Can Cannabinoids Treat Sleep Apnea?

by Deborah Mitchell, Naturally Savvy

New research indicates that a synthetic cannabinoid has proved successful in treating sleep apnea, a condition that affects approximately 22 million Americans. If you or someone you know has this sleep condition, you probably know how challenging it can be to treat it and the impact it can have on daily routines.

What is sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is a condition in which individuals experience intermittent breathing after they fall asleep. This interruption in breathing occurs because the airways become more narrow as the muscles in the throat relax. The narrower airway results in a more at