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Old 10-12-2005, 04:04 PM   #11
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I find a bath or shower before bed often relaxes me or the good old hot milk but I have to have milo in mine! I have tried this over the counter sleeping aid called Dozile and its quite good but you don't want to rely on drugs for ever.

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Old 10-12-2005, 09:39 PM   #12
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I would just like to have insomnia! I can sleep anywhere...anyway...anytime. lol.

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Old 10-12-2005, 10:44 PM   #13
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I have found that plenty of exercise during the day does wonders. I really don't have that problem most days with my job. I get plenty of exercise unless I get stuck in the office. A proper diet also is good. Don't overeat or eat things high in sugar or with caffeine. I try not to do any stressful or very active things an hour or two before bedtime. No watching scary movies before bedtime. I agree a nice soothing cup of non-caffeine tea is very relaxing.
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Old 10-12-2005, 11:53 PM   #14
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Ok, You Ready?. Try a nice warm bath with Johnsons sleepy time bath. After that rub on Johnsons sleepy time lotion. Then finally drink a cup of hot sleepy time tea (which ever flavor you prefer). Then go to bed about 8:00 pm
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Old 10-13-2005, 02:07 AM   #15
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Set your alarm clock for 5:45am and really get up then! That's when I get up and I'm usually sleepy by 10:45. Today is really late for me (midnight here), but that's because I haven't finished my laundry.
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Old 10-13-2005, 05:44 AM   #16
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I slept better last night (with the help of 2 tylenol pm tablets). I awoke two or three times but went right back to sleep. It was about ten when I went to bed and I was fully awake at 6 this morning. I'm going to try the Johnson's sleepy time products with a warm bath before bedtime and see if that will get me thru the night without medication. I want to be fully asleep when I'm sleeping and fully awake when I'm not, and I haven't been able to master that.
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Old 10-13-2005, 08:03 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by PA Baker
Sometimes reading works for me, but it can't be anything too good--I've been known to stay up most of the night to finish an excellent book!
Im so with you on that one PA. I love the total silence and the ability to concentrate on the book, that is so enjoyable about reading in bed. Although, many times the book has fallen from my hands, its time to turn out the light. Ten minutes later I'm wide awake again. Grrrrrr.

The chamomile tea was relaxing, but didn't help me sleep. I was still awake at 3am.

mrsmac, a rich cup of milo often works when nothing else can.

tweedee, I've heard of the sleepy time bath, but not the sleepy time tea. Will look for that tomorrow at the supermarket.

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Old 10-13-2005, 09:00 AM   #18
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Hard work during the day makes me very tired by bed time.Reading and sex.
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Old 10-13-2005, 07:16 PM   #19
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When I can't sleep, nothing on earth really helps. You can cut down on the resultant anxiety by simply NOT trying. Get up for a couple of hours, do something not stimulating (I find computer and TV make the problem worse, reading and writing and mild chores you don't hate are good), then try again later. I agree that feeling yourself ready to fall asleep an hour or less before you know you have to get up is horrid, and you wake up in a bad mood when the alarm goes off. I'd gotten in the past decade or two to work around it so that I didn't get stressed out about it and seemed to get enough sleep most of the time. Now I have a dog with kidney disease, and working around her schedule and my already-erratic one is wearing on me. Try it all ... regular exercise is the only thing that I've found help, and a fairly regular schedule. But it's minimal help.
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Old 10-14-2005, 06:49 PM   #20
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