Nightmare Disorder

Medical cannabis for nightmare disorder

Nightmares are vivid and terrifying night-time episodes when you are abruptly awakened from sleep whilst dreaming.

Nightmares are only considered a disorder if you experience:

  • Major distress or impairment during the day, such as anxiety or persistent fear, or bedtime anxiety about having another nightmare.
  • Problems with concentration or memory, or you can’t stop thinking about images from your dreams.
  • Problems functioning at work or in social situations.

Experiencing frightening dreams may be due to an underlying condition, it may be caused by:

  • Sleep deprivation
  • Severe stress or anxiety due to major life event eg. bereavement of loved one
  • Reading scary books or watching scary movies before going to bed (especially in children)
  • Certain medications (antidepressants, antihypertensives, antiparkinsonian drugs)
  • Substance abuse – alcohol, drugs use/withdrawal


Our service is available to patients who have tried at least two previous treatments which have not managed to meet their clinical needs.
Let’s start by understanding your eligibility for an assessment by our clinic.