I had the funniest conversation with a relative the other day. They said (and I quote) “Do you ever feel like no matter what you do, you just can’t get enough sleep at night?”. Needless to say, I burst out laughing hysterically. I live with a 6 year old, 1 year old, and have a baby on the way… surely this wasn’t a real question… right?!?! I had to forgive them because this was a family member who is long past their child rearing days, and has apparently forgot the joy sleep deprivation that often accompanies those early years.
Sleep when the baby sleeps they say…
Establish a sleep schedule to get the kids to bed on time, they say…
What happens, however, when you’ve done all that… but you find that your mind is not quite so easy to simply shut off and drift into a peaceful oblivion?
That’s the problem that my Husband has been facing lately. He often gets little sleep, simply because he has a hard time actually falling asleep after we finally get into the bed. What he didn’t want, however, was to take medications to help him fall asleep, that have side effects of their own. It isn’t an issue of insomnia, or anything that major… just an occasional issue relaxing that results in sleepiness the next day. We needed a natural sleep solution to help him doze off.
After a bit of research, we found that Melatonin is actually the chemical in the brain that helps you to drift off to sleep. Luckily, I received a sample to review, compliments of Natrol. This 1 mg, strawberry flavored dietary supplement of melatonin was the perfect solution. It’s also drug-free and non-habit forming, so we didn’t have to worry about any of those icky side effects. My Husband simply placed the fast dissolving tablet on his lounge about 20 min. before we retired for the night. He reported that it was much easier to fall asleep, and he felt well rested the following day!
If you are experiencing trouble falling asleep at night, and longing for a natural sleep solution, I highly recommend adding a bit of melatonin to your daily diet.
What tricks do you have for falling asleep easier?
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