"I am a 66 year old male, 170 lbs. I have some health issues including essential hyperteinsion, depression, insomnia. I was diagnosed with MONO in 2016.
For the past 2 years I have tried medications that were either sleep meds or psychiatric meds to help with sedation. Some helped for awhile, but my body eventually developed a tolerance. In general, my tolerance for meds is LOW.
Currenly I am using a Dosist Sleep Pen at 9 PM and I do get high from 1 dose. However, by 11 PM, I am still not sleepy at all.
In the past, I have tried 8:1 and 1:1 CBD Subliminal Tinctures, 18:1 CBD Gel Caps, PLUS Restore Gummies. None have helped significantly with sedation.
I do my best to be active and work my body. I do not take any recreational drugs or use any alcohol. I try to observe sleep hygiene and practice mindfulness.
My general health is good. My PCP examined me last fall. My current meds include a statin, blood pressure, vitamins, and baby aspirin.
I am financially stable, have rich history of family and friends, am divorced since 2013. I am working on lifestyle changes, but it is slow going. Since 2005 I worked with seniors in Senior Communities. I have been working on a spiritual practice, recently learning what Ananda has to offer.
Any comments or suggestions are much appreciated."
Look at the strain of cannabis you are using as well. You should try to aim for an indica strain which has a more of a sedating and relaxing effect. Sativa is more energizing and better used in the day time. You should look for a product that has a mid to high range THC (if no contraindications) and I would advise you dose in an oil form as the effect will last longer but of course the onset is much slower than inhalation. Follow sleep hygiene rules and you don’t want to develop a sleep dependency issue with any sleep agents, and lastlly I would advise that you consider a referral for a sleep study from your primary care provider.