Once I got into my mid fifties, I started having difficulties with sleeping. On the majority of nights, I go to bed and just lie there, unable to fall asleep. Even if I manage to nod off, I usually wake up an hour later and go through the same process again. I am often awake for such long stretches, I get bored. I sometimes get up and clean my house. Now and then, I’ll workout at four in the morning. I might open up my laptop and get ahead on my work tasks. Occasionally, I read on my Ipad for a couple of cours. In the morning, I’m exhausted. I feel slightly sick, suffer headaches and struggle to be productive. When I can’t sleep, my mood and outlook suffers. I refuse to take sleeping pills. There are too many negative side-effects. Just recently, recreational weed was finally legalized in my state. I immediately visited the cannabis dispensary, looking for a cure of insomnia. I was told that indica strains tend to be especially relaxing and helpful in treating sleep disorders. I experimented with different consumption methods and found that edibles work best for me. Although the effects of edibles take a while to be fully realized, they are longer-lasting and stronger. If I eat a gummy about an hour before getting ready for bed, I definitely sleep much better. I choose edibles that offer a fairly equal ratio of CBD and THC. I’ve also had some success with cannabis vapes. If I wake up in the middle of the night, the rapid onset of effects is extremely beneficial.