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johnny k

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I am a bit stressed out / depressed nowadays, and have a hard time sleeping. Before i go to the doctor and i start eating pills like mints, i would like to try some natural, legal plants. If you have used some with some results, and not too foul tasting, though i can probably add a bit of honey in it, i am all ears.
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Not sure if this fits the category of “natural plants”, but I find a cup of cocoa (not hot chocolate, which is full of sugar) at bedtime helps me sleep when I’m stressed out.
 

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Not sure if this fits the category of “natural plants”, but I find a cup of cocoa (not hot chocolate, which is full of sugar) at bedtime helps me sleep when I’m stressed out.
Cocoa contains caffeine. Might not work out for everybody
My wife blends her own herbal teas. She has one her labeled "Immune and Calm". It is made with Chamomile, Hibiscus, and Red Clover. She knows her stuff about natural medicine and herbs.
 

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Are you physically active? I'm no gym rat but I workout daily which helps mitigate stress and improves sleep.
Not really. I walk a bit, but not what you would call physically active. Lazily active, that i am.
 

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You can get melatonin supplement as @loopfinding suggests, but you can also try with some common plants - herbs in the form of a cup of tea which contain ingredients to calm down / relax your body:
- Catnip,
- Chamomile,
- Common hop / hops,
- Lavender (Lavandula),
- Lemon Balm,
- Valerian.

Also remember, don't drink alcohol or coffeine before going to bed and dont eat too late. Being physically active during the day also helps a lot to relieve the stress.

This are first mild steps you can do. If you continue to have problems, I would suggest to find a professional help.
I wish you all the best!

p.s. this herbs that I mentioned, you can probably also get them in the form of pills/tablets/capsules if a cup of tea is not what you prefer.
 

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Thank you folks for the suggestions. I am going to mix everything you mentionned in a big shaker, that should get me to sleep.
 

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Are you physically active? I'm no gym rat but I workout daily which helps mitigate stress and improves sleep.
This.

Also no gym rat but satisfying what an Apple Watch or similar pokes and prods at has made my life better. Helped up what was already getting better for a long time. Add a truly decent no fads well rounded diet.
 

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You can get melatonin supplement as @loopfinding suggests, but you can also try with some common plants - herbs in the form of a cup of tea which contain ingredients to calm down / relax your body:
- Catnip,
- Chamomile,
- Common hop / hops,
- Lavender (Lavandula),
- Lemon Balm,
- Valerian.

Also remember, don't drink alcohol or coffeine before going to bed and dont eat too late. Being physically active during the day also helps a lot to relieve the stress.

This are first mild steps you can do. If you continue to have problems, I would suggest to find a professional help.
I wish you all the best!

p.s. this herbs that I mentioned, you can probably also get them in the form of pills/tablets/capsules if a cup of tea is not what you prefer.
I tried putting a few lavender essence drops on my pillow, not really helpful. Chamomille tea is the next step.
 

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Here’s what seems to help me sleep, at least most of the time:
1. Walk or other exercise for an hour in the morning or at noon. Exercise in the evening seems to stimulate me.
2. No caffeine after 10 a.m.
3. Cup of herbal tea in the evening, usually Sleepytime Extra (camomile and valerian).
4. No alcohol except in small quantity as a part of evening meal.
 

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Lots of good ideas here. Regular walking at a minimum, hard to overstate what that'll do for mind and body. Grab a ginger root in the produce dept. and put little shavings in your herbal tea. Leave a sliver or two in your mouth to bite or dissolve. Relieves stress, among a bunch of other benefits.
 

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I am a bit stressed out / depressed nowadays, and have a hard time sleeping. Before i go to the doctor and i start eating pills like mints, i would like to try some natural, legal plants. If you have used some with some results, and not too foul tasting, though i can probably add a bit of honey in it, i am all ears.
Thanks !
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Splash down and Shady rest are flavorful and very good for easing down BOTH ARE HOUSE BLENDS
Camille tea is very nice.
I personally recommend both having used the for years good before bed time .
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the is a herb store in Berkeley Ca. Called Lhasa Karnak Herb Company 2506 San Pablo Avenue Berkeley , CA 94702 (510) 548-0380 i'VE BEEN DOING BUSINESS WITH SINCE 1960'S.
caffeine and alcohol seems to help , but it only increases the problem. going for walks I bike ride , nothing fancy 30- 45 and I feel so much better
Keeping a daily journal just writing down what's on your mind really helps , then there's killing people on paper , that a dilly got a resentment, pissed of at a boss pick up the pen.
 

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Try to get a work out in.. exhaustion of the body
helps sleep. My wife has loads of anxiety nowadays.

If you must take a pill I remember I took a half a bendryl
once..and that worked.
 

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Sorry to hear it. I’ve struggled with anxiety for the last 30+ years - basically my entire adult life. Only in the last year have I had some major breakthroughs with it. My wife swears by Ashwaganda. Vitamin D is good. Many of us have vitamin D deficiencies, which can cause/increase anxiety and depression.

But more than anything you can swallow or drink, pharmaceutical or otherwise, changing your lifestyle (exercise has been mentioned), habits, self-talk, how you relate to and think about anxiety or depression, are really the key, I’ve found. PM me if you like. I’m happy to share some of what’s helped me. Anxiety felt like a prison to me and maybe for the first time in my life, it doesn’t feel that way.
 

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