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What are some natural sleep aids and remedies?

What are some natural sleep aids and remedies?

Hypnosis: If your sleep dificulties aren't being caused by bad habits, medications or psychiatric disease then hypnosis is often useful. ...Read more

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Can you please describe common natural sleep aids?

Can you please describe common natural sleep aids?

Music, lavender: Listening to special music with binaural beats can help you fall asleep faster. Check out www.Sleepphones.Com for free music. Lavender essential oil is also helpful. Make sure you don't stay up late looking at a bright computer or tv screen. ...Read more

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Are melatonin and vit d natural sleep aids?

Yes: As a pharmacist, i don't consider it a vitamin (vitamins and minerals to me are things the body has to have to function properly, like vitamin a, c, d, etc. And minerals like iron and magnesium). I would consider it a natural sleep aid, however, since the body does contain and use melatonin in sleep regulation. ...Read more

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What are the best natural sleep aids to get a full nights sleep and wake up feeling rested?

What are the best natural sleep aids to get a full nights sleep and wake up feeling rested?

Insomnia: There are many causes of insomnia and there are no natural sleep aids that work for everyone. Are you having trouble falling asleep or waking up frequently during the night? Do you have racing thoughts? Waking up gasping for air or having to go to bathroom? take a warm bath and try to go to bed at the same time every night. Reduce caffeine and alcohol. Get some exercise and sun during the day. ...Read more

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What are some sleep aids (natural or synthetic) that don't disrupt sleep architecture? (besides melatonin)?

What are some sleep aids (natural or synthetic) that don't disrupt sleep architecture? (besides melatonin)?

Valerian Root but: Sleep hygiene is important too. Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath. ...Read more

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Are there any natural or OTC sleep aids i can take that won't interact with seroquel (quetiapine) XR and lithium?

Are there any natural or OTC sleep aids i can take that won't interact with seroquel (quetiapine) XR and lithium?

Melatonin: Melatonin is the hormone that turns on the sleep cycle in our brain. Versions sold otc are very safe and fairly inexpensive and do not interact with other medications. You can also try Diphenhydramine such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) but it may make you more sleepy the next morning. ...Read more

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I think benzos and lunesta (eszopiclone) are making depression worse. I am on citalopram which is starting to help. any natural sleep aids i can take with the citalop instead of benzos? no trazordone or serequel.

I think benzos and lunesta (eszopiclone) are making depression worse. I am on citalopram which is starting to help. any natural sleep aids i can take with the citalop instead of benzos? no trazordone or serequel.

Talk to your doctor: Fortunately there are several options available. Talk to your doctor about trying something else. Also, its important to remember that good sleep hygiene is just as important for getting a good night's rest (sometimes behavioral changes can be enough to make sleep aides unnecessary). Be sure to avoid taking OTC "sleep aids" as they often contain benadryl (diphenhydramine) which can worsen your daytime symptoms. ...Read more

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What are some OTC sleep-aids?

What are some OTC sleep-aids?

Melatonin & benedryl: are 2. Valerian (Valeriana officinalis), California poppy (Eschscholzia californica), Wild lettuce (Lactuca virosa), Lemon Balm ((Melissa officinalis)), passion flower (Passiflora incarnata), Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis), Hops (Humulus lupulus), Lavender (Lavandula officinalis) & St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) are herbs which can aid with sleep. ...Read more

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What drugs are effective sleep-aids?

What drugs are effective sleep-aids?

A variety: A variety of meds can help, but for most, healthy sleep habits beat any drug, although can take some time to show improvment. Shut tv computer off an hour before bed and never use in bed. Go to bed and get up at the same time 7 days/week. Don't spend more than 8 hours in bed. Don't sleep during the day. Avoid caffeine and alcohol, especially late in the day. See your doctor if needed. ...Read more

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What are some nighttime sleep aids that help?

What are some nighttime sleep aids that help?

Not sure if you are: Only referring to medication by the term "aids". Melatonin can be purchased over the counter ; can be quite effective. Valerian root ; chamomile are also used for this purpose. Sleep hygiene is very important. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol. ...Read more

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