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The Clinical Takeaway: Medicinal Cannabis for Insomnia

The Clinical Takeaway: Medicinal Cannabis for Insomnia

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The Clinical Takeaway: Medicinal Cannabis for Insomnia

 

 

In this episode:

 

– A small study showed that medicinal cannabis helped improve sleep subjectively and in duration with no deterioration of sleep architecture
– Whilst access and cost can be issues, patients with severe chronic insomnia might find it useful if other options fail
– Evidence for the use of medicinal cannabis for a wide range of conditions is mounting very quickly and this is an evolving area GPs should keep an eye on

 

 

Host: Dr David Lim, GP

 

 

Guests: Dr Jennifer Walsh, Physiologist; Lecturer, Centre for Sleep Science, School of Human Sciences, UWA; Research fellow, West Australian Sleep Disorders Research Institute, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

 

 

Total time: 32 mins

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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