Bipolar disorder is a somewhat common psychiatric disorder that causes patients to swing from mania, or an extremely elevated mood, to depression. About two percent of the population has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. There are many treatments available for bipolar disorder, including psychiatric medications and psychotherapy. Medical cannabis is another possible treatment for bipolar disorder. Here is how cannabis helps bipolar patients.
One of the key factors for someone with bipolar disorder is sleep habits. If someone with bipolar disorder is not able to sleep enough or well, it can lead to bigger problems with mood. Often mania comes with insomnia, and the less you sleep, the worse the mania becomes. If depression is the current theme, sleeping too much during the day can cause you to be awake throughout the night and cause you to be more depressed the following day. Cannabis will help you sleep when you need to sleep so that your body can regulate your mood more effectively.