In general, I have always had issues with sleeping.
- I have tried a variety of pills, melatonin, and sleepytime tea.
While these options will work at times, they have not been a permanent solution. When I speak with my doctor, she tells me that I should not use a sleep aid as a permanent addition to my routine because it can have a long term impact on my quality of sleep. The last time I spoke with my doctor, I told her that I am interested in getting my medical marijuana ID card so that I can purchase medical marijuana to use as a sleep aid. My doctor told me that while many people report that they use marijuana as a sleep aid, it is still too soon for research to determine the lasting outcomes of using marijuana as a sleep aid. My doctor also told me how medical marijuana works to help with sleep. The cannabinoids interact with the cannabinoid receptors in the brain to promote sleep. Both CBD and THC can have this effect. My doctor asked that before I go through with the medical marijuana ID, I try using CBD. There are CBD stores in our community that do not require certification, so I can go to the store and purchase products to see if they improve my sleep. Per her recommendation, I did just that. The CBD store had gummies specifically designed to help you sleep. When I gave it a try, it helped quite a bit. I will definitely continue to take them before bed.