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Cannabis For Sleep: Here's What You Need to Know
Submitted by Marijuana News on Tue, 04/06/2021 - 10:18
One of the most common wellness uses for cannabis and CBD is as a sleep aid or relaxation tool. Many products, in fact, are tailored to target both. Let’s take a look at how cannabis can be used as a supplemental wellness tool for sleep, and some products that you can try today!
Lack of sleep can have a big impact on a person’s physical and mental health. In fact, almost half of the US population experiences symptoms of a sleep disorder. Marijuana is known to cause a state of relaxation and drowsiness, but does it actually help improve sleep?
One study that tested 147 subjects found that cannabis helped decrease sleep latency. In other words, people were able to fall asleep faster when they consumed cannabis before bedtime. That study further points to a role for the endocannabinoid system in regulating the sleep cycle. Other research shows that in states where people have access to legal cannabis, over-the-counter sleep medication sales have decreased. With this research in mind, let’s take a look at some factors to consider when you want to use cannabis as a sleep aid.
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