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What You Should Know about Marijuana and Insomnia

Insomnia seems doesn’t affect too much. However, if you experience this problem for long time, it could become the source of many problems in your life and health. Having lack of sleep will lower your focus. This condition alone can affect your job. You can’t focus on your job, which make you won’t be able to finish it correctly and in right time. More than that, with this problem, it will also make your body condition get worse. Fortunately, there are many ways that you can use to cure your insomnia. Some of those methods are considered uncommon method, such as using Marijuana for curing insomnia.

In Marijuana or cannabis, there are several types that were differentiated by the cannabinol or CBD and tetrahydrocannabinol or THC level in it. You can find cannabis that can make you high, which has high THC and low CBD. And, there is also cannabis that won’t give you effect. This one has high CBD and low THC. Then, there is cannabis that has middle effect, where the level of THC and CBD is almost equal. The main reason why marijuana and insomnia has strong relation is the CBD in it. According to research in 2006, CBD has therapeutic effect. This is what make Marijuana can also be used for treating insomnia.

Basically, the main important substance inside cannabis that can help people who have insomnia is CBN. CBN itself has 5 times stronger sedating effect than THC. And, the most interesting thing, the CBN level in cannabis can increase significantly, on the aged cannabis. When you let cannabis sit for long time, it will lose the THC substance along the time and only left CBN in it. This is what make the aged cannabis has more effective effect for treating insomnia. This is also what Chief Research Officer Rev. Dr. Kymron deCesare of Steep Hill Labs said and found from his research.

However, according to Dr. DeCesare, acquire CBN in large quantity so it can be used for treating insomnia effectively is quite difficult. It’s because, the d9-THC substance inside cannabis use isomerization and oxidative method to turn into CBN. However, there is only small amount of THC that turned into CBN.

However, although the CBN producing process is quite difficult, there are also other methods that can be used to increase the effectiveness of cannabis. Dr. DeCesare explains that using herbal remedies along with cannabis will improve its sedating effect. There are some of herbal remedies that can be used for this purpose. For example, you can use chamomile or lavender. Both of them have higher terpenes that have relaxing effect. The combination between these substances with the substance in cannabis cause great effect.

With that substance, you also can sleep faster with cannabis. However, there is different between the inhale and consumed type cannabis. As we all know, today, you can find capsule where in it, there is the cannabis extract. The inhale type is the one that can give you faster effect. However, for the consumed type cannabis, it will help you to sleep longer, so the 7 hours minimum needs of sleep can be fulfilled.

However, cannabis also has several side effects that you need to aware. The common effect after using cannabis to make you sleep faster is the hangover effect. It similar to alcohol that also has sedating effect, using cannabis before you sleep will make you experience this effect after you wake up. The other important thing that you also need to know, the effect is short-term effect. You can use it and it can give you great effect that can make you sleep faster. However, there is addiction effect in it. So, it cause you can’t sleep without it, which will give you bad experience and effect for your health. Basically, marijuana and insomnia is effective. However, it would be better, if you use the normal way to cure your insomnia. Live healthier lifestyle, eat healthy food and have routine exercise. Do not forget to have stress management as well, because it will affect your condition most. With this method, you can sleep faster and cure your insomnia.  And the most important thing, this healthy method has no side effect, unlike Marijuana.