The Science Behind How Marijuana Helps Sleep

Science is starting to understand what marijuana smokers have known for years: how marijuana helps sleep. Because of this understanding, doctors are now able to legally prescribe marijuana for sleep disorders in seven states.

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the most active marijuana ingredient that affects sleeping patterns. We’ll look into exactly how marijuana aids sleep, delve into how our brains work, and offer insights on this fascinating subject.

Sleep Disorders and Marijuana

Sleep disorders include:

  • Insomnia – difficulty falling or staying asleep
  • Sleep Apnea – disruption of breathing while sleeping
  • Restless Leg Syndrome – a tingling or prickly sensation in the legs
  • Narcolepsy – difficulty staying awake during the day
  • Parasomnias – nightmares, sleepwalking, talking in your sleep, bed-wetting, teeth-grinding, night terrors, head banging, etc.

Multiple studies show that marijuana can help you with sleep disorders in the following ways:

  • It can reduce the amount of time it takes
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