Taking a calcium suppliment half an hour before you get into bed can help.
B vitamins are beneficial aswell - things like porridge oats , brown rice , wholegrain bread etc... contain these.
Chamomile tea is relaxing.
Hot milk with grated nutmeg before bed tastes great (you could put cinnamon in there too).
And beleive it or not lettuce has a mild opiate which acts as a sedative - wild lettuce is more potent , but the on that you get at the store still contains some.
Do NOT take alcohol as even though it might get you to sleep you will have a bad sleep or it will wake you in the middle of the night.
AVOID drinking caffiene like cola , hot chocolate , coffee , and normal tea (you can buy decaff tea and coffee) and eating chocolate as this has caffiene (carob is a great chocolate substitute)and avoid sugar which is another stimulant , oh and that taurine in certain red drinks - the one that gievs you wings if ya get me? Do not watch anything too stimulating like horror movies (or books).
Taking exercise each day could help aswell.
Take care and let us know what you try and if it works for ya - some things won't work instantly so at least give them a weeks trial.
Post Edited By Moderator (smiler) : 2/2/2007 5:37:11 AM (GMT-7)