According to USA sleeping foundation “According to guidelines from a physician group, insomnia is difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, even when a person has the chance to do so.
People with insomnia can feel dissatisfied with their sleep and usually experience one or more of the following symptoms: fatigue, low energy, difficulty concentrating, mood disturbances, and decreased performance in work or at school.”
Types of Insomnia
The type of insomnia can be characterized based on its duration:
Acute insomnia: Is a brief condition that usually happens because of life circumstances; for example, if you are very anxious about an exam you have tomorrow, or you just received some bad news. Most of the people experience acute insomnia at some point in their life’s. It tends to resolve without any treatment after a short period of time.
Chronic insomnia: According to studies to define chronic insomnia you need to suffer at least 3 times per week from sleepless nights in the duration of at least three times. There are numerous disorders that can cause chronic insomnia; Starting from a job-related issue to medications you take. Researches have shown that people with chronic insomnia are more likely to develop or have depression and vice versa.
More than 30% of the US population suffer from poor sleep and insomnia.
Treatment for insomnia can include behavioral, psychological, medical components or some combination thereof.
Although people successfully treat short-term insomnia with sleeping pills, many become dependent on them. The numbers aren’t in their favor. Approximately 38 million prescriptions for different sleeping pills written between 2006 and 2011.
The effects of sleeping pills on brain function can manifest as early as the first time the drug is taken. Over time, the brain becomes accustomed to the effects and recovery gets harder. Often, recovering sleeping pill addicts will suffer from “rebound insomnia,” or a compounded insomnia that is even worse than it was before they started taking the drug.
Treating Insomnia with CBD
Cannabidiol (CBD), one of the main constituents of cannabis has been known to possess therapeutic and hypnotic effects that have also been known to improve sleep duration and the overall quality of sleep.
Cannabis has been used medicinally for centuries, as a sleep aid, a pain and nausea reducer, to relieve anxiety and other mood problems.
The cannabis plant consists of more than 80 different cannabinoids, while the most famous of them is the THC and the CBD. The is the chemical compound of the cannabis plant that is responsible for the psychological effect- the “high” sensation.
The CBD on the other hand, will not get you “high’”, instead, this compound has a calming, anti-anxiety and antipsychotic effect that allows people to treat various condition including stress, anxiety, and insomnia.
CBD can reduce anxiety, which can be helpful in reducing sleep difficulties and improving sleep quality. CBD may increase overall sleep amounts, and improve insomnia, according to research. CBD has been shown to reduce insomnia in people who suffer from chronic pain.
Today, our understanding of the potential benefits of CBD is growing by leaps and bounds—more and more, CBD is seen as a powerful disease-fighting agent.
Have a good nigh😊