Insomnia and Medical Marijuana

"Prescription medications for insomnia are intended only for short-term use, but unfortunately, insomnia is not a short-term problem for me. I find that cannabis is effective for me 95% of the time."  - MMJ Patient


If you sleep less than 6 hours per night, wake up and toss and turn, or take more than 30 minutes to fall asleep, you have some form of Insomnia   Almost everyone knows that a great night's sleep is fundamental to complete happiness and quality of life.  With that said, many great achievers are Insomniacs of a sort.  Certain hyper-charged people have a hard time shutting down their turbo charger. But before they are on the downswing of this roller coaster energy ride, they can be very productive.


Generally, speaking though, Insomnia is a big negative for most people.  Without proper sleep, they're irritable, fall behind on schedules, lack concentration and generally perform suboptimally in every category of life.


"Early to bed and early to rise probably indicates unskilled labor."  - John Ciardi



  • Difficulty falling asleep - waking up in the night, waking up too early
  • Not feeling rested, sleepy during the day
  • Irritability - anxious - depressed - worrisome
  • Poor memory, attention, performance
  • Errors, accidents
  • Tension headaches



  • Psychological - Stress, Worry, Anxiety, Fear
  • Disease: Physiological disruptive and painful diseases like Cancer,  MS, etc.
  • Lifestyle: Poor diet/nutrition, toxic environment, sleeping area has mold, off gas, noise
  • Bad habits, drug abuse including alcohol, coffee, stimulants


"His insomnia was so bad, he couldn't sleep during office hours."  - Arthur Baer


Top 5 Drugs Prescribed for Insomnia - 2015

  • Ambien           
  • Trazodone
  • Zolpidem        
  • Lunesta
  • Ativan


Ambien Side Effects:  may cause a severe allergic reaction. Misuse may result in death. Stop taking Ambien and get emergency medical help if you have any signs of an allergic reaction to zolpidem: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor, such as: depression, anxiety, aggression, agitation, confusion, unusual thoughts, hallucinations, memory problems, changes in personality, risk-taking behavior, decreased inhibitions, no fear of danger, or thoughts of suicide or hurting yourself. Source:


How Insomnia Drug Side Effects Cause Death - Information and Statistics



" Over the year I've suffered from chronic insomnia and tried numerous drugs and things to deal with my sleeplessness. Lately it's gotten worse, threatening my ability to even drive in a straight line.  I accidentally found cannabis and as just like that, I know how to get a good night's sleep." - K. Senssy

"My first experience with smoking cannabis was several decades ago in college. I remember it as a pleasant experience – some call it a "cerebral buzz." I started growing my own cannabis, hoping that using it for recreational purposes might indirectly relieve my insomnia. By trial and error I found that it worked best for me when I cooked and ate it. The effects take 2 to 3 hours to be felt and they are gentle, bringing on a very natural sleep. When I wake up in the morning I feel great and very rested." - Withheld

"I've been growing and using cannabis as a sleep aid for the past six months. I now use it five nights a week.I gently sauté a couple of tablespoons of cannabis (bud and leaf) in 1 to 2 tablespoons of melted butter. I put the finished product on toast, I believe this yields the best results for initiating sleep." - P.R. Donal


"People who say they sleep like a baby usually don't have one."  Leo J. Burke

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"I love sleep. My life has a tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know?"  Ernest Hemingway


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