Cannabis compliments sleep the way warm cookies do with ice cream, but for a caution, it does not mean they’re always the perfect combination. Everything has the perfect ingredients and the right timing to enjoy, so does cannabis. Learning about cannabis and sleep will therefore help you out to get the ‘perfect’ rest with fewer side effects.
Firstly: Consume cannabis edible minimum 2 hours before bedtime and if you are smoking, make sure you do it at least 1 hour before going to bed. You don’t want psychoactive effects kicking in right as your head hits the pillow, and you also don’t want to wake up still groggy from being stoned half the night.
Two: Prevent next morning dehydration by drinking plenty of water before hitting the bed. While you don’t want to go to bed with a full bladder, having cotton mouth, dry eyes, and an overall dried out feeling can make you uncomfortable enough to disturb your sleep quality.
Third: Alcohol consumption before bed can disturb your sleep. Alcohol suppresses a chemical in your body, melatonin, which can hurt your sleep quality. A few drinks can help someone drift off to sleep, but those drinks objectively make sleep worse. Try to stick with the one drink per hour limit and cut yourself off 1-2 hours before bedtime.
Fourth: Cannabis’ sleepy effects are enhanced by other natural sleep aids, like chamomile, lavender, melatonin, valerian root and others. Don’t consume all at once, mind you, but try modest amounts of one in combination with marijuana to help deepen your sleep quality.
Finally: Try reading before bed instead of looking at screens. Watching TV, playing games or browsing online can not only tempt you to stay up later, but the light generated by screens can hurt your sleep quality
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