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mandeep.singh
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2011/04/07 17:35:24 (permalink)
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Sleep aid

Anyone got any advice on any sleep aids? Struggling to sleep!

Any advice would be a great help

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    Drew Price
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    Re:Sleep aid 2011/04/07 17:43:46 (permalink)
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    Behavioural and environmental adjustments are MUCH better than anything else, and free and they work long term. Have you tried some of these?...
     
    http://drewprice.co.uk/blog/?p=308
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    Re:Sleep aid 2011/04/07 17:44:28 (permalink)
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    Welcome to MT by the way!
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    Re:Sleep aid 2011/04/07 17:45:24 (permalink)
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    Are you after something to make you fall asleep? Something to give you deeper sleep? or both?
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    Re:Sleep aid 2011/04/07 17:47:10 (permalink)
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    Is this a persistent problem? Have you changed jobs, partner, house, diet, or lifestyle etc?
     
    When you last slept well, how did you spend the day and that evening; is there a consistent difference in how you spend your time (etc)?
     
    I can list lots of sleep aids if you want, most of which don't work for most people but work for some (that's just how it is) but it's worth having a think those questions I asked.

    Massimo, MrMunch & Me.
     
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    Re:Sleep aid 2011/04/07 17:49:15 (permalink)
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    Drew Price

    Behavioural and environmental adjustments are MUCH better than anything else, and free and they work long term. Have you tried some of these?...

    http://drewprice.co.uk/blog/?p=308

     
    Also couples who kept the TV out of the room had sex more often
     
    Good call drew
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    Re:Sleep aid 2011/04/07 17:56:10 (permalink)
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    I'm after something to which helps me fall asleep and have a deeper sleep i guess....
    Its been a problem for around a month now... Havent changed much, just my diet.

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    Re:Sleep aid 2011/04/07 18:26:30 (permalink)
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    I found gaba to be amazing.
     
    Costs around 6p a day too!
     
    1-2g a night on an empty a stomach as plausible. The sides can be a bit funky - 10 minutes of heavy breathing and tingling. But I would wake up even after 6 hours feeling amazingly fresh and good!
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    Re:Sleep aid 2011/04/07 19:16:01 (permalink)
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    Diphenhydramine (Nytol) is good, but the effects diminish quickly with nightly use.
     
    Anything stronger you'll need to see your GP.
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    Re:Sleep aid 2011/04/07 19:16:10 (permalink)
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    Mandeep, I would avoid eating too much before bedtime, especially protein. Maybe try a banana and some ZMA and see how that goes?



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    Re:Sleep aid 2011/04/07 19:46:06 (permalink)
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    Try melatonin 5mg about an hour before going to bed.

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    Re:Sleep aid 2011/04/07 20:06:42 (permalink)
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    I find most sleep aids make me groggy the next day, melatonin being the worst.

    Zinc/mag supps are ok but I dont find help me fall a sleep but help aid a better nights sleep once you have fallen a sleep!

    For me, writing things down before I go to bed helps clear my mind and I usually sleep better!

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    Re:Sleep aid 2011/04/07 20:56:52 (permalink)
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    Dr. Griffiths

    Try melatonin 5mg about an hour before going to bed.

     
    Another vote for Melatonin. I pop a 3g pill when i cant sleep. It does the job.
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    Re:Sleep aid 2011/04/07 21:03:28 (permalink)
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    Bedroom Hygine and good routine with a regular to bed wake cycle is really a key factor.
    After that Nytol is great, as is melatonin :)
     
    However - if you are not sleeping and its been a month any band aid solution is masking what is the underlying cause - and addressing tht is the best way forward!
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    Re:Sleep aid 2011/04/19 22:56:04 (permalink)
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    cheers for the advice guys, i decided to purchase some zma and they are working a treat!
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    Re:Sleep aid 2011/04/20 00:45:06 (permalink)
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    The best sleep aid I've had is to get a good amount of direct sunlight each day.
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    Re:Sleep aid 2011/04/20 01:15:14 (permalink)
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    quote=mandeep.singh]

    Anyone got any advice on any sleep aids? Struggling to sleep!

    Any advice would be a great help


    Hi mate,   you may laugh out loud and think I am an idiot for suggesting this... but, I also suffered from struggling to sleep for months! I was actually still awake gone 6am!!  I was finding myself finally dropping off about 6.50am!!  then waking up for work again at 7.30 am!!  I tried everything, even valium which helped but there was no way I was going to rely on that evey night!! as I dont like taking strong meds.
     
    Anyway... here's the bit you will laugh at..   my partner suggested I try her Chamomile tea!!! I never drink tea normally, so I wasnt keen on the idea.  But not only did I really like the taste, after I drank the very 1st cup (right before bed) I was so calm...  relaxed and feeling like my bed was the most comfortable it has ever felt in ages!  that I slept like a log all night!  This was about a month ago...and since then i drink it before bed and I have not had one night that I have had trouble sleeping since!! 
     
    There are flavoured ones with apple or honey... but they all taste good...  and I am really surprised at how well they have helped me!!!
     
    I'm not telling you to buy it here....but heres a link..
    http://www.teaworld.co.uk/chamomile-teas.php
     
      I was suffering all day walking around like a zombie before I started drinking Chamomile tea..  anyway...  this is just a kind of pointer for you!  I tried all the prescribed meds...and none of them worked!!  so thats telling you, that this natural drink is very worth while.. its very calming which is exactly what you need when you hit the sack :) hope this helps.  (hope you didn't laugh too much at this.. which is what I did before I tried it!)
     
     Just poured out a cuppa for myself...and checked what one it was if your interested.. 

      The other one is the same but Spiced apple..  good luck with your sleepng mate. 
     
    post edited by PowerUP - 2011/04/20 01:36:29
    mandeep.singh
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    Re:Sleep aid 2011/04/20 08:40:15 (permalink)
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    might give the chamomile tea a go when this zma runs out!
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    Re:Sleep aid 2011/04/20 11:17:53 (permalink)
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    I found that ZMA would make my sleep much deeper (and dreams much weirder) but it didnt really help me actually get to sleep. I took some sleeping tablets from the doc which were amazing. Would take one tablet and 15 minutes later be able to sleep uninterrupted for 12 hours easily (although with work, I normally get about 10 hours or so).

    Nocturnobol from Advanced Muscle Science is meant to be really good and effective.
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