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    Default Insomnia, restless sleep, help

    Can anyone recommend me a sleep aid that actually works? I'm more interested in an over the counter pill/product as opposed to strong or addictive pills from a doctor.
    I've tried Swisse brand 'Sleep' which did nothing. I've had Valium in the past which worked but it's not something I'd like to use regularly; it also left me very groggy the next day.

    I can't seem to stay asleep lately, I'm tossing and turning and waking several times throughout the night.

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    I've been really struggling to sleep lately and it's just awful, so I feel your pain. Although I've resorted to taking medication in the short term the following was also suggested.

    Eliminate all caffeine - coffee, chocolate, soft drink, green tea.
    Use bedroom for sleeping and sex only.
    Have a set bedtime and wake up time (as much as possible)
    If you are waking up stressing, keep a pad and pen beside bed and write them down.

    Maybe melatonin might help, not sure if you can get it over the counter.

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    Blackmore's tranquil night. It doesn't make you groggy, just calms you enough to settle for sleep.

    If you're after a multivitamin sleep aid combo then nature's way rest and restore is really good for s great night's sleep.

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    Have you tried restavit? It's an over the counter antihistamine that is sold as a sleeping tablet. I take it as part of my treatment for hyperemesis so if it's safe enough to take in pregnancy it's not that strong. It definitely helped me to sleep through nausea and doesn't leave me groggy. Just start with half a tablet in case.

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    I haven't tried restavit, sounds promising though, thanks!

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    I find Restavit a god-send... my problem is getting to sleep (as opposed to night-waking). I actually find half a tablet is plenty, and doesn't leave me fuzzy in the morning, although if I really need a great sleep I take a full one.
    I rarely use then now, unless I'm worrying about something. I think it has help reset my sleep clock....

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    I'm definitely buying this tomorrow. Thanks all

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    Camomile tea sometimes works for me.. Having one right now while sleep is evading me.

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    I used to use a 'go to sleep' app on my phone which was a relaxation/meditation type thing that used to help me. Even if it didn't get the to sk'leep, it relaxes me enough to go to sleep soon after.

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    Melatonin from the chemist but you need a script for it. I take it and am not drowsy or anything the next day. It's called Circadin.

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