Cannabinoid therapies in the management of sleep disorders: A systematic review of preclinical and clinical studies.

  title={Cannabinoid therapies in the management of sleep disorders: A systematic review of preclinical and clinical studies.},
  author={Anastasia Suraev and Nathaniel S Marshall and Ryan Vandrey and Danielle McCartney and Melissa J Benson and Iain S. McGregor and Ronald R. Grunstein and Camilla M Hoyos},
  journal={Sleep medicine reviews},

Effects of Cannabinoids on Sleep and their Therapeutic Potential for Sleep Disorders.

  • M. KaulP. ZeeA. Sahni
  • Medicine, Psychology
    Neurotherapeutics : the journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
  • 2021
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