As I’ve gotten older, sleeping has become difficult.
I often lie in bed, wide awake, for hours.
Even if I fall asleep, I typically wake up in an hour or so and struggle to fall back to sleep. Insomnia is not only frustrating but affects quality of life. I was totally exhausted every morning and struggled to make it through the day. I was constantly yawning and my performance at work declined. I lacked energy and motivation. My mood deteriorated and I suffered from mild depression. I was eating more and turning to coffee and sugary snacks for a boost of productivity. This resulted in weight gain which worsened my already negative outlook. I was not willing to take any type of sleeping pill. I’ve heard of horrible side-effects. I tried a variety of natural home-remedies with very little success. I’d about given up hope when I ran across a blog that explained the benefits of cannabis. I was extremely interested in the potential of a plant-based sleep aid. I decided to get my medical marijuana card for the sake of accessing higher THC potency, larger quantities and to avoid paying tax. The meeting with the doctor, qualification process and fees were definitely worth the rewards. I can now shop at any medicinal cannabis dispensary across the state. I have easy access to a huge variety of cannabis products, including smokable flower, pre-rolls, vapes, concentrates, edibles, beverages, topicals and tinctures. I can smoke, dab, vape or place a dose under my tongue for quick onset of effects. I can eat a gummy, enjoy a chocolate or sip a mocktail right before bed. I’ve even had success with cannabis-infused lotions and balms. I shop mainly for indica strains that are helpful for relaxing.