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noah    66

Has anyone tried any natural remedies for sleeping difficulties?  I have been reading about natural oils and it sounds quite interesting. 

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Drummergirl    95

HI Noah,

I use Valerian Root, Chamomile and I have tried Lavender essential oil.  I have the best results with Valerian Root. I also sometimes use; Calm PRT, from Neuroscience- contains; Rhodiola Rosea root extract, phosphatidylserine enriched soy lecithin, glycine & taurine . You need to get this from a Physician. My naturopath orders it for me. A bit expensive, but it helps. Also, another natural powder that I have taken is; Inositol, made from rice. I get this thru Biotics or Wellevate- a reputable supplement co. my naturopath uses. You can buy inositol at health food stores, I've seen it in pill form. I have not tried the pill form, just the powder.

DG

 

 

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noah    66

How much valerian root do you use. I have been using natures answer super concentrated (. I just ordered it from Amazon. )

after using it for a while I realized it was concentrated .  I have been taking. .5 ml 

i have a friend that thinks essential oils would be helpful. Especially lavender. Have you ever tried these oils.?

I have a doctors apt Tuesday and I am going to ask about them. I also have found an RN who doesn't live to far from me that consults in using oils for PD. I went to see a sleep doctor and he referred me to a insomnia specialist. I am seeing her Tuesday as well. So I will be getting lots of info on Tuesday 

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LAD    201

I help an instructor with a PD exercise program. One of our clients has restless leg syndrome so I found this for him. I don't have RLS but figured I would give it a try. I have been doing #8 & #9 with yoga music on a timer in bed. It has worked for me.

 

http://www.everydayhealth.com/sleep-pictures/yoga-poses-for-restless-legs-syndrome.aspx#08

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Linda Garren    733
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Organic yogurt helps, as do a few sips of 99 Peaches, cut with a little whole milk.  :-)  I also take in a deep breath through my nose for 7 seconds, hold my breath for 7 more, and release my breath slowly through my mouth to the count of 7.  Repeat.  Works really well, I find.  Also every night take 0.5 mgs Xanax and 10 mgs melatonin (Nature's Bounty works well)..

 

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Drummergirl    95
On 3/26/2017 at 8:32 PM, noah said:

How much valerian root do you use. I have been using natures answer super concentrated (. I just ordered it from Amazon. )

after using it for a while I realized it was concentrated .  I have been taking. .5mg

i have a friend that thinks essential oils would be helpful. Especially lavender. Have you ever tried these oils.?

I have a doctors apt Tuesday and I am going to ask about them. I also have found an RN who doesn't live to far from me that consults in using oils for PD. I went to see a sleep doctor and he referred me to a insomnia specialist. I am seeing her Tuesday as well. So I will be getting lots of info on Tuesday 

I use the Natures Way-it says 530 mg, I take 1 capsule. I've used lavender oils in a diffuser, I can't say it was helpful. I really should try it a few more times for an accurate answer.

How did the insomnia specialists visit go?

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noah    66

Actually I think it went pretty well.  But it is going to be a challenge.  What we are going to do is keep a record of my sleeping patterns for a week . Then she determines how long I should be in bed.(# of hrs).  Then that becomes my goal. So no matter what I don't get in bed until that time,  That is going to be a challenge.  My medications wear off by 8:30 so I have been going upstairs.  I think I have been going to b ed too early. I have asked my MD if I could increase my medications at night so I dont feel off.

What time of day do you take the valeria

I am meeting with someone this after noon about the oils.

 

I am soooooo sick of having to find  a solution for every. Constipation,sleeping, talking loud and clear, what time am I going to eat and how that relates to my pills

URRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

I was much happier when my body did what it was suppose to with out me having to think about it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Drummergirl    95

I hear yah on having to find a solution to everything.....I've had enough popping pills for 21 years.  I'm waiting to get the go ahead from my insurance for the Duodopa pump.

 I cant go to bed if I'm having a wearoff, my leg tremors are all or nothing, impossible to sit or lay. So, I pace until meds kick in.

I hope the sleep record keeping pays off!

Sweet dreams! 

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