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Melatonin For Kids – Right Or Wrong?

I first came across the concept of giving Melatonin to kids when looking at various over the counter sleeping pills online. I was initially surprised by the idea, especially as I knew the side effects that melatonin sometimes causes in adults. Not that the risk of side effects in itself automatically prevents the medical world from recommending...

Can You Overdose On Melatonin? A Look At The Side Effects And Dosage

Do you take melatonin pills to help you deal with frustrating periods of bad sleep? Have you taken more than the recommended amount and are worried about what might happen to you? In this article you’ll find out about the known side effects that can arise from taking melatonin. I’ll also explain why there’s still some debate...

Does Melatonin Work If You Have Insomnia?

The short answer to the question of whether Melatonin works or not if you have sleep problems is yes – sometimes. The more complex answer is that it depends on your exact type of sleeping difficulty. It doesn’t simply depend on your desire to fall asleep quicker, nor on your desire to only take a ‘natural’ sleeping...

Tea That Helps You Sleep: The Best Bedtime Drinks

Do you find that a relaxing herbal tea in the evening helps you shift down a few mental gears, washing away the stress of a hectic day? As an Englishman and an insomniac, it makes sense that I’d drink tea as part of my relaxing bedtime routine. Drinking tea might be a cultural norm for me, but I do feel that taking time out to enjoy your...

Does Exercise Before Bed Create Or Cure Insomnia?

There are lots of myths surrounding what’s good or bad for you in relation to getting a better night’s sleep. One long-held view is that strenuous exercising before bed will keep you awake. Recent research, however, has cast doubt on this view – at least for the vast majority of people. Researchers have in fact shown that any...

Hypnagogic Hallucinations: Things That Go Bump In The Night

Have you ever switched off the bedside light, only to suddenly see strange shapes, animals or figures in the darkness? Perhaps you’ve heard voices or sounds which can’t possibly be real? If so, it could be that you’ve experienced what’s known as a sleep hallucination, also sometimes referred to as hypnagogic...

Definition, Symptoms And Causes Of Insomnia

Insomnia is by far the most common sleep problem. In any annual survey over 35% of Americans will report they had it in the last 12 months. People regularly declare themselves as ‘insomniacs’ without ever asking for a doctor’s opinion. The reality is though that many people will experience insomnia in one form or another at some...

What Is White Noise & What’s All The Fuss About?

What is white noise? How is it created? Can it really help you sleep, and why do babies find it relaxing? This article will look into all of these questions and more to help you understand the origins and uses for this seemingly annoying sound.