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Having difficulty sleeping due to anxiety, active mind and nervous tension...

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 10, 2010
  • 04:27 PM

Hi everyone,

I have been having been having a difficult time falling asleep and staying asleep. I haven't had quality sleep in a very long time and I am thoroughly exhausted. I am a 23 year old college student that has maintained a 4.0 GPA in the last year and a half, but as of now in order for me to get good grades I have to push myself very hard, since I have been taking so many sleep aids that my brain isn't performing as it used to. It all started when I had to much stress (mainly work related, and then financial problems). I've had anxiety and nervous tension ever since. When I try to fall asleep, every fold in my blanket brings discomfort and little things bother me to the point where it annoys me so much I keep moving throughout the night to find a comfortable position where nothing bugs me(but with no success). I don't drink, smoke, nor use caffeine. I exercise daily, lift weights, try to eat healthy, use supplements such as fish oil, multi-vitamins, chamomile, valerian root and B-vitamins but my nervous system can't seem to recover. I even used 5 htp yesterday(first time) but I did not seem to benefit from it. I am currently without medical insurance, but when I did have insurance, my doctor prescribed celexa which made me dull in school so I discontinued using it. Is there anything out there that can help restore my nervous system without affecting my mental capabilities? please let me know.

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  • Well, It will be better for you to consult with your doctor as you are taking all the meds that are very good for recovering through anxiety and sleeping problem that you are facing right now as, you can also do one thing that is before going to bed have a glass of warm milk with honey that can be a right option for you, also you can do some exercises that will relax your mind and body like meditation will be the right option to opt, regular exercise will keep you healthy and boost your positive spirits and you will soon get over with your negative thoughts that are responsible for stress and anxiety.ThanksNatural Sleep Aids
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