Did you know the body has its very own cannabinoid system, called the endocannabinoid system (ECS)?
Many scienctists believe that the ECS -- as it's also called -- is the body’s most important physiological system. This elegantly complex system is involved in virtually every aspect of our physical and emotional health. Remarkably, we didn’t discover the ECS until the early 1990s, when scientists identified the primary receptor sites for the body’s endocannabinoid system: CB1 and CB2. (CB1 receptors are found primarily in the brain, while CB2 receptors are most prominent in the immune system.)
While scientists have yet to fully illucidate how the ECS influences sleep, what we do know is that the ECS influences many parts of the brain and the body that are vital to a healthy night's sleep. Likewise, if you have an endocannabinoid deficiency, it will likely adversely affect your sleep cycle.
Knowing why your sleep is interrupted and how cannabis can works in your body can help you get the most out of your medicine.