I am a natural worrier. If I can panic, worry and build myself up over something no matter how small it may be. It's a natural thing and I can't stop it. This results in many a nights sleep being lost. It's a horrible process but it's something that I am stuck with. . Now that I know I have a problem I am trying to find natural ways to combat it. The first product that was recommended to me by a few people was the Kalms Sleep tablets, €7.95 for 50 tablets.These are herbal tablets that you take an hour or so before you go to bed in order to relax your mind and calm you down. You can take 3-4 depending on how bad you feel. I don't always have the best luck with these but 9 times out of 10 I do get feel a lot better after taking them. My head feels clearer and I can actually settle down enough to fall asleep. They aren't too expensive and the box lasted a good while so it was a good purchase for me. I am hoping to try a few more brands before I repurchase these but if I am stuck then I'll happily pick up a box to tide me over.
The second pick I have for getting a good nights sleep is a bit unusual but it works for me! This is the Beauty Sleep Concentrate from Neal's Yard remedies. I have only used mini sachets of this (I had quite a few) but this normally comes in a tube. It smells nice and it doesn't leave your skin feeling sticky. The only fault I can find with this is the price. It costs a whopping €36.69 for a 30ml bottle in boots. It's is not something I could afford to purchase the second I ran out which is not good considering the reason I have to use it.
I have found that using the two of these together has the best effect. I also recommend staying away from computers, laptops, television, game consoles etc before you go to bed. I don't find drinking warm milk or drinking chocolate to be any good at putting me to sleep but everyone has different reactions so if you have trouble sleeping try it and see how it works for you. A few drops of lavender oil on my pillow can help but it's not a miracle worker.
If you have any tips for getting a good nights' sleep then let me know below. It is such a hard thing to combat and it can really stress you out leaving you exhausted all of the time. I have not found my ideal combination of sleeping aids but this is a good start for me at least.