Curing Insomnia - An Update

One of my first blogs back in December was "My Cures for Migraines and Insomnia".

Since insomnia is such a big problem for so many people, I thought it might be useful to update everyone on my longer term experiences using Hyland's Sleep Relief Tablets.

Instructions say to dissolve two or three pills under your tongue just before bedtime, but I seem to have standardized on half a pill a night. I tried an entire pill again a few nights ago, but was groggy the next day. That being said, I am unusually sensitive to pills of all types, so two to three may still be the norm for most folk.

Experimentation is key. Don't try this sleeplessness solution one night and feel it is too strong or not strong enough, then not try again. Vary the dose until it works properly, or you figure out it is not going to be effective for you. Homeopathic remedies are neither harmful, nor addictive, so it doesn't cost you anything to try and it may prove to be a game changer.

I know it has made a big difference my life. I used to lay awake a couple hours a night (typically between three and five am), multiple times a week. That impacted everything I did the next day. These pills are not totally miraculous. Over time, my old habit of waking up in the early morning hours and having a hard time going back to sleep has reasserted itself, but to a much lesser degree. Now, I tend to be barely awake for a few minutes to half an hour at most, then I fall right back to sleep.

I will mention that I am also practicing meditation. When I wake up, and worries of tomorrow or yesterday start to take over, I work to empty my mind and just focus on being in the here and now.

The very practical and often funny meditation oriented book that gave me the best advice is "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works--A True Story". I actually listened to the audiobook version and it was great. It was read by the author, Dan Harris. Yeah, Dan Harris the news anchor (if you want find out how to listen to the book for free, just email me).

Using that combination of meditation and homeopathic pills, I simply don't experience anywhere near the same problems falling back to sleep that I used to. If you do try either or both these solutions and get the chance, please report your experience and their efficacy back to everyone.

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