Top 5 Strains Logged For Insomnia


August, 2018


Throughout August, we have been using our blog to discuss the positive impact that medical cannabis can have on the lives of insomnia patients. First, we shared five steps that insomnia sufferers can take to seek relief from the debilitating sleep disorder. The week following, we shared a couple of anecdotes from medical cannabis patients that utilize Releaf App. The last post featured a breakdown of our most recent peer-reviewed publication, which was a collaboration with the brilliant researchers at the University of New Mexico.

This week we are going to take things a step further by digging into our database to identify the top five strains of cannabis flower that Releaf App users consume to manage their bouts with insomnia. Most readers will recognize the strains listed below, which are predominantly hybrid strains that are Indica dominant.


  1. Lemon Sour Diesel
  2. Classic Purps
  3. Cannatonic LR5
  4. Grapefruit Krush
  5. Grandaddy Purple

Lemon Sour Diesel

This particular strain is a cross between California Sour and Lost Coast OG. Consuming Lemon Sour Diesel can leave patients happy and relaxed, a great combination when it comes to settling down for the night. Dry mouth is the most common side effect, which pales in comparison to the benefits obtained from consuming this strain.

Classic Purps

Patients searching for cannabis strains with high amounts of myrcene are in luck when it comes to Classic Purps. This strain is known for its sedative properties, which is why it has landed on our Top Five list. If you’re a medical cannabis patient in the Washington DC area, you can find this strain at Takoma Wellness, one of our dispensary partners.

Cannatonic LR5

If high CBD content is what you’re looking for, Cannatonic LR5 offers the right mix of THC/CBD. The Cannatonic strain is a blend of MK Ultra and G-13 Haze, which has a THC range of 7-15%. Cannatonic LR5 clocks in with a slightly higher THC level of roughly 23%.  In addition to feeling relaxed, consumers say dry mouth is the most common side effect.

Grapefruit Krush

This strain is a cross between BC Kush and Grapefruit and will leave patients feeling relaxed and happy. While there are many benefits from consuming Grapefruit Krush, it should be noted that consumers can experience an increased sense of anxiety which may have an adverse impact on a patient’s ability to fall asleep.

Grandaddy Purple

The last strain on our list is Grandaddy Purple, an Indica cross between Purple Urkle and Big Bud. This strain is well known for helping consumers overcome stress and anxiety, which can have a direct impact on one’s ability to sleep. The adverse side effects of consuming Grandaddy Purple is relatively inconsequential with dry mouth and dry eyes being the most common.

What strains do you use to overcome insomnia? Reach out to us on Twitter or Facebook and share your experiences with us!

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