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Marijuana Withdrawal and Insomnia
When you've been addicted to pot for a long time, marijuana withdrawal can be one of the hardest things you'll ever go through in your life. There are many aspects of it, but in this article I would like to talk to you about how it will affect your sleep. Hopefully, I'll also be able to share with you some tips that will help you to get a good nights sleep in this tough time.
I am sure you know that when it comes to sleeping well, it's all in your head. What I am trying to say is that if you believe you will sleep well, you most likely will, but if you look at your new bed and think it's going to suck, then you're probably right as well. It's all about you and what you believe.
Many people go through a period of insomnia after quitting marijuana. This is normal. Do not stress out about it. It will only make the insomnia worse. The first few days are rough, but it quickly gets better and your sleeping patterns will return to normal over time. For now, you just have to be patient and simply get through this. Everyone is different. Have patience. If you get frustrated, be grateful of your progress so far.
Getting Back on Track
Don't force it. As simple as it sounds, if you can't sleep, don't sit in bed rolling from one side to the other. Instead, get up and walk around. Do something productive until you get tired.
Don't sleep during the day. If you follow the advice above and get busy doing something, and if it so happens that you don't get tired before the morning comes, do all you can to not sleep during the day. Just wait until the next evening and go to bed at your normal time. Being up for almost 24 hours straight gets almost anyone sleeping like a baby. I have gone about 36 hours before crashing.
Repeat the process. After you follow the first two points above you still can't sleep the following night, just get busy and avoid sleeping during the day again. It might be that you'll be sleeping every other night for some time, but that's ok. It's much better than sleeping during the day.
You Will Succeed
Sleep deprivation is very common during marijuana withdrawal. Don't be alarmed by it. Just use the simple tips above and hopefully you'll sleep like a baby soon.
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