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Old 11-19-2012, 12:09 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 11-19-2012, 01:04 PM   #2
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valerian root works like magic for me when i take it....
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:07 PM   #3
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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?
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Melatonin?
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:09 PM   #5
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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.

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Old 11-20-2012, 08:17 AM   #6
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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.
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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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