Early research of marijuana shows that THC can reduce the time it takes for both healthy people and insomniacs to fall asleep. THC was found to ease falling asleep in a 2013 study of healthy individuals. Yup, my friend and brother in law can relate to this one too. The next morning, they always ask each other how they slept, and the answer is always the same, “Great.” They don’t find themselves waking up in the middle of the night, they don’t toss and turn as much, and they wake up feeling refreshed.
Early studies show that the use of THC or CBD can lead to an increase in sleep. One study showed that an increased dose of THC increased the amount of time spent asleep. As a word of warning, really high doses of THC can leave you with a hangover feeling, as if you drank all night and only got an hour of sleep. When it comes to deeper sleeping, THC can increase the amount of slow-wave sleep, which is our deep sleep. Deep sleep plays a huge role in the restoration process that we go through during sleep, so getting that deep sleep is essential to our health and moods. Smoking marijuana to help sleep is something that a lot of people do, more than you know actually. Even though it’s illegal in most states, people still do it regularly.
My brother can smoke it all day and somehow still function. My friend takes one hit and she’s down for the count. But, smoking isn’t only beneficial to sleeping, it’s also pain relieving. Research shows that smoking can help people who suffer from chronic nerve pain. These people report feeling less pain and sleeping better. A clinical trial compared placebo with three different types of cannabis. 21 men and women with an average age of 45 who suffered from chronic nerve pain. Each person was evaluated for 2 months, using all 4 strengths of cannabis and the placebo. They were rotated through the strengths and they didn’t know which ones they were using. A single puff was taken and inhaled for 10 seconds three times a day for five days. The patients were then put on a pain scale of 10 being the highest. Those who were on the placebo put their pain at a 6.1 and those who were on the highest dose reduced their pain to 5.4. If your pain is keeping you awake, this is good evidence that cannabis can be a great pain reliever, which can help you sleep better at night. As you can see, there are many clinical trials, research papers, and studies that show marijuana has some positive effects on your body. The only reason you would have a negative effect is if you didn’t use to the blend, it was too high, you smoked too much, or you got a bad batch, which I can personally relate to. If you are frequently in pain and can’t manage it or you just need to sleep better, cannabis is the most natural way to go. If you’re still absolutely against the idea of smoking weed to fall asleep, no worries. Grab yourself a comfortable mattress, snuggle up next to your partner, and drift off as best you can. As always, if you enjoyed this article or have any questions for us, drop us a comment and share the heck out of it if you’re a believer. Grinding your weed before smoking is a crucial step in the consumption process. Using a grinder gives you an even and consistent burn when you’re smoking, maximizes efficiency, and lets you get the most smoke out of your bud. While you can always pick apart your weed with your fingers, using a specialized herb grinder is by far the best way to break your cannabis down into smaller, more smokable pieces. Using a specialized herb grinder is by far the best way to break your cannabis down into smaller, more smokable pieces.
(Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps) There are a few different types of weed grinders. The first and simplest model is a single chamber with metal grinding teeth and a lid that either snaps or screws into place. The underside of the lid also has grinding teeth that work in tandem with the teeth inside the main chamber. To use this type of weed grinder, simply press a couple of nugs down into the grinding teeth, put the lid on, and twist. As you twist, the grinding teeth in the main chamber and on the lid chop the herb into small, uniform pieces. In addition to this simple, single-chamber design, there are grinders that function in a similar fashion but that include multiple chambers stacked onto each other. The top chamber contains the grinding teeth where you place your nugs before twisting the lid back and forth to break up the herb.
There are a series of holes in the bottom of this top grinding chamber, through which the herb falls into a catch located directly beneath the grinding teeth.