In America, the prevailing mental health disorder is anxiety, which affects up to 40 million people annually. Although it is treatable, only a small number (36.9 percent) will receive medical care. Children between the ages of 13 and 18 are also affected; in the U.S., 25.1 percent of all children have an anxiety disorder. Research shows that it is not uncommon for those who have anxiety to also experience depression.
The Anxiety and Depressions Association of America (ADAA) states that a total of 60 million Americans report sleep problems. 40 million of which are chronic sleep disorders. Anxiety has almost always been associated with sleep issues. New research however, suggests that a lack of sleep can also lead to anxiety.
Researchers believe that anxiety and a lack of sleep are contributing to an overall decline in wellness across the population. Studies are currently looking into the therapeutic effects that CBD (cannabidiol) could offer to those suffering with anxiety. Studies have found that CBD oil could support happiness and relaxation. Unknown to some, CBD is not psychoactive (unlike THC) but can still give the sensation of calming throughout the body and mind.
There is also some evidence that cannabis could help promote sleep in people suffering from a sleep disorder. Studies into the effects of cannabis on sleep are ongoing, but findings thus far are promising.