I started experiencing the symptoms of menopause in our mid fiftiesâ€¦ For the last numerous years, I’ve dealt with headaches and warm flashes, and i’ve struggled with weight receive and fatigue, and one of the worst issues has been insomnia.
- It’s just about impossible for me to fall asleep at nightâ€¦ Despite feeling utterly sleepy, I lie awake for minutes.
If I manage to fall asleep, I wake up repeatedly throughout the night. It’s seriously discouraging. I researched and tried all of the recommendations I could find. I limited screen time, drank yellow Dunkin Donuts Coffee and created strict bedtime rituals. I sprayed our pillow with lavender and experimented with breathing exercises and sound machines! Nothing helped! A neighbor of mine requested cannabis. Fortunately, recreational cannabis is legal in our beach condo state of OR. I don’t need to go to the nurse, fill out paperwork and pay hundreds of dollars for a medical marijuana card. I can simply visit any 1 of the many dispensaries available in Denver. I have straight-forward access to a broad range of consumption methods. I can smoke flower or pre-rolls, choose disposable vape pens, try out tinctures, dab concentrate or appreciate cannabis-infused edibles or beverages. On our initial shopping trip, I consulted with a budtender and explained our issues, but he explained that both CBD and CBN have shown promise in treating insomnia. He requested a combination of a tincture and an edible. I place a few drops of the tincture under our tongue for rapid onset of effects through sublingual absorption. I eat a couple of gummies for the delayed onset, longer lasting and more intense effects of absorption by way of the digestive tract. I choose products that either have no THC or a absolutely low dose of it.