New Research: Cannabis Helps Chronic Insomnia Patients

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On any given night, millions of people suffer from not being able to fall asleep or waking up during the night. Insomnia is not a new problem. But, as reported on The GrowthOp, sleep issues are especially prevalent during the Covid-19 pandemic. For example, the article states that searches on Google for the phrase, “why am I having weird dreams lately,” quadrupled in early April.

Cannabis and Chronic Insomnia

The new study, conducted by the University of Western Australia and funded by Zelira Therapeutic, a medical cannabis company, evaluated known chronic insomnia patients. For two weeks, participants in the study were given a tincture with either a proprietary blend of cannabinoids (with THC and CBD components), called ZTL-101, or a placebo.

Using digital sleep trackers and other observation methods, researchers monitored patients for insomnia symptoms. In the end, the study found that those patients who took the actual marijuana dose slept for more hours and fell asleep faster than patients who took the placebo.

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