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Old 09-20-2006, 12:06 AM   #1
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Natural sleep remedy?

Lately, I have been having a really hard time sleeping. I will stay up until 3 or 4 in the morning and then have to wake up with dd in the morning. I really am not that tired during the day, but I know that so little sleep isn't healthy. I've cut out caffeine, which doesn't appear to be helping.

Does anyone have any suggestions for natural/herbal remedies? I'd really prefer not to take prescription sleeping pills or anything like that, but would totally be willing to try something herbal.

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Old 09-29-2006, 10:34 PM   #2
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Re: Natural sleep remedy?

I know chamomile is supposed to help you sleep, warm milk, eggs, turkey...None of that works for me though. Post-baby insomnia kills! I won't take meds either because of breastfeeding and the fact that I probably wont wake up if one of my girls do...meds hit me hard. I wish there was more I could help you with. I'll be watching your post for other ideas!
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Valerian is an herbal relaxant. I use magnesium. I take a few capsules before bed and it really helps me relax. Start out slow, it loosens things up , if you know what I mean!
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Old 09-30-2006, 08:52 AM   #4
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Valerian root hands down! I use it up to 2 times per week with no side effects and helps me fall asleep. Doesn't MAKE me fall asleep like synthetic medications so with the side-effect of being drugged and groggy in the morning.

Valerian also is great as a relaxer during the day for anxiety AND helps to relax muscles on your first day of AF for cramping too
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Old 09-30-2006, 09:32 AM   #5
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Melatonin is avail at health food stores. Although it cant be used if pregnant or nursing....
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Old 10-11-2006, 04:52 AM   #6
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Possibly a dose of calcium. That can help relax people.
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Old 10-11-2006, 04:55 AM   #7
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Wow I am liking this thread. It is 6am and I still haven't been to bed. This sure helps me. Thanks mamas.
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Old 10-11-2006, 06:50 AM   #8
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Re: Natural sleep remedy?

Yeah I have trouble sleeping too! I'm sooo glad you posted this. NOW...where can I get Valerian root???
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Old 10-14-2006, 06:58 PM   #9
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Re: Natural sleep remedy?

Kava kava is a great natural sleep aid. It is also used to treat depression. From everything I have read, it doesn't affect your supply if bfing, for anyone interested.

DH takes Kava kava to help him sleep- he has restless leg syndrome - and its been working great for him. You can buy pills or make tea.
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Old 10-14-2006, 11:14 PM   #10
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The smell of Lavender is supposed to help - put it on your pillow.
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