anyone know of a good sleeping herb?

@lpetges (3037)
United States
January 10, 2007 8:08pm CST
I would like to get off of the sleeping pills i take, and over the counter sleeping aids do nothing for me.
5 responses
• United States
11 Jan 07
How long have you had insomnia? How long have you been taking medication for it? Have you ever done a sleep study? What is your main complaint can't fall asleep or can't stay asleep or both? I have had insomnia for over 8 years and have taken every medication known to mankind. Every few years I decide I am not going to have insomnia anymore and I stop taking my medication. The last time I did that I was up for 2 weeks. I was told by my doc that I will probably always have to take a sleep medication because they cannot find the reason for my insomnia and because I have had it for so long. I've tried ever over the counter, meditation, you name it and nothing but my meds work. I don't want to discourage you but if I were you I would do a sleep study and see if they can find the root of your insomnia. Good luck!
@lpetges (3037)
• United States
11 Jan 07
i have had this problem for 3 years. i had a hysterectomy, and my doctor tells me that happens sometimes with a hysterectomy. I've been thrown into menopause, and it should run its course-when i don't know.
@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
11 Jan 07
Valerian is a good relaxer. Melatonin also puts me to sleep. I also find that hot chocolate helps me go to sleep. I don't know if these will work for you if OTC sleeping pills don't work, but they are worth a try.
@lpetges (3037)
• United States
11 Jan 07
i did try melatonin, and it didn't get me very far into the nite, i woke up at about 1 a.m. and didn't fall back asleep after that. but, I will try valerian-i've not heard of that one-thank you!
@jossml (464)
• Puerto Rico
11 Jan 07
You can use chamomile flower, passion flower, Valerian root, this can be in tea or in tablets, or you can take Melatonin tablets. A good idea is to stay out of the computer monitor or TV an hour before you go to sleep the eyes needs a break and relax so you can get sleep faster.
@disvachic (10123)
• United States
11 Jan 07
oats is an excellent nerve tonic, antidepressant, nourishing. It is useful for: stress, exhaustion, depression, general illness or weakness, jet lag, and tranquillizer or sleeping pill withdrawal. Can be taken by mouth (as porridge) or in a bath
• United States
11 Jan 07
Try hot herbal tea with lemon and honey followed by a self hypnosis relaxation tape. This works! Give it a try.