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#1 of 11 Old 02-02-2007, 02:26 AM - Thread Starter
 
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(Groan!) I remember with great fondness the days when I could go to sleep at 10pm!!! That seems forever ago. Anybody have safe, natural "get to sleep" ideas???
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Yup. My m/w just told me to take a calcium/magnesium supplement - I take it a couple of hours before bed, and it has helped immensely. Mine is 1000mg calcium, 500 magnesium.

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I take my dd's Calms Forte. It's a children's formula homeopathic that helps with sleeplessness, restlessness, night terrors, etc. It works great on moms! Also, for those nights when I can't sleep due to my brain refusing to shut up!!!!, I take 4 drops of Rescue Remedy under my tongue.
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I've been suffering from this my whole pregnancy (hence the 3am post). My ND also suggested the magnesium - but suggested that 1-3 mg of melatonin would be safe to try for 3-4 days.

Good luck - I think I'm going to pick up some of that Rescue Remedy myself!

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Yep rescue rememdy and calms forte. I like rescue rememdy better though, for some reason it works super well on me. The calms forte takes a good bit longer.
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oh god yes! I've been going to bed at 4 or 5 in the morning! I'm lucky because for the most part I don't have to get up in the mornings, so it's not too bad! But I'm deffinitly dealing with the whole insomniac thing! I thought by now I'd be exhausted and sleeping by 8 at night!
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I am in the other direction. Can't keep my eyes open much past 8 or 9pm, but I am up way too early in the morning to speak of. I am a morning person, but waiting more than a couple of hours for the sun to rise is pushing it (and it does get up early this side of the world). Then there are the times that I am up in between those hours trying to get back to sleep (a good night that is only twice).
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My problem is that I fall asleep at about 8-9, go to bed at 10, and I get up 5-6 times during the night either for a bathroom break, because I need to turn a different way, or because I am getting violently kicked. I never sleep well anymore.
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I also take Calms Forte. If there's something specific going on that one of Bach's flower remedies will help (and I have that remedy on hand), I'll take that as well.

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I've given up. Sleep is just not in the cards for me right now! I can't get comfortable no matter how I sit or lie, the heartburn is gonna kill me, and I have to pee like every half hour. I stay up way too late at night, and then wind up sleeping in and leaving poor DD to sit and play by herself in the morning.

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THANK YOU for the suggestions! (To the grocery store I go...tomorrow)
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