Why Marijuana Can Benefit Sleep

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Why Marijuana Can Benefit Sleep

Ever wake up from a weed nap feeling like you have the strength of a bear that has the strength of two bears? According to LeafScience, there's five good reasons for that.

Cannabinoids in marijuana can mimic chemicals in the brain making up the body's endocannabinoid system, which regulates sleep.

The chemicals found in marijuana can have a wide-range of effects on sleep. The report lists the five most important benefits that studies have proven:

  • THC reduces the time it takes for both insomniacs and healthy people to fall asleep.
  • THC or CBD before bed can lead to an increased amount of time sleeping.
  • THC can increase the amount of slow-wave sleep, or deep sleep, which is a major factor in the restoration process that occurs while sleeping.
  • THC reduces the amount of REM sleep, which also leads to less dreaming.
  • THC might now be able to treat sleep apnea, as reported earlier this month by StT.

Next time you have trouble sleeping, but down those nightmare-inducing sleeping pills and pack a bowl.