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#1 Soon To Be Mrs. Gomez

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    Posted 10 April 2009 - 12:22 AM

    So I can't sleep restful now that my weddding is so close. I literally wake up every night at around 4:00am and I just can't fall back asleep. I'm seeing undereye circles and this is causing me more stress. Any recommendations to sleep better. I'd rather not takes meds, but how about teas or creams?

    #2 Erika J

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      Posted 10 April 2009 - 12:31 AM

      One of the best ways that I find to sleep like a baby is to take 2 benadryl before bed (about 8pm to sleep by 10 10:30). I know that medicine is not the best way for the long term but it certainly hels me in a pinch. The pharmicist said it is ok to do all of allergy season, so I cant imagine it is too bad .

      Good Luck girl! I know it is so frustrating to have difficulting sleeping.

      #3 KLC77

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        Posted 10 April 2009 - 01:08 AM

        Do you have a lot of caffeine during the day? If so, I'd say cut back until the wedding on any soda, coffee, chocolate etc. I know that when I stopped drinking soda I slept much better. Otherwise, try keeping a notepad and pen next to your bed. Your head is probably full of ideas and thoughts about the wedding and if you write them down you might be able to sleep without worrying.
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        #4 Cattie

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          Posted 10 April 2009 - 04:33 AM

          Melatonin. It's what your body produces naturally to sleep, as you get older your body slowly produces less of it. You can buy it at your local drug store in different mgs. I would buy like the 3 mg, take it the first night, if it makes you to droggy, cut it in half, if it's not enough, take 2 the 2nd night.

          The FI swears by them. Personally me, I take a prescription sedative. I have big sleep issues due to working nights. I hate having to take pills but if not I'm up literally EVERY hour.

          Best of luck for my fellow May bride!!

          #5 DallasAshli

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            Posted 10 April 2009 - 08:20 AM

            Tea: Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime. Its one of their most popular for a reason!

            I also try to read for 20 minutes before lights-out. It gets your head in a book (and off the wedding) and helps weigh your eye lids down.

            I was the same way - couldnt sleep and had breakouts right before the wedding! That was gone as soon as it was over :) Hope those help and you get some rest!

            #6 Betsy

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              Posted 10 April 2009 - 10:24 AM

              I remember being too excited to sleep!! That is so exciting that your wedding is so soon! I agree, no caffiene in the afternoon, also try not to exercise at night either. Maybe some Yoga before bed though might work. Good Luck! (And for those under-eye circles, Bare Minerals work great for covering)

              #7 YoursTruly

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                Posted 10 April 2009 - 10:36 AM

                you can try herbal teas (chamomille or peppermint with honey), kava kava supplements, but watch your intake, melatonin are alll great. Also a glass of warm milk and honey is also great before bed.

                #8 Birdie07

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                  Posted 10 April 2009 - 02:54 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by Cattie
                  Melatonin. It's what your body produces naturally to sleep, as you get older your body slowly produces less of it. You can buy it at your local drug store in different mgs. I would buy like the 3 mg, take it the first night, if it makes you to droggy, cut it in half, if it's not enough, take 2 the 2nd night.

                  The FI swears by them. Personally me, I take a prescription sedative. I have big sleep issues due to working nights. I hate having to take pills but if not I'm up literally EVERY hour.

                  Best of luck for my fellow May bride!!
                  I second Melatonin....my DH will only let me take this. He takes it too. You can even buy it at walmart in the vitamin aisle. My DH has been taking it for a while when he can't sleep. It really does work. And it's natural not a drug!

                  #9 Soon To Be Mrs. Gomez

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                    Posted 10 April 2009 - 11:45 PM

                    Thanks Ladies. I'm going to try some recommendations this weekend.

                    #10 IslamoradaBride

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                      Posted 12 April 2009 - 10:01 PM

                      Everyone has great suggestions! One thing that works for me is to work out regularly. That tires me out enough that I can get to sleep more easily and stay asleep.




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