Cannabis Helps your Sleep Cycle
Cannabis can help your sleep cycle. With sedative effects, it has the ability to relieve stress and help you physically relax, which can make it easier to drift off to sleep and get some rest.
Since the Skunk #1 strain changed forever the sort of weed people were smoking (ultra-high THC content and low CBD) became a far more physically and psychologically addicting drug;
CBD is the ‘relaxing’ stuff that chills one out and makes one sedentary and laid-back, and THC the stuff that is a powerful mood enhancer and a form of hallucinogen, affecting the brain in ways which are still not fully understood.
Using cannabis can be particularly helpful for people who have conditions that make it difficult to sleep well. People who suffer from PTSD, insomnia, pain and other conditions can use marijuana to relieve the symptoms that can interfere with sleep.
Cannabis may relieve symptoms of sleep disorders including sleep apnea by supporting better breathing. Dronabinol, an exogenous cannabinoid, improved sleep apnea symptoms in almost all of the participants in a 2013 study.
It has proven to be a potent antipsychotic drug with far fewer side effects than currently available antipsychotics. It is effectiveness is now explained by the discovery of the Endocannabinoid system.
Quite literally, cannabis can be used to treat almost every single human illness, because its cannabinoids can be used directly by our immune system, to up-regulate and down-regulate processes in our body, maintain homeostasis – the state of biological equilibrium.
Cannabis is not a drug of dependence and does not impair the body’s own supply of cannabinoids.
Choosing Strains That Can Help Your Sleep Cycle
Aged cannabis can improve sleepy effects. As THC oxidizes, it converts to CBN, which is associated with more sedative effects than fresh cannabis. Some users age their own cannabis, but some producers are creating CBN products including oils, edibles, capsules, and patches.
Inhaling marijuana can deliver a faster effect that helps you go to sleep more quickly. However, the effects of cannabis-infused edibles can last for a longer period of time, and help you stay asleep longer.
Create a healthy sleep environment. It can be difficult to sleep well if you’re in an environment that’s not conducive to sleep.
You should have a mattress that appropriately meets your needs, and your bedroom should be cool, dark, and quiet and maintain a regular cannabis and sleep schedule.
Going to bed at the same time each night and waking up at the same time each day can help you fall asleep easier. The same is true for maintaining a regular bedtime routine, in which you go through the same few steps before bed every night.