Every since entering menopause, I’ve had difficulty sleeping.
I find it nearly impossible to fall asleep.
I might lie in bed for three or four hours, yawning and feeling exhausted bu unable to sleep. When I finally sleep, I usually wake up an hour or two later and then repeat the process. Along with insomnia, I suffer from migraine headaches, muscle aches, leg cramps and hot flashes. When I initially entered menopause, I looked into pharmaceutical options. The potential side-effects scared me off. I tried changing my diet, reducing screen time and essential oils. Nothing made much difference. After dealing with these issues for several years, I finally ran across a blog that raved about cannabis as a remedy. I liked the idea of turning to a plant-based medicine. I truly believe that for every medical ailment there is a remedy available in nature. We just need to find it. I am fortunate that adult-use cannabs is legal in my state. All I needed to access the local dispensary was a valid government-issued ID. The dispensary carries a huge selection of options. I can pick from dried flower, pre-rolled joints, topicals, tinctures, vapes, concentrates, edibles and beverages. The many options was a bit overwhelming. After consulting with different budtenders and some careful experimentation, I’ve figured out the strains and consumption methods that work best for me. I really like the long-lasting and more intense effects of infused gummies. I simply eat one a couple hours before heading to bed. I’ve found that cannabis-infused topicals help to alleviate muscle soreness and cramps. Another favorite are bath bombs. A relaxing soak promotes better sleep and soothes my muscles.