When Chronic Pain Prevents Sleeping It’s Painsomnia

What Is Painsomnia?

Sep 12, 2016

Sleeplessness is a very common symptom for Chronic Pain; so much so that among late night social media participants, the term painsomnia has been widely used to describe the persistent pain induced sleeplessness. Often the word painsomnia is accompanied by a hashtag in front of it – for #painsomnia on Twitter or Instagram.

To describe this feeling of being exhausted and in pain in as few words as possible the term #painsomnia began creeping into the Internet lexicon. There are Internet memes dedicated to the term, which crosses over into many different illnesses. Approximately fifty-eight percent of Peace Naturals clients’ use our medical Cannabis products to manage physical pain, which may cause sleepless nights among other symptoms. Combined with another four percent of Peace Naturals clients reporting easing their symptoms with our medical Cannabis products for insomnia we potentially have 62% of clients opting for medical Cannabis for a good night’s sleep.

Feeling well rested helps our body prepare mentally and physically for the following day. However, when someone is suffering from painsomnia they not only lack energy, but their persistent pain may also flare up, creating a seemingly unending cycle. Cannabis has been reported to help achieve a peaceful night’s sleep and by having a good night’s sleep, they’re making their lives a little bit better.

Painsomnia may become a vicious cycle.

There are many different tactics employed to cope with painsomnia and medical Cannabis is just one of many. A previous NEST post discussed having tools in a chronic pain toolbox to turn to when pain is flaring up harshly. Use your chronic pain toolbox to discover tools that work for you.

Breaking the painsomnia or insomnia cycle can be challenging, but it’s possible. People are choosing medical Cannabis to help them break their #painsomnia cycle. Cannabis combined with other toolbox tools may provide some much needed relief.

Access to medicinal Cannabis isn’t challenging. Health Canada licensed producer Peace Naturals is here to assist you. Register now to become a legal medical Cannabis client.

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