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lagoon66 11-19-2012 12:09 PM

Need a natural sleep aid
 
My son is finally starting to sleep well at night and now I have insomnia for hours on end. Boo. Can anyone recommend a natural sleep aid that won't make me feel cloudy/groggy and that I can take in the middle of the night?

harmoni247 11-19-2012 01:04 PM

Re: Need a natural sleep aid
 
valerian root works like magic for me when i take it....

lagoon66 11-19-2012 01:07 PM

Re: Need a natural sleep aid
 
Thanks Harmoni247..do you think it would be light enough that I would be alert if my son woke up in the middle of the night?

Vivhop98 11-19-2012 01:15 PM

Re: Need a natural sleep aid
 
Melatonin?

harmoni247 11-19-2012 05:09 PM

Re: Need a natural sleep aid
 
It's not enough to keep me asleep if my kids wake up, but it's enough to let me fall asleep. That's what I need though....I have no trouble staying asleep, just falling asleep in the first place.

PBPMama 11-20-2012 08:17 AM

Re: Need a natural sleep aid
 
I use Melatonin, also. I take one 3 mg about an hour before I plan to go to sleep. It helps me feel relaxed enough to fall asleep. I have no issues waking up if needed and will wake up from the slightest noise from my son. I do not feel any effects of it the next day. You can get it anywhere they sell vitamins.

Suzi 11-20-2012 08:46 PM

Re: Need a natural sleep aid
 
Chamomile tea is great. Educational/boring books usually helped me i had bad insomnia for awhile,I got so anxious about sleeping that I couldn't sleep. I ended up on a low dose of an antidepressant for 2 months to get back in track. It didn't make me sleep but helped my mind relax. I liked that I could wake up if I needed to


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