Cannabis can relax you like nothing else when it’s time to let go of your worries and go to sleep. Not all THC products are equally effective at curing bedtime blues, though, so we’ll guide you through the process we used to choose the five THC products for sleep highlighted in this guide.

What makes a cannabis product good for stress or sleep?

Inability to sleep is often caused by intense feelings of stress that persist throughout the nighttime hours. These feelings often become more acute at times but last so long that many conventional treatments don’t do the trick.

As a result, many cannabis users combine multiple types of products or use products with different activation windows at the same time. For the purposes of going to sleep, it might be useful for a product to kick in quickly, but it might also be useful for the effects of THC to last for a long time.

These complicated criteria make it somewhat more difficult to select a single ideal THC product for sleep. Instead, we put together a kit of five different products you should keep on hand for help when insomnia hits its hardest.

Our ranking criteria

Here are the factors we considered to select the best THC products for sleep and stress-relief. We use these criteria to rank all the products we review, but we narrowed it down even more for our current purposes:

Convenience

Convenience isn’t as big of a factor here as it can be in some other product categories, but we certainly prefer products that are easy to keep by your bedside or reach for whenever stress becomes too much to handle.

Flavor

A bad aftertaste in your mouth can make it harder to sleep, and nobody wants to use a product that tastes so bad it stresses you out.

Activation time

THC activation time can be tricky when it comes to getting to sleep at night. The toolkit we’re about to lay out will include products that activate quickly and products that kick in more slowly.

Effects

Products for bedtime and stress reduction should be strongly indica. They should also be strong — period.

Price

In light of your current stress levels, we chose some of the cannabis industry’s more reasonably priced products.

1. THE FLOWER: Pacific Stone PR OG Indica THC Flower

  • Score: 4.2
  • Effects: Relaxing
  • Available in: Los Angeles, throughout California
  • Good for: Sharing, relaxing at night
  • Potency: 15%+
  • Convenience: 4/5
  • Flavor/aroma: 4/5
  • Activation time: Instant
  • Price: 5/5
  • Best dosage: Best in 0.5g joints
  • Ideal user: Indica lovers who are more concerned about quantity than quality

About the product

Affordable enough to use as an emergency bud bag without any worries, these indica nugs from Pacific Stone are more than happy to be the workhorse that gets you to bed every night.

2. THE VAPE: Beboe Downtime Disposable Vape Pen 0.5g

  • Score: 4.4
  • Effects: Relaxing, sleepy
  • Available in: Chicago, throughout Illinois
  • Good for: Keeping by your bed
  • Potency: 0.5g disposable vape
  • Convenience: 5/5
  • Flavor/aroma: 4/5
  • Activation time: Instant
  • Price: 3/5 (All products are overpriced in Illinois right now)
  • Best dosage: 1-3 puffs before bed
  • Ideal user: Cannabis users with stress-related insomnia

About the product

Available in Chicago, this disposable vape pen from mainstream brand Beboe won’t disappoint. Pens like these are indispensable for enjoying quick hits of relaxing relief without stinking up your bedroom with smoke.

3. THE CAPSULE: ABX THC Soft Gels

  • Score: 5
  • Effects: Amazing all-around
  • Available in: Los Angeles, throughout California
  • Good for: Any oral THC need
  • Potency: 5-200mg THC per capsule
  • Convenience: 5/5
  • Flavor/aroma: 5/5
  • Activation time: Reasonably fast
  • Price: 5/5
  • Best dosage: Depends on your needs
  • Ideal user: Anyone in need of a slow-acting THC boost before bed

About the product

ABX is a legend when it comes to extracts, and this brand’s capsules don’t disappoint. Available in potencies ranging from 5mg to 200mg THC per capsule, you can pinpoint-tailor your ABX experience to your exact bedtime needs.

4. THE EDIBLE: Lost Farm Strawberry Lemonade Gummies by Kiva Confections

  • Score: 4.6
  • Effects: Relaxing and relieving
  • Available in: Los Angeles, throughout California
  • Good for: Winding down in the evening
  • Potency: 10mg THC per gummy
  • Convenience: 5/5
  • Flavor/aroma: 5/5
  • Activation time: Acceptable
  • Price: 5/5
  • Best dosage: 1-2 gummy discs every 5 hours
  • Ideal user: Insomniacs who are new to cannabis

About the product

There’s something sleepy and nostalgic about Lost Farm, and these were the most natural-tasting and mild gummies we could think of for taking before bed. If you simply can’t stand eating anything after brushing your teeth, skip this step.

5. THE TOPICAL: Ceres Garden THC:CBD:CBN Dragon Balm

  • Score: 5
  • Effects: Strong pain relief, soothing feeling
  • Available in: Spokane, throughout Washington
  • Good for: Numbing pain before bed
  • Potency: 300mg THC + 300mg CBD + 20mg CBN
  • Convenience: 5/5
  • Flavor/aroma: 5/5
  • Activation time: Activates in stages over the course of 15 minutes or so
  • Price: 5/5
  • Best dosage: Apply the roller lightly where needed
  • Ideal user: People who can’t sleep because of pain

About the product

Pain or discomfort can keep you up at night. It’s best to attack pain from multiple angles, so use this topical in conjunction with the other products we’ve listed. Speaking of multiple angles, this Ceres Garden balm contains three different cannabinoids for a trifecta of relief.

Best THC for stress & sleep FAQ

Which terpenes are best for sleep?

Experts agree that the natural cannabis terpene linalool (also found in lavender) shows remarkable utility as a natural relaxation and sleep aid. If there ever were a “relaxing terpene,” linalool would definitely be it.

What is the best THC tincture for sleep?

An ideal THC tincture for sleep will contain relaxing indica terpenes and be potent enough to deliver long-lasting effects. It also shouldn’t have a very strong taste or aftertaste since intense flavors can keep you up at night.

Which edibles are good for stress?

The more potent the edible, the more thoroughly it will obliterate stress in the near term. Just make sure to plan ahead properly to prevent your trip to THC la-la land from making your long-term stress worse.