Does Sativa Make You Sleepy Or Hyper
The effects of sativa and indica strains can vary greatly depending on the individual, their genetics, and what they are doing while they’re smoking. The most important factor in how sativa or indica will affect a person is their THC tolerance. Those with low THC tolerance may find themselves feeling more energetic after smoking because it’s easier for them to feel the effects of THC than it is for those who have built up a tolerance over time.
How Sativa And Indica Strains Affect Your Body
In general, sativa strains tend to be more energizing and uplifting, while indica strains are more sedating and relaxing. In some cases, however, the effects of these two types of cannabis can be similar.
The main difference between sativa and indica is the way they make you feel:
- Sativa strains are more likely to make you feel energetic or more creative. They might focus your mind on a particular task but also give you an energy boost that allows you to stay focused for hours on end.
- Indica strains might make your body feel heavy because of their calming properties. You may feel slightly stoned but won’t get too high or paranoid from smoking this type of marijuana.
The Effects Of THC And CBD On Your Body
The two main cannabinoids that give marijuana its effects are THC and CBD. While both of these compounds have potential uses in health care, their effects differ considerably.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is the second most common cannabinoid found in cannabis plants, making up about 40% of the plant’s extract. It’s also not psychoactive—meaning you won’t get high from using it alone—and research has linked it to a number of benefits including pain relief and anti-inflammatory properties.
But THC is the main reason you get high when smoking or using edibles: It binds to receptors in your brain that regulate things like memory formation and appetite control, which means consuming too much can lead to paranoia or anxiety while excessive use over time can cause addiction.
Genetics And Environment Influence Your Reaction To Sativa Strain
Cannabis is a plant, and as such all its components are influenced by genetics and environmental factors. The variation in response to cannabis is mostly due to genetics. On average, sativa strains have higher THC levels than indica strains which produces a different effect on the body.
However, there are also other factors that influence your reaction to cannabis (or any drug for that matter). These include:
- Genetic predisposition – some people have more receptors for cannabinoids than others. This means their body will react differently when exposed to cannabinoids; it also means they’ll be more sensitive or immune-resistant depending on their genes.
- Body mass – heavier people generally need more THC than lighter people because they’ve got more blood flowing through their bodies every second of every day! So while someone with an average weight might feel high after only 7 mg of THC per kilogram of body mass (1 kg = 2 lbs), someone who weighs twice as much would need twice as much THC – 14 mg/kg – in order to get the same effects.”
Mood And Terpene Impact Your Sativa Experience
Terpenes play a massive role in your experience. They are responsible for the smell and taste of any plant, but they also impact your mood and high. If you’re unfamiliar with terpenes, what they do, or how to choose them, here’s a quick primer:
These organic compounds give plants their unique color and aroma. When you smell (or taste) cannabis in its natural form, it has a certain flavor because of these compounds. You may have noticed that some strains make you happy while others relax your body or put you in an energetic mood—this is because of the different types of terpenes found within each strain type (i.e., sativa vs indica).
If I were to tell someone about my favorite strain and say it was “minty” or “earthy” without mentioning THC levels or other factors like effects on anxiety levels (which we’ll talk about next), those words could mean anything since there are so many types of mints out there! But if I described my experience as being uplifted due to high levels of limonene which is commonly found in lemons while also producing intense relaxation due to large amounts lavender which smells amazing when burned during meditation sessions then suddenly everything makes sense!
While Indica strains are best known for their sleepiness, sativas can be relaxing and energizing.
While Indica strains are best known for their sleepiness, sativas can be relaxing and energizing. You’re more likely to feel energized and active after smoking a sativa strain like Durban Poison or Super Silver Haze. Sativa strains also tend to have an uplifting effect on the mind and body, making them great for daytime use when you want to feel bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.
If you’re looking for something that will help you unwind after a hard day’s work (or if you just want some alone time), try out some of the earthy flavors of a good indica strain—we recommend hitting the hay with Purple Kush or Gorilla Glue #4!
It’s important to remember that there are many factors at play when it comes to how different strains of cannabis affect your body and mind. Sativa is believed to be a more energizing strain, but this isn’t always the case. Genetics and environment both play a role in determining how you experience sativa, while terpenes found in the plant itself can also change its effects.