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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-08-07 09:30 AM
Response to Reply #6
11. Seconded. After some serious physical/mental work, he'll be
too exhausted NOT to turn his mind off.

Also, a white noise maker is wonderful.
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  -Looking for non-medicinal ideas to help my teenager sleep. July  Jun-08-07 08:56 AM   #0 
  - Background noise  Phentex   Jun-08-07 09:02 AM   #1 
  - I can't sleep with a radio on  MissMillie   Jun-08-07 09:07 AM   #4 
  - I have to agree with you on this one....  malta blue   Jun-08-07 09:29 AM   #10 
  - That helps me, too. I sometimes put the tv or radio on very low volume so I have to  Iris   Jun-08-07 09:54 AM   #16 
  - If you take this one up, remember that when your mind readjusts the volume will go up heaps,  Random_Australian   Jun-08-07 10:45 PM   #59 
  - We struggled with this for years  seemunkee   Jun-08-07 09:02 AM   #2 
  - I've had sleeping disorders so I can tell you what I've learned  MissMillie   Jun-08-07 09:04 AM   #3 
  - hard physical labor  datasuspect   Jun-08-07 09:07 AM   #5 
  - wear his ass out  DS1   Jun-08-07 09:08 AM   #6 
  - Seconded. After some serious physical/mental work, he'll be  Midlodemocrat   Jun-08-07 09:30 AM   #11 
     - That's why I have a fan  DS1   Jun-08-07 09:36 AM   #13 
        - I have a white noise machine, but my son has a fan in his room.  Midlodemocrat   Jun-08-07 09:39 AM   #14 
  - Get "The Relaxation Response" book-- teaches one how to  elehhhhna   Jun-08-07 09:16 AM   #7 
  - Hypnosis/relaxation  catmandu57   Jun-08-07 09:23 AM   #8 
  - I had the same problem when I was a teenager.  oktoberain   Jun-08-07 09:27 AM   #9 
  - no caffiene after noon. if he's like most teenagers he lives on MtDew and Red Bull  AZDemDist6   Jun-08-07 09:30 AM   #12 
  - Exactly what I was going to say  skygazer   Jun-08-07 10:02 AM   #20 
  - Hit the sack 45 min. early and read for awhile (not school work).  Deep13   Jun-08-07 09:41 AM   #15 
  - The best reading to help you sleep  RogueSpirit   Jun-08-07 10:04 AM   #22 
  - Valerian  Iris   Jun-08-07 09:55 AM   #17 
  - Just because it's an herb doesn't mean it's not a drug!  hedgehog   Jun-08-07 10:00 AM   #18 
     - so is melatonin and she said they tried that.  Iris   Jun-08-07 10:01 AM   #19 
  - It's not non-medicinal, but it doesn't require a Rx...  RogueSpirit   Jun-08-07 10:03 AM   #21 
  - I've read  hyphenate   Jun-08-07 10:07 AM   #23 
  - I get benedryl at  RogueSpirit   Jun-08-07 10:12 AM   #26 
     - generic "Benedryl" at Costco is even better  TommyO   Jun-08-07 11:04 AM   #32 
        - Unfortunately...  RogueSpirit   Jun-08-07 02:17 PM   #41 
           - What about Sams Club - yes, it's still a Wallyworld company, but you can  TommyO   Jun-08-07 03:51 PM   #43 
           - Rx medication can be ordered online from Costco.  Zoigal   Jun-08-07 05:43 PM   #44 
  - A hammer  dropkickpa   Jun-08-07 10:09 AM   #24 
  - Acupuncture , really. Also, there  coffeenap   Jun-08-07 10:11 AM   #25 
  - Yoga  bob_weaver   Jun-08-07 10:12 AM   #27 
  - Hyland CALMS and CALMS Forte tablets.  myrna minx   Jun-08-07 10:22 AM   #28 
  - Dairy products or turkey (n/t)  mitchum   Jun-08-07 10:25 AM   #29 
  - No TV, computer, video screen viewing in the hour or so before bed?  petronius   Jun-08-07 10:35 AM   #30 
  - Strike him sharply with this.  PassingFair   Jun-08-07 10:58 AM   #31 
  - Wow, thank you, everyone, including those providing humorous  July   Jun-08-07 11:05 AM   #33 
  - Bach's Flower Essences. Rescue Remedy, Clematis or White Chestnut.  BlueIris   Jun-08-07 11:50 AM   #34 
  - Also, you might want to rethink the melatonin.  BlueIris   Jun-08-07 11:51 AM   #35 
  - Valerian  SarahBelle   Jun-08-07 02:01 PM   #36 
  - Work him until he is bone tired. Hard, physical work.  Joe Fields   Jun-08-07 02:08 PM   #37 
  - Booze works.  Squatch   Jun-08-07 02:09 PM   #38 
  - Some meditation training  ThomCat   Jun-08-07 02:15 PM   #39 
  - I highly recommend hypnosis  Downtown Hound   Jun-08-07 02:17 PM   #40 
  - If he's got a girlfriend, you could turn a blind eye to "sleepovers."  seawolf   Jun-08-07 03:48 PM   #42 
  - Workout at the gym or jog/run...but not before bedtime or he'll be up all night.  graywarrior   Jun-08-07 05:55 PM   #45 
  - No caffeine after 6 pm.  Bornaginhooligan   Jun-08-07 05:57 PM   #46 
  - Insomnia can lead to depression. Watch out for that.  applegrove   Jun-08-07 06:01 PM   #47 
  - Try milk with a little bit of almond extract in it before bed.  applegrove   Jun-08-07 07:00 PM   #48 
  - maybe writing his thoughts out or typing them into a document file?  idgiehkt   Jun-08-07 07:45 PM   #49 
  - Rescue Sleep  Revolutionary_Acts04   Jun-08-07 07:51 PM   #50 
  - baked potato and a glass of milk  grasswire   Jun-08-07 08:01 PM   #51 
  - Reading the Bible in bed at bedtime used to do it for me...  adsosletter   Jun-08-07 08:04 PM   #52 
  - I can't turn my mind off either  DainBramaged   Jun-08-07 08:32 PM   #53 
  - this is typical of teenagers from what I understand  GloriaSmith   Jun-08-07 08:57 PM   #54 
  - Another thing that kid's do  hippywife   Jun-08-07 10:31 PM   #55 
  - A hammer  snailly   Jun-08-07 10:38 PM   #56 
  - Physical exhaustion in the afternoon. in bed by nine. wake up early.  philosophie_en_rose   Jun-08-07 10:39 PM   #57 
  - It is medicinal, but I advise. . . Marijuana.  TheFriendlyAnarchist   Jun-08-07 10:40 PM   #58 
  - Wow, have you asked the right place or not. From what I see, there's one thing missing -  Random_Australian   Jun-08-07 10:53 PM   #60 
  - May I recommend the Joycelyn Elders solution?  jmowreader   Jun-09-07 05:39 PM   #61 
  - hmmmm, try these things...  Scout   Jun-09-07 06:05 PM   #62 
  - Also, be aware that this condition is a very real thing...  Withywindle   Jun-09-07 06:24 PM   #63 
  - More exercise, more water, less caffeine.  ellisonz   Jun-09-07 08:59 PM   #64 

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