If you feel like you are just not sleep "quite as well as you should be", I would encourage you to try some other things first- you can always turn to pharmaceuticals later if nothing else is helping. I too have had some bad experiences with using pharma's for sleep -especially trying to come off of them when they no longer were having the desired effect.
I use Bigelow Tea's Sweet Dreams (it's the one hubby prefers the taste of) every night - it helps signal my body that it's time to wind down for sleep. You can also use Celestial Seasoning's Sleepy Time. I actually prefer the taste of Sleepy Time - but either one works.
Be sure that your bedroom is dark
- completely dark. Some find that some background noise helps (it helps me from waking to other sounds), and others find they need total quiet.
You can try taking a nice Epsom salt/peroxide detox bath in the evenings - many say that it helps them to relax and feel ready for rest.
Avoid anything - food, drink, activities - that can stimulate your brain. I always shut off my computer in the early evenings, and go to the bedroom and read (usually) for about
an hour - almost always does the trick for me.
I also use melatonin and magnesium at night.
Herb only treatment for Lyme & Bart ended 12/11 - no active symptoms -Herb only treatment for Babesia ended 12/12 - no active symptoms
Healed from tick-borne infections, now healing from the damage they left behind.www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=30&m=2977364
Had Lyme, Bart, Babs, RMSF, Ehrlichia, Myco, Anaplasmosis, EBV
Back in treatment for new Lyme case 8/2014