I started having sleeping problems in high school.
I drank lots of caffeine during the day to stay stimulated for my honors and AP classes, but that would make it harder for me to get to sleep at night. And whenever I was lacking sleep, I’d consume even more caffeine, thus perpetuating the cycles in a positive feedback loop. You can’t expect to get a healthy night’s sleep if you’re consuming caffeine after 8pm, which is something I couldn’t wrap my head around at the time. Nowadays I’m really careful about when I stop consuming caffeinated drinks throughout the day. I try to stop by 6pm even though it would be better to stop even earlier than this. However, if you use cannabis to the degree that I do, you’ll notice that you get sedated at random times of the day. If you use cannabis edibles that are made out of various kinds of cannabis oil, you’ll know that the effects can vary drastically if you’re consuming edibles that lean sativa versus edibles that lean indica. If I consume sativa-leaning edibles I’m able to get work done throughout the day and can lead a productive life. But if I’m trying to sleep at night and had a particularly stressful day with lots of coffee consumption, I will reach for an indica-leaning cannabis edible to help me get to sleep a lot faster. Usually the indica strains are high in myrcene, caryophyllene, and linalool, all of which are known to be more sedating than other terpenes. Some of my sativa-leaning strains have limonene and terpinolene as their dominant terpenes by contrast.