Poor sleep includes too short or too long sleep, difficulty falling asleep, and difficulty maintaining sleep. Insomnia is defined as difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. The acute type is brief and occasional. It is considered chronic when it disrupts at least three nights per week and lasts at least three months. More than half of adults in Canada say their shuteye is fitful at times, according to Statistics Canada. Researchers say that lack of sleep, both duration and quality, are associated with obesity, Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, injuries, death from all causes, depression, irritability and reduced well-being. There are safe options that may support a better night’s sleep. Medical cannabis may be worth considering.

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