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Using marijuana to sleep 🌳 πŸ”₯ πŸ’¨

Just read this (long, but awesome) article breaking down how THC and CBD affect sleep.


https://blog.eightsleep.com/how-cannabis-affects-your-sleep/


I used to smoke before sleeping every night, but did find I wasn't well rested. Stopped it, had the weirdest dreams for like 2 weeks... then started sleeping WAY better.


Now I take valerian root and melatonin most nights.


Haven't tried CBD though... any help here?

Do you use sleep aids regularly (more than 3-4x per week), and if so what?
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funcoupons
WR Officer
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up in Fiji, under paddy
I don't take anything, I sleep really well. I do sometimes like listening to sleep meditation/ASMR while falling asleep though.

I've heard good things about CBD and melatonin for sleep though.
BigCheese
Notorious Answer
+14
Agency Recruiter | Coors Knight
I truly don't think you've ever had a bad take on this platform lol, I think I've agreed with all of your comments.

Sleep meditation/ASMR is the most relaxing way to fall asleep. I need to do it more.
funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
up in Fiji, under paddy
Hahaha, thank you. Something about great minds...Β 

I love it. I use Medito for sleep (and other) meditation and enjoy it, it's free and user friendly. I've just recently gotten into ASMR for sleep, it truly is super relaxing. A little weird to people who don't understand what it is, and a lot of people think ASMR consists of those gross eating/chewing videos which I hate.Β 
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Incognito
WR Officer
+11
Master of Disaster
You spelled benzos wrong
Austin
Celebrated Contributor
+6
Founder - ** ***
LOL
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
I picked some other herb thing, but it's Ambien.Β 

Melatonin gave me vivid nightmares and sleep paralysis so I don't mess with it anymore.
Austin
Celebrated Contributor
+6
Founder - ** ***
No shit?Β  That's crazy - if I may ask... what is sleep paralysis like?Β  I've never actually talked with someone who'd dealt with it.
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
When waking up my mind was aware but I couldn't physically move my body or open my eyes. Scary shit.Β 
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Hocael
Fire Starter
Partner Manager
I’ve experienced sleep paralysis too many times to count for as long as I can remember. It’s horrifying. Seeing the room and trying so hard to scream, but nothing... felt better about it once I was able to put a name to it and learned other people experience it, too. Still not pleasant though.
poweredbycaffeine
WR Officer
+9
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
My wife is an acupuncturist and herbalist, so I have an in-house consultant to help me dial in the right mix of things. If you need help getting to sleep and prefer a natural way to do it, work with an herbalist and they'll sort you out.

PSA: Cannot promise the solutions will always taste good.
neversettle
Politicker
+6
SDR
What are some of the more commons herbs your wife suggests?
poweredbycaffeine
WR Officer
+9
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
It's all personalized, so I'd be doing her work a disservice if I made any suggestions. However, as far as supplements go, magnesium and zinc are two that I'd tell anyone to add into their pre-sleep routines.
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Chep
WR Officer
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Business Development Team Lead
Attended a super insightful talk while in college about this subject and remember a Medical Marijuana doctor saying THC doesn't disturb your sleep cycle what disturbs it is going from being high to being sober which disrupts REM sleep. The Doctor's solution was playing around with edibles until you find the perfect amount that will keep you high throughout the night. The problem with this is edibles are mad expensive so I like to give myself an hour or two of not consuming any THC before I go to sleep so the effects wear off and I don't miss out on REM sleep.
BigCheese
Notorious Answer
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Agency Recruiter | Coors Knight
How does valerian root affect you and your sleep cycle personally? I've read varying opinions but haven't spoken to someone who actually uses it.

Personally, I love CBD to sleep. I'll use gummies here and there but not nightly, as sometimes I wake up too groggy.
slaydie
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
I love drinking tea with valerian root - it helps me have a great sleep. Occasionally I find it a bit hard to wake up in the morning but most of the time it's perfect and I feel super refreshed. It's really helped when I suffer from cycles of insomnia.
slaydie
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
I guess I should note that I had a few crazy dreams...but I also have crazy dreams when I don't take anything so hard to draw a correlation
JuicyKlay
Politicker
+9
AM
I use 10mg of melatonin and 20mg of CBD 45 minutes before I want to fall asleep. It works like a charm.Β 
OpalTiddyChurger
Arsonist
+9
Funbags Enthusiast
I was using the valerian root and melatonin combo and it was super effective but if I didn't keep my sleep schedule in a routine then it really threw me off the next day. Also, I had crazy dreams from the valerian root.

I found these gummies at a local dispensary and wow are they amazing, plus you don't get that unrested THC hangover feeling. I take 1 or even sometimes 1/2 depending on how tired I am.Β 

https://plusproductsthc.com/sleep
Justatitle
Politicker
+8
Senior AE
2 kids that wake me up at 5:30 AM each day by 8 pm I’m mentally and physically drained each day.
swizard
Celebrated Contributor
+9
Sales Evangelist
I don't anything and sleeping like a baby anywayΒ 
Austin
Celebrated Contributor
+6
Founder - ** ***
I'm not saying this is the healthiest way to do it.Β  But, cus I can be honest here, I smoke weed all day... erryday... since I was like 13.Β 
AlecBaldwinsHairline
Valued Contributor
+5
SDR Manager
Gummies FTW
SalesPharaoh
Politicker
+8
AM BDR
I drink Anise to help with sleep. But damn that weed gave me the deepest sleep of my life too bad it's not available in Egypt like hash is.
CaneWolf
Politicker
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Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
I hit a wall with Melatonin after taking it for years. It just sort of stopped working. If you really can't sleep, I highly recommend seeing a specialist. I know a few different people who were able to fix their shit as a result. Psychiatrists can help in that regard too.
softwaresails
Politicker
+4
Sales Manager
I only do 1mg of melatonin a night. Yeah I know I’m a lightweight lol.Β 
FarmingU
Politicker
+8
Account Manager
Everyday...
Wolfof7thStreet
Opinionated
+5
AE
THC is very helpful for getting to sleep, not staying alseep IMO. Melatonin and CBD do more of the latter for me
Horse
Business Development Manager
The Dohm Classic Natural sound machine was a game changer for me.Β 
Patbate
Politicker
+6
Senior Product Advisor
Melatonin gummies and white noise are super clutch
Aaronlovessales
Opinionated
+4
Financial advisor
Sleep aid = pound town
SammySandbags
Politicker
+6
Account Executive
I'll do it all, but nothing will ever top beating the shit out of yourself and your boys during pickup after work. Sleep like a baby after pushing limits
Smithy
Politicker
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Director of Sales
I use magnesium or ZMA which I think helps a lot.Β 
TheHypnotist
Opinionated
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Sales Manager
CAREFUL using melatonin. Apparently you can become dependent on it because the body will stop producing its own supply.
I concurr with weed making me wake up feeling tired and not properly rested.
Alcohol might help initially getting to sleep, but also makes it harder to get up the next day.

Ice baths work wonders - 10 to 15 minutes in an ice bath (just get out of the bath before you stop shivering, otherwise you are headed for hypothermia) then into bed and I sleep like a baby. Best nights sleep ever.
Ho
Hocael
Fire Starter
Partner Manager
An ice bath sounds absolutely terrible πŸ˜† I know people swear by stuff like that - same with cold water for the last two min of the shower, but there’s no way I could make myself do that. Horrible. Lol
TheHypnotist
Opinionated
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Sales Manager
The idea behind the icebath before bed is to lower body temperature. It has the same sleep promoting benefits as having a hot bath (in theory), but in practice an ice bath works much better for me.

The cold shower I think has more to do with fat-burning. There is a type of fat ("brown fat") which controls the speed with which you burn body fat. It is generally concentrated around the upper back and you can increase the amount of brown fat that you have by cooling this area - hence cold shower.

Of course if you stand in a cold shower for long enough and water is cool enough, it will do practically the same job as an icebath.
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Cas
Customer Success Team Lead
I've got some lovely PTSD issues from my time in the sand box mixed with nerve pain so sleep ND I aren't on good terms.Β 

That being said I've used melotonin, thc, cbd, booze and many other things.Β 

The later are horrible for the body. But CBD and thc have helped with the pain and allow me to at least get a few uninterrupted hours plus I feel rested. Much better than all the pills the VA have tried. If you can get away with just using melotonin I envy you.
Telehealth_2the_Moon
Notable Contributor
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Director of Business Development
I have sporadic sleep issues, some nights horrible, some nights great. Trying to avoid using alcohol for this because I know it helps you fall asleep but at the same time prevents your sleep from being restful.

Right now I'll use melatonin if I'm feeling restless before going to bed. If I have a lot of trouble getting to sleep or waking up in the middle of the night I'll take some 2:1 CBD:THC gummies which helps me get and stay to sleep.Β 

Curious to learn what the article has to say because I haven't been doing this for that long.
Kevinbacon
Opinionated
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Sales Manager
Definitely use it to sleep and also take CBD/THC 2 to 1 mints throughout the dayΒ 
Beercules
Politicker
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BDR
I only like smoking or eating Sativa THC products so I have to make sure that I don't smoke too close to going to bed. I find if I get enough exercise in during the day I can get right to sleep - if not I'm tossing and turning
The.Machine
Politicker
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Sales Development Lead
Fully natural.Β 

There's a herb called Ashwagandha. It helps increase melatonin and reduces stress. Must try.Β 
swizard
Celebrated Contributor
+9
Sales Evangelist
I don't take anything and I sleep like a baby tbh :xDΒ 
HoldemCaulfield
Politicker
+8
Sales Training & Enablement
Melatonin almost every night to go to sleep. That's after running most days, working a full eight hours, and cutting the coffee at 2 pm.Β 
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