Sleep Disorders


What are Sleep Disorders and the symptoms?

Sleep disorders involve problems with the quality, timing, and amount of sleep, which result in daytime distress and impairment in functioning. The disorders often occur along with medical conditions or other mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety, or cognitive disorders. Approximately one in five Australians are estimated to be affected by a major sleep disorder.

Studies have shown that plant based endocannabinoid medicines can potentially improve Sleep Disorder symptoms? Plant based medicine can improve insomnia, restfulness, and sleep quality[1]. Scientific research has identified endocannabinoid medicine compounds are the major players in promoting sleep and restfulness, including direct interaction with receptors in the brain, and potentiation of the body’s own natural sleep-enhancing compounds[2]. Endocannabinoid medicine can typically reduce the amount of REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep received[3]. Reducing REM sleep means reducing dreams and receiving a deeper sleep state, which is the most restorative, restful part of the sleep cycle. A published 2019 study[4], found that among plant based medicine users for sleep, 84% said it was “very” or “extremely” helpful.

[1] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6326553/

[2] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7388834/

[3] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15118485/

[4]https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31264536-use-of-cannabis-to-relieve-pain-and-promote-sleep-by-customers-at-an-adult-use-dispensary/

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