Insomnia: Persistent problems falling and staying asleep.

Insomnia: Persistent problems falling and staying asleep.

What is the main cause of insomnia?

Common causes of chronic insomnia include: Stress. Concerns about work, school, health, finances or family can keep your mind active at night, making it difficult to sleep. Stressful life events or trauma — such as the death or illness of a loved one, divorce, or a job loss — also may lead to insomnia.

There are two types of insomnia: primary and secondary.

  • Primary insomnia: This means your sleep problems aren’t linked to any other health condition or problem.
  • Secondary insomnia: This means you have trouble sleeping because of a health condition (like asthma, depression, arthritis, cancer, or heartburn); pain; medication; or substance use (like alcohol).

What are Different Types of Insomnia?

  • Acute insomnia. A brief episode of difficulty sleeping.
  • Chronic insomnia. A long-term pattern of difficulty sleeping.
  • Comorbid insomnia. Insomnia that occurs with another condition.  
  • Onset insomnia. Difficulty falling asleep at the beginning of the night.
  • Maintenance insomnia. The inability to stay asleep.

Basic tips:

  1. Stick to a sleep schedule. Keep your bedtime and wake time consistent from day to day, including on weekends.
  2. Stay active. Regular activity helps promote a good night’s sleep.
  3. Check your medications. If you take medications regularly, check with your doctor to see if they may be contributing to your insomnia
  4. Avoid or limit naps. Naps can make it harder to fall asleep at night.
  5. Avoid or limit caffeine and alcohol and don’t use nicotine. All of these can make it harder to sleep, and effects can last for several hours.
  6. Don’t put up with pain. If a painful condition bothers you, take pain relievers that are effective enough to control pain while you’re sleeping.
  7. Avoid large meals and beverages before bed.

Products that help with insomnia:

  1. CannaOil: to be taken throughout the day (3-5 drops)
  2. Canna Cookies: ingested 2hrs before bed (start with a quarter)
  3. Magnesium capsules: one capsule in the evening
  4. FECO (full extraction cannabis oil): for chronic cases, ingested 1-2hrs before bed
  5. Vape Juice

References:

https://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/insomnia-symptoms-and-causes
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/insomnia/symptoms-causes/syc-20355167
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/insomnia/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20355173
https://www.sleepfoundation.org/insomnia/what-insomnia/different-types-insomnia

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