If approved, the synthetic form of cannabis would be taken once at nighttime for sleep apnea, reports WNDU.
Roneil Malkani, MD, Neurologist of Sleep Medicine at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago explains, “This would be the first of its kind for sleep apnea.”
Known as Dronabinol, if approved, the synthetic form of cannabis would be taken once at nighttime says Dr. Malkani.
“It is a medication that we think acts on nerve cells in the brain that activate the muscles in the upper airway,” Dr. Malkani said. It helps keep them open for more restful sleep, which is just what Lisa longs for.