I have been having trouble sleeping

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I have been having trouble sleeping
Sun, 06-02-2013 - 11:28am

I have been having trouble sleeping lately and I am wondering if anyone has tried any of those herbal teas or other natural type things to help sleep. What works and what doesn't?

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Registered: 07-31-2012
Wed, 06-12-2013 - 2:04pm

DD (13) is ADHD and we use Melatonin for her. As I've been having some problems sleeping due to my quit I'm planning on trying it for myself tonight. I'll let you know how that works out.

My aunt uses St. John's Wort, which promotes relaxation and helps you sleep as well. She loves it.

I'd think a 5-HTP supplement would do the trick as well. It's basically tryptophan - think how konked out you are after Thanksgiving dinner. I'd probably try that one next if the Melatonin doesn't work.

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