Study: Sleep-Disturbed Patients Find Relief from Cannabis Use

sleepSleep-disturbed patients find relief from consuming cannabis, according to a new study published in the journal Addictive Behaviours, and published online by the National Institute of Health.

For the study, researchers at the University of California, the National Center for PTSD and John Hopkins University examined 163 adults who were recruited after purchasing medical cannabis for a physical or mental health condition at a legal dispensary in California. They provided self-report of “(a) whether cannabis use was intended to help with sleep problems (e.g. insomnia, nightmares), (b) sleep quality (PSQI), (c) cannabis use (including preferred type), and (d) symptoms of DSM-5 cannabis dependence.”

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Study: Cannabis May Treat PTSD-Induced Nightmares

Over 5 million people have PTSD in any given year, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Over 5 million people have PTSD in any given year, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

A new study published in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology has found that cannabis may provide a treatment option for those suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)-induced nightmares.

For the study; “Canadian male military personnel with PTSD, who despite standard treatment continued to experience trauma-related nightmares, received double-blind treatment with 0.5mg¬†nabilone [a synthetic cannabinoid meant to mimic the effects of cannabis] or placebo (PBO), and then titrated to the effective dose (nightmare suppression) or reaching a maximum of 3.0mg.”

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