Archive for the ‘SLEEP’ Category

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180416085927.htm

Puh-leeze.  “However, the AASM has concluded that sleep apnea should be excluded from the list of chronic medical conditions for state medical cannabis programs due to unreliable delivery methods and insufficient evidence of treatment effectiveness, tolerability and safety.”  What a crock-o-shit.  Unreliable delivery methods?  What is unreliable about eating a given amount of THC?  I know of many who have self-medicated for pain, sleep, etc, very reliably by ingesting cannabis chocolate containing 10-30 mg THC, about two hours before expecting the desired effect.  True, tolerance quickly builds and within a month or two of daily ingestion like that, the dosage can be quadruple the virgin dose, but a month of abstinence restores the initial sensitivity just fine.  How can researchers not know this?

Evidence of treatment can be determined almost immediately, through a respiration monitor, even if subjective.  Safety is well known and tolerability can also be subjectively determined, but starting with low doses until the patient is acclimated and not fearful.

The tone of this paper smacks of Big Pharma, trying to cast fear, uncertainty, and doubt about a plant product which doesn’t generate obscene revenue for the pharmaceutical corporation.  They would much rather sell you a much more dangerous, less-effective pill, than to admit that a plant is not only safe but can be even more effective.

AuntieBS

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Study: Oral THC Mitigates Symptoms Of Sleep Apnea

Thursday, 16 November 2017

THC and Sleep ApneaChicago, IL: The use of oral THC mitigates sleep apnea symptoms compared to placebo, according to clinical trial data published online ahead of print in the journal Sleep.

Investigators at the University of Illinois at Chicago assessed the efficacy of dronabinol treatment in 73 adults diagnosed with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). They reported that oral THC administration prior to bedtime reduced symptom severity and improved subjective sleepiness.

The results of a prior clinical trial in 2013 similarly reported, “Dronabinol treatment may be a viable alternative or adjunctive therapy in selected patients with OSA.”

For more information, contact Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director, at: paul@norml.orgFull text of the study, “Pharmacotherapy of apnea by cannabimimetric enhancement, the PACE clinical trial: effects of dronabinol on obstructive sleep apnea,” appears in Sleep.

A recent study concludes that marijuana use might actually disrupt your sleep. However, experts point out there may be other factors involved.

Source: Sleep and Marijuana

Adults in the UK who have poor sleep patterns are more likely to be overweight and obese and have poorer metabolic health, according to a new study.

Source: Insufficient sleep may be adding to your waistline — ScienceDaily

 

This is another example of bad science: lack of causality.  Could poor eating habits contribute to poor sleep?  What about stressful jobs, contributing to both?  At least they admitted “Other studies have suggested that shortened sleep can lead to poor dietary choices.”

They also said, “Interestingly, the study did not find any relationship between shortened sleep and a less healthy diet — a fact that surprised the researchers.”  Well, what about an underlying stressor (work, life) making one eat excess “healthy diet” and poor sleep?  I could go on and on about this, but of course this is a summary and I haven’t the time to study the details of the methodology, but simply want to caution my readers about accepting others’ jumps to conclusions, and always consider CAUSALITY.

AuntieBS

If you’ve ever taken a hiatus from your regular cannabis routine, you may have noticed one strange side effect once your eyes close for the night: your dreams change.

Source: Cannabis and Dreams: Halting Long-Term Use Can Lead to One Strange Side Effect – Leafly

New research shows a dramatic drop in painkiller prescriptions after medical marijuana laws are passed.

Source: One striking chart shows why pharma companies are fighting legal marijuana – The Washington Post

Most consumers are aware that cannabis can help you get a good night’s sleep, but there’s a lot more to that relationship than you might think.

Source: Cannabis and Sleep: 10 Things to Know About Your Herbal Nightcap – Leafly