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Does anyone have any good remedies to help me get some good sleep

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Comment by lonelyinaz on January 21, 2014 at 11:06pm

Grief counselor told me about black strap molasses, the real dark stuff, you can get it at a local Sprouts or Whole Foods. Whole milk only, not any low fat, etc.  Mix one cup with two teas. of black strap and warm it up to a little better than tepid.  Do not get it too warm.  It makes all your muscles relax so that you can fall off to sleep fairly easily.  She said most all folks believe it works for them.  I take OTC allergy meds, the old generation of unison, I'm lactose problems, but still have whole lactaid milk, the unisom does not have any addition issues.  I have a friend whose hubby was a pharmacist, he recommended it over the years. It does dry up your nasal passages though, but it does work good.

Comment by missincin (Dan) on January 21, 2014 at 10:15pm

I've tried everything from over the counter pills, teas, and herbal concoctions nothing ever worked. Got Ambien from my doc and its working. I have cut down the amount and will reduce it down again in a month. Don't like pills but don't like driving in a total fog either. I keep hearing as time goes on it will get better and normality will return. It was my last choice but it does help..Good luck.

Comment by Patrick on January 21, 2014 at 5:54am

I never managed to find a reliable solution, if I hadn't slept well for a few days I'd take an over the counter sleeping tablet so that I'd get one good night's sleep occasionally and break the cycle of lying awake because I was stressed about not being able to sleep.

It left me feeling groggy the next day and I kept it as a last resort.  At one point I was doing that every couple of weeks, but with time the sleeplessness sorted itself out and I can't remember the last time that it came to that.

Comment by Susan on January 19, 2014 at 11:13pm
When I started yoga, I learned some breathing techniques that helped me get to sleep. One is berating in bad then out of one nostril, then switching nostrils. Concentrating on the sequence helped me quiet my mind. Another technique is the rule of four: breathe in to a count of four, hold it for a count of four, breathe out to a count of four, hold that for four, then repeat. Again, focusing on the counting helps to block those anxious thoughts that keep us awake. These take some practice, but they worked for me.

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