cannabis consumption, our recommendation is to start by consuming the cannabis on its own at first so you can familiarize yourself with how the cannabis alone affects you. Once you’re comfortable, if you feel like you need melatonin to help you sleep, explore if that gives you the affects you seek. If you have any concerns though, it’s always best to discuss with your doctor.

There are some edible brands that include melatonin in their products. In fact, edibles can contain a variety of ingredients other than cannabinoids and terpenes that may be beneficial for sleep, including magnesium, chamomile, glycine, lemon balm, valerian root, vanilla and more. 

Best THC Gummies for Sleep: Tranquility Sleep 1:1:1 | Kanha Gummies 

Tranquility Kanha Gummies at KindPeoples Dispensary. Photo by Kanha Gummies,

We love using THC Gummies for sleep because they’re easy to fit into our nightly routine. Additionally, a tin of THC gummies can be easily stored in a bedside table, thrown in a bag when traveling, and are just generally convenient. At KindPeoples Weed Dispensary, we’re huge fans of these Tranquility Kanha Gummies because the trio of cannabinoids, CBN, CBD and THC, work together synergistically to induce drowsiness while reducing anxiety and inflammation. With 5 mg of each cannabinoid, these Kanha Gummies are some of the best weed gummies for sleep, and thanks to the CBD content, they’re also great edibles for anxiety too.

We love using THC gummies for sleep so much we can’t resist shouting out a few of our other favorites. We also love the Midnight Blueberry and Blackberry Dream Camino Gummies, the Eldeberry Wyld Gummies and the Heavy Hitters Lights Out CBN and THC Gummies to drift off the dreamland.

Shop the best weed sleep products and sleep gummies at KindPeoples Ocean Street and KindPeoples Soquel Avenue

Best Edibles for Sleep: CBN Milk and Cookies Terra Bites | Kiva Edibles

Milk and Cookies CBN Terra Bites from Kiva Edibles at KindPeoples Cannabis Dispensary. Photo by Kiva Edibles.

Whenever we have a tin of the CBN Milk and Cookies Terra Bites, a Kiva Edibles brand, we seriously look forward to bedtime more than usual. The Kiva Edibles team has so many great sleep edibles within their product lines, but these Terra Bites are particularly tasty and so effective.  Each chocolate covered cookie contains 5 mg of THC and 2 mg of CBN, and a dash of sea salt, a blissful combination, and definitely one of the best weed sleep products we’ve tried!

Shop Kiva Edibles at our Santa Cruz Dispensaries, KindPeoples Ocean Street and KindPeoples Soquel Avenue.

Best Vape for Sleep: Midnight Cherry CBN Vape Pen | Heavy Hitters

Heavy Hitters Lights Out 3:1 THC:CBN Weed Vape Pen at KindPeoples Weed Dispensary Santa Cruz. Photo By Heavy Hitters.

When you inhale cannabis, the cannabinoids go directly into your lungs, allowing the effects to be felt almost instantly. This makes weed pens and weed pods a particularly good option for those that have trouble falling asleep or waking up in the middle of the night.  One of our employees at KindPeoples Cannabis Dispensary remarked that they like to keep a vape pen on their nightstand to hit before bed, and quickly in the middle of the night if they wake up and have trouble getting back to sleep. One of our favorite Vape Cartridges for Sleep is the Midnight Cherry CBN Vape Pen from Heavy Hitters. It has a 3:1 THC:CBN ratio and knocks us right out even on the nights when sleep tries its hardest to evade us.  

We also love the Rest Weed Cartridges from Timeless Vapes. Explore Weed Vape Pens at KindPeoples Ocean Street and KindPeoples Soquel Avenue

Best Indica Strain for Sleep: Ice Cream Cake Strain

The ice cream cake strain at KindPeoples Santa Cruz Dispensary. Photo by STIIIZY.

There are so many amazing indica strains for sleep, so it was nearly impossible to decide which is the best indica for sleep, but currently, we can’t get enough of the Ice Cream Cake strain. This genetic cross of the Wedding Cake strain and the Gelato #33 strain hasn’t failed us during a bout with insomnia yet!

Shop Indica strains in loose flower and pre rolls at KindPeoples Ocean Street or KindPeoples Soquel Avenue

Best CBD Dominant THC Products for Sleep: Sleepy Time Tincture 10:1 | Jade Nectar

Jade Nectar Sleep Time 10:1 CBD:THC Weed Tincture at KindPeoples Dispensary Santa Cruz. Photo by Jade Nectar.

This weed tincture from Jade Nectar is made of cannabis oil extracted from CBD flowers and Jade Nectar’s indica Afghan strain, then slowly warmed in olive oil.  The Sleepy Time 10:1 Tincture is designed to help users relax into a restorative night’s sleep without any feelings of next-day grogginess and it meets its mark every time we’ve used this tincture before bed. If your sleep troubles are caused from high anxiety and a restless mind, explore the Jade Nectar Sleepy Time Tincture. 

Read more about Jade Nectar in our blog, or shop Jade Nectar at KindPeoples Ocean Street or KindPeoples Soquel Avenue

National Sleep Awareness Week occurs March 10-16, 2024 but you deserve to get a good night’s sleep, every night. You deserve to prioritize your self-care; stop by KindPeoples Weed Dispensary to explore all the best weed sleep products on our menu to do just that! 

Beyond sleep, cannabis has many uses that can be used in your wellness journey, it’s all about finding the right products in the right doses for each use case. Read about how cannabis can help you enhance your workout routine, how cannabis can help you feel your bestand how cannabis can help with stress and anxiety all in our KindPeoples blog.

This list barely scratches the surface of all the best weed sleep products available at our Santa Cruz Dispensary, you can find the rest at KindPeoples Soquel Avenue and KindPeoples Ocean Street.  Now, go forth and get dreamy!