I have insomnia I sleep with ear plugs and eye mask but the slightest sounds wake me dd1 wakes, then an hour or two later dd2 wakes and gurgles ( in our room as only 6 months) its torture I try to meditate but it is not working I have rescue rememdy night spray ( works occaisionally) I try to concentrate on breathing/relaxation
I am awake usually from 2/3 am and it takes hours to fall back asleep
I usually fall back to sleep about 630 am and then at 7 the kids get up
I dont want to take sleeping pills as I dont like the idea of being 'dependant' on any pills
After seeing it recommended on here, I tried a dose of Medised and it worked a treat for me. I now occasionally use Sleep Right ( I think that's what it is called) from Tesco, which has the same antihistamine in it as Medised and that works really well too. Usually only need a half dose.
Actually, have you got a Spotify account? There are a load of self help tracks on there - you can try different sleep ones to see if one works - I've been listening to a weight loss one and it always sends me to sleep -haven't lost weight yet though