Insomnia can be caused by many different reasons; cannabis thankfully can assist by tackling the source. If you feel constantly tired throughout the day and day-napping shorts your desire to sleep at night, Sativa strains will help to keep you energized and going, restoring your sleep cycle in the process. Indica strains may be better for those who have a hard time calming down before sleeping. Indica strains induce a peaceful state that helps insomniacs to relax and stay asleep. Cannabinol (CBN) has a sedating effect that can also vastly improve sleep habits.
The feeling of hunger is important because it incentivizes us to keep our bodies well fueled, however many suffering from chronic pain, HIV, and cancer lack appetites due to medicine, physical condition, and pain. Medicines used to treat illness and pain can cause leptin levels, an appetite suppressant, to increase which in turn causes patients to be disinterested in food. Marijuana helps to restore appetite with THC, which once introduced to the body, inhibits the production of leptin. Marijuana also helps cancer patients manage the side effects of chemo that cause nausea and pain.
3. Fighting Cancer
According to the American Association for Cancer Research, pure THC combined with pure CBD work to dramatically reduce tumor volumes when both are used with irradiation practices. AACR states that taken together these cannabinoids can produce a better radiation treatment response. Cannabinoids are also known to inhibit growth of aggressive cancer and neutralize tumor development.
4. MS Paint Management
Multiple Sclerosis can cause great pain, cognitive issues, and inflammation. Doctors can treat these symptoms with cannabis to relive pain, inflammation, and improve concentration. THC and CBD bind to brain receptors, blocking pain signal transmissions.
CBD can work on multiple receptor systems to protect against unwanted symptoms and contains anti-inflammatory properties.
5. PTSD treatment
Many veterans and people in first-response fields suffering from PTSD can find relief in the form of cannabis. Properties of cannabis regulate the system that produces fear, anxiety, and nightmares. In 2009, researchers tested patients with a synthetic cannabinoid and found nightmare intensity, daytime flashbacks, and nightsweats to be significantly reduced. Cannabis has also been found to improve sleep duration and sleep quality for those suffering from PTSD.