Cannabis, otherwise known as marijuana is becoming more main stream in today's world. It has many benefits that cannot necessarily cure diseases but make you feel a whole lot better. It ' not just about getting high, but taking people who once suffered from diseases and the side effects from the drugs they're taking and nearly eliminating them. The medicinal purposes for cannabis are almost endless. Some cannabis strains are being bred to produce minimal levels of tetrahydrocannabinol which is known as THC, which is the main psychoactive constituent in cannabis.
A strain that we will focus on is the indica strain. Indica is a broad leaf plant traditionally grown in India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan. When the indica plant is harvested it is used to create hashish. Land races in indica tend to have a higher concentration of cannabidiol, which is higher that sative strains. Some indica strains available commercially have been selected for the higher levels of CBD. Some users of this strain indicated they feel more stoned and less high. Many describe the the high from the indica strain as a body buzz and is very similar beneficial properties as pain relief. Additionally, it seems to be very effective for insomnia.
Cannabis has been found to not only affect how easily people fall asleep and maintain sleep but it also affects the sleep cycle itself. The indica strain of cannabis can significantly increase deeper stage three sleep and even reduce the lighter REM sleep that we all experience. Many suffering from sleep deprivation condition have difficulty getting to stage 3 of the sleep cycle
With indica, people who suffer from insomnia can get relief easier than taking a prescription or over the counter medication. While some over the counter medications can help you fall to sleep, some need something stronger; however some of the current prescribed medications for insomnia have many different side effects and many of the side effects can be worse than insomnia itself. Some of those side effects are; night eating syndrome, headaches, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, anterograde amnesia, hallucinations through all physical senses of varying intensity altered thought patterns, poor motor coordination, difficulty maintaining balance, euphoria, dysphoria, impaired judgment and reasoning, uninhibited extroversion in social or interpersonal settings, increased impulsivity. When stopped taking the medication, rebound insomnia may occur and it may interact negatively with the effects of alcohol consumption.
With all of these side effects, being able to utilize cannabis can greatly reduce your risk of additional symptoms and still allow you to fall asleep and keep you well rested. It's no contest when it comes to making a choice on whether or not to use cannabis to relieve insomnia.