Scientists are still uncovering exactly how cannabis oil treats narcolepsy. What they do know is that narcolepsy is a sleep disorder where patients feel overwhelming fatigue during the day, wanting to sleep during normal activities. They also battle to sleep at night as their sleep is constantly interrupted and they suffer vivid nightmares. Cannabis oil can treat sleep disorders like narcolepsy. Taking cannabis oil at night will improve the quality and length of sleep, hopefully reducing that terrible feeling of fatigue during the day. And if the patient with narcolepsy can stay alert during the day, he/she will then be tired at night, ready to sleep.
Cannabidiol (CBD), one of the main cannabinoids found in cannabis, is a natural and alternative therapy for most human conditions, from the common cold to cancer. It has no side effects and can keep the user alert during the day, if doses are small and frequent. On the other hand, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is a psychoactive cannabinoid which is illegal in many parts of the world. It can help people to sleep better. When we sleep, we go through several cycles of REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep and NON REM (NREM) sleep which is the deep sleep cycle. THC improves and lengthens this deep sleep. It is unfortunate, however, that THC also decreases REM and this is why people who take it at night do not dream. In other words, THC is a sedative while CBD is a stimulant.
People who sleep well, at least 8 hours a night, are healthier than those who sleep less. People with narcolepsy may get their 8 hours but it comes in snitches, during the day, bad quality sleep that just happens while they are working, driving, eating, walking, or even shopping. This can be dangerous and very bad for their health. They then battle to sleep at night, so the abnormal cycle continues. If we don’t get enough sleep, we feel moody, depressed, we gain weight, we get diabetes and heart conditions, high blood pressure and more. Taking CBD during the day will treat the narcolepsy extreme tiredness symptoms. And taking THC at night will improve sleep, hopefully allowing the patient to be more alert in the morning again.
CBD regulates imbalances in the body, in much the same way as the endocannabinoid system does. This means hormones, moods, anxiety, immune system and energy levels. If these are in sync, you will sleep better, and be healthy. CBD also relieves stress and anxiety, inflammation and other issues that crop up when our bodies are out of alignment. Chat to us at Medical Cannabis Oils to find out which cannabis oil you should take for your narcolepsy. Treat it with CBD in the day and THC at night and see what happens.