Save Your Weed Stash & Use This Supplement to Sleep Instead
Between shooting incredible photos and tackling tough issues at brunch, Galore’s Amber Asaly needs her sleep. The problem is she’s basically an insomniac and since age 19, she’s been using nightly bowl hits to drift off to bed.
But now, she’s trying to cut down on bud and learn how to sleep without illegal substances. Enter InstaSleep Mint Melts, a sleep aid made of melatonin, GABA, and 5-HTP. We talked to Amber about her stellar results.
Tell me about your sleep issues.
So I have problems sleeping. I low key think I have insomnia but I don’t think its that serious, so I smoke weed to calm my nerves. At night, I’m always awake and thinking. My mind’s constantly running. When I smoke, it shuts my mind off. But it shuts my mind off too much almost, and I become dumb the next day. So I need to stop smoking.
Have you ever tried anything besides weed to sleep?
No. Normally I don’t go to sleep until like 4 a.m. honestly, because I just cannot fucking sleep. I’ll go on Tumblr, I’ll do anything to not sleep. I’ll watch any movie on Netflix.
How did InstaSleep work for you?
I took it around 9:30. Then I sat there and watched TV for a little. A half hour later I popped another one because I felt like I needed two. It says do not exceed two. Thirty minutes after the second one, I was knocked the fuck out. Before 11 p.m., which is crazy! I had a great sleep and woke up the next morning with high energy and it was great.
How did your sleep compare to the sleep you get when smoking weed?
Weed literally makes me dumb. I’ll still be emailing or doing something instead of sleeping, but I’ll be drowsy. I get in my own head even more, so it’s probably not the best idea for sleep. InstaSleep just knocked me out without all the extra deep thoughts that come with weed.
Did you have any weird dreams?
I had a dream that I was in the subway station and ShiaLaBeouf was there. I went up to him and we were flirting with each other. He asked for my phone to put my number in, and I already had his fucking number! He’s like, “That’s weird, why do you have my number?” I was like, I don’t know, that’s so weird. He got on the train and he texted me later on like, “How old are you and have you ever gotten into porn?” I was like, “Why are you asking me that?”
The next day, The Shade Room posted a fucking video of Shia LaBeouf.
So would you recommend InstaSleep to someone else trying to fall asleep without using weed?
I honestly would.
Graphic by Mi Gerer