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Research Finds Cannabis Helpful In Treating Sleep Apnea

Jeannie Herer

Research released earlier this year, conducted by the University of Illinois Dept of Medicine, found cannabis to be a helpful treatment for sleep apnea, a condition in which an individual’s breathing slows down, or sometimes stops entirely during sleep and immediately after waking from sleep.

In summary, the research found that even minimal amounts of THC – one of the prime compounds of cannabis – greatly decreased the negative effects of sleep apnea, without any noticeable adverse effects.

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