Insomnia is one of the most common sleep disorders and one of the most common reasons why people turn to medical marijuana. Poor sleep can have numerous daytime consequences including fatigue, memory problems, impaired concentration, and mood disturbances.
Luckily, research shows that cannabis may be able to promote sleep and alleviate insomnia. Here’s what you need to know about cannabis and sleep.
Cannabis And Sleep: What Does The Science Say?
THC and CBD, the two most prominent cannabinoids in marijuana, are both believed to promote sleep, but in different ways.
THC is believed to directly induce sleepiness and drowsiness. If you’ve ever come down from a really intense high chances are that you’ve experienced the intense sleepiness associated with the end of a strong buzz. But there’s no need to wait. Certain strains will have you yawning within minutes.
One 2004 study on cannabis and sleep actually found that just 15 mg of THC was enough to induce sleepiness and drowsiness. After just this small dose, test subjects reported feeling sleepy and sedated. THC may also impair the ability to dream, making it a possible treatment for PTSD-related insomnia.
CBD is believed to indirectly influence sleep through its sedating and relaxing effects, especially for those suffering from sleep or pain-related insomnia. CBD’s calming effects can shut down racing thoughts and relax the mind, getting you ready for a good night’s sleep.
Numerous studies have demonstrated CBD’s positive effects in alleviating the anxiety associated with anxiety disorders including social anxiety disorder (SAD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and more.
These effects have also been associated with improved sleep. A recent study from 2019 found that 79% of subjects who regularly used CBD reported lower anxiety. Additionally, 66% of patients reported an improvement in sleep during the duration of the study.
The MedCare Sleep Box
Having trouble sleeping? You’re in luck! We’ve put together a cannabis sleep box full of impressive cannabis products designed to help you get the Z’s you need. Here’s what you can find in our new MedCare Sleep Box.
The Dreamt Sleep Pen is a unique and innovative vape pen that is already turning heads and winning awards. Each dose delivers roughly 5 mg of THC and 2 mg of CBD, as well as valerian root, melatonin, and terpenes – combining the therapeutic powers of both cannabinoids and herbal medicine to improve sleep.
The MedCare Sleep Box also contains a Papa and Barkley 1:3 THC-rich Tincture. Papa and Barkley’s award-winning tinctures are fast-acting and effective. Handcrafted, chemical-free, and easy to dose, this tincture is the perfect addition to your nighttime routine.
Our sleep box also contains ⅛ (3.5 grams) of our signature MedCare Kush. This unique indica has been carefully selected for its sedating properties and full-body indica buzz. If you’re looking for the perfect nighttime strain, you’ve found it!
And last but not least, our sleep box includes our MedCare Kush disposable vape pen. Many people find vape pens to be more convenient for falling asleep since vaping from your bed produces less smell and, of course, no smoke. Tuck one of these away in your nightstand for whenever you find yourself unable to sleep.
Stop in and ask your cashier for a sleep box and sleep better tonight!