whats the best natural remedy for insomnia?
Im being so depress lately and I find it hard to sleep. I spent my nights surfing and chatting online or watching movies on tv.
The best natural remedy for insomnia I've found is Dr. Dave's Sleep Wizard (just plug those terms into a search engine to find it). Basically, it's a mixture of melatonin, GABA and some other stuff. Very effective.
When it comes to prescription meds, stay the hell away from them, for the most part. They are dangerous, addictive and will screw up your sleep cycle for years after you stop taking them. They will also leave you feeling stoned and and unable to concentrate for days after your last dose.
There is one exception. There is a new drug named Rozerem that was just released this year. Unlike all other prescription sleep medications, it's not a narcotic. It's more like a type of super-melatonin. It does not make you feel dopey or sleepy in any way, is not addictive and research so far shows it to be completely safe. Taking it is weird (I've suffered from extreme insomnia for years). You take it and feel absolutely nothing at all. But, you fall asleep where you didn't before. Good stuff.
Also, you need to practice good "sleep hygiene". Things like working on a computer, playing video games and watching TV all dramatically interfere with sleep. Don't do any of these things for at least 3 hours before you go to bed. Don't leave the TV on while trying to fall asleep (MANY people do this to help them sleep but are actually making their insomnia dramatically worse). Also, never use your bed for anything except sleep and sex. Don't lie in bed during the day. Don't watch TV from bed. Don't read in bed etc. Stay the hell out of bed until bed time.