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Eyes Wide Open: A Podcast About Cannabis and Insomnia

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Insomnia can be a devastating condition. A growing numbers of Americans are ditching sleeping pills in favor of a cannabis-based alternative. But is cannabis really a safe and effective treatment?

To find answers, Leafly and Zana Medical partnered to produce “Eyes Wide Open: Cannabis and Insomnia,” a five-episode podcast hosted by Leafly medical writer and Zana Medical research director Jeremy Kossen, and Zana Medical producer Seth Lorinczi. Kossen and Lorinczi will talk with patients, researchers, physicians, authors, and medical experts about the causes of insomnia and a range of cures. We’ll post weekly installments every Monday. You’ll emerge with a better understanding of insomnia and cannabis, and finally get a good night’s sleep.

“Eyes Wide Open” is also available for download and subscription on iTunes.

Episode 1: What is Insomnia, Anyway?


Listen to “S01E01 | Foundational Knowledge: Insomnia, Healthy Sleep, and Cannabis” on Spreaker.


Episode 2: Causes and Cures: Different for Women and Men?


Listen to “S01E02 | Cannabis, Women & Insomnia” on Spreaker.


Episode 3: Veterans, PTSD, and Insomnia


Listen to “Zana HealthLab” on Spreaker.


Episode 4: Why More Seniors are Using Cannabis to Sleep


Listen to “Zana HealthLab” on Spreaker.


Want to know more? Check out this article by Jeremy Kossen, and an interview Kossen did earlier this year with Nick Jikomes, a Harvard trained neuroscientist and Leafly’s senior science advisor. For more about Zana Medical and their personalized insomnia treatment plans, go to

How Does Cannabis Consumption Affect Insomnia?

Listen to “S01E02 Harvard Trained Neuroscientist, Nick Jikomes, PhD Talks The Science of Sleep” on Spreaker.