Sleep Disorders/Problems And PTSD

Delta 9 Medical Consulting -  - Integrative Medicine Doctor

Delta 9 Medical Consulting

Integrative Medicine Doctor & Anesthesiologist located in Methuen, MA & Malden, MA

Sleep Disorders/Problems And PTSD
There are numerous medicinal care options utilizing cannabis to ensure you stay in your best possible health, including the treatment of sleep disorders, PTSD or other problems. At Delta 9 Medical Consulting patients in and around Methuen and Malden in the Massachusetts area can find the tools they need to maintain optimal health including information about cannabis that may help with sleep disorders.

Sleep Disorders / PTSD / Problems Q & A

What is a sleep disorder?

A sleep disorder is a condition which affects the quality of a person’s sleep. On average adults typically need around 7 to 9 hours of quality sleep, but some people may need less or more hours to perform optimally. Many things can affect how much sleep we get and how restful the sleep is, including sleep disorders such as insomnia, sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, and snoring. When left untreated, sleep disorders can be very dangerous and destructive to a person’s health. Some sleep disorders include:

  • Insomnia- the inability to fall or stay asleep which persists night after night. This can also include waking up too early and not being able to fall back asleep.
  • Sleep apnea- breathing stops briefly while sleeping and causes the person to go from deep to light sleep. This makes the person very sleepy during the day.
  • Restless Leg Syndrome- the irresistible urge to move the legs when trying to sleep. Many describe it as a tingling, “creepy-crawly” feeling.
  • Narcolepsy- when a person suddenly falls asleep without any control.
  • Sleepwalking- unconsciously getting up and walking around while asleep and being completely unaware of it.

What symptoms are associated with sleep disorders?

Symptoms will depend on which disorder the person has. However, they commonly include:

  • Snoring
  • Breathing stops briefly when asleep
  • Extreme sleepiness during the day
  • Difficulty falling and/or staying asleep
  • Uncomfortable feelings in legs and the urge to move when settling down for bed

How is cannabinoid treatment used for sleep disorders?

Patients report that cannabis helps them fall asleep faster, easier and helps them stay asleep longer in conditions such as PTSD, insomnia and sleep apnea. Patients report that cannabis either eliminates dreaming or prevents their recall of dreams which helps with conditions such as PTSD, insomnia, and other psychological conditions.   For more information -

 

Delta 9 Medical Consulting cannot recommend cannabis as a prescription drug – this would be against state and federal law at the present time. The goal at Delta 9 Medical Consulting is to provide information about cannabis, or other therapies that may help your medical condition, and allow patients to make an informed decision to become certified by the State of MA, should they wish to use cannabis for treatment.

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