Medical Marijuana Treats Insomnia
Medical marijuana provides even better sleep than other prescription sleep medicines. It provides good, restful sleep without any of the negative side effects. Insomnia is more than an unpleasant disruption of sleep. It can adversely affect life in a variety of ways. It damages health, strains relationships and generally decreases quality of life at both home and work. Unfortunately, over the counter and other prescription aids often cause drowsiness the next day and it leaves the patient feeling just as sluggish as they do when they cannot sleep. But there is no need to continue to suffer the discomfort and displeasure of sleepless nights and drowsy days. Medical marijuana is a safe and natural alternative to often dangerous and disorienting medication.
Many of the drugs currently used as sleep aids are dangerous and habit forming. On the other hand a lot of research has shown that none of these negative side effects have been experienced with cannabis. It is non-habit forming and as compared with other prescription medications it does not put you under so deep that you do not experience dreams. Instead with medical marijuana you will drift off to a pleasant sleep and awake the next day feeling rested and refreshed.
With medical marijuana many patients who suffer from sleeplessness and insomnia are experiencing rest like they have not had in years. They report improved ability to fall asleep and also stay asleep. They also say that they do not have any of the residual drowsiness the next day that they had experienced during their time on prescription medications. Also, many patients prefer that they do not have to undergo the unpleasant problem of becoming increasingly addicted to their other medication. Additionally, several patients have the added trouble of increasing resiliency to their other medications that results in constantly needing a higher dosage to get the same benefits and it also increases the unpleasant side effects. But none of these problems happen with medical marijuana. Because it is non habit forming, if it is necessary to take a little more one night when it is particularly hard to get to bed it will not have any residual effects the next day.
It is amazing what a good night’s rest can do to increase the enjoyment of life. Feeling more alert and rested makes it easier to work, easier to function with your family and also leads to a happier, more active lifestyle. People who get the sleep they need at night are more prone to exercise and do other activities that increase their quality of life.
Source by Abigail Aaronson