If you’re one of the millions of Americans who have a hard time sleeping at night, you may be feeling like every ad on the radio, TV and internet was targeted at you. From pillow inventors to billion dollar pharmaceutical companies, from mom’s warm milk before bedtime routine to your friend’s white noise machine, it seems like everyone has a solution to your sleeping problem yet you’re still tossing and turning.
Before we discuss how cannabis can help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer, let’s start by stressing just how important a good night’s sleep is to your mental and physical health. Sleep is every bit as important as air, water, and food but for far too many of us, getting the recommended eight hours of sleep every night is virtually impossible. At Revolutionary Clinics, we can’t make your life less busy or your job less stressful, and we certainly can’t make your neighbors stop playing loud music or keep your kids from waking up in the middle of the night. What we can do, is connect you with a cannabis product with the right amount of CBD or THC that may help you physically relax, lighten your mood, and increase the chances of you enjoying a peaceful night’s sleep.
We need to state that while our experiences with cannabis as a treatment for chronic insomnia have not yet been scientifically proven we’ve had hundreds of well-rested customers tell us that cannabis has helped them fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. Here’s why cannabis could be better than sleeping pills:
Cannabis is not a sedative
If the thought of taking a sedative scares you, it should. Sedatives are powerful narcotics that target the brain and force it into sleep mode the same way the drugs that anesthesiologists use to prepare patients for surgery. The power of sedatives makes them dangerous, both for their overdose potential as well as their habit forming potential.
Cannabis is known as a mood enhancer and pain reliever
Instead of switching off your brain, THC encourages sleep by minimizing the effects of anxiety to bring on a calm, restful state of mind. CBD acts as a pain reliever and encourages sleep through its soothing, restorative effects. When you have less physical pain and/or your mind is less active or stressed, you’re much more likely to fall asleep and stay asleep.
Cannabis is not addictive
The myths of cannabis being the gateway drug to opioids has been debunked for decades. According to the Canabo Medical Clinic: “While it’s also possible to build a tolerance for medicinal cannabis over time, it’s exceedingly rare (if not impossible) to develop a physical dependence.”This is not to say that you can take as much cannabis as you want, but the risks of overdosing and become addicted are significantly less than prescribed sedatives.
Choosing the right product
So how do you know which cannabis product can help you sleep better at night? That’s where your friendly neighborhood Revolutionary Clinics patient advocates come in. Our experienced staff will ask you about your sleeping habits, listen to the things that are keeping you up at night and connect you with the right product for your situation. If you’re ready to see how cannabis can help your chronic insomnia, give us a call today!