5 Best Marijuana Strains to Combat Fatigue
June 8, 2017

5 Best Marijuana Strains to Combat Fatigue

These will prevent you from falling asleep
MarijuanaBreak Staff MarijuanaBreak Staff / Updated on June 8, 2017

5 Best Marijuana Strains to Combat Fatigue

All of you are familiar with the classic stoner stereotype that is couch-locked after smoking a cannabis joint. Well, marijuana strains come in all shapes and sizes, and unlike what most people think, certain marijuana strains can give you a real energy boost.

These specific marijuana strains are perfect for fighting exhaustion, fatigue and  simply help with getting you through that tiresome afternoon, where you would normally kill for a bed and pillow.

What is Fatigue and How Cannabis Helps?

Fatigue is the term used to describe tiredness, exhaustion, and lethargy. It’s a physical or mental state when you are tired. According to some experts, 10% of people at any one time are suffering from persistent tiredness.

Fatigue is often divided into two categories; Physical fatigue and Mental fatigue.

Physical Fatigue
Physical Fatigue Is a state where you simply don’t have the same energy levels to do what you are used to doing. For example, carrying something, pulling something or even day to day stuff like climbing the stairs.

Mental Fatigue
Is a state where you simply cannot concentrate on things that you are usually used to doing. It’s a situation where you might feel tired and find it hard to keep your eyes open. You might find it hard to concentrate on something specific or find it hard to solve specific issues that require mental concentration.

What Causes Fatigue?

Fatigue is one of the conditions where it is so hard to determine the root of the problem, that often it isn’t even worth trying. It can be caused due to a specific lifestyle, a medical condition or even temporary stress. For example, if you have an important event coming up that you need to prepare for. Some of you parents out there are probably extremely familiar with fatigue, having small children that keep you up at night.

According to the NHS, there are a variety of reasons that may trigger fatigue, including;

Health conditions
Those that suffer from any of the following conditions may experience fatigue;

  • Coeliac disease
  • Anaemia
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Underactive thyroid
  • Diabetes
  • Glandular fever
  • Depression
  • Chronic Pain
  • Restless legs
  • And the most common Anxiety.

Recent research has shown that 1 in 20 people that live in the U.K suffer from anxiety and in the U.S. 18% of the population suffer from anxiety. Furthermore, a recent survey showed 41% of employees from a spectrum of industries reported high levels of anxiety in the workplace. Just imagine the amount of fatigue going around.

Drugs or Medication
Many patients experience fatigue as a side-effect to pharmaceutical drugs that are prescribed for different medical conditions. For example, antidepressants, steroids, and sedatives can all cause certain levels of fatigue.

Day to day sleep problems
Sometimes, the cause of fatigue isn’t medical, but rather your body experiences a shift in its routine. For example, jet lag, unpleasant noises outside that are preventing you from sleeping or even working till late at night – something that your body isn’t used to.

Infections and diseases
Infections are also known to bring on fatigue. Diseases such as Malaria, various tropical diseases, infectious mononucleosis (glandular fever), TB (tuberculosis), Cytomegalovirus, HIV infection, hepatitis and the flu.

Fatigue Symptoms
Marijuana Fatigue

As so many different reasons can cause fatigue, it is often hard to diagnose the source of the problem. Fatigue isn’t always classed as the standard tiredness feeling that you are accustomed to and can be felt in any of the following ways:

  • Aching or sore muscles
  • Dizziness
  • Hallucinations
  • Headaches
  • Moodiness
  • Sleepiness
  • Slower reflexes
  • Difficulty in concentrating
  • Lack of motivation

Treating Fatigue Without Cannabis

The best way to treat fatigue is to try to determine the underlying source of the problem and treat it accordingly. For example, those that are overweight might experience fatigue and may require a diet change or exercise regime. It is also best to try to get your body accustomed to some type of routine. This includes sleeping at the same time each day. Regulating your eating and drinking habits. Consuming less junk, caffeinated and alcoholic beverages and conducting physical activities, such as workouts.

Marijuana and Fatigue

Google “marijuana and fatigue” and you won’t find a lot of info, let alone medical research on the topic. That is because fatigue is such a broad condition, meaning it can be caused by so many different things, that it is more controversial that cannabis itself.

Thanks to technology, growers, and researchers in the field, specific marijuana strains have been developed and grown which can assist with treating fatigue.

In general Sativa, dominant cannabis strains are known to boost energy, creativity, and focus. If you suffer from tiredness or fatigue, then any of the following cannabis strains might assist. Be sure to consult with your physician or a marijuana doctor before any form of marijuana consumption.

Marijuana Strains for Fatigue

Cannabis Strain #1 – Jack Herer

Jack herer marijuana strain

Jack Herer is a spicy-pine Sativa dominant cannabisstrain that is known for giving its patients an incredible energy boost and mind-boggling high effects that are long lasting. Jack Herer packs an astounding 18-24% THC punch and will definitely knock you into action. It is perfect for individuals who suffer from depression, anxiety and is known to help those with fatigue.

Cannabis Strain #2 – Super Silver Haze


You can’t create a list of Sativa cannabis strains and not list Super Silver Haze. This supreme cannabis strain has been around for over 20 years and still lives up to its name. It is so popular that it has actually become iconic. Featuring 70% Sativa and only 30% Indica, this marijuana strain provides an energizing boost that will definitely hit the spot and keep you going like the energy bunny.

Cannabis Strain #3 – Blue Dream

Blue Dream Strain

Blue Dream isn’t as old as the first two strains on this list but definitely, gives them some competition. It has become a favorite by cannabis lovers throughout the United States and all over the world. Containing 60% Sativa and THC content of up to 25%, this marijuana strain will deliver the goods. This cannabis strain is perfect for combating stress and chronic pain, two symptoms that are often associated with fatigue.

Cannabis Strain #4 – Green Crack

Green Crack Marijuana Strain

Just the name “Green Crack” makes most people overlook this marijuana strain, and trust us, you don’t know what you are missing. Green Crack is truly a marijuana strain that will have you hooked and always coming back for more. THC levels range around 15-20%. It is known for giving that exact amount of energy you need that won’t keep you awake but will get you through the day. It is used for a variety of conditions including, fatigue, depression, anxiety, and stress.

Cannabis Strain #5 – Durban Poison

Durban Poison

This is the last marijuana strain on our list and is known by many as one of the classics. Durban Poison is a pure Sativa Strain with THC content reaching as high as 26%. It is excellent at removing any mental or physical pain you might be experiencing and is well known for its effectiveness in treating stress, depression, and anxiety – conditions that are all related to fatigue.

Final Thoughts About Marijuana and Fatigue

While most marijuana strains will cause tiredness there are a few strains out there that have the opposite effect on your body, mentally and physically. Share your experience with us and tell us which cannabis strains work for you. We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below on our Facebook Page.

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  1. CB

    AK-47 is a good one for energy without munchies or paranoia. Great with a cup a joe to give you a boost. Don’t let the name worry you.

  2. Silke Feierabend
    Indica Verses Sativa

    Keep this small tip handy. If it is mental fatigue, then go for a Sativa dominant strain and if it is physical fatigue try some thing that is indica dominant.

  3. Lily
    Terpenes And Cannabinoids Are Key

    Hello, I have narcolepsy. I’ve been looking for a daytime strain to fight my EDS (excessive daytime sleepiness). I have learned from experince that the terpenes and cannabinoids in the strains are very important, much more so than where it falls on the sativa to indica scale.

    My favorite so far is silver mountain #10 which I blend with CBD. Wakes me right up!! Takes all the brain fog away and I feel reborn. My thoughts are crystal clear. It is a miracle. I just can’t find any more of it at the dispensaries near me :/

    I tried a blend of Silver mountain #11 with CBD and it gave me horrible anxiety. It felt like a nighmare and I didn’t even try that much of it. Even though it’s only one number away from #11 I felt a huuuge difference.

    I tried durban poison and it made sleepy. It didn’t give me any brain fog, raciness, or anxiety which was nice but it didn’t wake me up which was what I was looking for. I found out later it’s because its predominant terpene is terpinolene- which is sedating. I also found out CBN is sedating, and the durban poison oil I had has 1.9% CBN.

    I tried Jack Herrer today and I really like it. Has a good amount of pinene- great for alertness. My vision seems sharper, more colorful, and I feel motivated. I didn’t necessarily feel more awake but I felt more alert which I appreciate. The high felt a bit too racy to be considered perfect but I feel as though maybe some CBD might counteract that. I will try this soon. If the CBD makes me sleepy, I will then try a mix of jack herrer with black raspberry because it relaxes me without sedating me.

  4. Travers

    Starbud is fantastic, gets my head working before bed which lowers my anxiety, this gives me a great sleep and I wake up in 2nd or 3rd gear instead of 1st gear. Tried Black Ice – great sleep but hard to get going the next day.

  5. Travers Pohl

    I have chronic fatigue from post concussion syndrome, the best strains for me after doing a lot of research were purple kush and G13. Purple kush is known for helping with fatigue and G13 is known for not burning you out on come down.

  6. Travers Pohl

    I have chronic fatigue from multiple concussions (post concussion syndrome). The best strains I’ve found are not the sativa dominant strains as they burn me out quick. Don’t like racey at all. The following strains that I’ve found effective without the burnout or added fatigue are purple kush and G-13. Add Blue Diesel to a lesser extent as it does give me some energy but I really have to watch out and monitor my activity level.

  7. Michelle Cohen

    I have two issues COPD and fatigue it seems that Indica is good for the COPD bronchial tubes and sativa is good for the fatigue I guess I would take them at different times of the day how is that recommended to cope with these two problems

    1. Localtender

      Rogue raven farms has a “Harlequin” strain sativa but also a CBD strain of flower. They also have (swiss tsunami, and Therapy strains that do the same all 3 sativa)

  8. Thelma Hopson

    Green crack cures my fatigue problem effectively.

  9. Yanet

    Need help choosing a strain that would give me a lot of energy but not hunger. Any recomendattions?

  10. Julie Hawkins

    The Green crack strain and anxiety combination is life-changing! I tried this and have never looked back.

  11. Annie

    I’m getting ready for my first consult. In the past, I lived and breathed smoking and having a great, creative and functional lifestyle.
    Its been about a yr now that I’ve gotten off of chronic pain medication(methadone 195mg). Red maeng da kratom was a life saver for me in terms of withdrawal and I guess, “moving on”.
    Now that I’m off of the pain medication,I’m left with all sorts of issues, including physical weakness, esp. in my back muscles, worsened anxiety, problems with attention span, pain, agoraphobia and I guess libido in many ways.
    I would welcome suggestions.
    Thank you!

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