Ever since the beginning of menopause, I’ve struggled with insomnia, the sleepless days are really awfulâ€¦ No matter how tired I am, I lie in bed with no hope of falling asleep, but i’ve tried limiting screen time before bed, drinking herbal teas, taking a warm bath and spraying my pillow with a lavender sleep spray.
I’ve invested into room-darkening blinds, a noise component and a modern mattress, pillows and sheets, on those days when I can’t fall asleep, I get so bored and aggravated that I sometimes get up and clean my house, workout or learn a book. I then assume completely exhausted the following day. I struggle to get through the workday, then my productivity and mood suffer. My eyes water, my throat hurts and I properly have a headache. I am unwilling to take prescription or over-the-counter sleeping pills. I don’t want to risk harmful side-effects. I was thrilled when cannabis was finally legalized in my state. I now have access to plant-based medicine. I’m able to shop at the dispensary for dried flower, pre-rolls, vapes, tinctures, topicals, concentrates, edibles and beverages. There are an abundance of indica and hybrid strains that work to relax, soothe and help with sleep, and because of the long-lasting effects, I’ve found that edibles work entirely well for me. I eat a single gummy right before getting ready for bed, and I fall asleep abruptly and easily. I also tend to stay asleep. I wake up in the day feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. I am totally clear-headed. I’m having fewer concerns with sore joints and muscles and enjoying a much better outlook.