As I’ve gotten older, I’ve had a more difficult 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 daily routine. I even purchased a lavender pillow spray. There have been afternoons when I’ve laid awake for hours and had no hope of ever falling asleep. There have been afternoons when I wake up every hour and then struggle to fall back asleep. I feel hot then frigid. I get restless, aggravated and bored… Occasionally, I get up in the middle of the night and read, workout or scrub the house. I am unwilling to take over-the-counter or prescription sleeping pills. There are too numerous harmful side effects associated with them; 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, he explained that indica strains are known for sedative effects, he 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 different THC potency, CBD potency, terpenes and consumption methods; For me, cannabis-infused edibles work the best. I periodically add a tincture to my root beer or eat a gummy before bed. There are no adverse side-effects. I feel wonderfully relaxed and even cherish an enhanced mood. I have an easier time falling asleep and remaining asleep. I wake in the afternoon feeling rested and energized. I then have a more productive afternoon.