THC Can Treat Sleep Apnea, According to Study

A new study published online by the National Institute of Health, and to be published in the journal Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology,sleepapneacannabis has found that THC can effectively treat sleep apnea, which is a “significant public health concern” according to the study’s researchers.

For the study, researchers injected dronabinol [synthetic THC] locally into the nodose ganglia, and found that it “suppresses 5-HT-induced reflex apnea, and increases phasic, but not tonic, activation of the genioglossus”.

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