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 nights when I’ve laid awake for hours and had no hope of ever falling asleep. There have been nights when I wake up every hour and then struggle to fall back asleep. I feel overheated then chilly. I get restless, aggravated and bored. Sometimes, I get up in the middle of the night and read, workout or clean the house. I am unwilling to take over-the-counter or prescription sleeping pills. There are too many 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 sometimes add a tincture to my tea or eat a gummy before bed. There are no adverse side-effects. I feel wonderfully relaxed and even enjoy an enhanced mood. I have an easier time falling asleep and remaining asleep. I wake in the morning feeling rested and energized. I then have a more productive day.