Can Medical Marijuana Improve Sleep Quality for Chronic Pain Patients?

For many people with chronic pain, poor sleep quality is a nightly occurrence. Pain and sleep negatively affect each other and, together, can severely inhibit your recovery process. 

With medical marijuana, chronic pain patients can often achieve a higher quality of sleep, along with pain relief. Here, we’ll discuss the link between chronic pain and insomnia, as well as how medical cannabis can help you overcome these conditions.

The Connection Between Chronic Pain and Insomnia

Patients who struggle with chronic pain also commonly experience insomnia and poor sleep quality. Chronic pain is made worse by sleep problems, and vice versa. This can create a vicious cycle of pain and fatigue.

Chronic pain can make it difficult to fall asleep, reduce sleep quality, and lead to waking up throughout the night. In fact, pain is one of the leading causes of insomnia.Continue reading

February: Marijuana Awareness Month

February is Marijuana Awareness Month! During this month, we’re promoting the facts on marijuana so that patients can make the best decisions for their health.

What is Marijuana?

Marijuana refers to dried flowers from the cannabis plant. It contains a variety of active compounds, namely Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD). THC is the principal ingredient that causes the “high” associated with marijuana use, while CBD has a relaxing effect on the body and mind without producing psychoactive effects.

The Uses of Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana has several beneficial uses in the world of medicine. Key benefits include:

  • Pain relief
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Anxiety relief
  • Improved sleep
  • Relief from nausea and vomiting

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