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Cannabis and Sleep Disorders

Presented by Dr Lola Ohonba

About this module:

In this presentation, pharmacist Dr Lola Ohonba (United States) discusses the clinical topic of sleep disorders, including chronic insomnia and its causes, and management of various sleep disorders with non-pharmacological and pharmacological approaches. She discusses how cannabis and key phytocannabinoids (THC, CBD, CBN) and terpenes may be able to help assist in the alleviation of sleep disorders. 
This presentation is suitable for healthcare practitioners and those with a background in biomedical sciences. It assumes a knowledge of the endocannabinoid system and medicinal cannabis pharmacodynamics.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this module, learners will be able to:

  • Describe the different types of conditions associated with chronic insomnia.
  • Describe the causes of chronic insomnia.
  • Describe common pharmaceutical approaches to the management of sleep disorders.
  • Explain the role of various neurotransmitters including serotonin and GABA in sleep disorders.
  • Provide a rationale for the use of medicinal cannabis including key phytocannabinoids and terpenes in the treatment of sleep disorders.

Dr Lola Ohonba

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