CBD For Sleep Disorders
What are sleep disorders, what are the different types of sleep disorders, and what sleep-disorder treatment will help you find the relief you’re looking for?
We, humans, spend close to one-third of our lives asleep. Recent research reveals that most of us have some form of chronic sleep disorder or have sleep-disorder symptoms.
The most common sleep disorders are problematic because they have a tendency to cross over into the wide-awake state and cause problems. Not being able to find a quick and effective solution for your sleep disorders can cause problems.
Sleep-disorder symptoms can interfere with all aspects of daily life, including driving, work, and social functions.
What are the various types of sleep disorders and is there a list of sleep disorders?
According to Dr David Neubauer (associate professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical Center), the most common sleep disorder is insomnia. Sleep disorders and sleep-disorder symptoms occupy a large range of potential diagnosable conditions. Poor sleep can include trouble falling asleep, nightmares, sleepwalking, and trouble breathing (causing loud snoring).
A few basic causes of sleep-disorder symptoms can involve heart, lung, and/or nerve disorders.
The most common types of sleep disorders are:
- Sleep apnea.
- Restless leg syndrome.
- Night terror.
- And other more specific classifications.
As we can see from the list of sleep disorders above, there are many types of sleep disorders you might be experiencing. The list of sleep disorders ranges from rare sleep disorders to the most common sleep disorder, and even potential sleep disorders in children.
What does the list of sleep disorders mean? Is there a sleeping-disorder test, and are there sleep-disorder treatment options that can provide quick and lasting relief?
What is insomnia, what are the causes of insomnia, and what’s the treatment for insomnia?
What is insomnia? Insomnia is when you have difficulties falling asleep or staying asleep.
What are the causes of insomnia? Most common causes of insomnia include anxiety, stress, and/or depression. Problems with getting to sleep and staying asleep can make the symptoms of insomnia even worse.
Other causes of sudden insomnia can be attributed to common cold & allergy medications and medication taken for asthma, birth control, high blood pressure, heart disease, thyroid disease and more. More causes of insomnia can include poor sleeping habits, eating too much food in the late evening, and rotating shift-work schedules.
What are the symptoms of insomnia? The symptoms of insomnia involve: irritability, daytime tiredness, not feeling rested, difficulty paying attention, increased chances of having accidents, and ongoing worry about getting good sleep.
What’s the traditional treatment for insomnia? A large list of over-the-counter sleep aids and prescription medications for the treatment of insomnia. A few prescription treatments for insomnia include antidepressants, Zolpidem (Ambien), benzodiazepines, antihistamines and several others.
What’s the natural treatment for insomnia? This can include proper foods, various herbs and supplements. Melatonin is a common natural treatment for insomnia and has mixed reviews about its effectiveness.
What is sleep apnea, what are the causes of sleep apnea, and what’s the treatment for sleep apnea?
What is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is when the brain doesn’t send you the message to breathe and the result is a repeated blocking of the upper airways while sleeping. When sleep apnea blocks the airways, the airflow is reduced or stopped completely.
What are the causes of sleep apnea? Research shows the causes of sleep apnea involve your physical structure or associated medical conditions. The physical structure or conditions include obesity, oversized tonsils, neuromuscular disorders, heart or kidney failure, and genetics.
What are the symptoms of sleep apnea? Common symptoms of sleep apnea are gasping for breath while sleeping, snoring, low or no breathing, and sleepiness.
What’s the traditional treatment for sleep apnea? Traditional treatment for sleep apnea can involve wearing a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) breathing device, a mouthpiece, or implant.
What’s the natural treatment for sleep apnea? How to cure sleep apnea naturally at home without CPAP involves several options. Dr. Axe tells us the first recommended natural treatment for sleep apnea is to make healthy lifestyle changes by reaching and maintaining a proper weight for your body type.
What is restless leg syndrome, what are the causes of restless leg syndrome, and what’s the treatment for restless leg syndrome?
What is restless leg syndrome? Restless leg syndrome is a condition that happens when resting (or lying down in bed) and you have an uncontrollable urge to move your legs. This irresistible urge to move involves a strange, painful, and/or uncomfortable tingly feeling and the only way to find quick, temporary relief is to move your legs.
What are the causes of restless leg syndrome? Research shows that the cause of restless leg syndrome is unknown. Those who have restless leg syndrome have a 40.9–92% family history of the problem, indicating a potential genetic origin. Potential common triggers include long periods of sitting, iron deficiency, certain medications (antihistamines, allergy, antidepressants), alcohol & caffeine, and tobacco.
What are the symptoms of restless leg syndrome? Symptoms of restless leg syndrome can involve several uncomfortable sensations, including legs feeling itchy, tingly, creeping feeling, burning, pulling, throbbing, aching, jerking, and twitching. The symptoms of restless leg syndrome can extend to other parts of the body and may get worse while sitting or lying down.
What’s the traditional treatment for restless leg syndrome? As of now, there is no cure for restless leg syndrome. Traditional treatments for restless leg syndrome are medicines that can help reduce symptoms. A few medications that can help in the treatment of restless leg syndrome include dopamine agonists, anti-seizure medicines, iron via IV, opioids, and sedatives.
What’s the natural treatment for restless leg syndrome? Natural treatments for restless leg syndrome involve lifestyle changes and non-medicine treatments. Lifestyle changes for the natural treatment for restless leg syndrome include limiting smoking, caffeine, and alcohol. Others include switching or discontinuing certain medications that have the potential to make it worse. Moderate exercise can help restless leg syndrome; however, excessive exercise might make the restless leg syndrome symptoms worse.
Other natural treatments for restless leg syndrome involve a routine of going to bed and waking up at the same time. Bathing in either hot or cold water may help, as well as getting a massage. Gentle compressions on your legs may also help, by using compression stockings or pneumatic compression devices. And using near-infrared-light therapy might help increase circulation in the leg.
How can CBD help with various sleep disorders?
Does CBD make you sleepy enough to relieve sleep-disorder symptoms?
Recent research shows the CBD (cannabidiol) found in CBD oil can play a role in regulating several types of sleep disorders. Healthy test subjects were given 600 mg of CBD and the result was induced sedative effects. Test subjects with insomnia were shown to have an increase in total sleep time (with less waking up) while taking just 160 mg of CBD per day.