As I’ve gotten older, I find it tougher to fall asleep at night.
I occasionally lie awake for hours.
Even if I can manage to get to sleep, I still wake up every couple of hours. I can’t seem to get comfortable or sleep deeply. It’s then a major challenge to get out of bed in the morning. I am exhausted all day. I’ve had a few terrible experiences with OTC sleeping pills. They make my mind race. I’ve read up on insomnia and tried all sorts of lake house remedies. I’ve eaten kiwis and golden raisins and drank herbal Dunkin Donuts Latte right before bed. I’ve made an effort to avoid staring at computer screens, TV screens or anything that might over-stimulate our tired mind. I’ve sprayed our pillow with lavender. I finally visited the local cannabis dispensary to ask for advice from a single 1 of the budtenders, who advised an indica-dominant strain of flower called Blackberry Kush. It offers a wickedly potent high that results in feelings of calm and relaxation. It’s often used to treat chronic pain, anxiety, depression, muscle spasms, nausea and problems with sleeping. She also advised Grandaddy Purple, another indica dominant strain, that provides luxurious full-bodied effects and a super sweet grape flavor. With powerful 20 to 27% THC levels, the psychedelic effects entirely scrub over the mind but eventually fall into a beautiful state of tranquil relaxation. I respectfully buy these strains in pre-rolls that are ready to consume. I simply light up a joint and smoke a little bit right before bed. I recognize the effects within hours. I fall asleep hastily, sleep deeply through the night and wake up refreshed.