I have been prescribed Xanax but I want natural remedies for sleeping problem any suggestion?

I don’t want to call it insomnia bc i do sleep. But i wake up in the night and have trouble going back to sleep. Sometimes i feel like it’s my anxiety. I have been prescribed Xanax but i don’t like it. I only take it when i have to but I’d like to find natural ways to help me better, start going back to the gym, try yoga and meditation. At night i have to take it more often to help me sleep and i don’t want to be dependent on it. Any suggestions? Oils that help? I haven’t learned enough yet i need to do more research

Stacy Kane
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I have the same problem.. Melatonin works great

Marc Kirk
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But i heard when you start taking melatonin, your body stops making it, therefore you need to keep taking it. Is that true?

Stacy Kane 3 years

stacy, how long you been on it?

Denise Ramirez
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I was prescribed it a couple months ago. I rarely take it. I feel like my anxiety it getting worse and in the past week I’ve been taking it more at bedtime.

Stacy Kane 3 years

Please look for something more natural.. I have been on Xanax for 16 years, I am tapering off it and having horrendous wd's.... And I am at the lowest dose. I was too bust running a business and put my faith into my Doctor and paying for it now.

Denise Ramirez 3 years

Join the group Benzo friends

Denise Ramirez 3 years

Denise Ramirez thank you. If i take it during the day it just makes me tired. I have the smallest dose and still take half. That’s why i take it to help me sleep. I don’t like it. But this anxiety... İ will try anything natural

Stacy Kane 3 years

Clean eating will help... Believe me when I tell you, this poison only makes things worse, keep taking it and you will have to updose. Also blazing benzos is another group.

Denise Ramirez 3 years
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Good oils for sleep are: Lavender, chamomile, neroli, clay sage and Jasmine. I use an essential oil that combine them all. Works great.

Another way to improve sleep is better gut health..

Zack Burns
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Magnesium

Paula Barron
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Parasite detox they disrupt sleep and lay eggs at night

Rebecca Reyna
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I just got into researching about parasites. I'm fixing to start a parasite cleanse.

Bethany James
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Really? Never heard of this

Stacy Kane 3 years

O. M.g. Prepare to get freaked out when you start researching. I've been sick for years

Bethany James 3 years

Bethany James oh goodness. I’m scared already. Can you point me towards a direction? Do you have any articles you’ve read?

Stacy Kane 3 years

I'm in another group called lets talk parasites. I can't remember if its ok to talk about other groups, so I can delete this if it's not allowed.

Bethany James 3 years

Other than that I've just googled stuff. I'm definitely not an expert!

Bethany James 3 years
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I 2nd the magnesium.

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Karen Richard
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I would definitely try diffusing essential oils at night and see how you feel. Cedarwood mixed with lavender or spruce help me. Also vetiver topically. There are tons of different recipes. Let me know if I can help or give more info.

Becca Akers
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Do you take magnesium, most of us are deficient. It can cause sleep issues and can help with good sleep, natural calm is good, also take an Epsom salt bath in very warm water about 20 minutes. It will help you sleep, you will absorb magnesium and it will also eliminate toxins
Ditch the processed foods and sugars also, all the chemicals in the foods mess with the mind, sad but true, good luck
I’m 59 was having the same issue, everyone my age is in the same boat

Nancy Becker
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I love using magnesium oil before bed for a restful sleep!

Roberta Todd 3 years

Roberta Todd i used some roll on on my feet and between my shoulder blades (as directed) and slept a little longer. I still woke up at 3 but I’m such a light sleeper and i went back to sleep easier. Not sure if it was the magnesium or my salt lamp. But I’ll keep using both and adding new things i was up at 5Am and my alarm was set for 7:30 .... So

Stacy Kane 3 years

Do you fall back asleep at 5am? Are you sneezing or congested, like allergies? How about taking a warm bath with Epsom salts? The list could go on: Tart cherry juice, tapping, meditative podcasts, magnetic sleep mask. I love that you are looking for alternative solutions! Don’t forget to take care of yourself on the inside and find out what is causing you to wake up. Sometimes even the slightest bit of stress can fester inside of you.

Roberta Todd 3 years

Roberta Todd thanks!! Not going back to sleep at 5AM. I just get up

Stacy Kane 3 years

Roberta Todd not congested.... İ need to go back to taking baths!

Stacy Kane 3 years
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Adrenals? If it's your adrenals, ashwaganda is great. Also magnesium oil spray on the bottom of your feet.

Jessica Evans
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3 Balanced meals along w Amino Acids PROTEIN, Minerals and Trace Minerals especially Magnesium, B Vitamins, Fish Oil & Spring Water! & don't forget daylight/Sunshine!!

Michael Driscoll
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Lavender and Peppermin by the bed in a diffuser, himalayan salt lamp, aloe vera plant by bed, take a hot bath before bed in pink himalayan and epsom salts with 1 glass of red !

Jane Scruggs
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Just got my salt lamp! Haven’t used it yet

Stacy Kane 3 years

i used some roll on magnesium on my feet and between my shoulder blades (as directed) and slept a little longer. I still woke up at 3 but I’m such a light sleeper and i went back to sleep easier. I had to talk myself out of the nonsense thinking. My mind will run so fast about nothing, replay songs in my head, worry, think about everything i need to do, etc. Not sure if it was the magnesium or my salt lamp but i kept it on all night. I’ll keep using both and adding new things, oh and I’ll move my aloe Vera plant to my nightstand. I have a small one. Not big on red wine .... But I’ll try anything! İ was up at 5Am and my alarm was set for 7:30 .... So my mind was still ready to get up.

Stacy Kane 3 years

Yoga helps alot too!

Jane Scruggs 3 years



Adrenal cocktail

1/4 teaspoon of Himalayan pink salt
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

Mix into a glass of fresh squeezed lemon water or orange juice twice daily and drink on an empty stomach. Best times are 10am and 2pm.
Avoid doing close to bedtime as it gives an energy boost.

After a week or two of doing this add in magnesium.

Sometimes to add in magnesium too fast when your adrenals are really weak can cause more anxiety/sleeplessness and be counter productive so add slowly after a couple weeks.

Jennifer Watson
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PLEASE don't take the Xanax, I too was put on it 6 years ago, my new doc took me off of it cold turkey. I am having pain in all joints, I have lost so much strength, the headaches are horrible, the fact I can't remember names of my family members.... Please don't take this drug!

Rhonda Willis
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Make sure you are drinking enough clean water

Sally Hobson
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What time are you waking up? You may have congestion in your organs and they’re trying to work through the burden of detoxing. I am a huge fan of medicinal mushrooms to help support major organs. Especially after many years of eating a Standard American Diet. If you’re open to more information I can send along a message.

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Roberta Todd
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I use a couple different essential oils that help me sleep. Peace and calming by Young Living. I also love vetiver and pine to help me sleep. I hope you find some relief!

Shelly Goldsmith
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Thank you!! I am no good without sleep

Stacy Kane 3 years

Diet is key to healing this... And Xanax is often referred to as, "The Devil drug..." I would not take it... Dr. Kelly Brogan can give great helps with this... Youtube.

Evelyn Mccormick
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Get a green dim night light, drink some green tea/water & relax.

Keith Roper
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Magnesium deficiency

Steven Oliver
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Can you tell me a good magnesium to take? I have these but i don’t like some of the ingredients

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Stacy Kane 3 years

we use a couple of different supplements. First, we use a product call "Calm" which really does wonders for emotional and psychological issues, both the adult version and the kids version. We also use a product called "Magnesium Fizz-Plus" by Natures Blend, which helps clam the body the nerves and rest the mind. One of our boys was having problems getting to sleep and now not an issue. We also take a Magnesium Citrate capsule when needed. Remember this, if you are having a more then usually stressful day, even after taking a mag. Supplement your body will burn off any available magnesium, that's when the capsules come into play. You will know if you are getting too much if you start having diarrhea.

Steven Oliver 3 years

Steven Oliver thank you

Stacy Kane 3 years

Some one mentioned melatonin. Melatonin is made to reset your sleep schedule by affecting your circadian rhythms. It is naturally produced by your body in the dark and is a stress hormone. It shouldn't be taken for longer than a couple of months (I don't think at all) as it alter the other levels of hormones your body naturally produces.
I also hate the way it makes my feel the next day.
I would recommend Valerian root tea and magnesium. I wouldn't recommend supplements. Try eating more foods containing it or boiling organic banana peels and drinking before bed. Also I think probiotics help. No idea if there is truth to it. Good luck! Oh and no phone an hour before bed!

Kylie Chamberlain
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Wow! Great ideas! Thanks!

Stacy Kane 3 years

I’ve also heard that about melatonin too. That your body would stop making it and you’d have to rely on taking it

Stacy Kane 3 years

No problem! No idea if there's truth to that but I'd be more worried about how it affects the other hormone production in your body, I think especially for women.

Kylie Chamberlain 3 years

Can't believe I forgot CBD oil. Will not get you high if it contains no THC.

Kylie Chamberlain 3 years

Insomnia has many causes- neurotransmitter imbalance, sex hormone imbalance, cortisol imbalance, liver congestion and gut bugs. You'll want to find out the root cause and address it. Tests like the oats and dutch will show you what is going on

Sandie Hickey
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Check out this video series on adrenal dysfunction. It discusses insomnia https://www.motivated2heal.com/adrenal-dysfunction.html

Sandie Hickey 3 years

I just started taking magnesium. And I actually slept. Reading it can be ur sugar dropping. As soon as I eat something I am able to fall back to sleep

Carol Mcgraw
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Hi stacy, I have been taking cbd oil for the past 2 months for arthritic pain. I also have had sleeping issues in the past but coincidentally i havent since taking the cbd oil

Jackie Peters
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Low adrenals. Start eating Dates, Apples, and Celery daily. Magnesium at bedtime as well.

Diane Bird
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Catnip tea helps with anxiety and helps you sleep..

Bonita Mercado
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Im a Natural Health Consultant and Wellness Coach, it truly could be a variety of different things. You can message adn I can get a little more info and possibly make a suggestion that is line with you and your ody

Rita Bouchard
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Yes please!

Stacy Kane 3 years

Be careful with the melatonin. It can cause depression.

Jo Ellen Huerta
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Thanks! I’ve decided against it. I got some plant based magnesium, a roll on oil mix for calming and the tart cherry juice to try I’ll continue the magnesium roll on on my feet at night and my salt lamp !

Stacy Kane 3 years

Start eating Breakfast again........... (eggs, Oatmeal, etc. - start small if u have to!)........... along w 3 Balanced Meals w some Meat! Thn add a Basic Multi Vitamin & Magnesium. All the while gettn at least a hour of Sunshine/Daylight a day! Lastly, don't forget Spring Water in between ur Meals.

Michael Driscoll
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When a cow is killed it releases adrenalin which the human consumes. It makes for week adrenal glands. That will not help her sleep.

Joanne Judd 3 years

How many meals a day do u eat?

Michael Driscoll
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4 point cortisol test. Go from there. Cbd oil helped me the most.

Rebecca Keyes
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CBD Oil

Connie Crocker
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Doterra makes a supplement called Serenity. It is awesome. Please message me if you would like more info or a sample.

Laura Neal
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I’m a big fan of Serenity. I add a drop on the carpet in my children’s bedrooms an hour before bed... Helps calm them down on hectic nights. My friend was talking about her son waking up at night and I gave her my bottle to try; I need to follow up with her. My point being that I will sacrifice my own bottle for someone else to try, I love it so.

Roberta Todd 3 years

Kratom red. Hands down a life saver for many things

Sara Cortes
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