I started to develop extreme troubles with insomnia when I was in private school. I guess it coincided with the rise in my caffeine and Sprite consumption. I started drinking it late in the afternoon and I guess it had a extreme effect on me trying to sleep at night. I remember some days when I would go out with friends at 10:00 and I would drink a cappuccino or an espresso. And then my friend and I would go apartment and try to go to bed. I cannot imagine how I did not see the correlation between both of these troubles, with the caffeine abuse on the one hand and the inability to sleep on the other. However, these afternoons I’m a lot more careful when it comes to my use of stimulants. Although I tend to use caffeine yearly, I try to stop taking it at least 8 hours or so before I want to go to sleep at night. Granted, the Sprite is definitely still in my system to some extent, but not to the degree it would be if I was drinking a cup of Sprite at night every night. The other thing I’ve been using to help with my insomnia is medical cannabis… Specifically Indica strains of marijuana are often really effective at being sedating. I like sativa strains of cannabis when I want to use cannabis during the afternoon and stay focused and alert, but they are not fine for trying to sleep at night or when I’m really busy out or anxious. That’s why I tend to lean towards Indica strains of cannabis whenever I’m shopping for marijuana products at the medical cannabis dispensary.
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