How To (Properly) Use Cannabis For Sleep – Sleep Doctor Explains

Does cannabis actually help you sleep? The short answer is…yes! But, there are some important factors to consider if you intend to use it for better sleep. In this video, sleep expert Dr. Michael Breus explains how cannabis actually affects the structure and biology of your sleep; the differences between CBD and CBN; and he recommends what to look for in your cannabis strain if you intend to use it for better sleep.

❗️Cannabis can be a powerful and effective tool to get better sleep, but it's always important to speak with your physician before starting any cannabis use. And be sure to follow any state and/or federal laws.

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0:00 Why Cannabis CAN Help You Sleep
0:24 Understanding the Cannabis Plant
1:18 THC and Your Sleep
3:33 What is CBD?
4:34 Explaining CBN
5:17 How to Dose CBD
6:10 How to Dose CBN
6:40 Terpenes
7:47 Cannabis Side Effects
9:08 The Endocannabinoid System
10:18 The Sleep Doctor's Recommendations

😴 Michael Breus, Ph.D., is a double board-certified clinical psychologist and sleep expert. He's been in practice since 1999 and helped thousands of patients improve their sleep. Dr. Breus has written five books on sleep and conducted over 1,000 interviews to the press and public.

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  1. Just to be clear the doctor does not recommend vaping which in turn means he does not recommend smoking right?

  2. Hey Doc, your comment about strains having THC being 85% isn’t correct. Most strains are usually less than 20% with some claiming to be up to 30%

  3. As a regular cannabis consumer I have found that when I quit for a while I go into a mental overdrive at night which makes it tough to fall sleep. My dreams also become extremely vivid and just plain weird. This lasts a couple of weeks.

    1. Thats a withdrawal symptoms. Unfortunately, its a double edged sword. There are pros and cons to every thing.

  4. Dear Sleep doctor!
    I have had chronic insomnia for many years! No medication is working for me! Do you have any options! I am not in stress, pain or anxiety, but I cannot sleep at all!
    Please let me know if you can help!

  5. Is there any certificate organic cannabis available? Would like to try this but without the synthetic chemicals added to the growing or processing of the plant

  6. Cotton mouth makes me thirsty then just as I’m about to fall asleep, damn got to go to bathroom, its been my habit for about ten years, I have been smoking weed since 1976 but I do it at night now that I am old and it helps a lot!! I am very experienced with weed and there is a sweet spot with weed, I smoke a bowl. Or decarb my weed and put it in a capsule to take two hours before bed. Anyway your video was correct, and I am surprised!!!😊🎄

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