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Medical Marijuana Is Great For Insomnia

Insomnia is the inability to fall asleep and stay asleep due to stress anxiety or health issues. It is a very common sleep disorder. People who have insomnia have a hard time falling asleep. Often throughout the night one will wake up and have trouble going back to sleep. Troubled sleepers will often wake up too early and feel tired when they wake. Treatments for insomnia are usually with pharmaceutical drugs that can have negative side effects.

Primary and secondary insomnia are the two types of insomnia. Primary insomnia is when the person has trouble sleeping that is not associated with other health conditions. Secondary is when other health issues contribute to insomnia. Examples are pain, depression or other medications used.

Medicinal Marijuana could become the next highly recommended alternative to pharmaceutical drugs for insomnia. Unlike treatments currently available, medical marijuana does not have the harmful side effects. Once the medical marijuana is used the brain receptors relax and peaceful sleep is attainable. There are no typical side effects of medical marijuana. Typically one could have an increased appetite or elevated mood. Release from pain can alleviate insomnia.

Pharmaceutical drugs can have harmful side effects. Not only do the drugs cause a dependency they can effect other organs of the body as well. Pharmaceutical drugs can help with insomnia but at what cost.  A cycle of dependency is also common in pharmaceutical drug use. Medical marijuana has no such side effects. Wake up refreshed and rested. The neurons of the brain are relaxed and the agitated state is removed giving one a peaceful nights sleep without having the awful side effects the next day. Under a doctors supervision the new alternative could be the future of fighting insomnia. Medicinal Marijuana can be a safe alternative that alleviates insomnia.

Many studies are ongoing,  once accepted for the positive contributions it can have, medical marijuana will save many a long sleepless night.


Insomnia, or sleeplessness, is an individual’s reported sleeping difficulties.[1] “Insomnia” is derived from the Latin word “Somnus”, the name of the Roman god of sleep, with the incorporation of the prefix “in-” to add contradiction. While the term is sometimes used in sleep literature to describe a disorder demonstrated by polysomnographic evidence of disturbed sleep, insomnia is often defined as a positive response to either of two questions: “Do you experience difficulty sleeping?” or “Do you have difficulty falling or staying asleep?”[1]

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-Insomnia is caused by Anxiety, Depression, and Pain