Pandemic Fatigue and Insomnia - You're Not Alone and Cannabis May Help
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Feeling a bit over this whole pandemic thing? It’s safe to say you’re not alone. Pandemic fatigue and its attendant symptoms of insomnia, stress, and lingering muscle strain and soreness, are all too real. And right now, a great many of us are feeling it. Fortunately, there’s something we believe can help: Cannabis, an all-natural plant-based curative and one of humankind’s oldest medicines.
In today’s post, we’ll dive into some of the ways cannabis can help relieve symptoms of pandemic fatigue. In focusing on THC for pain, insomnia, and other nagging side-effects of the global pandemic, we hope to instill a greater sense of possibility, openness and expansion in you. Because after all, that’s pretty much what we’re about: We want to help empower you to be your best, happiest, and healthiest self!
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THC Acute Pain Relief: Introduction to the Cannabinoids
As we referenced a moment ago, the use of THC to fight discomfort and muscle soreness has a long history, dating back not hundreds but thousands of years. As we’ve written previously, THC—the principal cannabinoid, or “active ingredient” in cannabis—imparts many benefits beyond its characteristic euphoric “high.” Research shows that THC helps us work through soreness and strain in several ways, both by reducing exercise induced inflammation at injury sites and by modulating pain signals as they travel through the spinal cord to the brain.
What’s more, some clinical studies—as well as ample anecdotal evidence—suggest that THC can help alleviate sleeplessness, one of the chief symptoms of pandemic fatigue. (That’s a topic we’ll return to in just a moment.) On top of this, there’s evidence that THC can also contribute to a healthier weight and body mass index (BMI). A large-scale study from 2019 queried some 33,000 test subjects. Overall, it found that those who used cannabis tended to achieve and stay at a normal, healthier weight than those who didn’t.
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Cannabis and Insomnia: Hope for Better Sleep
Insomnia is a big deal, during this pandemic more than ever. More than merely being defined as difficulty falling asleep, insomnia is a surprisingly complicated family of sleep disorders. In the best of times, many of us are familiar with poor sleep.During any given year, an estimated 70 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders. But with pandemic fatigue at an all-time high, these numbers are only increasing.
Again, cannabis might be able to help. One recent review of the medical literature found that cannabis showed promise in helping us get to sleep, though it noted that disparities in the design of some clinical studies make it difficult to draw conclusions. That said, a large body of anecdotal evidence suggests that a great many of us are finding real and lasting relief through the use of THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids to get a good night’s sleep and wake up refreshed and recharged for the day.
Pandemic Fatigue and Cannabis: In Conclusion
Whichever fatigue-related symptoms you may be feeling, we’d love to help. Whether you try our THC oil for relief or the groundbreaking balms and lotions that put us on the map, we’re hopeful that our handcrafted cannabis products can offer gentle and sustainable reprieve from pandemic fatigue.
Do you have any other questions about how to use our cannabis products? Just ask! We’re always here to help.