Not a legally supported diagnoses for medical marijuana in Colorado, patients with other disorders find insomnia is a symptom which heavily impacts quality of life. Many patients who use marijuana for other purposes have found that cannabis helps them sleep better, longer and more soundly. During the nineteenth century, cannabis was widely recognized for it’s hypnotic, calming and sleep-inducing qualities.
Proper use of medical marijuana strains can insure a peaceful rest for a majority of patients. However, overuse of medical marijuana may suppress rapid eye-movement (REM), during which dreams occur.
In addition, preliminary studies with animals have shown that medical marijuana has been found to have “potent suppression” of sleep-related apnea.