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SPARKYFLOWER Posts: 1,178
4/15/14 3:20 P

Thank You for your reply to me.

KKLENNERT809 Posts: 8,481
4/14/14 9:23 P

It is very relaxing for me

EELPIE Posts: 2,700
4/14/14 8:05 P

I take melatonin as well. I used to suffer from chronic insomnia before I started it. Wow, it's helped me so much.

My friend, today, was just recommended to try it by his doctor.

If you try it, just make sure to verify beforehand that it is safe to take with any current meds.

SHERYLDS Posts: 12,638
4/14/14 7:21 P

I've heard it helps a lot of people relax and unwind.
I'm a fan of CELESTIAL SEASONINGS SLEEPYTIME which is a combo of chamomile and spearmint. Very soothing

UMBILICAL Posts: 12,786
4/14/14 7:01 P

Drink it

SPARKYFLOWER Posts: 1,178
4/14/14 5:17 P

Melatonin, I will read up on that one. That is another possibility. emoticon for your feedback

BERRY4 SparkPoints: (159,426)
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4/14/14 4:41 P

Be aware of teas that are caffeinated... (I know chamomile is not supposed to be.)

The sleep aid that has worked for me is time-release melatonin. It doesn't work for everybody, but it seemed to help when I woke up in the night--to get back to sleep easier. I don't use it every night, but when I do it seems to help.

SPARKYFLOWER Posts: 1,178
4/14/14 4:24 P

The only thing that I do at night is play games on Facebook and watch a couple of nighttime television programs. I think I will try the peppermint tea and another Sleepless Sparker suggested the warm milk. That may be a few calories but I would gladly work that in because it reminds me of my childhood. People were frantic to get me to sleep then to. Thank you for your comment. emoticon

SPARKYFLOWER Posts: 1,178
4/14/14 4:20 P

Thank you for sharing your experience with me. I will try the peppermint tea also. You know I did not even think of the warm milk. Now that is a very pleasant memory from childhood. That will be even better then the tea. emoticon

ETHELMERZ SparkPoints: (108,039)
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4/14/14 2:00 P

I had this not sleeping all the night problem back when I was going through menopause, tried chamomile tea, but it bothered my stomach something awful. Peppermint tea also bothered my stomach. Drank cheap tea with orange or lemon, tasted good, but really can't say that it did a thing, but it can't hurt. One thing that seems to help the most is warmed up milk, and we only have fat free milk in the house, anyway. About one cup, half hour before bedtime. I also go sleep in another room now and then, when husband's snoring like a freight train keeps me awake, or someone is sick and coughing all night. Try the warm milk. There are all kinds of rules out there, trouble with most of them, sometimes they work, sometimes they don't. No ONE thing made a difference forever. Once I got out of the menopause thing, it got a lot better.

ARCHIMEDESII SparkPoints: (149,347)
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4/14/14 11:24 A

I've tried chamomile tea, but prefer peppermint. Studies have shown that drinking herbal tea before going to bed can help a person relax. Have you been under any unusual stress recently ? Stress can reek havoc with a person's sleep. So, if you're stressed out, sipping herbal tea before bed might help. It really depends on what is causing your poor night's rest.

Do you watch TV before bed ? Do you use your smart phone ? If so, put these things away. they are visual stimuli that keeps a person awake. Try reading a book instead. Reading can help people relax and fall asleep.

I drink a lot of tea and I do find peppermint tea relaxing. Does it help me sleep ? When I'm relaxed, I sleep better.


SPARKYFLOWER Posts: 1,178
4/14/14 9:58 A

Could be my problem too. emoticon My Husband has a little sleep issue.

SPARKYFLOWER Posts: 1,178
4/14/14 9:57 A

Thank You Jim, I will check that group out.

JLAMING263 Posts: 2,753
4/14/14 9:52 A

There is an "Official Better Sleep Challenge" Team. They have lots of helpful suggestions... emoticon

MISSSVJS SparkPoints: (12,735)
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4/14/14 9:39 A

I've tried pretty much every natural sleep aid out there and nothing works very well for me - I don't have a problem getting to sleep; my problem is staying asleep - I'm awake at about 3 am almost every night (of course part of my issue is the freight train, aka husband, that sleeps next to me!!!). That being said, everyone is different and chamomile tea certainly won't hurt you so it's worth giving it a try. Good luck - not sleeping sucks!

SPARKYFLOWER Posts: 1,178
4/14/14 9:07 A

I did not get a good night sleep and am o the verge of being very tired. Has anyone used Chamomile Tea for insomnia and how did it work for you if it did?

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