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My loved one is struggling to sleep

My loved one is struggling to sleep

Why don’t you try? : Find products to help with sleeping

You can buy tablets or liquids (sometimes called sleeping aids) from a pharmacy that may help you sleep better. Some contain natural ingredients (valerian, lavender or melatonin) while others, like Nytol, are an antihistamine. They cannot cure insomnia but may help you sleep better for 1 to 2 weeks. They should not be taken for any longer. Some of these products can have side effects, for instance, they may make you drowsy. This could make it difficult for you to do certain things like drive.
Check with your doctor before taking anything for your sleep problems.

There’s a range of other equipment to help, examples include:

  • Ear plugs
  • Snoring relief devices
  • Medicines/herbal remedies for sleep
  • Pillow mists
  • Sleep masks
  • Black-out curtains

Source: NHS
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Here’s a tip for you to try this week :

Look into what the problem is regarding their sleeping, is it environmental or is it something more personal, Make any required environmental changes such as changing the mattress, adjusting heating or having black out curtains, Arrange an appointment with the GP to discuss poor sleeping such as medication side effects, sleep apnoea or insomnia.

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