Can cannabis products be used to promote better sleep?
It is easy to take a good night’s sleep for granted. In reality, it seems that many of us are unable to achieve that simple goal. The National Sleep Foundation offers useful tools for understanding whether we have sleep problems, what kinds of problems might those be, what sort of activities promote better sleep and links to other organizations that assist in promoting better sleep. There currently exists substantive research as to how and why these conditions exist. As not all traditional prescriptions may be beneficial or effective, we at S.W.E.D. offer a number of cannabis-based products that may be useful to promote better sleep, including:
Why cannabis for sleep problems?
According to this article on the use of cannabis to treat sleep disorders, published by Canabo Medical Clinic, there is a growing body of scientific evidence that demonstrates several sleep disorders can be treated with cannabis products, including sleep apnea, insomnia, “sleep walking” (REM sleep behaviour disorder), extreme daytime drowsiness (hypersomnolence) and restless leg syndrome. In such trails particular, in clinical trials, an oral dose of a synthetic version of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, has been shown to reduce sleep apnea, and cannabidiol, or CBD, has been shown to reduce REM sleep behaviour disorder in patients with Parkinson’s disease.