Typical treatments for sleep apnea include oral appliances, surgery and nightly use of a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine. Recipients of these treatments often complain of discomfort, annoyance and cost.
Medical Cannabis and Sleep Apnea: ResearchStudies are now exploring the potential connection between the body’s endocannabinoid system and its role in regulating the airway during sleep. For those who’d like to know more, we present this sample of related studies:
Functional Role for Cannabinoids in Respiratory Stability During Sleep
Anandamide Enhances Extracellular Levels of Adenosine and Induces Sleep: An In Vivo Microdialysis Study
Proof of concept trial of dronabinol in obstructive sleep apnea