Wednesday, October 14, 2009

To Sleep, Perchance to...Sleep

I know my crappy little blog doesn't have many readers, but are all of you SLEEPING? (Not now, I mean in general. Although I wouldn't mind a comment or two if you wake up.) Sleep is so important that's it's considered a form of torture to keep someone awake.

I am really tired by 5:00 PM, and sort of speechless by 8:00 PM. I'm not that much fun in the evening, and if we do go out I'm looking forward to going home by 9:00. I've got to find a solution here. I think that there probably isn't one answer, and that everyone has to try and find the right combination for herself.

I feel like I'm on the right track with the herbal formula prescribed by my doctor of Chinese Medicine, but I'm not quite there yet.

Next up: adding more calcium and magnesium. Studies seem to show that it can be an effective sleep aid. I'll be adding 1500 mg of Calcium Citrate (in a divided dose), 1000 mg of Vitamin D3, and 750 mg of Magnesium.

I'll ask again: if you have trouble sleeping, what works for you?



  1. Ohh.. if only. All kinds of things have worked for me..for a while! Fish oil seemed like a miracle cure for about 6 weeks,calcium and magnesium helped, Valerian was great the first few times.. even meditation worked for a while. Exercising to the point of exhaustion still works sometimes.. but sometimes nothing works.
    Kay (NZ)

  2. Hi, I have not slept well consistently for about 15 years since my hysterectomy. Now I use "Deep Sleep" by Herbs Etc., a Santa Fe NM company. It is California Poppy flower and valerian root. It works pretty well, no grogginess in the morning. It is not perfect but sometimes I sleep through the night. Like the previous post, calcium,magnesium, etc. Benadryl when I get desperate. I feel like this will never end at this point.