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Old 10-12-2005, 09:37 AM   #1
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What's your remedy for a good night's sleep?

It's exactly midnight, and I'm sitting here sipping my chamomile tea. I've never tried it before, but my Mum swears by it. I was surprised, I actually do like it?????

I've been an insomniac all my life, so grown accustomed to being a night owl. I'm also a firm believer in the old saying; "If you're tired, you'll sleep."

I've also busted the myth of 'no caffeine before bedtime'. I have taken a cup of coffee to bed with me in the past, and been asleep by 9:30pm.

So just curious. What works for you, what doesn't?


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Old 10-12-2005, 09:43 AM   #2
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Chamomile tea works wonders for me. I had trouble going to sleep for years but now I have trouble staying awake. Caffeine doesn't keep me awake either, sometimes a cup of coffee even puts me to sleep.

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Old 10-12-2005, 09:49 AM   #3
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Almost all my life I had been a bad case of insomniac, but since I have been with Cristiano, this problem magically disappeared and I have been sleeping mighty well!! I am pretty sure what cured it, but I don't think I am allowed to say it explicitly here If you know what I mean...
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Old 10-12-2005, 10:17 AM   #4
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Old 10-12-2005, 10:27 AM   #5
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If I've had a bad night of sleep I try to stay as active as possible the following day so that I fall into bed dead tired and have no choice but to sleep!

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!
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Old 10-12-2005, 11:16 AM   #6
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I usually have no trouble sleeping but when I do, I usually take a melatonin tablet.

Like PA, I'd stay up all night reading if I could.
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Old 10-12-2005, 12:05 PM   #7
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Does melatonin affect prescription medication that I may be taking? I really have a problem sleeping. After a few nights of losing sleep, I will sleep well for a couple of nights then it all starts over. Also reports are out that people who don't sleep well tend to gain weight and that is another problem with me. I've taken tylenol pm and ambien - sometime they work and sometime they only make me foggy. I've had a sleep study done and they found no problem.
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Old 10-12-2005, 12:12 PM   #8
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I'm not sure about the possible effects of melatonin and prescriptions. I'm sure your doctor could tell you.

I use it because it's natural (sort of -- you should only take synthetic melatonin pills) and does not give me the groggy "hangover" thing that Tylenol PM does. I feel great with the melatonin.

But I probably only take it once every couple months or so.

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Old 10-12-2005, 12:13 PM   #9
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I have a two year old to tire me out. Maybe just get one of those?! I'm a night owl too, but the thing that works for me is reading in bed every night until I get sleepy. I love reading in bed.
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Old 10-12-2005, 03:59 PM   #10
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Sure would be nice if there was a magical cure for insomnia! My mom has had it all her life, and I have it occasionally. When I have a bad night, I often find myself finally "relaxing" at about 5am, and in the back of my mind I know I have to get up in an hour or two! If I cave in and let myself sleep late (like on a Saturday), it sets me up for an even worse night ahead. I agree - make yourself get up and tire yourself out physically if you can, before the next night. Insomnia - it's just a dag blammit shame!

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