Sleep disorders are important syndromes in modern medicine that include parasomnias, or sleep-disruptive events, as well as commonly associated afflictions such as snoring and sleep apnea. The most common disorder is insomnia (which is a condition also known as a lack of sleep), said by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to afflict 60 million Americans. Sleeping disorders are also a symptom of a wide range of medical conditions such as Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD).
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Sleep disruption itself, as in shift work in nurses, may contribute notably to anxiety and functional bowel disorders. A recent study of sleep and fatigue in 60MS subjects is quite germane , with over half noting difficulty with sleep disturbance at least two nights per week. Those problems correlated best to difficulties with middle-of-the-night insomnia that subjects attributed most often to pain/discomfort or nocturia symptoms.
A 1 : 1 combination of CBD and THC was used aka (Sativex) treatment in the above-discussed RCTs improved these symptoms. Comparison of rates of fatigue, lethargy, somnolence, and insomnia in Sativex SAFEX subjects supports very remarkable amelioration compared to MS patients in the Stanton study, many of whom were already taking pharmacotherapy for such symptoms. The authors of the latter study specifically recommended symptomatic treatment of pain and nocturia as strategies to minimize sleep disturbance and its diurnal sequelae.
If you wish to used CBD or THC as a treatment for a possible sleep disorder, it is important to first consult a medical professional. They will be able to guide you on the correct form/method of treatment and whether or not, cannabis (either CBD or THC) is right for you. It’s also essential that if you wish to use THC based products that you check the laws in your state or country. Cannabis is illegal in most areas, however many of the laws regarding the plant are changing.