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Medical Marijuana and Sleep Apnea

In another edition of Medical Monday, we’re looking at how medical marijuana can help with sleep apnea.

What is sleep apnea?
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder which causes pauses in breathing or shallow breathing while you sleep. The pauses can last from seconds to minutes and can occur up to 30+ times an hour.

How can medical marijuana help?
Studies have shown that medical marijuana helps stabilize respiration in test subjects, decreasing apnea indexes during REM sleep stages by 58 per cent.

These decreases were observed to be dose-dependent – meaning that higher doses of cannabinoids resulted in higher reductions in apnea episode. [Truth On Pot]

For more information on how medical marijuana can help with sleep apnea, please call us: 403-475-4205.

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