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Medical Marijuana For Seniors : Living Stress Free & Sleeping Like A Baby

A few years back as the older generation enter a post retirement phase, and has for a long period of time been suffering from diseases and symptoms that are easily cured by Marijuana, there is hesitance in using this substance thanks to the social stigma that has been around it for years. Thankfully things are now changing thanks to more and more social awareness and intensive medical research on this subject.

Disorders related to sleep, anxiety and even chronic pain are a few to mention that have for long plagued this generation, and over the counter pills don’t offer a solution. Especially ones that do not offer side effects with the relief.

According to studies the fastest growing demographic of users of medical marijuana are people between the age group of 50-70. The older generation is now waking up to this medical revolution.

The real question though is that who exactly qualifies for usage? And what are the medical requirements? Also, how in particular does it help with Stress and sleep disorders. 

Sleep Disorders

A full night’s 8hr sleep without waking up again and again has become a distant hope for the elder generation. As you grow older a blissful undisturbed slumber goes further and further out of reach, leading to more abuse of over the counter prescribed pills.

Another big factor in not being able to achieve a rested sleep routine is the use of multiple medications for various issues together, which is a common and prevalent in this age group.

In such cases the use of medical marijuana is a safe option vs addictive drugs and prescribed pills. It helps relieve symptoms of pain and stress which in turn help you sleep like you haven’t in years!

Stress Disorders

Here is an excerpt from the National Sleep Foundation: Along with the physical changes that occur as we age, changes to our sleep patterns are a part of the normal aging process. As people age, they tend to have a harder time falling asleep and more trouble staying asleep than when they were younger. It is a common misconception that sleep needs decline with age. In fact, research demonstrates that our sleep needs remain constant throughout adulthood.

Research has proved that Marijuana, when used in moderation and in the correct way, under the guidance of a doctor, can help immensely in treating anxiety and stress issues. Some of these include disorders like:

  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Panic attacks
  • Moderate depression
  • General anxiety

Take a step towards getting your medical marijuana card to improve the overall quality of this phase of your life. It is a great alternative to many pharmaceutical pills and medicines.

And achieving a sleep routine without pain, stress and anxiety is a reward that shall reap many benefits and is priceless!

Learn more as to how you can get the process started with FloridaMMD.


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