5 Things to Add to Your Morning Routine if You’re using Cannabis for Sleep (or for Anything Else)

These days people are using cannabis for all sorts of reasons, including for sleep. With recreational cannabis legal in 11 US states—with more likely to follow soon—millions of people are free to consume cannabis for pleasure, similar to the way we consume alcohol. (I wrote recently about the differences in how alcohol and cannabis affect…

Cannabis v. Alcohol for Sleep: What are the Differences?

They are the two most commonly used sleep aids in the world—alcohol and cannabis. Alcohol regularly tops the list of self-medicating sleep aids. And today, cannabis is among the most frequently used natural therapies, with people who use cannabis routinely identifying help with sleep as a prime reason for doing so. Alcohol and cannabis have…

Does Cannabis Help Insomnia?

In the United States and around the world, cannabis is more popular than ever. Attitudes about cannabis are changing fast—and so are laws that govern its use for medical and recreational purposes. As has been the case for thousands of years, people use cannabis for a variety of reasons, many therapeutic, including to alleviate anxiety…

How Does Cannabis Affect the Stages of Your Sleep?

Always consult your doctor before you begin taking a supplement or medication, or make any changes to your existing medication and supplement routine. This is not medical advice; it is information you can use as a conversation-starter with your physician at your next appointment. Interest in cannabis as a medicinal and therapeutic tool is at…

Thinking About Using Cannabis For Sleep? Here Are Some Things To Know

I’ve had a lot of patients and others of you ask me about using cannabis for sleep. I thought I’d take some time to go over some information that may be helpful in understanding how cannabis can affect sleep and sleep-related issues, and whether cannabis is something to consider for your sleep problems, in consultation…

Is CBN The Next Big Thing In Cannabis Therapy For Sleep, Mood, and Health?

You’ve probably heard about CBD being used to treat sleep, anxiety, and a whole host of ailments. Maybe you’re using it yourself. Cannabidiol, or CBD for short, is getting very popular these days. People are using CBD for pain relief, as quit-smoking aid, to help relieve anxiety and to improve sleep.    I wrote earlier…

The Sleep Doctor’s Guide To Natural Sleep Aids

Table of Contents The search for the best natural sleep aids has been around nearly as long as the search for a better night of sleep. According to the United States Centers For Disease Control (CDC), around one-third of Americans get less than seven hours of sleep per night. Many of those sleep-deprived people turn…

5 Things to Know About Sleep and Psychological Health in the Coronavirus Pandemic

More than half a year into the coronavirus pandemic, how are you sleeping? Are you up at night worrying about work, finances, family schedules, all of the above? Are you staying up late to take care of all the stuff you can’t get done during the day because of changes to your kids’ school schedules?…

The Real Reason You Have Brain Fog (And How to Get Rid of It)

Brain fog. We’ve all had it–I know I certainly have. It goes beyond typical fatigue after a little lack of sleep or a long day. This week, i’ll tell you the number one reason why you may be experiencing brain fog, other possible causes, and how to get rid of brain fog once and for…