Trouble sleeping? Medical cannabis may help
Medical cannabis is growing in popularity – and for good reason: it has been shown to treat a wide–range of ailments with the same efficacy as conventional pharmaceuticals, but without the dangerous side effects.
Medical cannabis is growing in popularity – and for good reason: it has been shown to treat a wide-range of ailments with the same efficacy as conventional pharmaceuticals, but without the dangerous side effects.
Health issues ranging from chronic pain associated with injuries, side-effects from cancer treatments, refractive epilepsy, migraines and arthritis, to anxiety, stress and depression are just a handful of ailments that medical cannabis is prescribed to treat. Yet, there’s one condition that has proven difficult to treat with conventional medications where medical cannabis may shine brightest: insomnia.
Insomnia is a common condition that is experienced by most people at some point in their lives. It can be short-term (lasting days or weeks) or long-term, but either way it can have a profoundly negative impact on your daily life. According to the Mayo Clinic, complications of insomnia may include:
- Lower performance on the job or at school
- Slowed reaction time while driving and a higher risk of accidents
- Mental health disorders, such as depression, an anxiety disorder or substance abuse
- Increased risk and severity of long-term diseases or conditions, such as high blood pressure and heart disease
Common causes of chronic insomnia include stress, frequently changing travel or work schedules (e.g. shift work), poor sleep and eating habits (e.g. irregular bedtimes, eating a large meal too close to bedtime or having too much alcohol, caffeine or nicotine), as well as a range of medical, mental health and sleep disorders or conditions (e.g. anxiety, depression, PTSD, pain, etc.).
Symptoms of insomnia include:
- Difficulty falling asleep at night
- Waking up frequently during the night
- Waking up too early
- Not feeling well-rested after a night’s sleep
- Daytime tiredness or sleepiness
- Irritability, depression or anxiety
- Difficulty paying attention, focusing on tasks or remembering
- Increased errors or accidents
- Ongoing worries about sleep
Whatever the cause of your insomnia, if you have been unable to find relief through lifestyle changes or your current medications, or if you’re experiencing negative side effects from those medications, then pharmaceutical-grade cannabis may be a solution for you. When it is prescribed under a doctor’s supervision, you can benefit from specific blend formulations to treat specific ailments.
For example, Kaiser Day’s® Sleep formulation (available by prescription only from Doctors Express) is a THC-dominant formula also containing full-spectrum cannabinoids such as CBD, CBDV, CBN, CBG and CBC that is used to treat insomnia, anxiety, stress, PTSD, depression and pain. Its rich, sleep-promoting terpenes such as myrcene, caryophyllene, limonene, terpineol and linalool are designed to help you fall asleep – and stay asleep.
It comes in an easy-to-use vaporisable format, which increases bioavailability by 95% – 10x faster than ingested oils, which must first be metabolised through the intestines and filtered by the liver. (‘Bioavailability’ is the rate at which cannabinoid compounds enter the bloodstream.) Additionally, our products are non-GMO, organic, vegetarian and gluten-free.
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