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Poor sleep 3 months 6 days ago #3988720

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I’ve been sleeping badly for months, not keen on the idea of prescribed tablets, I decided to try the herbal remedy Valerian, they are very effective and making a big difference, I slept for seven hours straight last night !

Definitely worth a try
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Wren wrote: I’ve been sleeping badly for months, not keen on the idea of prescribed tablets, I decided to try the herbal remedy Valerian, they are very effective and making a big difference, I slept for seven hours straight last night !

Definitely worth a try



I've never liked taking Tablets for anything, although I have to these days ..lol.. But to help with sleep, i find exercise does that for me, we need top burn energy and this helps as you need to recover, I know it's difficult for lots of folk, so don't criticise me , just do what you think is right for you... wink.png
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Please note....sorry I should’ve pointed out that it needs to be checked for side effects and not taken if you have liver problems, are pregnant or breastfeeding (although I doubt many of us are in the 2 latter categories)...or with certain other medication

Obviously no medication or supplements should be taken without checking for side effects etc

www.drugs.com/mtm/valerian.html
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Poor sleep 3 months 5 days ago #3988786

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Wren wrote: I’ve been sleeping badly for months, not keen on the idea of prescribed tablets, I decided to try the herbal remedy Valerian, they are very effective and making a big difference, I slept for seven hours straight last night !

People try herbal meds for sleep disorders. thinking that they are not as habit forming as script meds. or over the counter sleep aids ?
I would argue that they too (herbal meds) can be just as habit forming. As in if it helps you sleep one night. why not use it the next night, and so on ?
I have had trouble going to sleep and staying asleep for years. I do use over the counter sleep aids like Nytol.
My doctor recently prescribe a light dose sleeping pill that works for me. I would hope that I don't get too used to using them.

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Poor sleep 3 months 5 days ago #3988807

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Anyone taking regular prescribed medication should check with their doctor before taking any supplements as these can also contraindicate with your medication.
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Thank you Pats. Poor sleep is something I suffer from. It is debilitating. I was advised not to take Valerian as it can cause heart palpitations in some people. I have an asymptomatic heart beat issue I need to watch. I can't take Nytol either.

Herbal remedies need to be checked out thoroughly.
Chamomile tea is good but not too much immediately before bed as it can have the effect of you having to get up to visit the bathroom and not be able to get back to sleep afterwards
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Poor sleep 3 months 5 days ago #3988835

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I tried Nytol years ago when going through a phase of insomnia caused by several bereavements in my family.
It didn't work for me, but a friend had some success with it.

These days i don't have a problem with sleep - i'm off before my head touches the pillow, but if i did, would tend to find other ways to get to sleep that wouldn't involve 'remedies', as i'm now on three different types of medication.
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Poor sleep 3 months 5 days ago #3988839

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I tried Valerian, Melatonin and Tryptophan - all with doctor approval. Unfortunately, none of them helped.
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sciguy18 wrote: I tried Valerian, Melatonin and Tryptophan - all with doctor approval. Unfortunately, none of them helped.




Try Chamomile tea last thing at night. 2 Chamomile tea bags in half pint boiling water, cover and steep for 5 minutes, You can add sugar or honey to taste, no milk. Research this online.
I have been drinking this daily since 2002.
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Poor sleep 3 months 5 days ago #3988886

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I sympathize Sciguy…Ive tried all those and more…none of them work f or me, and if they do, sort of work, they leave me with a ‘hung over’ feeling in the morning…hate that…and chamomile tea does nothing for me…Ppl don’T know how I function on so little sleep, but I manage …never nap …my ‘sleep’ at night is more like short ‘naps’ then a good restorative sleep….it is what it is …:(
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