Sleep, as we know it is changing. New studies show that marijuana-derived medicinal compounds could be the game changers for those suffering from sleep disorders
Hundreds of millions of people in the United States have difficulties sleeping or staying asleep. While there are several over-the-counter and prescription sleep aids available, the most of them are not long-term answers.
A marijuana-based alternative is now available from a Massachusetts cannabis business.
Garden Remedies is collaborating with the pharmaceutical business Real Isolates on a cannabis tablet that is specifically designed to aid sleep. It’s designed for folks like Peter Riggs of Newton, who has PTSD and need additional assistance closing his eyes.
“I’m ready to sleep, and my mind isn’t afraid,” Peter replied. “It’s fanciful,” says the narrator.
One of the scientists in charge of the project is Miyabe Shields. She claims that the procedure entails the extraction of two chemicals from marijuana.
Shields said, “We collect the formulation from the smoke.” “We’re going to heat up the cannabis.” We use a filter to specifically catch it. The active components of the smoke are extracted, and the smoke passes through and out. It’s a snippet.”
The “Sleep Plus” pill is made by combining the extracts, THC, and CBN.
It’s what Shields refers to as a “perfect blend.” “The edible contains a larger level of cannabinol, or CBN, using our approach.”
“The main difference is in the top ring – this molecule is not as tiny or potent as THC,” Shields said, demonstrating her point with a molecular 3D model.
As a result, you’ll probably feel less high than if you used other types of cannabis.
Dr. Staci Gruber, Director of McLean Hospital’s Marijuana Investigations for Neuroscientific Discovery Program, advises starting with a solid sleep regimen.
“Keeping active throughout the day; maintaining excellent sleep hygiene; and turning off electronic devices long before going to bed.”
But, if that doesn’t work, Dr. Gruber feels that marijuana products, when used correctly, may be beneficial.
“Some of these goods have the potential to change people’s lives. They are, in fact. They have the potential to change your life. And if you’re not concerned about THC exposure, there’s no reason not to consider it.”
According to Dr. Gruber, it may be more effective than over-the-counter medications, but additional study is needed.
“There’s every reason to believe it’s safer than some of our more traditional drugs,” says the researcher.
Peter, on the other hand, has already sold and wants to continue his regular cannabis use.
“It’s made a huge impact for me.”