Cannabis And Sleep Disorders

By Montrel Grant


29 states across the nation have legalized the use of medical marijuana, and this is not too surprising as researchers are continually finding numerous benefits that cannabis provides.

Cannabis is proving to be very much a panacea for many medical conditions. People who suffer from certain medical conditions and then given some form of cannabis (Medical marijuana, CBD oil, Indica Strain, etc.) have been shown to have either had their health condition healed or slightly improved.

There are many people who suffer from some form of sleep disorder with the major sleep disorders being insomnia, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, and night terrors. For a majority of these sleep disorders, many of them arise as a result of stress, anxiety, or PTSD. However, the use of cannabis has been proven to have many positive effects on a person’s overall sleeping patterns – with many people reporting better sleep.

Certain types of cannabis can be used to help a person get a good night’s rest.

Aged Cannabis
Aged Cannabis is one of the most efficacious forms of cannabis to help individuals get to sleep. For those who suffer from insomnia, the aged cannabis has been shown to significantly help many people get a good nights rest.

The reason that aged cannabis is effective in causing a person to fall asleep is that of a certain chemical compound that is found in aged cannabis. This chemical compound is known as cannabinol or CBN.

This compound acts as a sedative and has the ability, when consumed, to make an individual fall asleep. However, for the aged cannabis to produce this chemical requires time, hence the name “aged cannabis.”

Indica Strain
There is a growing community that has greatly shared their opinion about indica strains, with many people praising the efficacy of this particular cannabis’ ability to help individuals fall asleep.

Indica strains have been shown to aid many people who suffer from PTSD. This is because cannabis interrupts REM. This is salient as REM is the sleep cycle where dreams are formed and as a result what causes many people to have night terrors or wake up from horrible dreams.

With this particular cannabis, there has not been enough research into the chemical makeup as to why it causes a person to feel sleepy. However, there are theories that the terrine content that is found in cannabis may act as a sedative and thus causes a person to feel more relaxed; which ultimately leads to a person falling to sleep.

Although Cannabis does provide numerous benefits, it is equally important to know that taking cannabis for a long-term and then having taken cannabis taken away from you will greatly affect your sleeping pattern. However, researchers only studied a limited amount of people. So the long term effects are still somewhat inconclusive – but an interesting fact to keep in the back of your mind.

In the end, cannabis has been shown to have monumental benefits for many people who suffer from medical conditions, and in this particular scenario, those who suffer from some form of sleep disorder can ‘rest assured’ that if the use cannabis they will, at last, have a good night’s rest.