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