There are all sorts of causes for insomnia, from stress to too much screen time before bed.
For me, I believe it’s a combination of the demands of my job and my age.
I work long hours and need to meet deadlines. Ever since entering my fifties, I’be been dealing with the symptoms of menopause. Along with hot flashes and headaches, I suffer from insomnia. It’s extremely frustrating. I go to bed at night and then lie awake for hours. If I manage to finally fall asleep, I wake up an hour or two later and start the process all over again. I still need to get up in the morning to get ready for work, and then I’m exhausted all day. When I’m over-tired, I’m not as productive at work. I have issues with depression and even sore and stiff muscles. I am unwilling to take over-the-counter sleeping pills or prescription medication. The side-effects are worse than going without a good night’s sleep. Cannabis has provided a plant-based solution without drawbacks. Because recreational weed is legal in my state, I’m able to shop for natural medicine at the dispensary. I have access to a variety of consumption methods, strains and potency. I have had good luck with the lasting effects of edibles. I choose indicas and prefer gummies, peanut butter cups and chocolates. I eat a small dose right before getting ready for bed. I’ve learned exactly the right dosage to provide a deep sleep without waking up groggy in the morning. Edibles are extremely simple, requiring no extra gear, and they taste delicious.