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Insomnia is a condition which makes it difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep.

Those with insomnia can wake up several times during the night and feel extremely tired during the day.

Common causes of insomnia include stress, anxiety, too much stimulus at night (such as TV, mobile phones and ambient noise), environmental temperature, concerns about a certain situation such as work, school, illness of a loved one, your job and even divorce or separation from your spouse.

Symptoms of insomnia can include

  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Waking up in the night and not being able to go back to sleep
  • Waking up too early
  • Daytime tiredness
  • Not feeling rested after a night’s sleep
  • Difficulty in focusing on tasks or paying attention
  • Memory problems
  • Increased errors or accidents
  • Ongoing worries about falling asleep or going to bed
  • Difficulty

Treatments for insomnia

Medical treatment

Your GP will assess your condition and try and find out the root cause of your insomnia, so that they can make a correct diagnosis and offer you the best form of treatment. This may include cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and sleeping pills (a temporary medication).


There is a lot you can do to help your symptoms of insomnia, by making some simple-yet-effective changes to your lifestyle:-

  • Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day
  • Only go to bed when you feel tired
  • Relax before bed, read or take a warm bath
  • Make sure your bedroom is dark and quiet – use an eye mask, thick curtains or ear plugs
  • Make sure your bed and bed linen is clean and comfortable
  • Avoid alcohol, coffee or tea at least 6 hours before going to bed (caffeine free options are also advised)
  • Avoid exercise at least 4 hours before bed
  • Avoid watching television, playing video games or using computers or phones before bed, the bright light will keep your mind stimulated and awake
  • Try to avoid taking naps during the day
  • Avoid driving if you feel sleepy during the day
  • If you have had a bad night’s sleep, try not to sleep during the day – stick to your regular scheduled sleeping hours

Medical Cannabis for insomnia

Cannabis medications can offer effective relief from the symptoms of insomnia, without side-effects that some conventional medications provide. Cannabis Medicines help to restore the natural sleep pattern cycle, which can often fall out of sync in today’s modern, busy lifestyle. Cannabis medication also offers an anti-anxiety effect, helping to soothe a stressed out body and mind. Cannabis medications can be taken in several ways, from tablets and oil tinctures to specialised cannabis flower vaporisers.

Am I suitable for the relief from my insomnia Integro Clinic?

The cause and symptoms of your specific phycological health issue with be assessed during a no obligation consultation and examination, here at Integro Medical Clinics. We can then create and recommend a suitable and effective management plan, which may include cannabis medicines as part of this plan.

When conventional treatments reach their limit, our work begins.

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