posted on Jun, 11 2011 @ 05:01 PM
I've suffered from insonmia for over 20 years. There are a few pieces of advice I can give you:
1) Stay away from pills. Even if you find one that will work for you, it is only a mask for the issue. Once you try to get off of the pills, you will
be right back to square one, or worse, your body will become dependent on them. Breaking tht addiction is not something you want to go through. Trust
2)Look at your diet. Cut out sugars and stimulants after 2 pm.
3)Aroma therapy works amazingly well. Lavendar works best for me.
4)Meditation. It often can relieve anxiety, but beyond that, true, deep meditation can actually replace sleep.
5)Do not, ever, try and force yourself to sleep. If you cant doze off, get up and do something. Watch a movie. Read a book. Work on a hobby. Anxiety
will compound itself, when you start to stress about not being able to sleep.
6)Now, Im not saying I take this route, but marijuana is an amazing sleep aid (so i have heard
), and it wont cause the addictions of other drugs.
edit on 11-6-2011 by captaintyinknots because: (no reason given)