Thursday, March 17, 2011
A few years ago I discovered what was almost a wonder drug: valerian root. I popped two pills before bed one night, and my thoughts slowed quicker and I slept like a baby. Every night, day after day, month after month, I would take my two pills 30 minutes before I was ever planning on going to bed and I would sleep great. Then 4 weeks ago I was told in preparation for a routine out-patient procedure I needed to stop all supplements. I didn't know what I was going to do.
I went back to taking forever to fall asleep and waking like clock-work at 3 am. And now I'm told Valerian Root can be harsh on my body and actually thins your blood more than advil. I'm not allowed to start taking it yet again but now I'm not so sure I want to. Only problem is I need a new solution to a life long problem. And yes it's live long, as I recall counting sheep up to 1,000 when I was in high school, and my grandmother hasn't sleep more than 5hrs a night for decades. Help! I don't want to do crosswords at 3 in the morning with a reading light. Suggestions?