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Old 02-17-2008, 02:23 PM   #11
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can't sleep

poor sleep is the bane of my life. takes me hours to fall asleep. i have tried everthing, otc. no food, food . dark room, no noise.sleep just eludes me. i have told many doctors, over the years. not one had a clue or a remendy.

have new doctor, haven't seen him yet. i will discuss it with him , who knows he may have an answer.

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Old 02-18-2008, 09:07 AM   #12
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Melatonin works for me.
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:37 AM   #13
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Melatonin works for me.
Me to.
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:45 AM   #14
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My husband bought me a little sound machine for Christmas, and I go to sleep every night to the sound of the ocean. It's wonderful!

Controlling your thoughts and your breathing can help more than anything. Force yourself to breath deeply and slowly, establishing a rhythm. Think of someplace peaceful, like the seashore or a deep green forest. Exclude all the day to day stuff, and concentrate on relaxing your body from the toes up.
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Old 02-18-2008, 10:37 AM   #15
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Also, a very cool room helps one go to sleep. Milk only works if it's heated. A banana also has those same chemicals in it as heated milk.
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Old 02-18-2008, 10:42 AM   #16
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Not sure if you drink or not, but if you are not a heavy drinker, then this could help:

Get a finger or two of brandy in the bottom of a tall glass. Pour in hot (not boiling) water to the top of the glass. Drink it as quickly as you can.

I do this if I am ill and want to get to sleep quickly, as it lets me fall asleep earlier than I would otherwise.

Also, getting enough sunshine during the day can aid in getting to sleep at night. That's what melatonin simulates.
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Old 02-18-2008, 10:43 AM   #17
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A huge cup of hot milk, full fat, before bed.
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LEFSE - I never knew it had to be whole milk - there's nothing better than a warm mug of milk while sitting in bed reading a cookbook!
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LEFSE - I never knew it had to be whole milk - there's nothing better than a warm mug of milk while sitting in bed reading a cookbook!
Yep x best friends husband is a physician. He's the one that told me that, something about it staying in your system longer.
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Also, a very cool room helps one go to sleep. Milk only works if it's heated. A banana also has those same chemicals in it as heated milk.
I do heat my milk. bananas give me hearburn.
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