Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a serious condition, which often lowers the quality of life for yourself and your family. PTSD is usually caused by some form of traumatic experience. The common symptoms associated with PTSD include:
- Nightmares – Generally sleep is not restful, and PTSD can cause the patient to awaken at several times through the night.
- Insomnia – Nightmares can happen, that’s if the person can try to get to sleep at all, but often if insomnia is the symptom, then there is great difficulty in even falling asleep.
- And Paranoia
One of the more common treatments for PTSD is CBT or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. However, prolonged exposure CBT often sees rates of 20% of veterans at VA Hospitals dropping out of the program. By comparison, when patients used cannabis, most of them saw a more than 75% reduction in their PTSD symptom. So, perhaps for many patients, there can be a more desired alternative treatment, in cannabis, that is more in line with a comfortable, less taxing solution. Below, we will cover some of the ways medical cannabis-infused products from weed shops in Illinois and elsewhere can aid in some of the most common PTSD symptoms.
Cannabis Edibles to Promote Restful Sleep
Tinctures and edibles allow for a method of ingesting cannabis that doesn’t involve inhaling. Edibles can be anything from foods to drinks, infused with cannabis, taken orally. Edibles are a desired option for those seeking long-lasting relief. Although edibles up to a couple of hours to take its full effect, this is because the plant has to be digested, once the relief from the PTSD symptom kick in the good effects can last for 12 hours. Due to this, cannabis consumed orally is often taken before bedtime to promote restful sleep.
Cannabis Tinctures for Relief From Nightmare and Insomnia
Tinctures, like edibles, is another orally ingested method. Often, placed under the tongue, the tincture is oil-based, and absorbed right into the bloodstream. Working within 3-5 minutes, it’s often taken right before going to bed, for insomnia and nightmares.
Inhalation for Daytime Use Helps Prevent Flashbacks
Inhaling cannabis-infused products is the most effective method for daytime use. It works in 1-2 minutes can be inhaled by smoking, vaporizing, or through scent-based products. Inhaling is the most effective for eliminating anxiety, fears, and traumatic memory flashbacks.
If you are looking for edible cannabis-infused products, please visit our local weed shops in Illinois, for consultation and purchase.