Not Sleeping? Here Is How You Fix That
First Of All, Let’s Start With Why You Shouldn’t Skip Out On Sleep…
Sleep disturbance is one of the most profound and far-reaching medical issues we deal with as physicians. Poor sleep can affect many aspects of our life: work productivity, quality of life, daytime sleepiness, and mood.
From a medical perspective, the is significant data to support the hypothesis that lack of sleep negatively impacts many medical issues for patients including migraines, susceptibility to infections, depression and anxiety and athletic performance.
Separately, and equally importantly, proper sleep helps regulate our body’s ability to address, mediate, and deal with pain. A recent study looked at this and noted the strong correlation between the lack of proper sleep and increased pain complaints. This is extremely important for those that suffer from chronic pain issues. Mitigating various aspects that contribute to our ability to deal with pain perceptions is a critical aspect to address.
Problems with Traditional Medicines
As practicing physicians who specialize in the treatment of pain, we can attest to the fact that complaints of lack of sleep are pervasive in the chronic pain community. Studies have shown that up to 10% of the adult community with persistent insomnia.
Complicating matters, serious concerns have been raised in the medical community over the last decade regarding the traditional medications used for insomnia. Recently a detailed list and stronger push for more prominent warning labels on medications regarding severe side effects including fatal outcomes were noted. These medications include sedative-hypnotics and benzodiazepines.
Lastly, there have been recent concerns raised with the over the counter sleep medicines that contain diphenhydramine (Benadryl) and their association with dementia
Given the robust side effect profile of many of the prescribed and over the counter sleep agents used for sleep/insomnia, it’s reasonable to ask, what can one take to aid with sleep disruption or inability to get to sleep?
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2 JAMA Intern Med. 2015;1PCCBD Blog:
Why You Should Consider CBD For Sleep
With the recent proliferation of data regarding CBD, and how CBD aids in sleep34, our company researched and developed optimal combinations of CBD, utilizing the well-researched natural sleep aid (melatonin) and vitamin D supplementation (also key for regulating sleep patterns). Our primary goal was to address sleep disruption with safer and more natural options.
We have seen far too many patients suffer from drug-drug interactions, over-sedation, hallucinations, dependency, and addiction as it relates to various sleep medications over the years.
With our CBD Sleep blend, we have seen excellent success with better sleep patterns. Separately we have had patients successfully reduce and eliminate the traditional and more concerning sleep medications from a side effect profile as well.
Given the multitude of severe medical and behavioral aspects of our traditional medications, we feel that the CBD Sleep blend can help a large portion of people who suffer from an inability to achieve sleep or disruptive sleep patterns.
3Babson, K.A., Sottile, J. & Morabito, D. Curr Psychiatry Rep (2017) 19: 23. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11920-017-0775-9
4PLoS One. 2016 Mar 31;11(3):e0152473. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0152473. eCollection 2016.