So, Why Does Weed Make You Tired?

So, Why Does Weed Make You Tired?
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It’s a well-known fact, even among non-users, that one of the most notable effects of cannabis use is that it can make you feel tired. Look at stereotypical stoners in TV and films, and they’re often portrayed as sluggish or even lazy – but is the stereotype accurate? If you find using cannabis makes you feel groggy, you’re not alone. Whether you smoke weed, vape, or consume edibles, the side-effect of sleepiness is something many people experience. Grab a cup of coffee, and let’s take a look at why and how cannabis makes you feel tired. Blame it on the THC Don’t blame it on the sunshine,Don’t blame it on the moonlightDon’t blame it on the good timesBlame it on then Tetrahydrocannabinol Sorry. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is one of many cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, and as the primary cannabinoid, is responsible for the plant’s famous ‘high’. As well as producing the high, many cannabis users love, THC is the compound that is most likely causing those feelings of sleepiness. THC activates by binding with CB1 cannabinoid receptors in the brain and central nervous system, and this is where the psychoactive effects of cannabinoids such as Delta-9 THC are produced. While CB2 receptors in the body’s immune system may contribute to feelings of tiredness, the consensus seems to be that CB1 activity is chiefly responsible for the feelings of fatigue. But it’s far more complicated than that, and there are many other factors at play. The percentage of THC in the strain of cannabis you’re using appears to affect drowsiness, with strains higher in THC (20% or above) more likely to have a sleep-inducing effect. However, while the effects of THC include sleepiness, and it can help with sleep issues in the short term, it may reduce the amount of…

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