Sleep Disorders affect up to 40% of Canadians, and can lead to serious health risks over time. Sleep, like eating healthy and exercise, is a crucial component in your body and brain’s ability to function normally. If you suffer from a sleep disorder or sleep-related condition, Apollo can help get you the relief you need with medical cannabis!
Having trouble sleeping?
Am I eligible?
If you are over the age of 21, live in Canada, and are suffering from a sleep related condition, you may be eligible to use medical cannabis to aid in regulating the quality and quantity of sleep you get.
Do you suffer from:
- Restless Leg Syndrome
- Sleep Apnea
- Chronic Fatigue
- Low Energy
- Or poor quality and quantity of sleep?
Apollo has seen countless patients who suffer from poor sleep, not enough sleep & sleep disorders, and we look forward to helping you too!
Apollo makes it easy
If you are suffering from a sleep related condition, we will require either a referral from your doctor, or supporting documentation regarding your condition. This could be in the form of consult notes from a doctor, or even just a list of prescription drugs that have been prescribed for your condition. If you are already successfully using cannabis to aid in your sleep related condition, please learn more about our Harm Reduction Program here. If you qualify for ourHarm Reduction Program, You do not need supporting medical documentation, but you do need previous experience using cannabis in treating your sleep issues.
How can medical cannabis help me?
There are many chemical compounds in the cannabis plant called ‘cannabinoids’. Two of the major cannabinoids are called THC ( Tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (Cannabidiol) . THC is most closely associated with marijuana as it is the psychoactive compound that can cause patients to feel ‘high’. However, THC in the right does and from the right strain of cannabis plant can produce a plethora of medical benefits, including improving the quality and quantity of one’s sleep.
But how can I sleep if I feel ‘high’?
Medical cannabis can derive from two main types of cannabis plants: The Indica plant and the Sativa plant.
When patients use cannabis products derived from flowers of the indica plant, they report feeling more sedated, and their muscles and bodies relax allowing them to get to sleep. As such, patients who have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep often find benefit from using THC products from the Indica plant.
On the other hand, When patients use cannabis products derived from the flowers of the sativa plant, they report feeling more awake, more energized, focused, creative and imaginative. Variates of cannabis products from the Sativa plant are often great for daytime use, and for people who experience day time fatigue from a poor night’s sleep, chronic fatigue, or general low energy.
Every person has unique sleep and sleep-related issues and as such, what works for one patient, may not work for another. That is why Apollo offers a one-on-one education session tailored to the individual to help you find strains of cannabis that will be best for you and your symptoms.
How can I get medical cannabis to help with sleep?
If eligible for medical cannabis, Apollo will schedule your appointment to consult with one of Apollo’s qualified physicians. If prescribed medical cannabis, one of Apollo’s patient educators will then help you register with a Health Canada Licensed Producer that will provide you with medical cannabis suiting both your health care and budgetary needs. Apollo’s patient educators will give you a personalized education session to ensure you choose strains of cannabis that will be most beneficial for you whether the goal is to help you fall asleep or improve your energy levels during the day.