Can Cannabis Improve Sleep For Chronic Insomnia Patients?

Article by Brendan Bures, The Fresh Toast

WELLNESS Can cannabis improve sleep for chronic insomnia patients? Treated participants slept for more hours, fell asleep quicker and could fall back to sleep faster after waking than the placebo group. By Brendan Bures, The Fresh Toast Scientists measured the sleep quality of subjects through multiple channels, including digital sleep trackers, subjective responses and the Insomnia Severity Index. / Photo: Vadven / iStock / Getty Images Plus Treated participants reported feeling less fatigued, less stressed and reported significant improvements in their quality of life. / Photo: Getty Images Plus Getty Images Plus

In early April, Google searches for “why am I having weird dreams lately” has quadrupled. It appears the global coronavirus pandemic has caused anxious dreams involving lockdown or other vivid scenarios. But it’s also within reason that you’ve experienced difficulty sleeping since the pandemic started and would like some help falling asleep.

According to new research from Australia, cannabis could provide effective treatment for chronic insomnia patients. Though anecdotal reports have pointed to this possibility, this study represents the first double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial to show scientific evidence of the relationship.

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