natural supplements for sleep???

Discussion in 'Healthful Living / Natural Treatments' started by Jena, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. Jena

    Jena New Member

    good morning,

    so, i figured i'd try coming here. keep tryiing the medication game and can't seem to hit the right one.

    we have tried melatonin and just about everything else in the natural food store that is supposed to induce sleep, reduce mania and lower anxiety.

    one i haven't tried is tryptophan, the stuff that's in turkey lol. anyone try that??

    i gotta get little difficult child sleeping before start of school....... i'm running out of time :) starts tuesday. any ideas are always great.
  2. Jena

    Jena New Member

    no one has any ideas on herbals that i haven't tried??? i'm desperate and sleepless :)
  3. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Yes, and tryptophan also works for migraines.

    You can get a mixture of tryptophan and melatonin.

    Have you tried chamomile tea? Beware if she's got ragweed allergies, because chamomile is a cousin weed/herb to ragweed.
  4. LittleDudesMom

    LittleDudesMom Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Not sure if this is supported by an scientific evidence, but taking his vitamin D at night seemed to help my difficult child get a better night sleep.....

  5. janejana

    janejana Guest

    I use melatonin, it's completely natural, your brain produces it when you become tired. I started using it and I get way better sleep now. It even works better than the over the counter stuff I tried. If you buy some, make sure it's plant extracted melatonin, not animal, animal extracted melatonin can cause diseases.
  6. HaoZi

    HaoZi Guest

    Tryptophan is also in milk, which is why some people have warm milk to sleep (warming it seems to make it work better). The hitch is that if you have anything else, it overrides the tryptophan as a sleep aid.
  7. Drained Mama

    Drained Mama Guest

    We use to give our son a few slices of turkey and a glass of warm milk about 30 min before bed time. It did work for awhile, then we started potty training and he would pee the bed. Now we do Melatonin and it works great. He has gone from 3-4 hrs of sleep a night to 8-10 hrs.
  8. barneysmom

    barneysmom Member

    Jena how much melatonin is she taking? I was at a conference by the Papolos's (The Bipolar Child) a few years ago, and Dr. Papolos said kids could take up to six mg.

    Also is the Seroquel XR? My gfg13 had good luck with Seroquel for sleep, but it was not XR.

  9. HaoZi

    HaoZi Guest

    Every bottle of melatonin I've looked at says not to give to anyone under 18. :S
  10. Jena

    Jena New Member


    i left this thread for a while yet having trouble as always. she's had tryptophan 500mg and nothing ........ i've done 10mg of melatonin and nothing.....tried all the teas, kava kava nothing... tried this stuff called calm it's a magnesium mix zero effect. i have script for risperdal yet i dont' want to fill it yet. i'm not loving that medication. i want to get sleep down and than handle the rest.

    i've been using seroquel as a prn at night at 50mg on nights i just cant' hack her up all night long. as long as the seroquel isnt' in system consistenly it'll work short term to combat sleep.yet i cant' keep playing that game.

    any other ideas on natural stuff for sleep??
  11. HaoZi

    HaoZi Guest

    It's not natural, but Dramamine might do it.