Hamlet may not have had PD, but for most of us, a good night’s sleep has been elusive for years. In fact, it may have been the first sign that something was awry, but I just thought that is was a normal part of aging. I can’t remember the last time I got the recommended “8 hours” of sleep without adding some drugs. Even then, I may get 6 hours of sleep and a drugged hangover.
I have used sleeping pills, Xanax (my happy pill), Benedril, lavender oil on my pillow, on my wrists or my nose, meditation, relaxation tapes, you name it. The other day I saw a post on Facebook about Sleepy Dust, a mixture of salt and sugar that you dissolve under your tongue at bedtime. Fans wax poetic about how it changed their lives. For me, not so much. But I did like the taste of the sweet and salty mixture. It can be addicting. In a good way, not like those sleeping pills. But personally, I could get the same effect by eating salted caramels, and enjoy it a lot more.
Have you found anything that works for you? If so, can you please share it with this site. I know I am not the only one out there trying to get more sleep. Any creative ideas are welcome.
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