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How Cannabis Help Prevent Night Sweats

Do you sometimes find yourself waking up in the middle of the night soaking with sweat? Night sweats are a common experience by people especially if the environment is too hot or humid with no proper ventilation. Then you will just have to switch on your air conditioner or electric fan, and you will be relieved. However, this is not the night sweats we will be talking about here.

Night sweats or sleep hyperhidrosis is when you excessively sweat at night, regardless of the environment’s temperature, that you even end up having a drenched sleepwear and bedding. Night sweats are a subject of concern as it may indicate a more serious medical condition or illness.

Night Sweats Causes and Symptoms

So how will you know if the night sweats you are experiencing is no longer normal? Ordinary night sweats are caused by clothes or bedding that are too warm, very hot room temperature, or a very bad dream. Night sweats other than these are already a cause of concern. There are a variety of causes to sleep hyperhidrosis, ranging from mild to chronic health conditions. Below are the possible causes of night sweats:

  1. Menopause
  2. Hormonal imbalances
  3. Obesity
  4. sleep apnea
  5. Anxiety disorders
  6. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  7. Side effects of certain medications such as antidepressants, hypoglycemic agents, hormone therapy, and others
  8. Cancer
  9. Hypoglycemia
  10. Infections
  11. Idiopathic hyperhidrosis
  12. Neurologic disorders
  13. Parkinson’s disease
  14. Alcohol withdrawal syndrome

Night Sweats Treatment from Cannabis

A recent study conducted at Stanford University have found out that a synthetic version of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), called dronabinol, can reduce night sweats to some patients especially those with cancer. Night sweats is common in many cancer patients since their body temperature increases as an effect of their medications.
Cannabis is also rich in anti-inflammatory and antibiotic properties. It soothes the inflammations and infections in the body; calming the immune response and lowering the temperature of the body.

Dronabinol, as mentioned above, is a synthetic form of THC. However, why use the synthetic treatment when you can grow your own Cannabis and process your own treatment right? If you live in the states where Cannabis is legalized, then it would be easier for you to grow your own medical marijuana. The good thing about growing your own Cannabis is that you can be sure that your treatment is free from contaminants and other substances that might alter the efficiency of your medication. Aside from that, processing your own Cannabis treatment is way cheaper compared to buying them online or in the black market.