Analysis Of Sleep Studies Explores The Benefits Of Cannabinoids, Such As CBD, For Sleep Disorders.
THC and CBD are among the most common cannabinoids used for their health benefits. Research has found that these compounds help with a lot of problems, including insomnia, chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, inflammation, and more. In several studies conducted to understand how cannabinoids can help with sleep disorders, many of them were dismissed due to insufficient data.
The impact of cannabinoids on insomnia (and certain other conditions such as PTSD), which may stem at least partly from their anxiolytic effects, appears to be dose-dependent. Some findings show decreased sleep latency after midrange doses of CBD and increased sleep latency after higher doses.
In several studies of patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), nabilone (synthetic THC) has been found to improve insomnia and quality of sleep, reduce nightmare frequency and intensity, and decrease the frequency of daytime flashbacks. In sleep apnea research, cannabinoids were found to suppress apneas in studies with rodents, even though with reduced sleep efficiency and REM sleep.
To fully understand the efficacy and safety profile of cannabinoids in the treatment of sleep disorders, we need larger well-controlled, long-term trials. Chronic consumption of cannabis could lead to habituation and an increased dosage needs to be taken to see similar effects and abrupt withdrawal can yield relapse of symptoms. It is gratifying to see that current evidence holds the promise of the use of cannabinoid compounds for primary or adjunctive treatment of sleep disorders, such as sleep-disordered breathing, insomnia, and restless legs syndrome. For better scientific advances in this field, it might be better if cannabis is removed from being classified as a Schedule I drug.
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