Sleep Apnea and Cannabis Oil
Sleep Apnea can be relieved by knowledge and cannabis oil. All you have to do is understand your condition, then do something positive about it. Sleep apnea happens when you try to breathe at night but you are not getting enough oxygen to the brain as your breathing is blocked, on and off. Apneas are moments of interrupted breathing and are extremely unsettling. If you have bad sleep apnea and you do not get treatment, you can experience worse symptoms: high blood pressure, stroke or even heart failure. Sleep apnea is a condition that affects mainly men who are overweight and over 40 years of age. You get two kinds of sleep apnea:
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) – you are sleeping and the soft tissue in the back of your throat gives way
- Central Sleep Apnea (CSA) – you are sleeping and your brain forgets to tell your lungs to breathe
Take Medication or Cannabis Oil for Sleep Apnea
Medication is available to treat both types of sleep apnea and you can try positive airway pressure (CPAP) – a mask you need to wear every night. New treatment is at hand now: use cannabis oil for your sleep apnea. How does it work? Cannabis oil is made up of various cannabinoids, the two main chemical compounds being cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). These cannabinoids have special medicinal qualities which balance the immune system and maintain bodily health. For sleep apnea, studies have shown that the THC manages the breathing, keeping it balanced. Sleep apnea is also caused by too much serotonin and the THC can block this happening during OSA. Research is only starting to understand how the THC works on receptors in the brain to manage sleep apnea. When tested on rats, cannabis oil caused a powerful reduction in sleep apnea, steadying the breathing and allowing patients to sleep much better.
THC Works to Alleviate Sleep Apnea
Scientists have discovered that a THC based pill acts on cannabinoid receptors in the peripheral nervous system. This in turn strengthens muscle tone in the airway above the mouth during sleep. So the patient will not experience OSA when the throat muscle collapses in on itself. So, if you sleep next to someone who has loud snoring, they may have sleep apnea and they may benefit from taking cannabis oil. When you don’t sleep at night, you feel very tired during the day. This exhaustion plays out in your relationships and you may feel disgruntled and grumpy all day. How do you know if you are gasping for air every night as you forget to breathe hundreds of times in one night? Your brain is not getting enough oxygen and you are making extremely disturbing sounds all night as you experience very poor quality sleep. Maybe record yourself one night to make sure you do not have sleep apnea?
Contact Cannabis Therapy to find out which cannabis oil to take. You can try the tincture which is alcohol based or the capsules which go to work immediately, as they enter the bloodstream. Maybe vaping is for you – inhale your cannabis oil using a vape pen and allow the cannabis to hit your lungs immediately. Or drop the oil onto your tongue for fast acting relief from this inability to breathe properly at night. Take your cannabis oil for your sleep apnea just before bed time and voila, you will sleep through the night!