As touched on earlier, cannabis acts in much the same way alcohol does. It may get you to pass out quicker but the quality of your sleep will suffer. You will likely not sleep well throughout the night and end up waking feeling groggy, missing the feeling of rejuvenation that a healthy sleep provides.
There are many other alternatives to cannabis that you may want to consider. Here are a couple:
1. Chamomile - Make it a routine to have a nice cup of chamomile tea before you retire for the night.
2. Lavender – Place a little lavender on your pillow and it may be just the thing to lull you off to LaLaland.
3. Valerian Root – Valerian root contains the natural ingredient found in most sleeping pills, but without the nasty side effects.
4. Hops – Another candidate for your sleepy tea. Add hops to boiling water and drink a cup before bed.
5. Melatonin – a naturally occurring hormone that promotes sleep. Melatonin supplements help bring on the onset of sleep.
Good luck on your search for ZZZ promised land.
hmm. I don't agree that cannabis acts in the same way as alcohol. If anything, of the substances mentioned, it would be Valerian Root that acts in the same way as alcohol, or at least it acts on the same brain receptors.
Alcohol is a depressant, cannabis is not a depressant, it's a mild sedative and can be very useful for promoting restful and refreshing sleep.
However, I doubt that it would be helpful for OSA, I think it would be more of a hindrance, especially if smoked.