Insomnia

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Reviews during the 21st century have led us to see that they are aiming to look into the state of research on cannabis and sleep.

Up to 2014 there were some reviews seen in literature relating to cannabis and specific sleep disorders.

After 2014 there has been preliminary research regarding cannabis and insomnia which seem to suggest that cannabidiol (CBD) may well have therapeutic potential to treat insomnia.

Something to be careful of, is that Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) may actually decrease sleep latency, but could interfere with sleep quality in the long-term.

Other studies that have been investigating cannabinoids and their effects on obstructive sleep apnea have put forward the suggestion that synthetic cannabinoids, for example nabilone and dronabinol could possibly have some short-term benefit on sleep apnea due to its modulatory effects on serotonin-mediated apneas. 

It would also seem that CBD holds promise for REM sleep behaviour disorder and excessive daytime sleepiness, while nabilone may reduce nightmares associated with PTSD and may improve sleep among those with crippling pain.

Apparently the research on cannabis and sleep is still in its early stages, and seems to have thrown up some mixed opinions. If you would like the personal opinion of CBDzine, we would assume that would come down to making use of the correct strain, maybe a pure breed Indica might be the way forward, but do take into account all theories. 

Additional controlled research is critical to advance any and all understanding of this kind of research and further clinical studies would greatly help to prove what so many people already know.

Click here to see what Healthline had to say on the subject.

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