Wellford Medical Clinics


What is insomnia?

Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that affects millions of people worldwide. It is characterised by difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or experiencing non-restorative sleep, which can lead to daytime fatigue, irritability, and impaired functioning.

Symptoms of Insomnia

Insomnia can manifest in various ways, including:

  • trouble falling asleep,
  • waking up frequently during the night,
  • waking up too early,
  • feeling tired upon waking,
  • daytime sleepiness,
  • difficulty concentrating,
  • mood disturbances.


Treatment options may include lifestyle changes, cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), sleep hygiene practices, relaxation techniques, and, in some cases, medication.

Medical Cannabis & Insomnia

Medical cannabis has been gaining attention for its potential benefits in treating insomnia. A study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology found that patients suffering from chronic insomnia reported significant improvements in sleep duration and quality after using medical cannabis[1]. Another study in The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry found that more than half of the participants reported improved sleep after using medical cannabis[2].

Moreover, a report in Medicines (Basel) concluded that cannabis flower could be an effective treatment for sleep disturbances due to its pain-relieving properties, which can contribute to better sleep[3]. Patients have also shared anecdotal accounts of their positive experiences using medical cannabis to manage their insomnia symptoms[4]. While further research is necessary to fully understand the long-term effects and the appropriate dosing, these initial findings suggest that medical cannabis could potentially offer some benefits for those struggling with sleep disorders such as insomnia.


  1. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
  2. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
  3. Medicines (Basel)
  4. Sleep Foundation

Am I eligible?

Check to see if you are eligible for medical cannabis care from Wellford Clinics.

Need some help?

Call us on 0203 376 6661

How it works

Just follow these simple steps

Book an appointment

Fill out our simple form to check your eligibility for care and book your initial consultation.

Speak to your specialist

Your consultant will speak to you about your journey and start to make plans for possible treatment.

Get your prescription

If medical cannabis is the right treatment for you, we will send your prescription to a pharmacy for you and your medication will be delivered to your home.

Making Medical Cannabis Accessible

Expert care, friendly and reassuring service


Initial Appointment


Week 6 Follow up Appointment


Week 12 Follow up Appointment

Repeat prescriptions: £20