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Suffering from insomnia can be a debilitating condition, especially if it's an ongoing problem. Many people who struggle to sleep eventually turn to weed to help them to get the rest that they need. Vaping weed can have a number of effects on sleep patterns since the chemicals it contains, cannabinoids, mimic the way natural chemicals in the brain work. These chemicals are part of the endocannabinoid system in the human body which is instrumental in regulating sleep, therefore weed has a direct effect on sleep. So, in what ways can vaping weed help to cure insomnia?
Makes Falling Asleep Easier
Research has shown that vaping weed can reduce the amount of time it takes for all kinds of people, including those suffering from insomnia, to go to sleep. However, the key to this is to restrict the dosage, since having too much weed can counteract this positive effect. This makes vaping one of the best methods of delivering weed for this purpose since it's easier to control the amount you consume.
Makes Sleeping For Longer Possible
Studies have shown that consuming weed before bedtime can help insomniacs to increase the amount of time they spend asleep. However, again, too high a dose can cause a feeling like a hangover the next morning whereas that feeling doesn't occur with a lower dose, and therefore again, vaping is the best method of delivery for better control of dosage.
Allows For Deeper Sleep
One of the most interesting effects that weed can have on sleep patterns is the impact that it has on slow-wave, or deep sleep. Weed can boost the amount of deep sleep experienced, helping to restore the body more effectively. Experts think that a lack of deep sleep can cause the most severe effects linked to sleep deprivation and therefore vaping weed is a great way of reducing those negative effects.
Improved Breathing During Sleep
Sleep apnoea is a serious medical problem which is suffered by around 1.5 million people in the UK. This condition causes sufferers to stop breathing during the night and, not only does this result in severely impacted sleep with those who have sleep apnoea feeling exhausted all day long, it also can potentially result in a host of serious problems like heart conditions and diabetes if left untreated. Most people who have this problem remain undiagnosed and never seek treatment, and many of those who do are simply issued with a CPAP mask which is uncomfortable and unpleasant to wear at night, and therefore they often choose not to use it. Vaping weed is a potentially useful treatment for this condition and at the moment, researchers are carrying out trials into whether or not it can act as a suitable alternative for the inefficient treatments that currently exist.
Vaping is considered to be a much safer way of consuming weed than smoking it, and since it also makes it easier to control the amount you take, it is the ideal solution for trying to improve the amount and quality of sleep that you get each night.