Oct 24, 2018
The Search for Sound Sleep: A Virgin Voyage with Cannabis Oil | 4
One of the more common symptoms for people with Parkinson’s is trouble sleeping. Some of us can’t get to sleep, some can’t stay asleep, while others are awaken by tremors, painful dystonia cramping or realistic nightmares.
I can’t stay asleep.
My sleeping journal is more of an awakening journal. One day it reads “up at 3a,” the next “up at 1a,” followed by “up at 3a, up at 3:30a, and up at 4:20a.”
I’ve tried Melatonin, Magnesium Glycinate, light therapy, aromatherapy, silence, music, meditation, reading, more levodopa, later bedtimes, earlier bedtimes and the list goes on.
Sleep is important for everyone. When you don’t get enough sleep you are less productive, less attentive, less present, less creative, less active, less everything it seems except tired. WebMD suggests it also puts you at “greater risk for depression, heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes and death.” I know you’re not supposed to believe everything you read on the…