Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that makes it difficult to get restful sleep. Luckily, medical cannabis can help induce sleep and keep you asleep with either the psychoactive or non-psychoactive forms. If you’re interested in using medical cannabis for insomnia, call the office of Matthew Mintz, MD, LLC, in Bethesda, Maryland, today or book an appointment online with the scheduling tool.
Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that can make it difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep throughout the night. The average adult needs about seven to eight hours of sleep every night, but insomnia can make it difficult to sleep more than a few hours at a time, or at all. Symptoms of insomnia can include:
Insomnia may also make it difficult to fall back asleep once you wake up in the middle of the night. This can cause you to feel exhausted or drained throughout the day and make it difficult to enjoy your daily life.
Traditionally, insomnia is treated with medication and behavioral therapy. Some of the most common home remedies for insomnia include:
For people with severe insomnia, there is a range of sleep medications, both over-the-counter and prescription, that can be effective in treating insomnia.
However, many people find that traditional prescription medication is often accompanied by unwelcome side effects, including lethargy, grogginess, poor balance, and difficulty waking up in the morning. It’s also not a long-term solution, as taking sleep medication for long periods can lead to dependence.
Cannabis is helpful for treating insomnia in both its psychoactive and non-psychoactive forms. For people who want to avoid the psychoactive effects of cannabis, cannabidiol products (CBD) are a great option. For people experiencing more severe insomnia, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) can help induce sleep and keep you asleep.
If you’re interested in learning how cannabis can help you with your insomnia, call the office of Matthew Mintz, MD, LLC today or use the scheduling tool to book online.