I have been struggling with insomnia since high school at least.
Even though I have always consumed lots of caffeine over the years, I have still struggled with sleep during afternoons or weeks at a time when I had none in our system.
Since I also struggle with dust sensitivity problems, it was natural to start taking diphenhydramine with its sedating effects. It worked for a long time, however the medicine also had side effects by the following afternoon after each dose. That would cause me to drink more caffeine at school plus thus worsen our initial insomnia issue in the process. It became a vicious cycle that I ended before heading to school. But now that I’ve been in a career for a few years straight, our insomnia is getting bad again. Instead of using benadryl plus similar drugs, I made the choice to start using cannabis again. It was a part of our life in school however I fell out of using the plant while I was at our former work. My supervisors were adamant about negative drug tests so I had to supply it up for a few years. Now that I’m coming back to the world of using cannabis biweekly again, I’m finding that all indica strains aren’t equally sedating. I think I believed the misnomer that all indicas are necessarily body-high inducing sedatives, however this is not the case. I have smoked a lot of indicas that make our brain hyper plus do anything however calm me down plus help me get to sleep at night. Blueberry is a lovely indica leaning hybrid, however it doesn’t make me sleepy in the way that 9lb Hammer does by contrast.