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|01-03-2012, 01:26 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Norfolk, VA
Blog Entries: 21
Is it all in my mind? Perhaps. But effective as a placebo is still effective.
Let me state this, I don't suffer from insomnia. I'm not sure there is an herbal remedy for a sleep disorder. But if you want a little edge on a good nights sleep, I've found them helpful.
|01-04-2012, 09:02 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Southern NJ
They didn't do all that much for me. However, it did provide a non-caffinated beverage that I could enjoy (alcohol free also!) that wouldn't keep me up at night.
I use over the counter supplements for sleep like Benadryl, GABA, and melatonin.
[Edit] - But before using these I'd check with a DR as there are warnings and risks associated with them.... especially the Melatonin, and sometimes blood pressure related stuff with Benadryl.
|01-24-2012, 02:43 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: northeastern u.s. metro area
Blog Entries: 1
I love sleepytime extra or just plain old valerian tea from a health food store. I also drink kava tea to relax as well. I have the marley drinks every now and then but they have a lot of sugar in them that I try to avoid.
They (kava, valerian teas) definitely make me sleepy if I'm not really anxious or full of caffeine.
|02-06-2012, 06:05 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: In a Dark Place
Marley's Mellow Mood. The irony is amusing.
I take a Polaramine at night with a Valium. Polarmine is an old antihistamine which has the pleasant added effect of drowsiness, pleasant only if taken at night. It quells my allergies so I can sleep without waking up with itchy inner ears and having to make an ugly sound inside my head to stop the itching.
Thankfully, I sleep alone.
|03-29-2012, 08:47 AM||#6 (permalink)|
Decide. Commit. Succeed.
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: On the road to recovery...
Blog Entries: 4
Melatonin works for me 98% of the time!
I've only tried Sleepytime tea once. I felt more relaxed but not at all sleepy.
"I got sober. I stopped killing myself with alcohol. I began to think: 'Wait a minute - if I can stop doing this, what are the possibilities?' And slowly it dawned on me that it was maybe worth the risk."
|03-29-2012, 09:13 AM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2004
Blog Entries: 10
I love sleepytime tea and I've had success with melatonin.
I have to say though .... I may be one of the lucky ones but once I put the drink down (and got off the prescribed anti-anxiety and sleep meds) my sleep problems sort of worked themselves out. Thank goodness!!
Advice is like snow; the softer it falls the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind.
--Samuel T. Coleridg
|03-29-2012, 09:27 AM||#8 (permalink)|
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Join Date: Feb 2010
you have to be careful with Valarin (i think). ask your doctor, but it has some contraindications with certain prescribed meds...especially if you are undergoing surgery, i don't remember off the top, but it can make anesthesia they give you more pronounced.
i thought they took Kava off the market? that used to work well for me.
I've seen too much to go back and pretend
|03-29-2012, 09:48 AM||#9 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Near Scranton PA
I love me some Sleepy Time! I don't know if it has a real or placebo effect but making my tea an hour before I head to bed has become a ritual and helps my brain settle down for the night.
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