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insomnia help..........

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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
anyone know a good way to cure insomnia? been awake for 2 hours now, got to get up for seven, going to be a long day tomorow.
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
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#1
you'll be in a trance for sure, just don't fall asleep as you'll end up wakng late. you an office monkey ?
#2
i'm still looking for a cure....sorry
#3
Get yourself to Holland and Barrett (or another good retailer) and buy a bottle of Pure Lavender essential oil (not the perfumed stuff you find in loads of shops for a £1 a bottle) but pure essential oil! Should cost around £2 to £5 depending on size!

Put two drops (no more because it changes from a relaxing to stimulising if you use two much) on the side of the pillow that you face...........if you face both ways or lay on your back put two drops on each side!

My wife is an aromatherapist and many of her customers have been helped through sleeping problems with this!

Other obvious things are don't drink caffine based drinks (tea, coffee.......red bull etc........after about 8pm in the evening)!

sleep well!
#4
Karim786
you'll be in a trance for sure, just don't fall asleep as you'll end up wakng late. you an office monkey ?


managed to get back to sleep but as you said, woke up like a zombie and had to drag each bit of my body out of bed a limb at a time, im a window fitter so if you hear about a spate of windows being put in wonky in the bishop auckland area and you see someone on builders from hell, proberly me!
#5
ilovelilac
i'm still looking for a cure....sorry


going to try this lavender stuff, if it works i will give you the nod!
#6
graham29a
Get yourself to Holland and Barrett (or another good retailer) and buy a bottle of Pure Lavender essential oil (not the perfumed stuff you find in loads of shops for a £1 a bottle) but pure essential oil! Should cost around £2 to £5 depending on size!

Put two drops (no more because it changes from a relaxing to stimulising if you use two much) on the side of the pillow that you face...........if you face both ways or lay on your back put two drops on each side!

My wife is an aromatherapist and many of her customers have been helped through sleeping problems with this!

Other obvious things are don't drink caffine based drinks (tea, coffee.......red bull etc........after about 8pm in the evening)!

sleep well!



Ah! just showed this to my girl, shes going to go on the hunt for some today, dont have a holland and barret near by so might end up having to get them online! i will keep you posted!
#7
The lavender definately relaxes you . You can get it from the Body Shop. Invest in an oil burner as well. Put it on a couple of hours before you go to bed. Smells gorgeous too.

Just a warning- I'm not sure, but I thought you never put pure essential oils on to your skin - read the instructions.

Not sure if the Body Shop one is 100% essential oil.
http://www.thebodyshop.co.uk/invt/11178&bklist=
#8
Consider this too: Tempur pillow and/ or mattress.
I got a pillow about 5 years ago and it reduced my insomnia to near zero overnight. Then I plumped for a mattress and I haven't had it since. They mattress is a bit expensive, but the pillow is worth a try.
#9
I use to suffer from this a lot - typically related to stress. I use to have night nurse before I went to bed and it worked a treat but it was hard walking up next day.

I would recommend buying yourself a yoga DVD - when you can't sleep or feel stressed out, slap on the DVD and spend 40 mins going through the DVD. You'll go up to bed and nod right off.

I swear by this now and my teeth are no longer green :-)

Good Luck - Insomnia sucks.
#10
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May help ?
#11
Lavender is one of the few oils you can directly apply to skin but as always........patch test first on your wrist to make sure you aren't alergic! In our house if a kid gets a cough, sneeze or graze they get chase around the house with lavender or tea tree oil!

Lavender is great for relaxing, dab some on a spot or shaving cut and watch it disapear!

The wonders of alternative healing!
#12
I couldn't sleep last night either, it was due to the full moon, not that I'm giving special powers to such a astrological event - it's just that it shines so brightly through the curtains it disturbs my sleep. I took down my blackout blind when I decorated a couple of weeks ago and now regret not putting it back up straight away. Try getting an eye mask to block out any light it may help.
banned#13
Insomnia is mostly caused by an active mind. If you have had an active life during the day, as you rest your head the mind will automatically go into review mode and begin to look at what you have achieved in that said day.

Now if you have had an argument that wasn't settled, or a sexual experience that you are still buzzing from, even something as simple as getting a formula right during class at Uni. Anything that has stimulated the brain during the day may keep you awake.

The only way to cease this activity is to learn to clear your mind. My technique which I have to use a lot in my profession, is to signal to the mind that now is the time for sleep. I take deep breaths, and my signal is a glass of milk to help settle my stomach. I try to think clear my mind of all thought, or at the very least think of mundane tasks like setting my alarm clock, or putting the bins out on the street. This allows me to soon get bored and tire.

The other things to look out for is telling your mind that you want to go to sleep. The simple answer will come back 'well go to sleep then', but then you begin to question yourself. Finally, if this doesn't work, then it may be the case that your body simply does not need sleep at this time. Some people cope very well on 3 hours sleep a day, it purely depends on your body type.

Also try to cut down or even completely cut out your caffiene intake.
#14
backtothecaves
Consider this too: Tempur pillow and/ or mattress.
I got a pillow about 5 years ago and it reduced my insomnia to near zero overnight. Then I plumped for a mattress and I haven't had it since. They mattress is a bit expensive, but the pillow is worth a try.


whats this pillow then? my current pillow is cheap and is giving me a bald spot but only on one side of my head, will it help this too?
#15
fugjostle
I use to suffer from this a lot - typically related to stress. I use to have night nurse before I went to bed and it worked a treat but it was hard walking up next day.

I would recommend buying yourself a yoga DVD - when you can't sleep or feel stressed out, slap on the DVD and spend 40 mins going through the DVD. You'll go up to bed and nod right off.

I swear by this now and my teeth are no longer green :-)

Good Luck - Insomnia sucks.


yeh i used to use that and then benilin and now i use nytol, but i often fall asleep from 10pm-2am then wake up so if i take medicine at 3am its really hard to wake up at 7am, my mates would rip it out of me if they found out i was doing yoga, best give that one a miss! cheers
#16
did the lavender work?

I may try nytol tomorrow.

Its killing me.
#17
Havent managed to get Nytol...

Im thinking about goin to the docs but have heard with sleeping tablets you become dependant and also that it makes you drowsy in the mornin.?

Can anyone shed any light on this..
#18
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