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Lack of Sleep! HELP!
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    eugene is offline New Member
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    Default Lack of Sleep! HELP!

    Hey all,

    I am hving so much trouble having a good night sleep. I have tried some over the counter pilss but the next morning they make me feel like I have had a big night out.

    Does anyone know of a good natural alternative that would help me out.

    I have tried herbal teas and even the arm milk before bed.

    I have seen some homeopathic remedies at the health store. Do these work?

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    When I stopped drinking four years ago I had problems sleeping. I tried otc drugs. They made me feel hung over or made my head feel like it was in a fog. Most of the time I could not shake the feeling until I had been up for a few hours. I was rxed trazodone two years ago and it has worked great. its older anti-dep which psychatrist dont really rx for depression anymore(at least that is what she told me) because it causes sleepiness. its a good alternative to taking sleeping pills which can be addictive.

    trazodone does not knock me out just helps put me to sleep and more importantly keeps me asleep. i have never exp. "withdrawl" effects if i miss a night. the only thing that happens is that around 3am im awake and i have trouble falling asleep. i also have not noticed any negative effects if i take it and sleep less than 7 hours.

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    Have you tried Melatonin? It works very well for some people, it is over the counter, and it is what your body naturally produces to make you sleepy. I have found that it doesn't make me groggy in the morning the way sleeping pills do. I take 3 or 6 MG (I buy the 3mg pills) and I weigh like 115 pounds, but you would have to find what works for you.

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    I agree, try Melatonin. Cut your caffiene, sugars including starches.

    I take 2 3mg tabs a night and I sleep extremely well for going through withdrawal from Lexapro and Klonopin.

    Been 16 days drug free and if it wasn't for the Melatonin, I'd be a big mess.

    Good luck[]

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    Homeopathic COFFEA. Works like 'a dream.'
    Works back to front here so if coffee keeps you awake, coffea treats it as a symptom and so has the opposite effect.

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    In almost all the cases which result in the lack of sleep I feel the medications should be considered as a secondary opinion. Yes be it the conventional ones or the alternative ones. Its a prudent idea to identify the factors that is causing this problem. Once this is identified rectifying the problem alone can help, if not then the natural means would be the best in comparison to the sleeping pills which can cause a dependency towards them. As you have mentioned I would suggest you to seek homeopathy help if you are in real problems.

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    "I have tried some over the counter pilss but the next morning they make me feel like I have had a big night out."

    Unfortunately the chemicals in most sleeping pills take time for the body to break down- hence the groggy feeling on the day. Have you tried cognitive behavorial therapy or even meditation?

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    Default Maybe lack of Vitamin B1 is causing this problem?

    Wholegrain cereals, especially wheat, rice, and oats, are generally considered to be the best sources of thiamine (vitamin B1).

    Hope this helps.

    Mark
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    My wife is currently taking an herbal supplement called "Kava Kava" and according to her, it works very well.

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    Default sleeping problem.

    One of my friend took some supplements which are helpful for his sleeping problem.

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    Default Insomnia: natural treatments.

    Exercise, but not within 2 hours of bedtime. Have a warm bath, or shower, an hour before bedtime, then a glass of very warm milk, possibly with Horlicks, or one of the herbal teas, below, and use dimmer lighting. Put your mind in a position where it wants to shut itself off, and sleep. See insomnia treatments, in much more detail than can be included here, in section 3, at ezy build, below. Use one of the relaxation methods, in bed, after lights out, on pages 2, 11, 2.c, or 2.i, but they can take some time to learn, (progressive muscular relaxation excepted) so learn and become proficient in their use during the day.

    An alternative is to use the EFT, in section 53, and pages 2.q, and 2.o, saying to yourself: "Even though I currently have a sleep disorder, I deeply and completely accept myself." (or choose your own wording) while you use the acupressure tapping.

    Find out which works best for you, in the daylight hours, so you will be prepared, come bedtime. For many people, a good idea is to develop a set "wind down" routine for the last hour before bedtime, so your subconscious mind learns that it is time to put thinking aside, and prepare for mindfulness, (awareness, without cogitation/purposeful thought) or the EFT, in preparation for sleep, but the idea with mindfulness is to not even think about sleeping: just drift off, naturally, during exercising those techniques.

    Avoid TV, computer, or anything exciting in this hour, although reading a BORING! book is a good idea. I suggest that you try using the EMDR variant, below, prior to the mindfulness, or the progressive muscular relaxation, but after the EFT, if that method is chosen. Experiment, to find which combination works best for you.

    In section 3: INSOMNIA: PAGE O - INSOMNIA: A COMPREHENSIVE POST a variant of Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing therapy is shown, which has been used successfully for those people suffering from insomnia, depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and anxiety. It is easily learned, quick to use, yet can be very effective; although it is easy to be dismissive of such a seemingly unusual technique, give it a good tryout, for at least a few weeks, to see if it is effective in your case. I learned it from a book by a clinical psychologist, and now use it every night, and find it works well.

    Usually, I have a cup of chamomile herbal tea, an hour before bedtime, and employ many of the techniques in section 3. Others may prefer Sleepytime, by Celestial Seasonings, Relax, Be Sleepy, or valerian root, from supermarket tea, or health food aisles. Milk, or cream should not be used with herbal tea.
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    Chamomile, lavender, hops, lemon balm and passionflower are reputed to be mild sedatives:
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    I have tried every prescription product on the market for insomnia and none of them worked.
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