Insomnia is difficult to cope with but it is especially debilitating when one also struggles with anxiety. Those who have anxiety already suffer from physical and mental distress, so sleep is especially imperative to give the body a chance to recover from the extra stresses anxiety brings. It is very important that anxiety sufferers find ways to manage their insomnia!
For patients looking for relief without pharmaceuticals, it appears that medicinal Cannabis may be a more natural alternative to conventional sleep medications and without the horrendous side effects. Although very few studies have been done recently a US study published in 1973 where test subjects given THC in 10, 20 and 30 mg doses once a week for a total of six weeks. The results of the study showed each dose of THC reduced the time it took the subjects to fall asleep and the most effective dose seemed to be 20 mg of THC which was found to reduce the time the subject took to fall asleep by more than an hour. And once the subject fell asleep, the sleep was not interrupted significantly through the night.
Canadian Sleep Society