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Sleep aids

Find out about sleeping aids and how each can help

A sleep aid is a substance or technique that relaxes the body and mind to encourage good sleep. Marianna Kilburn, our Sleep advisor explores the different sleep aids available - from sleeping tablets prescribed by your doctor, to over-the-counter medicines and herbal remedies.


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  • Marymorris 's photo avatar
    Marymorris — 01.08.2017 17:15
    I can't get to sleep my brain wonders all night i am awake most nights until 5.6.7am my doctor won't give me anything.i have spent affortune in the health shop.i have have paid £380 -00 for acupuncture.Have You any cure that will help me


    • Marianna 's photo avatar
      Marianna — 02.08.2017 14:01
      Hi Mary it would be helpful if I could ask you a few questions. You are welcome to respond to me in the right hand box at the top of this page if you prefer. 1) how long have you had this problem? 2) did you notice that it began after a stressful event? 3) do you mind if I ask your age as hormonal changes can effect sleep? 4) do you have any other health issues and are you taking any prescribed medication?


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I have had a very disturbed sleep pattern lately, but now want to get back in to a good sleep regime. How can I do this?

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