Night Cap: The Relationship Between Cannabis and Sleep

When you want to sleep but can’t, there is no worse feeling in the world. Enter: cannabis. Even people with stubborn insomnia can find a great escape into dreamland with the sedating effects of india. There is more to the relationship between cannabis and sleep than you might think. Learn more about the connection and how medical marijuana may help you find a better night’s sleep.

How CBD and THC Affect Sleep

Different types of strains can get you high, but others will not. It is worth noting that most sleep studies pertain to high-THC strains.  The effects of CBD on animal models in both lights-on and lights-off environments found this non-intoxicating cannabis compound increased alertness with lights on and had no discernable effects on lights-off sleep.

Indica Strains

Indica strains tend to induce heavier, sleepier effects, while sativas are known to be uplifting, possibly even energizing. The top-rated sleepy strains will demonstrate a large swath of indica. The terpene content is one reason people think indica induces sleep. Those little aromatic compounds can contribute to each strain’s special effect fingerprint.

Falling Asleep

Cannabis is widely known as a great way to help you fall asleep faster. This is especially true for people who use it to treat pain, insomnia, PTSD, multiple sclerosis, or other conditions which may interfere with the ability to fall asleep. Cannabis-infused edibles take longer to kick in than inhaled methods, but the effects can last several hours and help you sleep.

Better Breathing

Sleep apnea is a sleep condition where you can have obstructions in breathing, with lapses of several seconds to several minutes. Sleep apnea can cause you to wake several times at night, which may lead to unpleasant effects like sleepiness, fatigue, headaches, inattention, and other health problems. Cannabis may help improve sleep apnea  due to THC’s ability to modulate serotonin signaling.


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