marijuana sleep benefits

Marijuana makes it easier to fall asleep and provides a longer and deeper sleep

Different studies have shown that marijuana has a great influence on rest, especially those who suffer from different diseases or disorders related to sleep, such as sleep apnea or insomnia. THC can not only help fight them, it also improves the sleep cycle and quality, and also other phisical aspects.

This is because cannabinoids, composed of marijuana, mimic the activity of chemicals naturally present in the brain. These chemical substances and their biological pathways constitute the endocannabinoid system of the body, responsible for regulating sleep, among other things.

These are the main effects that marijuana has on resting:

Facilitates resting

Insomnia or difficulty falling asleep affects approximately one in three people. While the majority turn to current medicines, others opt for alternative measures such as marijuana.

Recent studies have shown that marijuana not only causes a beneficial drowsiness, but also cuts the time necessary to fall asleep. Something that happens only in small doses, because a shot too high could counteract the effect.

Provides a deeper sleep

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THC, the main component of cannabis, increases the amount of slow wave sleep or deep sleep a person experiences during sleep. In this phase there is a restoration of all the systems of the body and that is when it really rests.

Combats sleep apnea

Sleep apnea interrupts the breathing of a person while asleep, a disease that not only generates sleep disorders, but forces the patient to use an annoying breathing machine to avoid a possible infarction.

A 2013 study found that sleep apnea patients improved markedly with the use of cannabis. THC helped stabilize your nighttime breathing in a dose-dependent manner.

Reduces REM sleep

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REM sleep is that phase after deep sleep in which rapid eye movement occurs, memories are consolidated and it is difficult to wake up. Dreams occur in this phase, and it is recommended that it does not exceed 25 percent of total sleep hours. Deep sleep and REM sleep should account for 45 percent of rest time.

The conclusion of all the studies is that a reduced dose of marijuana can help to facilitate sleep and improve the rest of people with problems to reconcile it. Virtue, as always, is in the middle term.

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