It's Time to Recharge: Cannabis for Rest and Relaxation
From a hot bath to forest bathing, cannabis is a perfect way to improve your rest and relaxation routine.
Cannabis provides relief and helps one let go of the stress of everyday life. Here in Seattle, cannabis delivery is easily accessible and can be ordered without leaving your home. Rest and relaxation are essential in today's world.
What Does Science Say About Cannabis for Rest and Relaxation?
Many people turn to cannabis for relaxation. It's natural; it's been around for a long time; and it works. And science backs this up. Research confirms that cannabis helps with a variety of conditions, and this includes rest and relaxation.
Many scientific studies on cannabis are based on personal experiences. However, more data-driven studies are underway as scientists and doctors seek evidence that supports the benefits of THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids for relief from stress and other conditions.
In a 2019 study, researchers discovered that "CBD appears to be better tolerated than routine psychiatric medications." This suggests cannabis offers benefits without the side effects of pharmaceuticals. In addition, because CBD is non-psychoactive, this is good for people who want relief without the high.
Another study conducted in 2020 looked at the benefits of inhaled cannabis for stress relief.
Researchers concluded that "the majority of patients in our sample experienced relief from distress-related symptoms following consumption of Cannabis flower, and that among product characteristics, higher THC levels were the strongest predictors of relief."
Ninety-five percent of patients who participated in the study experienced a decrease in stress and anxiety. In addition, approximately two percent had a neutral response. This high number suggests that a majority of people consuming cannabis will experience relaxation.
How to Use Cannabis to Unwind
It's essential to determine what will best support you.
Using different cannabinoid ratios is a great way to explore what works for you. A blend of THC and CBD works well for many. At Origins, we worked with experts to create our Lifestyle Spectrum to identify a range of desired effects.
We also looked at the terpene profile of each product and its impact on the experience. For example, linalool, which is also found in lavender, an essential oil known for relaxation, stress, and sleep, is also found in some strains of cannabis that help with ease.
Most of our products contain a higher ratio of THC to CBD. For more on cannabinoid ratios, check out this post for the full rundown.
Always start low and go slow until you find your sweet spot. For example, our "Afterhours" lifestyle category, which we recommend for relaxation, begins at a 3:1 ratio.
Keep in mind that dose sizes vary from person to person. Take the time to learn what suits your body and mind. For relaxation, many prefer an indica-dominant strain with more THC than CBD.
Types of products for relaxation include:
Flower smoked or vaped
There are many ways to unwind with cannabis. Ask questions, do your research, and try a few different products to find what's most effective.
Our Favorite Products for Rest and Relaxation
For relaxation, the Lifestyle Spectrum category of "Afterhours" is color-coded blue. These products help with rest and relaxation, and they are indica and indica-dominant hybrids.
Here are our top cannabis recommendations for unwinding:
Flower: Taking some time to inhale cannabis mindfully will cause you to deepen your breath. For evening rest, we love Kush Family Cherry Lopez, which will help you relax, both body and mind.
Cured Resin: Gabriel BHO Cured Resin Cookies is a smooth, artisan sugar wax. It's an excellent option for dabbers who like a high terpene profile, and it's perfect for a relaxed couch session.
Rosin: for intense relaxation after an intense day, we love No Mids Rosin Black Jam Mamba
Moonrock: Northwest Authentic God's Gift Moonrock is one of the most powerful ways to deeply decompress, melt into the couch, and let go of your day when you want to forget and detach.
Edibles: Enjoy the benefits of chocolate and the deep body-stone of cannabis together in the Evergreen Herbal 420 bars. We love the hazelnut crunch, and if that's not the flavor for you, there are four others from which to choose.
Recharging with Seattle Cannabis Delivery
You can explore other "Lifestyles" on our website, to support your quest for rest and relaxation too. Take some time to learn what each Lifestyle category offers in terms of product, benefits, and cannabinoid ratio.
Cannabis is an excellent option for rest and relaxation, and science supports this. Dosage, cannabinoid ratios, and type of product are all key considerations when choosing the best option for you.
Rest and relaxation are critical to overall health, and cannabis is a natural, effective, accessible option for recharging, body, mind, and soul.