6 Remedies for Sleep Problems—Do They Work?

By Rachel Johnson, Ph.D, M.P.H., R.D., March/April 2008

Can anything we eat or drink help? Here’s what the science says.

"For years I have woken at around 2-3 am. I am usually awake for hours, 2-4. I used to try to get comfy and follow my breathing, dream about a warm island holiday etc, hoping to drop off. But I find it is my mind that keeps me awake with...

There are no remedies in this article; only disputes


01/25/2010 - 3:11pm

Wow, I believe there were six very good suggested remedies. Maybe they'll work for some people and not for others. I don't drink milk but I drink tea. So, I'll try the tea suggestion. And caffeine, I do not drink coffee or actually eat/drink anything with caffeine after 3 or 4 o'clock in the afternoon. Maybe I missed this in the article but stress, reduce stress in a number of ways, like meditation, walking, light exercises but not right before going to bed. Yeah, I agree with the placebo effect, whatever you try, believe it's going to work. Power of positive thinking, it works!


02/02/2010 - 10:03am

I can get sleepy just by watching boring TV shows


03/25/2010 - 1:38am

No remedies just telling you what not to take and myths!


03/25/2010 - 3:12am

i agree with anon....


03/25/2010 - 3:31am

I agree with Anonymous...there isn't a remedy in this article. hmmm?


03/25/2010 - 11:26am

milk does work for me, warm or not.


03/25/2010 - 3:32pm

And guess what, milk works for babies, too.


03/25/2010 - 3:33pm

wow. now i'll be able 2 sleep well. :3


03/25/2010 - 5:25pm

i was thinking everything everyone else wrote except rkayclark......

All it said was what doesn't work


04/30/2010 - 11:42pm

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