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The secret to a good nights sleep....

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Missfoodlove Sun 17-Jan-21 19:49:07

For about 10 years a good nights sleep has been a rare pleasure.
I’ve tried OTC tablets,meditation,diet and pillow sprays with varying results.
Finally I think I’ve found the solution in a tea bag!
It’s a well known organic brand that has a night time tea.
I’m sleeping like a log.....just hoping it lasts.
Has anyone else discovered this little bag of magic?

Sara1954 Sun 17-Jan-21 19:53:36

More information please, I’m on pillow spray at the moment.

SuzannahM Sun 17-Jan-21 19:54:15

No, but I'd love to know what it is. Rarely have a decent night's sleep without waking up. I've also tried a variety of things.

Sara1954 Sun 17-Jan-21 19:55:43

I’ve just bought a book on mindfulness which is supposed to help, I’ll try almost anything

growstuff Sun 17-Jan-21 19:56:07

I'd like to know too, not having slept well for about the last fifty years.

janeainsworth Sun 17-Jan-21 19:57:14

You’re allowed to tell us, MissFoodlove, it’s only people coming on here to sell things who aren’t allowed to advertise!
I have a cup of Twining’s Lemon & ginger tea last thing, but it doesn’t stop me waking up at least once in the night.

I hope it’s not Tea Pigs you’re referring to - I tried those & although the tea was nice, I was dismayed to see the actual bags re-appearing at the bottom of my compost bins. I don’t have that problem with Twinings.

growstuff Sun 17-Jan-21 19:58:10

Mindfulness techniques help me not to worry about not sleeping regularly, but they don't really help me get to sleep - if you see what I mean. Thankfully, now I don't work for an employer and live on my own, I don't really bother about regular sleeping habits.

GagaJo Sun 17-Jan-21 20:03:19

Oooooo following! I would love a cuppa that helps me sleep.

Sara1954 Sun 17-Jan-21 20:05:20

Yes growstuff, I know exactly what you mean, if I can’t sleep Saturday nights, I don’t panic so much, but every other day I need to be up by 6.00 at the latest, and as the hours pass, and I realise I’m not going to get any sleep, I start to panic, when I hear the heating start up, I know I’m doomed

Missfoodlove Sun 17-Jan-21 20:12:09

Pukka night time.
Truly amazing.

janeainsworth Sun 17-Jan-21 20:16:15

Thank you MissF it’s on my list 🙂

Missfoodlove Sun 17-Jan-21 20:24:24

Please let me know if you have success.

Sara1954 Sun 17-Jan-21 20:29:10

I’ll be buying some the first chance I get, Thankyou

SuzannahM Sun 17-Jan-21 20:54:19

Do you use any particular one MissF ? There seem to be at least two, one with oatflower and one with berries.

Missfoodlove Sun 17-Jan-21 21:01:29

Not the berries,I’ve not tried it yet,sticking with the oat flower.

SuzannahM Sun 17-Jan-21 21:03:55

Thanks MissF

Jaxjacky Sun 17-Jan-21 21:10:02

Just check it’s ok with any other medication.

avitorl Sun 17-Jan-21 22:18:15

I have just ordered some from Amazon. Thanks for the tip.
I should have it by Tuesday and hope it works for me.
I do use Phenergan when I feel desperate. It works but does make me feel dozey the next day,even more than I usually am!

sharon103 Sun 17-Jan-21 22:30:49

Thank you.
It's got excellent reviews at Tesco. I'll be adding a box in my next weeks order. smile

Tangerine Sun 17-Jan-21 23:06:05

Hot baths and straight to bed. Also a hot milky drink.

I suppose this sounds old-fashioned but it does seem to work for me.

MamaCaz Sun 17-Jan-21 23:09:48


Thank you.
It's got excellent reviews at Tesco. I'll be adding a box in my next weeks order. smile

Me too. They are going to have a sudden spike in sales of the said tea 😄

MayBee70 Mon 18-Jan-21 00:42:22

I’ve actually got some in a mixed box of herbal tea. Going to try it now.

Redhead56 Mon 18-Jan-21 01:20:14

Soft Merlot red wine night cap that is until niggling arthritic knee wakes me up.

Elrel Mon 18-Jan-21 01:35:37

I loved my Pukka Tea Advent Calendars from DD.

lemsip Mon 18-Jan-21 03:54:47

chamomile is commonly regarded as a mild tranquilizer or sleep inducer

so chamomile tea bags.......not tried them myself though