A study published by the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics has found that cannabidiol (CBD), a compound found in cannabis, can control the symptoms of REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) in those with Parkinson’s disease.
“Cannabidiol (CBD) is the main non-psychotropic component of the Cannabis sativa plant”, explains researchers. “REM sleep behaviour disorder (RBD) is a parasomnia characterized by the loss of muscle atonia during REM sleep associated with nightmares and active behaviour during dreaming. We have described the effects of CBD in RBD symptoms in patients with Parkinson’s disease.”
During the study; “Four patients treated with CBD had prompt and substantial reduction in the frequency of RBD-related events without side effects.”
The study concludes; “This case series indicates that CBD is able to control the symptoms of RBD.”
The study can be found in its entirety by clicking here.