Cannabis could be an alternative treatment for pain and sleeping troubles

(Natural News) Pain and insomnia are two pretty common health issues, which is why there is no shortage of medication on the market targeting these conditions. However, individual sleep and pain meds and combination drugs like Tylenol PM come with a host of serious side effects that many people are unwilling to take on. Now,...
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This study is consistent with other research, as well as with reports from physicians who recommend cannabis in their daily practices. What might be behind this trend? A confluence of factors seems to be responsible, including the decrease in stigma associated with cannabis use and the increased interest in the use of medical marijuana by older patients. Stigma is a complicated issue, but most would agree that the stigma associated with cannabis use is lessening, especially for medical cannabis. In a recent poll, 94% of Americans voiced support for legal access to medical marijuana, and most states have approved some form ...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Healthy Aging Marijuana Pain Management Source Type: blogs
Epidemiological and cross-sectional studies have shown that post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms (PTSS) are common and impairing in youth with chronic pain. Yet, the co-occurrence of PTSS and pediatric chronic pain has not been examined longitudinally, which has limited understanding of theoretically proposed mechanisms (eg, sleep disturbance) underlying the PTSS-pain relationship over time. This longitudinal study aimed to fill this gap. Participants included 138 youth (Mage = 14.29, 75% girls) referred to a tertiary-level outpatient chronic pain program and one of their parents. At baseline, youth reported their pain ...
Source: Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research
Authors: Zečević I Abstract Purpose of this review is to provide psychologists and other health care professional enough knowledge about available cognitive-behavioral interventions for comorbidities in Parkinson's disease that include depression, anxiety, impulsive disorder, pain and sleep disturbances. This review has clear clinical practical suggestions how to adapt psychological interventions and techniques to the motor and/or cognitive impairments of patients with Parkinson's disease, based on earlier available research results. Every available research that could be find with the help of search engines from...
Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Psychol Psychother Source Type: research
Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine,Volume 16, Issue 3, Page 415-421, March 2020.
Source: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : JCSM - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
This study aimed to identify the factors that influence sleep efficiency and sleep quality based on a modified senescent sleep model. A total of 125 residents were recruited from seven long-term care facilities in South Korea. Sleep patterns and sleep quality were collected using 3-day sleep logs and the Minimal Insomnia Screening Scale for Korean adults (KMISS), respectively. The mean sleep efficiency was 84.6% and the mean score on sleep quality was 15.25. A multiple linear regression analysis showed that greater dependence in activities of daily living (ADL), higher pain, and light at night were related to lower sleep e...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Sleep management is essential to effective treatment of pain symptoms. Identification of the precise nature of sleep complaint, awareness of patient ’s age and co-morbid conditions and choice of the hypnotic medication class can help guide treatment approach. In addition to benzodiazepine and non-benzodiazepine medications acting at the GABA receptor, novel approaches, including orexin receptor agonists, may be safer and more promising pharmac ologic approaches. Pharmacologic interventions, when used cautiously for a limited period of time and in complement with behavioral and cognitive approaches, can serve to impro...
Source: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis pilot study demonstrates feasibility/acceptability of a brief behavioral therapy for patients with IBS and poor sleep. Additionally, this study provides preliminary evidence to suggest that treatment of sleep difficulties in patients with IBS may improve IBS symptom outcomes. Future, larger randomized controlled studies are needed.
Source: Digestive Diseases and Sciences - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Conditions:   HIV;   Insomnia Interventions:   Diagnostic Test: Structured Clinical Interview for Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-5 (DSM-5)sleep disorders-revised;   Diagnostic Test: Resmed ApneaLink Air device (Resmed, San Diego, CA).;   Other: Quantitative Sensory testing (QST);   Diagnostic Test: OraQuick Adva nce Rapid HIV 1/2 Swab test;   Diagnostic Test: Cluster of Differentiation 4 (CD4) and Viral load Sponsors:   University of Alabama at Birmingham;   National Heart, Lung, and Blood In...
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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