Sleep Apnoea is a debilitating condition which affects millions throughout the world, and research has suggested that cannabis can be used to relieve the symptoms of the condition.
What is Sleep Apnoea?
“Apnoea” literally means “without breath”. It is estimated that there are over 40 million adults who live in USA who suffer from sleep apneoa. It is thought that 20% of all adults in the USA have some form of OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnoea). A sufferer can stop breathing for a few seconds – and even up to a couple of minutes. In the most severe of cases, this can happen up to thirty times in one hour.
The usual sufferer of Sleep Apnoea is around 40 years of age, but it can affect people of all ages. A sufferer tends to be obese with a body mass index of at least 30, with hypertension, who regularly uses alcohol. There is also a tendency for the condition to run in the family.
Which Strains Help Treat Sleep Apnoea?
This is the go to strain for all sufferers of sleep apnoea. It is effective in a wide range of treatments for various conditions, but it has been shown to be particularly effective with the treatment of Sleep Apnoea. OG Kush is a strain that is 90% Indica and 10% Sativa. It is excellent for inducing feelings of relaxation and helping users to unwind. OG Kush is a strain that is found in nearly all local dispensaries, so you should have no problem acquiring this strain and trying it out for your symptoms.
Blackberry Kush is another strain that we would recommend. This strain is quite strong, so you may wish to build up a tolerance to THC before using Blackberry Kush for the first time. It has a THC concentration of approximately 20%, which is mighty strong! A large dose of Blackberry Kush will result in you falling asleep quickly. The strain is characterized by buds which are quite dense, with trichomes and red hairs emanating. The fruity taste associated with Blackberry Kush is delightful!
One of my personal favorites is Northern Lights. It originates from the Afghani strain, and it is normal for THC concentrations to reach nearly 20%. The effect of Northern Lights is almost instant, as it gives a feeling of relaxation and euphoria. This strain is especially popular on the West Coast, so you should be able to find a dispensary that will be able to provide this strain for you.
For more information on marijuana strains to use for Sleep Apnoea, check out Cannabis.net.