I am a night owl. I cannot get to sleep at night and then I sleep through the alarms in the morning and am frequently late for deadlinge
I would suggest you try First Light Flower Essence Sleep Support either as drops which you would take 3 times a day and before bed and/.or as a spray Also I suggest limiting your tea/coffee intake especially after noon. You can either contact me firstname.lastname@example.org or buy the essences online at http://www.nzfloweressences.co.nz/store/combination-essences/sleep-support.If this doesnt help I could see you personally or discuss via email. I offer Bodytalk and Accunect also. keep in touch if you dont find any advice helps Kind regards Jeanette
If your mind's going sixteen to the dozen while you're lying there, that would suggest a different approach to the problem than what's been suggested, although if you're over 50 melatonin is probably going to help.
Hello Night Owl!!
This is commonly due to cortisol and/or melatonin dysregulation. To identify which is important as the correction of the issue varies according to what is going on. For this you are advised to see a practitioner who is experienced in hormone testing (using saliva) and then to create an individualised program for you.
While there are a number of supplements that can help, such as Calcium (for sleep onset insomnia) or herbs that enhance sleeping, I believe in first identifying the cause of the problem and working with that, rather than simply recommending a "quick fix" which is like a "band-aid"....
All the best
Without knowing more about your health history, eating patterns and lifestyle, I can suggest that you may get to sleep better by taking a magnesium supplement before bed. Aim to go to bed between 10:00pm and 10:30pm if possible, and take around 140-170mg of Magnesium (Chelate) 15 mins beforehand.
If this doesn't help there are many other factors that could be affecting your ability to get to sleep. Let me know if you'd like to make an appointment for a consultation.