Natural remedies for sleep.

HanmaJanuary 3, 2012

Hello there!

This is on behalf of my mother. She is a bit of a light sleeper. There is a period of time between when she closes her eyes and actually goes to sleep, which is usually long and/or bothersome.

You see, when she is sleeping, she has to sleep - once disturbed she cannot go back to sleep unlike most people, and she would have to keep awake for 4-5 hours before she feels the sleep coming back.

So what I am asking for is something I can make at home (most preferably natural and organic, like tea for example) that will help her ease into sleep in 5-15 minutes after taking the said remedy.

I hope I am being clear here. Any help is greatly appreciated!

Thank you.

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dreamgarden

I'd suggest Traditional Medicinals "Nighty Night", or Celestial Seasonings "Sleepy time" tea along with half of a 3 mg melatonin tab. Most pharmacies sell pill cutters.

Other tips:

No caffeinated beverages after 5 p.m..

They say that protein gives you energy (keeps you up) and carbs calm you down. Does she like pasta? Perhaps the last meal of the day could include spaghetti (or something along that line) or even a bowl of cereal.

Milk/ice cream have Tryptophan. Same with turkey.

Links that might be useful:

www.melatoninsideeffects.org/determining-the-safe-melatonin-dosage/

www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/lifestyle-guide-11/natural-good-sleep-tips-on-melatonin-valerian

www.askdrsears.com/topics/family-nutrition/foods-sleep/foods-help-you-sleep

    Bookmark   January 4, 2012 at 12:32PM
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dena_eft

A few years ago my lack of sleep was a real problem, till I started using a technique called "EFT" "Emotional Freedom Technique" All natural, no side effects, can be done while still in your pajamas,very easy to learn from the internet. Removes depression, and even physical pain. :) Arum

    Bookmark   January 22, 2012 at 5:40AM
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Hanma

Sorry I am late, but thanks guys! I will relay this message to her.

    Bookmark   February 6, 2012 at 12:51AM
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