Get Some Sleep with Medical Marijuana

If you’ve ever had a bad night’s sleep, then you know how badly the lack of rest can ruin your day.

A restful night of sleep is essential for your physical and mental health. Most adults typically require seven to eight hours of sleep each night. Unfortunately, quality sleep is eluding more and more adults. A poor night’s sleep affects 30-40% of Americans and is a chronic problem for 10-15% of adults, according to the National Sleep Foundation. Common signs of insomnia include:

If you’re having trouble sleeping, it’s time to look into medical marijuana. Florida Compassionate Care Centers can prescribe medical marijuana for a variety of health conditions, including sleep problems. 

Medical marijuana and sleep

CBD enhances the quality of your sleep because it reduces anxiety and promotes relaxation. THC can help you fall asleep faster. To treat insomnia with medical marijuana, we balance CBD and THC in an effort to restore a natural sleep cycle. 

CBD and THC offer different benefits, so we can use specific prescription formulations to energize, calm, or sedate you, based on your condition. 

When you use medical marijuana, your REM sleep can decrease. Experts believe the deeper sleep stage is the most restful and restorative stage of your sleep cycle. However, most of your dreams take place in the REM stage, so by decreasing your REM stage, you can reduce or eliminate nightmares, which can disturb your sleep. This can be especially helpful for adults suffering with PTSD.

Medical marijuana explained

Medical marijuana treats a variety of health conditions, including chronic pain, seizure disorders, and anxiety problems. Different strains of marijuana contain different cannabinoids, and each cannabinoid affects how your brain functions in different ways. That’s why medical marijuana can treat so many health conditions.

As medical marijuana becomes more mainstream, you may have heard of the most common cannabinoids. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is the chemical in marijuana that provides a calm feeling. Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, triggers the release of dopamine in your brain, which gives you a feeling of euphoria. 

If you suffer from sleep problems, medical marijuana can help. To see if medical marijuana is right for you, you can book an appointment at Florida Compassionate Care Centers by calling 386-872-3800 or by using our online booking tool.

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