Difficulty falling asleep, or staying asleep as long as desired. Adults generally need seven to eight hours of sleep to function normally.
- Transient insomnia lasts for less than a week
- Acute insomnia is the inability to consistently sleep well for less than a month
- Chronic insomnia lasts for longer than a month
- Psychological stress
- Chronic pain
- Substance abuse such as alcohol or caffeine
- Certain medications
- Physical conditions: sleep apnea, overactive thyroid, heartburn or acid reflux
- Lack of sufficient physical activity during the day
- Environmental factors as shift work and jet lag
- Not enough exposure to sunlight during the day
- Overheating a bedroom
- Use of electronic artefacts
- Difficulty falling asleep, including difficulty finding a comfortable sleeping position
- Waking during the night and being unable to return to sleep
- Daytime fatigue and low energy levels
- Weakened coping skills
- Difficulty paying attention and concentrating
- Memory problems
- Difficulty performing routine tasks
- Low mood
- 55% of Canadian women ages 18 to 64 have reported trouble going to sleep or staying asleep.
- More than a quarter of Canadians get fewer than 7 hours of sleep.
- Helps to fall asleep faster
- Boost the quality of a person’s sleep
- Reduce the frequency of nightmares in people with stress-related sleep problems
- Compared to conventional sleep medications, cannabis works far better, is not habit-forming and leaves a person feeling extremely well the next day.
- Indica strains are better sleep aids
- Terpene called Myrcene is known to have a sedative effect
- Avoid Sativa-dominant strains because it tend to have an energizing and uplifting effect, which is not helpful when you want to fall asleep
- THC help you fall asleep faster with less difficulty, may reduce the number of times you wake up in the middle of the night and can cut back on REM sleep, the stage in which we dream, which could help individuals with PTSD or anxiety who endure rest-sabotaging nightmares
- CBN tends to have a sedating effect, so choosing a strain high in CBN may be a good choice
- Aged cannabis tends to have higher levels of CBN because the THC breaks down into CBN as it ages, making it a better choice for getting good sleep
What Women Say
Many patients report that, when compared to conventional sleep medications, cannabis works far better, is not habit-forming and leaves them feeling extremely well the next day.