The Dude Abides said...
Drats, indeed, Daisies. I'm sorry it wasn't helpful. The only three things that seem to help my sleep are:
1. Low-Dose Naltrexone (though it's not a sleep medicine, per se)
2. Low-dose, extended-release melatonin
3. My ceiling fan on high for the noise
At times, I also use foam earplugs, if I'm going to bed too late and plan to sleep into the daytime hours when regular folks are living life and making noise.
I have gone to sleep wearing earbuds and listening to Liquid Mind or Jonn Serrie (check YouTube for examples) at low volumes, but I don't need music to sleep. Instead, I reserve this music for lying on the sofa in the dark, when dealing with a migraine.
Ironically, I don't have major sleep issues at all, although I will go through periods of night wakings but usually go right back to sleep. But NOTHING like last night where I was waking up super frequently tossing and turning. I just thought it would be interesting to try to see if I saw an improvement or felt more rested from my ongoing fatigue issues and was intrigued by it. I was not expecting to have a miserable sleeping night from it! Perhaps my bad sleep night wasn't related, but certainly seems suspicious to me since I don't normally have a problem like that.
My two older kids have had serious serious serious sleep issues at various times in their sickness journey. Melaton helped the first kid, whereas Kavinace Ultra PM (with higher melatonin plus other stuff) was more helpful for second kid.
Good to see you again, Dude!
Kid#1: Extremely sick for several years, very difficult to treat, but doing great now!
Kid#2: Still sick now despite being treated for years but doing better (not well yet).
Kid#3: Generally good but relapsing off/on.
Me: Adv Labs positive 2016 (suspected I passed to my kids)-not as sick as others, mostly battling fatigue and yeast issues (heart/kidney issues resolved)
Treating with herbals now.