Sleeping aids when mind just can't stop working

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BlondVital

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Posted: 28 Sep 2017, 02:43
Yeah, I agree with you @siriusalw..Honey helped my me...I haven't tried Melatonin..is it really safe? thanks
crstlgls

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Posted: 29 Sep 2017, 14:52
I have this same problem because of anxiety from Asperger's. I make a cup of chamomile tea, then sit down and drink it slowly while I meditate with Guided Mindfulness Meditation, an audio CD by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Then I take my shower and climb in bed. I go right to sleep most nights. But if something is stressing me, it's impossible to meditate. In these cases, BHcare, where i go for mental health care, has a warm line. I'll call and talk to her for 15 minutes about whatever is stressing me. Usually after that, I will be able to relax and meditate without worry.
smithersboy

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Posted: 30 Sep 2017, 17:36
The only way I can stop thinking about the problems I'm dealing with (family issues or anything else) is to listen to a podcast. I find I concentrate on the speaker, and usually I'm asleep within ten minutes. Without this, my worries run around inside my head like a hamster on a wheel. I start the podcast and set it to turn off either after half an hour or "when the episode ends" and often I have to listen night after night to hear the whole thing. Works for me.
crstlgls

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Posted: 30 Sep 2017, 17:57
@smithersboy, my worries tend to do that, too. I'll be laying there for at least 30 minutes, if not longer, if not for the Guided Mindfulness Meditation CDs. Usually it's going over situations that happened recently, solving problems, or things i have to do. The body scan meditation helps clear my mind so I can go right to sleep. But my mind goes crazy all day. I have anxiety and Asperger's Syndrome, a high-functioning autism spectrum disorder. I was eating cherries and Lactaid milk as an evening snack, but since those went out of season a few weeks ago, I am using other fruits until I can get to BJ's Club to get frozen cherries.

I just got taken off of Prozac because, even though it helps a little, it doesn't do enough. I'm going to be put on Luvox in a few weeks, though my APRN will have to fight the insurance company to allow me the number of pills i need for a month. They have a quantity limit of 45 pills a month, but this has to be taken twice a day. 30 days x 2 pills a day = 60 pills a fill. I would have to pay $29-35, depending on how much I need, for the remaining 15 pills. I pay $21.14 a month for Armour Thyroid already, but it helps me, and as long as it continues to help, i will continue to pay for it.
davehoward63

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Posted: 24 Jul 2020, 20:52
If you haven't tried melatonin, Emergen-C makes a vitamin/melatonin powder you can mix with tea, water, juice, etc.
https://bit.ly/3jDGuHB
Really works. I also listen to a podcast or audiobook as I'm trying to fall asleep. Works like a charm. I put my phone under my pillow and use the app's sleep timer to automatically turn it off after 30 minutes. ZZzz. Good luck.
"If you keep cutting corners, you end up going in circles"
~ Dave Howard
kieranwillia...

Joined: Jul 20
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Posted: 27 Jul 2020, 05:42
davehoward63 wrote:
If you haven't tried melatonin, Emergen-C makes a vitamin/melatonin powder you can mix with tea, water, juice, etc.
https://bit.ly/3jDGuHB
Really works. I also listen to a podcast or audiobook as I'm trying to fall asleep. Works like a charm. I put my phone under my pillow and use the app's sleep timer to automatically turn it off after 30 minutes. ZZzz. Good luck.


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