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Old 03-30-2016, 03:35 PM
 
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I thought this might be helpful to others. My Dad has dementia and it was hard to get him to sleep. He would be up pacing all night,yelling and banging on things. He was full of anxiety. I bought some Sleepytime Extra tea and Melatonin. I give him the tea around 9pm and the Melatonin at 11pm. He needs both to settle him down. He now sleeps throughout the night and is rested when he awakens. He loves the tea and asks for it during the day, but I only give it to him at night. He says it calms him. The Melatonin I give him is the type that tastes good and dissolves in his mouth. I purchased this on Amazon. Now we are both getting a good nights sleep.
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Old 03-30-2016, 04:03 PM
 
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Thank you for sharing. They have another tea, Tension Tamer, that works wonders, too. It has calming b vitamins, ginseng and chamomile.
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Old 04-01-2016, 10:38 AM
 
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Yes, this really helps!
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Old 04-01-2016, 11:58 AM
 
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I try to give my mom an afternoon cup of the cinnamon apple spice or the peach. I read an article about it:

For centuries, people who’ve felt sick or stressed have tried drinking chamomile tea as a medicinal cure-all. Now, researchers in England have found new evidence that the popular herbal tea may actually help relieve a wide range of health ailments, including colds and menstrual cramps.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/release...0104112140.htm

I make a cup for me, too!
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Old 04-01-2016, 02:53 PM
 
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If I ever get to that point I'm going to want something a bit stronger than herbal tea.

Pill me up!
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Old 04-02-2016, 05:30 PM
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Location: Cary, NC
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If I ever get to that point I'm going to want something a bit stronger than herbal tea.

Pill me up!
LOL, me too -- after trying all the usual suggestions, Trazadone is my go-to. At the height of my anxiety, I take a 50mg pill and still struggle to fall asleep (but I stay asleep just fine!). Now, during the lows, I split the pill into quarters.
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Old 04-05-2016, 06:38 PM
 
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I have some Sleepytime Extra and the Tension Tamer. I bought them for my daughter when she was having trouble sleeping. I can't tell that they make me sleepy or even just relax me, but they do taste good.

Melatonin gave both me and my husband crazy dreams. You're lucky it works for your dad!
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