Around 50,000,000 to 70,000,000 people in the United States have regular problems with sleep. If insomnia is left untreated it can often lead to an increased risk of conditions like depression, diabetes and stroke. Medical cannabis patients are starting to improve their sleep using regular medical cannabis. Marijuana can be particularly useful at helping people to fall asleep and improve the quality of their sleep throughout the night. In studies that have been undertaken by chronic pain patients and insomnia sufferers, cannabis use worked to reduce sleep interruptions and helped patients that experienced issues with falling asleep.
Even after just five days of doses, patients who had experienced chronic pain and that were finding it difficult to sleep had experienced less pain intensity and better sleep overall. If you would be interested in trying medical marijuana to sleep, it’s important to consider that there are different strains that can work better than others. Using an indica dominant strain is advised and it’s important to look into the terpene profile to learn more about the potency. Terpene heavy remedies like lavender and chamomile use the same effects as marijuana for sleep improving effects but with a lesser intensity.
Further research is needed but medical marijuana is working to provide assistance with sleep quality in a variety of patients. Studies published in 2013 also suggested that cannabinoids could be particularly useful in helping individuals with sleep apnea. For people that regularly experience breaks in their sleep, regular dosing with marijuana can improve the quality of sleep and reduce the instances that they may wake up throughout the evening. Consider some of these top benefits if you have had problems with sleep in the past and would like to try medical marijuana!
This post was written by Flo Sugyatno, operations manager of LOCAL’d and cannabis expert. LOCAL’d is a helping hand to the companies that strengthen your community in the Washington, DC area. Helping them to grow through financial and promotional support, LOCAL’d is a Washington DC weed delivery service!