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.
- Stick to a sleep schedule. Keep your bedtime and wake time consistent from day to day, including on weekends.
- Stay active. Regular activity helps promote a good night’s sleep.
- Check your medications. If you take medications regularly, check with your doctor to see if they may be contributing to your insomnia
- Avoid or limit naps. Naps can make it harder to fall asleep at night.
- 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.
- 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.
- Avoid large meals and beverages before bed.
Products that help with insomnia:
- CannaOil: to be taken throughout the day (3-5 drops)
- Canna Cookies: ingested 2hrs before bed (start with a quarter)
- Magnesium capsules: one capsule in the evening
- FECO (full extraction cannabis oil): for chronic cases, ingested 1-2hrs before bed
- Vape Juice