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.


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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@klrouse10 Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect, a place to give and get support.

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


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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