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The pandy's insomnia club *suggestions for sleep*
Posted 08 June 2009 - 10:35 PM
an alarm clock with a "whte-noise" thing in it--you can hit a button, and it plays a stream, or chimes, or the ocean with waves and seagulls (that one puts me out easy!)
a cup of hot tea before bed (uncaffenated--but it doesnt bother me somehow)
an over the coutner sleep aid--a friend of mine takes benedryl--and the OTC sleepaid i bought, that was VERY affordable--the active ingredient? benedryl---try taking just one or a half a one, and see what it does. its non-habit forming, and it works.
my problem is giong to sleep and staying there......i wake up about every 15-20 min, and then give up after like 3-4 hours. the "white-noise", even if its just a fan running on low, really helps.
yeah--dont go into your bedroom if you are not sleeping. your body will start associating your bedroom with sleep.
try something like a linen-spray--lavender helps promote sleep in the body--maybe try getting a lavender scented linen spry, and spray your sheets and pillows in your BR, but only use that scent there, and not in other parts of your house. that helped me.
camomile tea--helps nice.
dont know if any of this is helpful, but, it has helped me. best of luck to you, and
Posted 13 June 2009 - 05:07 PM
i don't have any affiliation with this company or anything, i just literally was losing my life to insomnia, and this literally saved it. there's a ton of great information on the site... i hope that it helps someone here
Posted 13 June 2009 - 05:15 PM
This post has been edited by aflat: 13 June 2009 - 05:17 PM
Posted 13 July 2009 - 05:56 AM
This is sp frustrating, i have tried so many things in the past to help me sleep, but right now none of them are working and i hate taking meds...