Hybrids are ideal for people who want a balanced high. They're not as cerebral and psychedelic as a sativa can be, nor will they make you sleep like an indica. Therefore, if you're looking for a strain that helps you sleep, it's best to choose an indica. Otherwise, a strongly Indica hybrid could provide a viable alternative.
You'll want to stay away from sativas, as they are among the worst strains of cannabis that can be consumed before bed. If you're trying to sleep, a little indica will help, but avoid pure sativas like sour diesel and most hazing. Hybrid varieties are a combination of Indica and Sativa and are grown on farms or greenhouses. The ratio of THC to CBD in hybrid strains depends on intention, whether they were grown to increase CBD or THC levels.
Some of the common effects of hybrid strains are anxiety and the impact on stress reduction. Products derived from cannabis sativa plants are known to be energizing, while those derived from indica cannabis plants are sedatives. Hybrids are somewhere in between, depending on how dominant the Sativa and Indica elements are. The sleep-stimulating effects of cannabinoids are thought to be due to their interactions with cannabinoid receptors in the brain.
When cannabinoids bind to these receptors, they send messages to increase adenosine levels that promote sleep and suppress the brain's arousal system. Together, these effects can help cannabis users feel sedated or sleepy. Cannabis menus often classify products as indica, sativa, or a hybrid of the two, depending on the plant's origin.
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