Here is a list of natural remedies to help with insomnia. Note there are mix and match options- and it will take time to explore the various options. Make notes with the various remedies and combos to observe the results: time sleeping, quality of sleep, any residual effects in the morning, and quality of energy during your day. The goal is to end up with a “pallet of choices” that you can vary over time depending on circumstances, avoiding habituation to one remedy. Remember the best sleep, when possible, is natural sleep without medication. Even if you find you need these, pick a low st ress day several times a month, with no medication to allow your body to clear and balance.
Combine the above with any of these (of course you can also try alone, but I think you’ll have more effective results if you try some combo of above and ONE of below.:
And– you could also all to the mix of 5HTp one of above and GABA 250– 750 mg it’s another amino acid very effective at calming– seems to shut down the thinking real well.
I would first try GABA alone about 500mg-750mg then try a combo with above recommendations that Mag & 5HTP and perhaps one of the above– but at a lower dose of GABA, e.g. 250-500.
Cortisol Manager is available on Amazon.com from a company named Integrative Therapeutics. It’s about 20.00 for 30 pills.
Hot Cereal Recipe
Chia Seed (ground) 2-4 Tablespoons
Hot water, rice milk, almond milk, coconut milk or coconut yogurt (1-2 cups depending on consistency desired)
Seeds or nuts: ex. Pumpkin seeds, almonds or walnuts
Options: Fresh fruit or dried fruit such as cranberries, raisins, blue berries, pomegranate seeds, unsweetened chocolate or coco nibs.
Instructions: Stir while pouring boiling water on to Chia then add additional items.
Pomegranate Juice or Apple Juice
Chia Seed 3-5 tablespoons ground
Flaxseed 1 tablespoon ground
Non Dairy Yogurt such as soy yogurt or coconut yogurt
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