I have struggled with intermittent sleeping problems for most of my life after I reached high school age.
I think that my mind is prone to anxiety and struggles to calm itself down when I’m lying in bed at night and trying to nod off as quickly as possible.
Besides, it was around this time when I started consuming coffee daily so it’s possible the caffeine in my bloodstream hasn’t been conducive towards healthy sleep either. One of the first things I did to help myself get to sleep on nights when my insomnia was particularly bad was to take diphenhydramine, or Benadryl. Other nights I would alternate the allergy medicine with melatonin supplements. This was a good solution for my insomnia until I got to college and started using cannabis daily. Although sativa strains of cannabis give me energizing effects, I tend to always feel sedated after consuming strong indica strains. Mandarin Dream, Purple Kush, and Skywalker OG are all indica strains that help me calm down and sleep at night. If you’re like me and you’re dabbing power cannabis concentrates with high THC contents, then you know just how powerful it is to take a large dab of a powerful indica after a long day of hard work. And when I’m done with my evening and just want to drift off into a peaceful sleep, it’s no easier than getting out my jar of 9lb Hammer Live Resin to throw on my quartz banger after a quick preheat setup. You can’t beat strong indicas at night if you need a pleasant and restful sleep.