According to a recent study from medical researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, one out of four people experience acute insomnia each year. In comparison, one in ten people suffers from persistent sleep problems and chronic insomnia.
Luckily, Cannabis is shown to be a safe, natural sleeping aid for many that suffer from insomnia. On the condition that you’re using the right strain.
Studies as early as the 1970s demonstrates that medical cannabis may be an operative treatment for insomnia. One statistically significant Double-blind trial involving a group of insomniacs found that the significant psychoactive Cannabis is known as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), speeding up sleep, and deepens sleep during the night.
Cannabis can relax racing thoughts, relieve pain, and relax muscles lulling you into a deep slumber.
Insomnia is a sleeping disorder in which you have trouble falling and/or staying asleep. Insomnia is usually self-diagnosable. The condition can be short-term (acute) or can last a long time (chronic). It may also come and go.
Acute insomnia occurs from a night to a few weeks. It may become chronic when it happens at least three nights a week for three months or more.
If insomnia makes it hard for you to go about your day to day activities. See your doctor to identify the cause of your sleeping problem and how it can be treated. If your doctor thinks you could have a sleeping disorder, you might be referred to a sleep center for special testing.
Choosing the right marijuana strain is an important part of the treatment process. Sativa-dominant strains tend to have an energizing and uplifting effect, which is not helpful when you want to fall asleep. Not everybody goes through the high feeling, but its best advised to avoid Sativa strains when sleep is your goal.
Indica-dominant strains are usually the best choice for treating insomnia. Indica strains mostly induce a sleepy feeling that helps you drift off to sleep and stay asleep. Cannabinoid tends to have a sedative effect, so choosing a strain high in CBN could be a good choice. Aged Cannabis contains higher levels of CBN because another cannabinoid, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), breaks down into CBN as it lasts, making it a better medium for getting sleeping well. Indica-dominant hybrids are also a good option but pure Indica is definitely the best solution for insomnia because they balance between CBD and THC cannabinoids.
Discovering your ideal strain of marijuana to treat insomnia sometimes takes some experimenting. Your body may react to a particular marijuana strain differently to someone else’s. If you are not satisfied with your first strain, try other options.