Sleep contributes immensely to human health – both physically and mentally. However, many
adults do not sleep as well as they should.

According to a report from the National Sleep Foundation, at least 50-70 million American
adults experience some form of sleep disorder. What’s more? It is also reported that 30 – 40% of
adults are at risk of insomnia, while 10 – 15% of adults may experience chronic insomnia.

So, if you’re finding it hard to sleep, you need not worry because you are not alone.

The increasing cases of sleep disorders have forced many people to turn to medical marijuana
which is a very controversial cure. Some Marijuana Doctors in Florida and other areas say that
cannabis is a very effective treatment for sleep disorders and without many side effects.

Whether your inability to sleep is due to stress, or an underlying disorder, you stand a high
chance for relief with medical marijuana. Its analgesic properties provide soothing relief for
chronic pain. Its anti-anxiety properties also help to soothe stress.


What does science say about marijuana and sleep?

There are many strains of cannabis. Some have a calming effect, others are sedating, while some
can energize you. It all depends on the different cannabinoids within.

Now, here’s what you need to know about the science behind medical marijuana.

First, marijuana is an herb. Its effect is traced to the cannabinoids in it. The two most common
cannabinoids are:

  • Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is psychoactive and causes the “high” feeling.
  • Cannabidiol (CBD) has several health benefits, with no psychoactive effect.

It is important to note that tetrahydrocannabinol is responsible for the sleep-inducing effect of
cannabis. That means if you want to use marijuana for sleep, you should go for the variant with

A study done in 2008 showed that taking the THC variant of marijuana reduces your REM sleep.
This means that THC marijuana reduces sleep in dreams, as well as nightmares in those
experiencing PTSD.

What this means is that the less time you spend dreaming, the more time you spend “sleeping
deeply.” This state of deep sleep is restorative and very restful.

However, it is also worth knowing that REM sleep contributes to good immune functioning and
cognitive health, and taking lots of THC marijuana can impair the quality of sleep you have.


What are marijuana edibles?

Marijuana doctors say that “edible” is a term used to describe consumables containing some
cannabinoids or marijuana. They may come in the form of snacks, food, and cooking ingredients.
They are widely available at marijuana dispensaries.

Common marijuana edibles that you may purchase include:

  •  Drinks like tea and juice
  •  Cheese doodles and popcorn
  • Candies
  •  Desserts (cookies and brownies)

Apart from buying the goodies, you can make marijuana edibles at home. This is very helpful for
patients on a strict diet or people who have no access to marijuana flowers outside their state.


Top marijuana edibles for a better sleep

Sensi Chew Insomnia

It is a chocolate bar containing 100mg of tetrahydrocannabinol. The chocolate bar is split into 10
pieces. One-piece translates to one serving. Sensi chew also contains 4mg of melatonin.
Melatonin combined with cannabis not only helps you to sleep but also has anti-inflammatory
properties, relieves pain, and eases your stress levels. It is best consumed half an hour before

Stratos THC infused tabs

They are a good substitute for prescription sleeping pills. They are formulated to enhance
cannabinoid absorption into your system. Stratos tabs are infused with cannabis oil. The oil is
extracted from pure strains of Indica. The oil is prepared with CO 2 oil extraction. Indica strains
are employed in the THC extraction process, and it is this THC that produces the calming effect.
Klin slips

They are sublingual products infused with cannabis. Because they are sublingual, they have
direct access to your bloodstream via the oral mucous membranes in your mouth. marijuana
doctors say that conventional marijuana edibles like cakes or infused gummies may take up to 2
hours to show its effects. However, the effect of kiln slips is experienced within 15 minutes of
consuming it. They also contain a lot of terpenes and are available in different concentrations and

Incredibles, Indica Cinnamon Gummies

They are tasty gummies and chocolate bars that help you drift to dreamland. These cinnamon
gummies are induced with the THC strain of cannabis. They are available in many flavors that
will keep you feeling at ease during sleep time.

Calming Blueberry Gummies

They are another tasty set of marijuana edible that serve as a sleeping aid. Each pack contains 10
gummies with a THC: CBD concentration of 1:1. Each dose is 5mg. So, you will have an equal
amount of sedation and relaxing effect.


Important facts to note before taking a marijuana product

Smoking constitutes a health risk. As such, any form of smoking should be approached
cautiously. It is also important to note that many countries still criminalize the medicinal use of

Consult your physician if you have disrupted sleep cycles. Prolonged interruption of REM sleep
may have attendant consequences because the repair of immune function occurs during sleep.

Prolonged use of sleeping aid is not good and is not recommended either.

Marijuana should be used responsibly. Smoking increases your risk of chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease. Smoking marijuana affects lung health, especially for people who have
underlying respiratory conditions like asthma. Marijuana use is also contraindicated in
breastfeeding mothers and pregnant women.

Studies have shown that prolonged use of marijuana alters the gray matter content of the brain.
The effect on the brain is more profound and long-lasting in teenagers and is not recommended.
Marijuana should not be used by anyone who is below the age of 25 due to its long-term effects
on learning and cognition.

More research is being done on the medical benefits of marijuana and also the risk of chronic
obstructive pulmonary disorder.