Insomnia

Video: Cannabis, Cannabinoids, and Sleep: a Review of the Literature

Researchers published a literature review that investigates the relationship between cannabis and sleep. They examined six major sleeping disorders: insomnia, sleep apnea, REM behavior disorder, nightmares, sleep with chronic pain, and daytime sleepiness.

They found that THC might worsen daytime sleepiness and delayed onset of sleep; however, THC might help patients who suffer from sleep apnea and nightmares. Meanwhile, CBD might reduce daytime sleepiness and insomnia while increasing the total amount of sleep.

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Evidence for Therapeutic Benefits of Cannabidiol, Including Treatment of Ischemic Strokes

Therapeutic Potential of Non-Psychotropic Cannabidiol in Ischemic Stroke

Cannabidiol (CBD) has a unique therapeutic profile as it has a cannabinoid receptor-independent mechanism, limited side-effects, and patients do not seem to develop an insurmountable tolerance. Research currently focussed on the therapeutic benefits of CBD has demonstrated long-lasting neuroprotective properties against global and focal ischemic injury, such as ischemic stroke. This piece points to CBD as a major component of cannabis-based medicine as a non-psychoactive component. Further research is needed to evaluate the full clinical capabilities of CBD, including its neuroprotective effect.

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The US patent on Cannabinoids as Antioxidants and Neuroprotectants, from 1999: https://patents.google.com/patent/US6630507B1/en

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Treating insomnia with cannabis

Many people use cannabis to treat insomnia, as THC has proven effects. What about CBD? There are no clear, incontrovertible studies, and effects differ by the user, but there are promising results. More noticeably, certain terpenes have been shown to be quite effective, for example, Myrcene. http://bit.ly/2F9PXUp

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Cannabidiol in Anxiety and Sleep: A Large Case Series

In a study of 72 psychiatric patients given CBD in capsule form, researchers found that cannabidiol successfully decreased anxiety and improved sleep over the course of three months. 

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A 2018 study finds that cannabis can alleviate symptoms of medications used for chronic pain as well as serve as an alternative treatment for seizures, pain, and inflammation.

Benjamin Caplan, MDA 2018 study finds that cannabis can alleviate symptoms of medications used for chronic pain as well as serve as an alternative treatment for seizures, pain, and inflammation.
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Medical Marijuana Confers Benefits Comparable to Prescription Medication, Without the Side Effects

Preferences for Medical Marijuana over Prescription Medications Among Persons Living with Chronic Conditions: Alternative, Complementary, and Tapering Uses

In a survey of 30 patients using medical cannabis for a range of illnesses, including Rheumatoid Arthritis, cancer, Hepatitis C, PTSD, and more, patients reported an array of benefits from their cannabis use. Patients successfully used cannabis as an alternative to prescription medication, as a complementary agent with traditional prescription medicines, and to gradually help halt the use of some prescription medications. Benefits described by participants included the effects of cannabis lasting longer than that of opioids, lower risk of addiction, fewer side-effects. Patients also saw their sleep, anxiety, appetite, and adverse reactions improve with the use of medical cannabis. Larger, more controlled studies may suggest cannabis more affirmatively as an alternative or complementary therapy with prescription medications.

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Dronabinol May Provide Relief for Sleep Apnea Patients

Medical Cannabis and the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea: An American Academy of Sleep Medicine Position Statement

Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleep disorder causing episodic airway obstruction that results in the brief “apneic” (cessation of breathing) episodes for brief periods of time. A recent study investigating Dronabinol, a synthetic cannabis derivative, as a potential therapy for sleep apnea resulted in an improvement of 32% in the apnea-hypopnea index. However, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine does not endorse medical cannabis as a treatment for sleep apnea, due to what they point to as a lack of knowledge surrounding the long-term effects of its use. ” Based on these results, cannabis and its components should be further researched to determine its potential for sleep apnea treatment.

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Benjamin Caplan, MDDronabinol May Provide Relief for Sleep Apnea Patients
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Video: Medical Marijuana: What Physicians Need to Know

A video adaptation of “Medical Marijuana: What Physicians Need to Know” (http://bit.ly/2KxqoAe) https://drive.google.com/file/d/11S1vyQkAdeoDcYzToKyTXGG3y3ZmVnHI/view

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John Boehner: From Speaker of the House to Cannabis Pitchman

John Boehner, the former speaker of the House, has spent his career opposing legalized marijuana. But now he sits on the board of Acreage Holdings, a marijuana investment firm whose profits hinge on Mr. Boehner’s ability to persuade Congress to legalize marijuana. The politician says that his views have “evolved,” and that he hopes cannabis will help veterans who suffer from PTSD as well as people who struggle with insomnia. #veterans #PTSD #insomnia
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Benjamin Caplan, MDJohn Boehner: From Speaker of the House to Cannabis Pitchman
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