I have done this for 2 decades now. I don't think I ever want to forget this again. Because of the confusion I am continuously questioning myself on it. I know that affect influences and effect is the change.
But according to Vocabulary.com
can also be used as a verb to mean to produce or to cause to come into being.
to produce a change in somebody/something
So do sleeping pills affect sleep? While better mood is the effect of more sleep?
sleeping pills affect.
better mood is the effect.
Did I get this correct?
I'll deal with effect as a verb next, but I need to be able to get at least one thing right before I move on.