The effects of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) on sleep

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Users attest to the positive benefits of THC on sleep disorders, but studies continue

A great number of people suffering from sleep disorders have turned to cannabis to find relief. However scientific studies have concluded that there is only “moderate evidence” to support the benefits of marijuana in combatting a number of sleep-related issues. It has successfully been able to be used as a treatment in sleep apnea and researchers are hoping that more studies will lead to improved results.

The National Academy of Sciences says that it has reviewed 10,000 studies related to cannabis. Despite the large number, its analysis of the studies has been inconclusive in reaching a definitive consensus on the power of cannabis to improve sleep. University Hospital Birmingham’s Dr. Ronald Jubb explains, “The results from the first controlled study of CBD in rheumatoid arthritis are encouraging, overall improvements in pain on movement and at rest, improvement in the quality of sleep and improvement in the overall condition of the patients’ arthritis.”

The user-led results of cannabis in treating problems such as sleep apnea are certainly encouraging, and there are no better sources of data than those who actually experiment the relief. However, for widespread adoption to occur, many more studies are needed. Researchers are heavily into determining the benefits of CBD on a variety of ailments, such as cancer, arthritis and Alzheimer’s, but much more focus needs to take place on the countless number of ailments and afflictions that affect virtually everyone at some point or another.