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    Having trouble getting to & staying asleep-is Kava Calm worth a shot?

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    The Sleep Health Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of ‘valuing sleep’ as part of a healthy lifestyle alongside regular exercise, a … View Profile

    The Sleep Health Foundation does not specifically endorse nor disparage products that are available on the market. It is important to remember that sleeping aids, whether they are herbal or prescription, are adjuncts to treatment. They are never able to answer the entire problem, just one component, perhaps keeping you a bit calmer. It is important to have a comprehensive assessment of your insomnia and have a treatment plan. The gold standard for treating sleep problems like yours is called Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), it is a non-drug treatment. Please ask your GP to refer you to a sleep specialist (either medical or psychological) and you will be able to receive a thorough assessment and receive treatment for your sleep problems.
    We wish you all the best for getting a good night’s sleep.
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  • My research interests include immunology and the mechanisms of amyloid formation. The latter has implications for people who are dealing with Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease … View Profile

    I sometimes have insommnia.
     
    I have found that using “sleep hygience” methods can help.
     
    Here are a couple of links which might help you: both are from a “not-for-profit” organisation:
     
    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/insomnia-treatment/SL00013: this one backs up the good advice in the comment from the Sleep Health Foundation above.
     
    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/sleep/HQ01387: this one provides more general suggstions.

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