Medical marijuana for sleep disorders?

Posted by mazeppabob @mazeppabob, Oct 3, 2020

I have tried to research this topic on the internet but like everything else, it is difficult to weed truth from fiction.
Does anyone have first-hand knowledge of medical or street pot? How it might help or hinder sleep issues. Doctors are reluctant to talk about it. I am sick and tired of chasing my tail around, throwing money at. If CPAP doesn't work you get sent to a shrink and put on another antidepressant with all kinds of unpleasant side effects. CBD oil did nothing for me and the last time I smoked pot was probably 50 years ago. I will try just about anything to get one good night's sleep.

@klrouse10

I started using mmj for chronic pain. I have had idiopathic hypersomnia my whole life. My mom had to drive to my house and wake me up for work everyday. Ten alarms wouldn’t do it. After a couple months on mmj for pain I noticed I was waking up on my own. On weekends I used to sleep 20+ hours. Now I pop up after 8 fully rested. Mmj has eliminated all IH symptoms for me.

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Wow, what a success. May I ask if this is a common response to mmj?

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MMJ seems to reduce anxiety for myself, as an insomniac who wakes 1.5 hours after falling asleep. But, not keeping me asleep. More CBD or more THC???

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