What is Sleep Disorders
Sleep disorders are not diseases, but rather problems with sleeping, including trouble falling or staying asleep, falling asleep at the wrong times, too much sleep, or abnormal behaviors during sleep.
May 14, 2020Sleep Survey Suggests Cannabis Edibles Especially Helpful for Insomnia; 91% of Respondents Said Edibles Improved Sleep
Despite the fact that most states have legalized cannabis for medical use and the implications for health benefits are mounting, the federal government still has not legalized cannabis. It continues to enforce restrictive policies and regulations on research into the health benefits or harms of cannabis products that are available to consumers across the nation. As a result, research on the health effects of cannabis and cannabinoids has been limited in the United States, leaving patients, healthcare professionals, and policy makers without the necessary proof they need to make sound decisions regarding the use of cannabis as a medicine. Because …
October 31, 2013Study: Cannabinoids Could Help Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea
What Is Obstructive Sleep Apnea? Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common of form of sleep apnea. The literal definition of apnea is, “cessation of breath.” With that said, OSA causes a complete or partial blockage of the upper airway, and the diaphragm and chest muscles must work harder to pull air into the lungs. According to WedMD, breathing often resumes with a loud gasp, snort, or body jerk, all of which can be detrimental to sleep quality. Additionally, obstructive sleep apnea can reduce the flow of oxygen to vital organs and negatively impact …
August 19, 2013Cannabinol (CBN): The Cannabinoid That Makes You Sleepy
What Is Cannabinol (CBN)? When we look at the construction of cannabis, we find that it has over 80 cannabinoids. Until recently, tetrahydrocannbinol (THC) was the only cannabinoid anyone seemed to care about. Thankfully recent research, particularly about cannabidiol (CBD), has brought about an intense interest in all the cannabinoids. As is the case in many of the known cannabinoids, cannabinol (CBN) stems from cannabigerolic acid (CBGA) in cannabis. The plant naturally …