Our sleep issues as a family are not exactly secret, and if you read our blog you will know that we have had some periods where sleep for us has been seriously lacking. At the moment, my small son sleeps generally much better and for him at least, sleep has improved. This is a good thing.
However, his mum, me, still struggles with getting a good night’s sleep and I suffer from insomnia and that can be quite frustrating, and makes me tired. A decent night’s sleep is pretty much essential for anyone and sometimes we all need a little help to get that sleep.
A lot of things can affect going to sleep and staying asleep, and there are some common sense approaches you can take to try and reduce the chances of you being wide awake whilst everyone else is snoring sweetly.
Make sure your room is not too cold or too warm. Make sure you don’t have too much light, or items than emit light, including screens like phones and ipads (you can also look at blue light reducing screens and apps if you MUST have your phone or ipad in your room at night – this is a problem for a lot of people) make sure you don’t drink too much caffeine or alcohol before you go to bed, don’t eat too heavy a meal, have a warm bath or relaxing shower, try to relax, use white noise, or gentle music to calm you down… there are different things that work for different people. Sometimes I find writing things down, to get them out of my head helps me to clear some of the noisy thoughts keeping me awake can make me more relaxed, too.
Sometimes though, our brains are just too busy, and our bodies do not want to shut down, and we need a little extra help to just push us over that edge into sleep.
Phenergan Nighttime is a gentle, temporary treatment for insomnia. When your brain won’t shut down and you can’t get to sleep, it could help you find some relief.
Sometimes all the tricks and techniques to get sleep to arrive don’t work so helping your body with something temporary may just do the job.
“Its active ingredient, promethazine, has a sedative effect when used at the recommended dose (up to two 25mg tablets as a single night time dose) for the treatment of short term insomnia in adults. “
You can buy it at pharmacies, so you don’t need a prescription.
It can really help to gently help you drift off to sleep and and stay asleep. It’s been incredibly useful for me, on those nights where I really am struggling to get to sleep or back to sleep and I am finding listening to the sweet snoring of the husband and cats more frustrating and less than endearing than I normally would. It’s not a permanent solution, so if constant insomnia or not being able to sleep is an ongoing thing for you, then you should seek medical advice, but if you just need something to take the edge off a short term bout of not being able to sleep then Phenergan Nighttime might be worth trying.
We all need sleep, we can’t manage without it. It’s always helpful to find something that can help when sleep decides it’s going to evade you.
*this is a collaborative post. All opinions are my own*