The resulting sleep was poor quality and she described feeling a terrible hangover the next morning. My mother had always been full of energy and enthusiasm, so to hear her say she felt so fatigued was so concerning to me.

Soon I asked her to speak to her local doctor about prescribing cannabis oil, but despite it having been legalised in Chile, just like Australia, her doctor did not know enough about it. She was told her only option was to continue with the sleeping tablets, despite their horrible side effects and lack of long term efficacy.