Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleep disorder where breathing is interrupted during sleep by an obstructed airway. This results in much lower quality sleep which can cause a variety of other symptoms such as excessive daytime sleepiness, irritability, and difficulty paying attention.

How Cannabis may help Obstructive Sleep Apnea:

  • Preliminary studies have shown that medical cannabis may possibly increase muscle tone in the airway, resulting in less interruptions of sleep and higher quality of life for patients with obstructive sleep apnea.

  • Cannabis may also reduce insomnia and reduce interruptions in sleep when used with CPAP.


Pharmacotherapy of Apnea by Cannabimimetic Enhancement, the PACE Clinical Trial: Effects of Dronabinol in Obstructive Sleep Apnea