Re: I have tried everything to sleep cant shut my brain off!!!
My mind used to race with all kinds of thoughts and ideas keeping me awake at night. I would finally fall asleep around 4 or 5AM but had to be up at 7AM. I was a walking corpse. This went on for more than a year. My doctor's solution was Ambien, which was just awful for me. I couldn't function at all while on Ambien. I tried different teas, no caffeine, exercise, you name it. An acquaintance who I consider to be an expert on herbs, natural healing, etc., recommended Kava Kava and Valerian Root. One helps the body relax the other helps the mind relax, sorry I don't remember which is which. In any case, I started taking the 2 and within a few nights, I was falling asleep soon after I got in bed. I only took the herbs as long as the first supply lasted, 30 days, I think. Fortunately, I haven't had the need again.