Every second person with rheumatism suffers temporarily from sleep disorders. On the one hand, discomfort and restlessness make it difficult to fall asleep. On the other hand, joint and muscle pain can interrupt sleep x times per night.
Both the pharmaceutical industry and the natural pharmacy provide sleep-promoting agents. But if neither ashwagandha nor valerian improves sleep – nor sleeping pills with their long-term risks (addiction, side effects), cannabis may help.
Certain CBD for insomnia (CBD nuo nemigos) promote and improve sleep. At normal dosages, they are neither physically addictive nor do they lead to side effects. Two rheumatism sufferers talk about their experiences.
Enough sleep thanks to cannabis drops
lmar Nussbaum* (45) has already tried a lot to alleviate his chronic joint and muscle pain, which can be particularly bad in cool and wet weather. However, neither medication nor a change in diet nor other alternative therapies has really affected him. Even with cannabis, Elmar Nussbaum has not become pain-free. Nevertheless, he does not want to miss this natural medicine anymore: “Every evening 20 drops help me to fall asleep and finally sleep through the night again.”
Elmar Nussbaum obtains a prescription cannabis tincture from the Bahnhof-Apotheke Langnau im Emmental. It contains the cannabinoids CBD and THC. 9 drops correspond to 2.5 mg THC and 5 mg CBD. Health insurance covers the costs of this cannabis medicine.
The dose of 20 drops has no intoxicating effect on him but dampens the sensation of pain. “Thanks to cannabis, I get enough sleep even in periods of pain and am no longer sleepy during the day, but attentive and efficient,” says the busy machinist and farmer. When he comes home from work, it’s far from over for him. Around a hundred head of cattle want to be cared for and cared for.
The Nussbaum family cultivates over 25 hectares of land in Zurich’s wine country. “The physical work on the farm is good for my joints,” says Elmar Nussbaum. “But only thanks to the fact that I sleep better with cannabis, I also have the necessary energy to be active every day into the evening.”
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Better sleep and quality of life thanks to CBD
Petra Müller (52) has been suffering from rheumatoid arthritis symptoms for ten years. In 2016, she stopped drug therapy in consultation with her rheumatologist and relies entirely on natural anti-inflammatories such as curcumin, astaxanthin, frankincense, and CBD.
Petra Müller experiences the effects of CBD on different levels: “It reduces my pain and has a calming effect on me. This makes me sleep better and make me feel more comfortable during the day.” She sees another plus in the positive effect on the symptoms of menopause.
Petra Müller has had very good experiences with a CBD tincture oil with 4% CBD for three years. She buys it in the pharmacy for about 38 francs a bottle. “The CBD oil is relatively expensive,” she says, “but productive.” Petra Müller takes 3 drops under her tongue three times a day. This is their normal dosage. “If I’m doing well and I don’t have any complaints, it’s enough to take the drops only once a day.”
Can chronic inflammation be combated with diet and natural medicines? Petra Müller gives a clear yes to this. She has dealt intensively with this topic and developed a very fine feeling for her well-being. She is constantly trying out which natural remedies she can sneak out or discontinue. She also tested the CBD oil in this way, with the following result: “I clearly felt the need to take it again and will continue to do so. Taking CBD is associated with a higher quality of life.”