I alternate working night and day shifts and I’m looking for a natural sleep aid.
Q. Do you have a sleeping pill or agent that would help me since I work at night twelve hours per shift. Two days, then two nights.
A. Working an irregular schedule is always a challenge to the body. If your health is truly suffering, I encourage you to rearrange your schedule as soon as possible, if this is an option.
For now, here are a couple of supplements that can help you relax when you get home:
Herbal Calm, by Genestra is an herbal combination of some very relaxing herbs and wild yam, which is hormone balancing. Take 1-3 1/2 before bedtime.
Magnelevures is a nervous system relaxant containing primarily magnesium and some B-vitamin and taurine. I really enjoy this to relax. Just mix one packet with water, tastes very nice, orange flavored.
In addition, you can purchase melatonin at any drug store and it helps reset your wake/sleep cycle. Just take 1mg (or try using just 1/2) of melatonin 15 minutes before going to bed, and make sure your room is dark.