As I’ve gotten older, I’ve had a more hard time falling asleep and staying asleep.
I’ve tried drinking herbal teas and avoiding screen time before bed.
I’ve added yoga and relaxation techniques to my yearly routine. I even obtained a lavender pillow spray. There have been evenings when I’ve laid awake for hours and had no hope of ever falling asleep. There have been evenings when I wake up every hour and then struggle to fall back asleep. I feel hot then chilly. I get restless, distraught and bored. Sometimes, I get up in the middle of the evening and read, workout or clean the house. I am unwilling to take over-the-counter or prescription sleeping pills. There are too several harmful side effects buddyd with them, then nothing helped me with my insomnia until I visited the cannabis dispensary. I had never realized the marijuana could treat sleep disorders. I was not well-informed about the medicinal benefits of cannabis. When I consulted with a budtender, she explained that indica strains are known for sedative effects. She explained that vaping, smoking and tinctures provide rapid onset of effects. Edibles take longer for the effects to be fully realized but can last for hours. I’ve experimented with strange THC potency, CBD potency, terpenes and consumption methods, however for me, cannabis-infused edibles work the best. I periodically add a tincture to my Pepsi or eat a gummy before bed. There are no adverse side-effects. I feel beautifully relaxed and even love an enhanced mood. I have an easier time falling asleep and remaining asleep. I wake in the day feeling rested and energized. I then have a more productive day.