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jennyjoan | 01:27 Fri 11th Jun 2021 | Body & Soul
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I know many people suffer from the above but still manage to go on.

Are there any tips that if one can't fall asleep right away per se night after night after night - can one learn to accept and remain awake throughout the night? Happily and accepting.

I do be so tired that I just want to sleep but thoughts/dreams torture my brain throughout.

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thanks Chris - may try the relaxing music on my earphones - which I do use on Sat and Sunday with Jon Bennet - his music is sorta soothing but I would need that music every night.
Some people swear by Nytol products:
https://www.nytol.co.uk/
(I tried the tablets many years ago and all they did for me was to give me an incredibly dry mouth. However there are more products in their range now, so perhaps I might try a different one at some time in the future).

This web page looks useful. It includes mention of herbal remedies that might help you:
https://amerisleep.com/blog/natural-insomnia-remedies/

I find this a pleasant and relaxing drink
https://www.yorkshiretea.co.uk/brew-news/our-cosy-new-bedtime-brew
and any milky drinks, such as Horlicks, are said to be good at aiding sleep. (So is cheese by the way. It seems that it's a myth that eating cheese before going to bed disturbs sleep; it actually aids it).
I've been considering joining Audible, precisely so that I can have a book to listen to (rather than read myself) at bedtime:
https://www.audible.co.uk/
Have suffered for a couple of years now and have tried everything. Am lucky if I get 2 hrs a night. Not sure how I’m actually functioning tbhbx
i have given up worrying over it, i now get up and come into the living room, and by 5 am get on here.
I don't sleep well but as long as I'm getting my rest I don't worry about it.
If cant sleep I just get up and have a cup of tea and listen to radio or tv for abit then go back to bed and fall asleep. Works usually. Or I put headphones in with radio on
I use natural melatonin, available on Amazon. If I do wake up I am back asleep very quickly. No hangover like effects. Takes a couple of days to "kick in".
i go to sleep quickly but wake after a few hours, odd dreams mostly.
i do go back to bed but now its getting light at 4.30 or so, i am fully awake.
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thanks for your answers
Boots Sleepeeze are supposed to be very good JJ x
I read a bit first and then listen to a podcast. There are so many designed to help you sleep, but I find the Parcast ones the best. You can time them on your phone to stop when you want. Find one with a soothing voice and the more boring the better. Works for me every night. If I wake up too early, I put it on again. BBC's Global News is a very good one to subscribe to. 30 minutes updated twice a day of world news. That won't put you to sleep though ! But good to listen to very early when you don't want too get up yet but are awake.
I take magnesium as it helps relaxation. An hour before bed, and I relax for 7-8 hours. My fitbit tells me I'm restless, but that's normal.
Other than music, you could try nature sounds, rain, and white noise...

https://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&;client=tablet-android-samsung-rev2&source=android-browser&q=sounds+for+sleep
>>> I use natural melatonin, available on Amazon

If it really is melatonin (rather than just something which purports to act like it), it most definitely shouldn't be available on Amazon, as melatonin is only licensed for sale in the UK on a 'prescription only' basis.
Re the product from Amazon. It is natural melatonin from Montmorency Cherry. Amazon reiterates that melatonin is only available in thr UK on prescription
One trick that works for me is to lie on my back and breathe in and out through the nose.Breathe at a normal rate for one or two minutes and then gradually reduce your breathing to as gentle a rate as you can still breathing through the nose.
Nytol is brilliant but should not be used on a regular basis.
You have to relax your body completely and also your mind.
Starting at your feet and working your way up, relax every part of you then take some deep breaths and hold for a count of 5 if you can.
I sometimes imagine I'm on an operating table and about to be given an anaesthetic imagining it starting to work, and that usually does the trick.
I use Tisserand Sleep Better pillow mist (jasmine,sandalwood & lavender) it is quite strong, you just spray a couple of drops on your pillow and hopefully drift off, it works every time for me. I get it from Amazon, I got it for Christmas and now find I rarely need it (touch wood)

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