Some people use marijuana to help them to relax and to promote sleep at night. It can calm a racing mind and make it easier to fall asleep. But is it right for everyone with a sleep disorder like insomnia?
There seems to be very little current information as most studies seem to be from the 70’s and they were tests on rats and cats. There was one test run on two people. Two? Out of the millions of marijuana smokers these scientists could only find two people. This makes any of their finding statistically pointless.
A study in Italy found that THC would dramatically increase the levels of melatonin in a subject which may help them fall asleep faster.
Benefits of Marijuana as a Sleep Aid
1. It works
You get to go to bed with your mind and body calm and relaxed. There’s no more tossing and turning for hours on end, just peaceful slumber.
Many OTC sleep aids are unsafe, expensive and often just plain don’t work. Any sleeping pills that are effective require a doctor’s prescription, whereas you can grow your own sleep aid if you care to or mix several varieties to create a personal blend, especially if a pain control component is also needed.
2. No side effects
You can get up in the morning feeling wide a wake and refreshed. With sleeping pills you can often still feel sluggish with a brain fog that can last most of the morning.
It’s not addictive and no one has ever overdosed on marijuana whereas sleeping pills are addictive and kill many people every year. And if someone in your household becomes suicidal, do you want them to find a joint or a bottle of sleeping pills?
If you get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom, you are not drowsy. You can safely and easily navigate around furniture and hit the target. Sleeping pills will leave you feeling disoriented which is a major cause of trips, falls and wet floors.
If you are awakened because of an emergency, you are clear headed so you can respond. Sleeping pills have warnings that you should not take them while alone because you will be unable to think clearly in an emergency.
Since there are thousands of different strains, check with a herbalist for a recommendation as to which strain would work best for you.
I find it works best to smoke early in the evening, then go to bed on the tail end of the buzz. If you smoke right before going to bed you’ll probably be kept awake tripping for several hours.
Have you tried mariuana to get to sleep? Share your views below.
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