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Sleep and Marijuana

By MK Thomson

September 29 2023

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Sleep is an essential bodily function. It allows us to rejuvenate our bodies, and our internal organs, relax our muscles, reduce stress and simply feel better everyday. And it’s awesome! Nothing is better than curling up in a warm cozy bed with pillows and fluffy blankets abound, then dozing off to a blissful slumber and wonderful dreams. 

That is unless you suffer from insomnia or just simply have trouble falling and staying asleep.

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In fact, it’s estimated that nearly 10% of the world’s adult population suffers from medically defined insomnia. According to Penn Medicine (a part of the University of Pennsylvania) reports that one in every four Americans deals with insomnia at least one time a year – – many much, much more often. Even those who do not inherently suffer from sleep disorders find it hard to sleep these days with everything happening in the world.

Why is sleep important?

The significance of sleep extends to its influence on various facets of our lives. It plays a key role in helping improve the immune system so that we can effectively combat diseases, illnesses, and infections. Furthermore, it is instrumental in supporting our daily activities, enhancing our focus, and optimizing the functioning of the brain. 

However, the repercussions of insufficient sleep are far-reaching and probably more significant than most of us think. A continual lack of deep sleep has been linked to a multitude of adverse health conditions, underscoring the profound importance of addressing sleep-related issues. From mental health challenges to cardiovascular problems, the consequences of sleep deficits are wide-ranging.

So what can we do?

While there are a plethora of remedies you can find in the supermarket or pharmacy (or all over TV …) that promise the best night’s sleep you’ve ever had, some of them aren’t the best and some are downright unhealthy and addictive. Fortunately, there is marijuana that can help people with sleep deprivation conditions get better sleep.

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Beyond getting you lethargic and “stoned”, marijuana’s wondrous cannabinoids and components may help insomniacs get to sleep. And with the right combination of THC, CBD, terpenes and other components can also help you stay asleep. Products low in THC can help relax a person; while products rich in CBD may help with conditions that are keeping the person awake. For example: a person who suffers from chronic pain may not be able to fall asleep because of the pain. CBD products can help with the pain, which in turn will help the person fall asleep faster.

According to an article published by the National Library of Medicine, marijuana may* also change the architecture of our sleep patterns. In other words, marijuana may* put people into the deep REM sleep cycle faster and allow folks to stay there longer.

Until recently, knowing how much cannabinoids and other components help you fall and stay asleep is a game of trial and error. Now enter Wana and their new products: Fast Asleep and Stay Asleep.

Fall asleep fast and stay asleep with Wana

Wana’s Fast Asleep in dream berry flavor is sweet gummies that are meticulously designed with a customized blend of THC, CBD, CBG, CBN, and melatonin. These gummies offer a unique twist on your traditional sleep aid, as they are not only enhanced with 30 specialized terpenes but also formulated based on data generated by cutting-edge AI technology, drawing insights from thousands of real customer experiences. Thanks to this innovation, you can expect to drift off into a restful slumber in under 15 minutes. 

wana stay asleep gummies

Wana’s Stay Asleep are also berry-flavored gummies that boast a robust blend of THC, CBD, and various other cannabinoids and components, providing a higher dose to address your sleep needs effectively. Notably, it is melatonin-free, offering a unique approach to combat sleeplessness. They take a gentle and calibrated approach to tackle the underlying causes of sleep disturbances, including stress and tension for a comprehensive solution for a peaceful night’s rest.

And the best part is that you can take these together, at the same time. This is unlike other sleep aids where you cannot combine them or take them with other prescription drugs. Incidentally, we do not recommend taking the new Wana sleep gummies with other sleep aids. First, there’s contraindication, but also you won’t need any other sleep aid!

And to boot: they are vegan!

Final suggestions for a good night’s sleep

In addition to incorporating marijuana and Wana’s sleep gummies into your insomnia treatment, it’s essential to continue practicing healthy sleep habits. These habits can complement your efforts and improve your overall sleep quality. Here are some suggestions to consider as part of your bedtime routine:

  • Maintain a consistent sleep schedule: Try to go to bed and wake up at the same time every day, even on weekends. This consistency helps regulate your body’s internal clock.
  • Reduce screen time: Limit exposure to electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets, and computers at least an hour before bedtime. The blue light emitted from screens can interfere with your ability to fall asleep.
  • Avoid heavy meals and alcohol: Refrain from consuming large, heavy meals or alcohol close to bedtime. These can disrupt your digestion and make it harder to sleep peacefully.
  • Create a relaxing environment: Lower the lights in your bedroom and adjust the thermostat to a comfortable temperature. A cool, dark room is conducive to better sleep.
  • Relaxation techniques: Consider incorporating relaxation practices into your evening routine, such as deep breathing exercises, meditation, or a warm shower or bath about two hours before bedtime. These activities can help calm your mind and prepare your body for sleep.
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By combining these healthy sleep practices with medical marijuana as part of your insomnia treatment, you can enhance your chances of achieving restful and uninterrupted sleep.

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*”may help”, we can’t say that for certain anything will 100% help someone fall asleep, but it’s highly likely you will!