Best Indica Strain For Sleep

Cannabis is a substance that features many beneficial properties that can seriously help out a lot of people with their various ailments. Anxiety, pain, stress, lack of concentration – cannabis can be used to help alleviate all of these issues that plague people all around the world. 

However, cannabis comes in lots of different strains that each have its own unique benefits. This means that certain strains are more adept at dealing with certain ailments than others, so which ones are the best to help you get to sleep?

Here we are going to take a look at the best indica strains of cannabis that will help you get to sleep faster and sleep more deeply. 

Best Indica Strain For Sleep

What Is Indica?

Cannabis can be categorized into three different strains called sativa, indica and hybrid. Indica is shorter and bushier than sativa, and is more related to relaxing the body and mind.

It’s sedative and soothing, helping relieve nausea and pain. It does also cause ‘the munchies’ but because of its many other benefits, indica is mostly used by those seeking pain relief or suffering from insomnia. 

Because indica can help relax the mind and body, it’s the better strain to use when it comes to looking for a sleeping aid. 

So, let’s take a look at the best strains of indica cannabis that will help you drift off to deep sleep in no time. 

Northern Lights

This indica strain was made by crossing both Thai and Afghani together to make the ultimate sleep-inducing cannabis strain. 

Northern Lights is known for helping to settle the body and relax the mind, making it very easy for its users to feel sleepy and drift off into a deep rest. It helps relax muscles and boost moods with its euphoric effects. So, it is the perfect indica strain of cannabis to use to help you fall asleep. 

This strain is also well known for its sweet and spicy aroma and flavor, which is similar to fresh pine and other earthly flavors. Pine is a great flavor to go hand in hand with effects like sleepiness and relaxation, making you feel as if you are in a calm, private space near a pinewood forest. 

Due to its amazing effects and flavor, Northern Lights has become one of the most popular strains of cannabis of all time and has been used to help create other famous hybrids like Super Silver Haze. 

So, it’s easy to see why Northern Lights is highly recommended to a lot of people struggling with insomnia or frequently waking up from their sleep – but if it’s not the right strain for you, then don’t worry.

There are plenty of other strains that can help you fall asleep, but Northern Lights remains to be one of the best.

Bubba Kush

Bubba Kush

Another highly effective indica strain is Bubba Kush. 

This strain is ideal for those who want to complete and have powerful relaxation. It’s very, very strong – some users have even likened it to a tranquillizer due to its heavy effects.

After taking it, you will eventually feel yourself start to numb and melt into your surroundings until you eventually lose consciousness and drift off into a very deep sleep. 

Bubba Kush is notorious for being a knock-out strain of cannabis (and for giving you a serious case of the munchies afterwards) so it’s a great choice for those seeking some help with insomnia. 

It’s also well known for its coffee-like flavor and aroma, so it’s well suited for those who like earthy scents and tastes. This is also balanced with a few notes of chocolate, bringing a touch of sweetness to this well-loved indica strain.

So, if you would like something sweeter than Northern Lights with the same relaxing properties, then Bubba Kush is a great alternative.

Ice Cream Cake

Ice Cream Cake is an indica hybrid strain that is a cross between Gelato No.33 and Wedding Cake, and it offers very high sedating effects that can help your mind and body calm down and relax. 

It’s a popular strain used by many due to its strong calming effects that not only help you drift off to sleep but can also relieve pain and anxious feelings. 

It is also very sweet with hints of vanilla in its flavor and aroma, which is why this strain is called ‘Ice Cream Cake’. It’s also very high in THC, meaning that it’s popular among regular cannabis users who have built up a high tolerance to THC, and low in CBG. 

So, this means that Ice Cream Cake is a sound choice to go for when looking for a good indica strain to help you fall asleep. It’s calming, relaxing and sure to make you feel sleepy in no time. It’s also very sweet thanks to its vanilla flavoring, making it popular among all kinds of people.

Granddaddy Purple

Granddaddy Purple

Another great indica strain for improving your sleeping pattern is Granddaddy Purple. This strain may be familiar to you through a number of different names like ‘Grand Daddy Purp’ or just ‘GDP’. It is a cross between a lot of different strains that come together to give this indica strain its own unique flavor and effects. 

Granddaddy Purple is very sweet but has a flavor closer to berries than vanilla. This is because it has inherited this grape-like aroma and flavor from its Mendo Purps ancestors. So, for those who like a little more flavor with their cannabis, Granddaddy Purple is the strain to choose. 

As for its effects, Granddaddy Purple is very calming but also allows you to feel a slight euphoria as well. This will give you a buzz but still allow you to feel relaxed, letting you drift off into a happy sleep. 


So, the best strain for sleep and relaxation is often agreed to be Northern Lights, with the other indica strain Bubba Kush running up as a close second. Other recommendations also include strains like Granddaddy Purple and Ice Cream Cake – so these are definitely some strains for you to check out. 

Remember that when taking cannabis, every strain will affect people differently and you may find that some recommended strains are not as potent as others say or you experience other effects more strongly.

However, that is why we included other indica strains that are also great for improved sleep, so you have a few to try out and hopefully find the strain that suits you best!

If you enjoyed this article, then you might like to read our post on ‘How To Make Canna Sugar‘.

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