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    Who suffers from insomnia, and who has suffered from it but has beaten it?

    Let us know any tips for coping with insomnia.

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    Drink a cup of camomile tea, unless you have an allergy to plants in the ragwort family.

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    Don't use electronic devices like computers, tablets, phones or laptops immediately before going to bed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben View Post
    Don't use electronic devices like computers, tablets, phones or laptops immediately before going to bed.
    I only use it for a brief minute and then I turn it onto flight mode and then to sleep...

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    Doze, rest and meditate. If you can't fall asleep, these practices are highly restorative for our brains and bodies.

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    Find out if you have sleep apnoea. Overweight people, or those with sinus problems, may have 'sleep apnoea', a term describing cessation of breath during the night, usually accompanied by heavy snoring.

    Consult your health practitioner, because there are cures and sleep apnoea prevents you from getting the levels of REM sleep we all need to function healthily.

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    Insomnia is really more to do with waking up tired than it is to do with not being able to drop off to sleep, although the two can come together at times. The pain for some people is that most of the time people don't know they have sleep apnoea, because while the suggestion people get us that you wake yourself up, you really don't, you start to sleep and just rarely get into an REM state, married people or people with partners are more likely to be aware because their other halves will probably notice.

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    Take the dietary supplement melatonin. In the UK melatonin is a prescription drug widely considered an effective and safe sleep aid.

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    Take the amino acid Gaba. This safe sleep aid can cause some people to itch the way the B-vitamin Niacin does. Most people, however, find Gaba very soothing.

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