Insomnia and Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) does it help?

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Answered by LDN Specialist Pharmacist Dr Sam Lebsock
LDN Specialist Pharmacist Dr Sam Lebsock

Insomnia and Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) does it help?

Is Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) good for treating insomnia? Yes, I do have providers who like to use this as part of the sleep regimen. I would say that here the main mechanism is that a lot of times, patients have trouble sleeping because there's some underlying issue going on, whether that be autoimmune, whether that be some type of pain, inflammation. So if we can get that under control with Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN), then a lot of times these patients end up sleeping better. And so they have better results and they think like, oh my gosh, my sleep is solved, but in reality we may have gotten their inflammation under control and now they're sleeping like a baby. So yes, LDN is very helpful for insomnia and sleep issues, and we see it used quite frequently, and a lot of times these patients, once they're on a maintenance dose, will report it's the best sleep they've ever had

Answered by LDN Specialist Pharmacist Dr Sam Lebsock