Cannabis consumption comes with a number of interesting side effects. Aside from the beloved munchies and the occasional dry mouth, there’s another common side effect that you either love or hate: drowsiness. Drowsiness can be an enjoyable side effect if you’ve had a long stressful day and are looking forward to drifting off into a peaceful slumber. But what happens if you start to feel drowsy and you’re not quite ready to hit the hay? In today’s article, we’ve come up with a few ways to help you fight off the Sandman and enjoy the euphoria of your high just a bit longer.
Hit The Gym
Working out is a great way to boost your energy levels and help you feel more alert. Those who exercise regularly may even notice a decrease in overall fatigue. We’ve mentioned in a previous article what to expect if you work out while high, so it might be a good idea to give that article a quick read before you show up to the gym completely blitzed. The important thing is to start off slowly; cardio with a treadmill, elliptical, or Stair Master might be ideal for newbies. If you feel more confident to do free weights or strength training with machines, exercise caution (pun intended) and listen to your body. Don’t do anything overly strenuous that might hurt you. Overall, you’ll mostly likely find your endurance is better, your focus is improved, and…you might find yourself enjoying it more!
Taking a shower is one of those things that can either wake you up or feel more relaxed. Morning showers are ideal for helping you feel fully awake and energized (particularly if you opt for cold ones) while evening showers can help wash away the stress of the day and help you relax. When it comes to showering while high, you’re in for a treat! Cannabis has a tendency to make you feel more sensitive to touch and pleasure, meaning the hot water on your skin and the comfortable pressure of the water will most likely feel quite enjoyable. As a bonus, it may help you shake the heavy weighted feeling and encourage you to do something active once you emerge all squeaky clean!
Opt For Sativa Strains
Cannabis is typically categorized into three strains: indica, sativa, and hybrid. An easy way to remember what indica strains do is to think of the phrase “in da couch” as you’ll most likely experience “couch-lock” and drowsiness. Sativa strains tend to deliver a more uplifted euphoria that encourages creativity and focus. Many consumers prefer to use sativa strains for daytime use, exercising, content creating, and other activities that require a stronger sense of focus. Sativa strains are commonly found in vape cartridges, disposables, and flowers. Sativa edibles are not as readily available, so you’ll need to search for gummies and softgels that specifically say “sativa” on the product packaging.
Grab A Cup o’ Joe
We’ll be exploring this topic in greater detail in upcoming articles, but caffeine might be able to help, so long as you only consume small amounts. Coffee or green tea are excellent ways to get a short burst of energy and can be effective in warding off drowsiness. We’re not saying to chug an entire can of your favorite energy drink and start running around like a chicken with its head cut off; start off with a single cup of coffee or tea and see if that helps make you feel more alert and less drowsy. Remember that caffeine is a stimulant (gets your heart rate up) while THC is categorized as a depressant (makes you feel more relaxed). Mild amounts of caffeine consumption while high may prove to be more pleasurable and energetic.
Try To Decrease The Amount You Consume
As you explore various product types and strengths, you may start to notice similar patterns with the cannabis you consume. For example, your favorite vape cartridge may recommend 1-3 puffs as an initial dosage. If you’re consistently inhaling three puffs or more, try trying only two puffs and see if you feel less drowsy. Alternatively, if your preferred product to enjoy is a gummy, consider only eating half or a quarter of the entire thing. Granted, this may make you feel less high as well as less drowsy, but play around with the amounts you consume and find a smaller dose that works for you.
Consider Using HHC Products
Many psychoactive cannabinoids tend to have more of an indica effect due to how powerful the high is and how relaxed the high makes you feel. Hexahydrocannabinol, or HHC for short, tends to have an uplifting effect that leaves you feeling focused and creative. If you have a problem with staying awake during the throes of your high, consider switching to HHC products for a more balanced high. HHC products are excellent at improving your mood, enhancing your focus, kickstarting your creativity, and may help you fight off the growing drowsiness as your high progresses.
Cannabis can be a godsend if you’re looking for a way to relax and sink into a blissful euphoria that leaves you feeling warm and fuzzy. Unfortunately for some people, that warm and fuzzy feeling can make you feel sleepy and ready for bed when the fun is just getting started! These six tricks may help you fight off the Sandman’s call and allow you to get more out of your high. If you know any other tips and tricks that help you stay awake while high, please share them with the rest of us in the comments below!
Here at TwoHawk Extracts, we’re excited at the prospect of transporting you into a delicious high. Our fast-acting inhalables come in a variety of strains that include hybrid and sativa strains that help you stay awake and focused. If you’re okay with feeling a little drowsy, our softgels, gummies, and tinctures promise to deliver a rich euphoria in a matter of minutes. From OG’s like Delta-8 THC and Farm Bill Compliant Delta-9 THC to up-and-comer’s like HHC and THC-O, we’re confident there’s something for you! Should you have any trouble deciding which cannabinoid or product type to try, check out our Try Before You Buy Program where we offer sample sizes of all our products.
Each and every one of our products have been subjected to rigorous testing by third-party independent labs to ensure purity and potency. The results of these are embedded in each product description as well as via a QR code stamped on the product’s packaging. As always, if you have any questions regarding anything in this article or about cannabis in general, feel free to reach out to us! Our team of cannabis specialists would be delighted to shed some light on all things hemp-related. In our next article, we’ll be talking about caffeine and how it may directly relate to your high. We look forward to seeing you there!