I used to believe getting six hours of sleep a night or less meant you were an important person, now I consider it unhealthy and vain of me. After years of this behavior, I experienced memory retrieval problems, which worried me substantially with no apparent solution. By increasing my sleep to eight hours or more […]
I used to believe getting six hours of sleep a night or less meant you were an important person, now I consider it unhealthy and vain of me. After years of this behavior, I experienced memory retrieval problems, which worried me substantially with no apparent solution. By increasing my sleep to eight hours or more a night combined with cannabis, I no longer had the previous memory difficulties I experienced for over a year.
When utilizing cannabis to improve sleep, it is very dependent upon the unique requirements of each patient, so my methods may not work for you. Edibles seem to be most effective way for me to experience a long deep sleep, without getting up frequently in the middle of the night. Cannabidiol (CBD) tends to have a sedating quality to some people, with the opposite experienced by myself. There are many effective cannabis products available at dispensaries for patients such as sublingual Trokies & Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) & CBD capsules that will be very effective in reducing pain and helping them get to sleep. In Colorado, you can find Cannabinol (CBN) pills available, which hopefully we expect to see in Nevada in the near future. CBN is one cannabinoid that has been shown to be extremely effective along with Cannabichromene (CBC) and cannabigerol (CBG)
A cost effective way to treat your insomnia can include making your own edibles at home. My recipe for my daily cannabis “Sleepy Time” pills, include the simple combination of kief and coconut oil cooked for 4-6 hours in a smaller ceramic container within a crock pot, then using a dropper to put the mixture into empty capsules purchased from Whole Foods. A gram of kief to one tablespoon of coconut oil results in ten to fifteen days of a non-addictive substitute to sleeping pills (Ambien) and benzodiazepines (Xanax).
Indica flower and concentrates can also be used to assist with sleep. Indicas tend to have a strong body high with a quick inducement to sleep in most patients. In Nevada, we always have the ability to look at the testing results and can be assured we are using strains with terpene profiles beneficial to sleep. Myrcene has a musky, earthy, and clove like aroma – high amounts result in increased sleepiness and a reduction in muscle tension. Linalool has a floral aroma and high amounts increase sedation and reduce anxiety.
My journey to a better night’s sleep will hopefully give you some ideas that can help you be a more happy and productive individual waking up refreshed each and every day after your beautiful slumber. There are so many options available for patients to purchase cannabis products that will increase the quality of their lives with a non-addictive natural substance that has no negative effects on the body.
Jason Sturtsman, ILAC Member, WECAN Vice President, Owner of HOPE Cultivation & Production, Manager Las Vegas Releaf – JasonS@wecan702.org