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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

I am hoping that I can get better sleep again. I had to get an x-ray and while waiting my mom saw some jello type stuff that is suppose to help you sleep. I had it late last night since my mom had to get my step-dad to be stitched up. I cannot go to bed without them and this did seem to help me fall asleep. I am still looking for tips on what to do. I also know that the jello did not make it so I am with a lot more energy.
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  • BERRY4
    Melatonin works for me if I use it occasionally. (I've heard some people have crazy dreams when they use it??!)
    I just have to plan for 8 hrs. before I have to be up & going. -- It worked last night!

    2551 days ago
    Monica, check out:

    >NoNuts and Wowbutter and Sunbutter which are:
    Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free
    Peanut Butter Alternatives, Peanut Butter Substitutes

    ___Soy Milk

    In general, soy milk is considered "hearty" among the non-dairy beverages, and is excellent when you are craving something thick and creamy.

    The plain varieties have a faintly sweet and nutty flavor.

    Taste and consistency vary widely among soy milk brands.

    Soy milk can easily be substituted for cow's milk in all baking needs, over cereal, for pancakes and waffles, in smoothies, or straight from the glass.

    The unsweetened varieties work equally well in savory dishes.

    Soy milk does have a more pronounced flavor, so it may not be the top choice for delicate desserts and sauces.

    ___Rice Milk

    For many, rice milk has that "true milk flavor." It is one of the lightest, sweetest, and most refreshing of the dairy substitutes.

    With its natural sweetness, rice milk is perfect in desserts and baked goods.

    Its delicate texture also works well in curries as well as lighter cream soups and sauces.

    Rice milk is best avoided in the broader savory foods arena.

    ___Oat Milk

    Oat milk is light in texture and has a very mild flavor with just a hint of sweetness. It substitutes very well for low-fat or fat-free milk.

    Oat milk has been successfully trialed as a substitute for cow's milk in both sweet and savory dishes.

    In addition to drinking it straight from the glass, oat milk is recommended for your morning cereal; smoothies; baked goods; curries; lighter cream soups and sauces; and mashed potatoes.

    A few more tips to help you sleep:

    clear your mind

    forget about the time - you will get to sleep eventually

    set iPad or tablet on dim

    avoid reading storyline or your brain will be stimulated

    read poetry or poems

    avoid TV before bed

    cuddle up with a body pillow

    listen the sounds of nature

    try a tamperpedic pillow (shaped to fit your head, neck & shoulders)

    change the pillowcase every night

    test for allergies to clothes/bedding washing soaps & fabric softeners

    test for allergies to shampoos & body soaps

    think good thoughts

    try taking melatonin

    note: People with Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome (DSPS) are only able to fall asleep late into the night or early in the morning. Although rare in adults, the syndrome is quite common among adolescents. Several studies suggest that melatonin may be of help for this condition.

    Hope some of these suggestions work, my friend. Sooo *happy* to see that you're going to continue to work on this!!
    2613 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/1/2013 12:59:09 PM
    Would any nut butter and milk replacer work? I am allergic to both of them.
    2613 days ago
    I got into the habit of falling asleep with the TV on - not really a good one, but it works for me. My mother swears by warm milk and peanut butter. I did try Melatonin pills that are in the vitamin section for awhile and they helped. I need to go get some more.
    2613 days ago
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