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Soupseason t1_j178qd7 wrote

Great, but what happens after the stop taking the cannabis oil? Will they still no longer be classified as insomniacs, or is the underlying issue still present?

IMO insomnia is very much psychological, so unless you actually deal with the issue, drugs should be treated as supplementary to a recovery program.


dedoubt t1_j18byss wrote

>insomnia is very much psychological

There are so many causes of insomnia, it is not purely psychological. That's like saying stomach aches are "very much psychological".

Chronic insomnia may also be associated with medical conditions or the use of certain drugs.

Medical conditions. Examples of conditions linked with insomnia include chronic pain, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, asthma, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), overactive thyroid, Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease.

Sleep-related disorders. Sleep apnea causes you to stop breathing periodically throughout the night, interrupting your sleep. Restless legs syndrome causes unpleasant sensations in your legs and an almost irresistible desire to move them, which may prevent you from falling asleep.


saavedro t1_j17fcj2 wrote

So, yes, but a lot of things we don't fully understand or have a solution for. I have extremely bad anxiety and resulting insomnia. CBD has dramatically helped me control anxiety especially at night which helps me sleep which in turn reduces my anxiety because I'm getting better sleep. It's a really bad cycle and it's tough to get out of, or at least, that's been my experience.