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Cannabis may help insomniacs sleep

Researchers at the University of WA will test if medicinal cannabis can help chronic insomniacs.

A medical trial will investigate if a drop of cannabis oil before bed could help sufferers of chronic insomnia finally get a good night's sleep.

In a world-first, researchers at the University of Western Australia will test if the sedating effect of medicinal cannabis can be used by the one-in-three Australians who has regular difficulty falling or staying asleep.

Cannabis oil will be administered to test patients one hour before bed, with the quality of their sleep measured using a wrist-based activity monitor and during a series of sleepovers at UWA's Centre for Sleep Science. Originally published here:

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