My Rescue From Sleeplessness
(Sunshine Coast, Qld. Australia)
I have never been a good sleeper, so in many ways I have been a "cat napper" for many years.
These are some of the many things that I have tried;
1) I don't recommend counting sheep (!)
2) Changing my diet in the evening didn't help either
3) Less stress in my life didn't change my sleep patterns, although it has helped me overall enormously !
4) Exercising or doing Tai-Chi before bed
5) I tried going to bed over-tired, tired or just going to bed - nothing seemed to make much difference.
(However, I have noticed that the different phases of the moon do seem to have an impact on my sleeping patterns.)
I have never taken sleeping tablets or any other main-line drug to help me sleep, the only thing that I have found that relaxes me and helps calm my nervous system enough to go to sleep is the homeopathic "Bachs Rescue Remedy".
I keep a little bottle of my made-up diluted Rescue Remedy next to my bed and if I am having trouble sleeping, put some of the diluted Rescue Remedy under my tongue and I seem to slide gently into a sleep.
I also carry some in my handbag, especially when I'm doing long drives and I definitely use it before going to the dentist! It is a great stress reliever and it has been the only thing that seems to work for me to put me to sleep.
If you decide to try this, work out your own strength that suits you i.e. how many drops diluted with spring or purified water. My bedtime Rescue Remedy is slightly stronger than the one that I carry around with me.
Hope this helps somebody else !
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