Many Canadians who have been diagnosed with any type of sleep disorder are prescribed over-the-counter drugs as a way of getting even just a few hours of that much needed shut-eye. Doctors are quick to prescribe things like Valium, Klonopin, Lunesta, Xanax, Ativan, and a whole mess of other drugs that will quickly fill up your medicine cabinet. These drugs can become highly addictive fast, but most people don’t hesitate to swallow whatever they think will help them rest easy.

For some reason these same people often hold a negative attitude towards using marijuana for their insomnia, when in reality a little bit of cannabis before bed might just be the best cure – and the least harmful. Who knows why medical marijuana has such a bad stigma when other drugs like Xanax and Valium can cause many more problems in the long run and lead to an unbreakable addiction.

Canadians who realize that weed acts as the best sleep medicine have started growing their own medicinal marijuana for just this reason (click here for more info on how to grow your own medical cannabis in Canada). If you are interested in turning over a new leaf and giving weed a try to help you sleep, check out the top 5 cannabis strains perfect for treating insomnia and other sleep disorders. In addition, there are weed gummies which are perfect for medical marijuana patients who do not want to inhale smoke.

Northern Lights

Northern Lights is one of the best strains for treating people suffering from insomnia. A famous indica strain, Northern Lights is known for an extraordinarily relaxing high that leaves the user feeling happy and relaxed. Most importantly, when timed properly, it will put you right to sleep.

Afghan Kush

Another great strain for sleeping, Afghan Kush often leaves you feeling relaxed, dazed and groggy as soon as you take a few hits. It has been around for centuries and since its origins has been perfected to be the ideal sleep-inducing drug. Lots of users of this strain claim that it leaves their eyelids feeling heavy and automatically relieves any pain they might be feeling. One downfall of the strain – it creates some major munchies so be prepared to raid the refrigerator before you hit the hay!

God’s Gift

God’s Gift  is literally God’s gift to Earth when it comes to sleeping medication. This is ideal for anyone suffering from insomnia due to an active mind or stressful thoughts filling their heads late at night. If you are feeling anxiety or stress from work, family issues, financial hardships, or just day-to-day living give this strain a try.

Granddaddy Purple

This indica-dominant strain comes last on the list but it ranks high in terms of sleep-inducing cannabis. It causes sleep because it contains high levels of the terpene known as myrcene – if this doesn’t put you to sleep nothing will. Even recreational users who don’t smoke it for sleep purposes enjoy the strain for its sweet undertones of berry and grape. It is extremely smokeable and will leave anyone feeling relaxed, sleepy and in a good mood.

At the end of the day, it’s really important to figure out which strain is best for you — is it indica, sativa or hybrid?