Sleep is an essential part of everyday life. It is a process that helps the body to regenerate. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) suggests that the average adult requires 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night. However, some people may find that this amount of sleep is too much/too little. If you are feeling tired or drowsy during the day, then you may not be getting your recommended amount of sleep. This could be due to being sleep deprived, or due to an underlying problem such as a sleeping disorder.
We’ve all experienced a moment in our lives where we can’t seem to drift off into a much desired sleep.
The American Sleep Association state that there are 50 to 70 million adults in the United States who experience symptoms of a sleeping disorder. Out of 50 to 70 million, it is reported that 37.9% fall asleep mid-day once a month.
Medical experts have identified over 70 different forms of sleep disorders. These range from the most common such as; insomnia, sleeping problems due to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), to rarer forms such as Kleine-Levin Syndrome/Sleeping Beauty Syndrome and Sleep Paralysis.
Studies show that the cannabinoids that are located in the cannabis plant have the potential in treating symptoms associated with sleeping disorders with the use of marijuana or CBD oil.
At cannabisMD, our goal is to provide you with quick, relatable and accurate information on articles relating to sleep, sleep disorders, and alternative treatments. In these articles, we explain the science behind the cannabis plant and its potential use as a form of treatment for a wide variety of sleeping disorders. Our articles on sleep and different sleep disorders discuss symptoms and causes as well as the potential benefits and limitations of cannabis-based treatments.