Medical Cannabis & Sleep Disorders: What Do We Really Know?

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Encouraging outcomes from recent studies in relation to some disorders indicates that  clarifying the potential role of cannabinoids for the treatment of sleep disorders is warranted. Photo by Lux Graves via Unsplash It is important to note that the review only centered on research wherein sleep or sleep disorders were the focus, but sleep could also be improved by cannabinoids used for pain. By Nina Zdinjak Even though medical marijuana is often recommended to help treat sleep disorders, anxiety and some forms of epilepsy, a new review published in the journal Nature and Science of Sleep confirms that more research is required. For example, the effect of CBD on sleep quality varies, with one of the most recent studies conducted by Linares, et al, revealing no relevant impact in any measure of sleep quantity or architecture. Photo by Jamie Street via Unsplash The study examined clinical research using preclinical data from research on narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and idiopathic hypersomnia.

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Encouraging outcomes from recent studies in relation to some disorders indicates that  clarifying the potential role of cannabinoids for the treatment of sleep disorders is warranted.

By Nina Zdinjak

Even though medical marijuana is often recommended to help treat sleep disorders, anxiety and some forms of epilepsy, a new review published in the journal Nature and Science of Sleep confirms that more research is required.

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