Need help! I have sleeping problems.

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  1. PierrePierre profile image61
    PierrePierreposted 8 years ago

    Need help! I have sleeping problems.

    Could you give me some advice to help me sleep well at night? Thank you in advance.

  2. dabeaner profile image56
    dabeanerposted 8 years ago

    Melatonin and/or tryptophan.

  3. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image97
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 8 years ago

    Have you tried taking benedryl, you know, the allergy medication?  It works for me, usually-especially should I take it with a drink, usually a beer or two.

    Valerian root has been used forever as a sleep aide, you typically only find that stuff in a vitamin shop though.  Valerian smells horrible-but it works for me as well. 

    I typically take two benedryl, but maybe a little more would work better for you if you've got serious sleeping problems.  Valerian can be dangerous, I'm told, should you take too much.

    I should tell you that the best thing that I've ever taken as far as sleeping aids are concerned is a prescription medication typically given as a mood stabilizer, seraquill.  I do not know how to spell it correctly, but you pronounce it "sarah-quill."

  4. hardinflash profile image60
    hardinflashposted 8 years ago

    I've always had trouble sleeping at night and about the only thing I ever found to make me tired enough to actually sleep good was making sure I woke up early enough to want to go to bed at night.

    It also helps to cut out stimulants like caffeine.

    Other things to try

    Reading, something not particularly interesting. Grab an old algebra book or something.

    Watch some baseball

    Infomercials either seem to put me to sleep or else it's the fact that I'm starting to get sleepy about the time they start coming on.

    Some nice relaxing music and a comfortable environment. Take the time to make your bedroom a nice relaxing environment so it's easy to catch those Zs

    Just don't relate to drugs, they're only a temporary relief. The last thing you want is to have to pop a pill to get your sleep fix.

  5. eslevy17 profile image57
    eslevy17posted 8 years ago

    You might have to give up caffeine if it's part of your daily routine. Sometimes if I really need to get to sleep quickly I have a drink or two. Not a habit I'd like to form, but if it's a glass of wine or something once or twice a week that's what doctors recommend anyway.

  6. heohongtham profile image57
    heohongthamposted 8 years ago

    Drink Rooibos tea - this tea is for every one, not only for pregnancy and breast feeding

    I fall asleep within 5 mins after I drink it

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Roois-Tea-Tea-f … st-feeding

  7. profile image45
    gkrooposted 8 years ago

    To sleep, your Pineal Gland releases the stored 5-Hydroxytryptophan because of the lessened sunlight.  That is the first stage.  You get sleepy.  The second stage is the 5-HT is sent back to the Pineal Gland and converted to Serotonin.  You get a little more sluggish and sleepy and relaxed.  The third stage is when the Serotonin is sent back to the Pineal Gland and converted into Melatonin.  Then you are shut down.

    What causes sleep problems?  No 5-HT in the Pineal Gland.  5-HT is not made in the body, you have to get it from food.  Portabella mushrooms have a lot.  Greens have a little.  The best way to counteract sleep problems is drinking amino acids, especially l-tryptophan.

    I would not go straight to Serotonin or Melatonin because that skips the whole process and cuts out the Pineal Gland.  And the Pineal Gland is your friend.

  8. subhasish roy profile image61
    subhasish royposted 8 years ago

    dear friend,
    taking a medicine for sleep should be the last choice for you. as a medical practitioner i have seen so many patients who are using over the counter anti depressants or sedatives but ultimately not satisfied. because the medicine you are taking today has to be increased to get the same result after a month or so. i have written some practices on lifestyle modification in my hub. just check it out. if you follow the guidelines i have mentioned i think yours problem will be solved.

  9. multifunctions profile image60
    multifunctionsposted 8 years ago

    try "SHAVASANA"  that is a yoga asana. that will heal a lot of other problems as well.

  10. LeeWalls profile image60
    LeeWallsposted 7 years ago

    Go to your doctor and tell him your problem. You may have anxiety and he will probably prescribe something for that but DON'T take something on your own.

 
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