Insomnia

Hey everyone-
I just joined this group- I am having serious problems sleeping lately, I think largely due to anxiety. I was just wondering if anyone had any advice about how to get to sleep…


Thanks!
Lee Anne

i just read u had this problem in 2010…i just joined the group…i had the same problem and my Dr.told me to drink a benadryl before going to bed…let me know what you found out that helps going to sleep,thxs

Are you having any caffeinated drinks in the afternoons or with dinner? That can contribute. It can be sneaky too, like in iced teas or in sodas that you order to drink when out that you might not even think about. Also, start winding down for bed at least an hour if you can, but a little bit more than that would be even better! Like doing quiet activities, maybe reading instead of watching TV. Listening to music. Also, there are some decaf teas that are supposed to help with sleep. I've used a sleep system at home with quiet music, lavender aromatherapy oil diffusing system with candle light under it in my room, and using the music through my iPod and 'sleep phones" that came with the first bottle of lavender oil and diffusing system that I bought. There are many techniques if you google "sleep hygiene" and if you are still having trouble, talk to your doctor.