Aside from melatonin, what are some good remedies for sleep?

Gregory Ashby
Gregory Ashby answered 10/16/2019 21:16

Certiied Health Coach-Functional Lifestyle Coach

Besides Melatonin. There is a lot. GABA, Glycine, Ashwagandha, Passion Flower and Lavender. This is a good selection

Dora Toma
Dora Toma answered 10/17/2019 13:36

Functional Medicine Health Coach, Pregnancy Health Coach

Hi Ryan, before you jump in a supplement for sleep I would recommend to assess what is the cause of your sleep. What are your symptoms? Are you having a hard time falling asleep? Do you wake up during the night and can't fall back? What is your sleep routine? What are you doing in that last hour before bed? Do you exercise in the evening? Do you watch TV, look on your phone/tablet/laptop? Do you practice relaxation techniques? When is your last meal? And what are you usually eating? Do you drink coffee, green/black tea in the second part of the day? How is your energy levels in the morning and during the day? How is your temperature in the bedroom? Is your bedroom completely dark? Most of the time sleep issues will be corrected with lifestyle changes. Unfortunately just taking a supplement without making any lifestyle change will have little to no effect, especially on a long term. If you need help on navigating these lifestyle changes please let me know as I would be delighted to help!

Dora Toma
Dora Toma answered 10/17/2019 13:36

Functional Medicine Health Coach, Pregnancy Health Coach

Hi Ryan, before you jump in a supplement for sleep I would recommend to assess what is the cause of your sleep. What are your symptoms? Are you having a hard time falling asleep? Do you wake up during the night and can't fall back? What is your sleep routine? What are you doing in that last hour before bed? Do you exercise in the evening? Do you watch TV, look on your phone/tablet/laptop? Do you practice relaxation techniques? When is your last meal? And what are you usually eating? Do you drink coffee, green/black tea in the second part of the day? How is your energy levels in the morning and during the day? How is your temperature in the bedroom? Is your bedroom completely dark? Most of the time sleep issues will be corrected with lifestyle changes. Unfortunately just taking a supplement without making any lifestyle change will have little to no effect, especially on a long term. If you need help on navigating these lifestyle changes please let me know as I would be delighted to help!

Lynne Wadsworth
Lynne Wadsworth answered 10/17/2019 16:36

Holistic Health Coach

There are so many natural ways you can try to sleep better. For example, have rituals before bedtime so your brain is also in tune with the fact it's time to sleep. Don't use electronics for 1-2 hours before sleep Block out your blue lights Find some ways to relax before sleeping Drink some chamomile tea I also mix my doTERRA lavender oil and Cedarwood and rub into the soles of my feet

Cristina Moidel
Cristina Moidel answered 10/17/2019 21:12

Functional Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach

Everyone knows that sleep is important, and as others have said, there are so many factors that can impact your sleep quality/quantity. In my practice I have found that blood sugar balance and nutrient deficiencies are major contributors. But supplementing arbitrarily may not get you to the root causes. It's best to work with someone who can help you identify what you can tweak in order to support your body's natural sleep cycle with lifestyle shifts, food and targeted supplements when needed.

Kellie Whitney
Kellie Whitney answered 10/18/2019 18:27

Hypnotist and Coach

When I experienced sleep issues back in 2006 I had physical and sleep study that ruled out any physical disturbances. Then I sought help from a hypnotherapist. During hypnosis, I was able to get in touch with fears that I didn't realize were driving my insomnia. I learned how to quiet my mind and develop self-talk that allowed me to remember that I could handle anything that undone the next day as well as anything new that arose. 11 years later I became a hypnotherapist and now work with people to improve their lives, sleep is a big area. If you are going to supplement, I suggest you work with someone who is educated in helping you figure out what is best for you. Taking supplements arbitrarily could potentially disrupt your natural ability to create hormones that support good sleep.

Terre McCue
Terre McCue answered 10/21/2019 15:52

Energy Healer, QHHT Regression Therapist

Hello Ryan: CBD oil taken before retiring is a possibility for you. I have found it to relax the body and mind very subtly, enough to caue me to drift off to sleep. If you do not want to be reliant on any form of sleep aid, as suggested above, find someone who deals with this issue through their form of hypnotherapy or energy healing, to release those energies that create the mind-chatter. Having had insomnia issues for years, I recently used one of my methods of healing to negate the underlying cause along with changing to an earlier sleep regimen. It has worked wonders, as since removing the nervous energies causing the excessive thinking, I sleep 2 hours less and have much more energy than before. I've realized my dreem to wake up and be ready to go at 5 AM!

Francesca Maria Salerno
Francesca Maria Salerno answered 10/22/2019 13:58

Psychologist, Mindfulness Trainer (MBSR), Meditation trainer and yoga master

Mindfulness and breathing practices.

Jackie Rioux
Jackie Rioux answered 10/22/2019 22:50

Energy balancing. I am an energy practitioner in several modalities. Particularly I find that balancing hormones and releasing trapped energies (Emotion Code) work well for bringing a long term solution to sleep issues.

Carol Putnam, PhD
Carol Putnam, PhD answered 10/23/2019 17:47

Business and Life Coach

Take a look at your environment, routine, and activities before bedtime. Develop mindfulness relaxation practices and develop a consistent healthy sleeping routine.

Monika Dulian, FMCHC
Monika Dulian, FMCHC answered 10/25/2019 21:18

FMCHC, MAT Advanced Practitioner

Sleep issues can be caused by so many things. It is most likely a symptom of a more serious ailment or disease, like thyroid issues, adrenal fatigue, or anxiety. I would advise against using remedies for insomnia without examining the overall health first. One of the best sleep medicines is a feeling of accomplishment at the end of the day. To discover and resolve the emotional root cause of your sleep problems, I invite you to contact me for a trauma release session with me using MAT.

Maryam Larian
Maryam Larian answered 10/26/2019 00:36

Reiki Master & founder Rainbow Healing

A short restorative yoga sequence and mediation will help relax the body and mind.

Maryam Larian
Maryam Larian answered 10/26/2019 00:36

Reiki Master & founder Rainbow Healing

A short restorative yoga sequence and mediation will help relax the body and mind.

Dr. Amanda Grace, ND
Dr. Amanda Grace, ND answered 11/5/2019 21:41

Naturopathic Doctor

As always, I look to the cause first. Not sleeping can be a result of a significant health issue or just aging, stress and poor habits. Here are a few practical suggestions: Don't eat after dark. Your body can digest food or have restorative sleep but not both at once. Avoid blue light exposure an hour before bedtime, including cell phone, tv, computer... Turn off wifi, move bed away from a wall where there is a lot of EMFs from smart meters or dirty electricity in the wall. Make sure the room is completely dark and cool. Avoid caffeine. Even when used in the morning, if you have a genetic weakness in clearing it from your body, it can affect your sleep. Don't take melatonin more than a couple of weeks as your body can get dependent on it. Try cedarwood essential oil on the bottom of the feet to stimulate natural melatonin production.

Eau-Vive (Vee) Roulleau
Eau-Vive (Vee) Roulleau answered 11/8/2019 21:21

Holistic Health Coach, Vitality Consultant, Bowspring Teacher, Vegan Lifestyle Guide

PEMF Therapy, (or Pulsed Electro Magnetic Fields Therapy) is famous for assisting the body in naturally restoring it's optimal sleep balance, as well as reducing inflammation/pain, addressing stress, and increasing circulation, among other benefits. The most effective form of this technology is from Switzerland, and is Certified by Health Canada and approved by the FDA for treating the above. Feel free to inquire if you'd like a free initial session (in Vancouver BC, Canada), or if you'd like to learn more.

Lynne Stylianou-Jensen, MA
Lynne Stylianou-Jensen, MA answered 11/18/2019 02:14

Stress Management Coach and Mentor

If there is anxiety involved, I recommend a breathing practice that stops the body's reaction to stress and moves it into a more coherent balanced state.

Lynne Stylianou-Jensen, MA
Lynne Stylianou-Jensen, MA answered 11/18/2019 02:14

Stress Management Coach and Mentor

If there is anxiety involved, I recommend a breathing practice that stops the body's reaction to stress and moves it into a more coherent balanced state.