I go to sleep very easily at night as I am usually very tired. However, I wake at about 3pm and am then awake suffering anxiety, which prevents me from going back to sleep. Therefore when its time to get up at around 6am I am very tired and low, which impacts on my day. I am 60 years old, working hard but need to sleep better and rid myself of night time anxiety. I have tried Bach flower remedies when I wake in the night, but to no avail.Thank you very much for your time.
Person's Gender: Female
Person's Age: 60
various natural remedies form the chemist, but going to sleep is not the problem.
HelloLet me ask youDo you have any medical problems.What is your height and weight?What natural remedies have you had.
Also I think you mean you wake at 3 am correct?
No medical problemsheight 5' 4"weight 9.5 stoneAround 3 AM waking!! SorryHave tried Noctura Kalms night, & others, but they only help to get to sleep but don't relieve anxiety in the middle of the night.
OKI have dealt with this situation many times.And of course you need to be working with a holistic practitioner who is well trained.For example.You do have to make sure you don't have sleep apnea, or a heart rhythm problem...both can actlike this.As far as natrual treatments for anxiety.I use tyrptophan before bed, starting at 500 mg, and working up to as much as 3 grams as if needed. This not only induces sleep put as an amino acid precursor increases seritonin and helps relieve anxiety.I also often add taurine up to 5 grams in the same increments in the morning,And magnesium in almost all cases, as it is usually relatively deficient in this situation.There are other interventions as well, but I suggest that besides self help you work with a knowledgable practitioner.
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