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Sleep

Sleep is an essential part to everyday life. It is a process which helps our bodies regenerate. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) suggests that the average adult needs 7 to 9 hours sleep per night. However, some people might find that this amount of sleep is too much or 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 it could be due to an underlying problem such as a sleep disorder.

According to the American Sleep Association, 50 to 70 million U.S. adults experience symptoms of a sleep disorder. 37.9% reported unintentionally falling asleep during the day at least once in the preceding month.

Medical experts have identified over 70 different forms of sleep disorders. These range from the most common, such as insomnia and 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 (Δ⁹-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD) that are located in the cannabis plant have the potential in treating the symptoms associated with sleep disorders.

At cannabisMD, or goal is to provide you with quick, relatable and the accurate information filled articles on 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. The below articles on sleep, discuss the factors, risks, causes and the benefits and limitations of cannabis as a potential treatment for a range of sleep disorders.