Our expert says:
Best to see a good local shrink for a thorough assesment of the whole problem. I think Nytol contains diphenhydramine, an antihistamine which is rather sedative, and it tends to help one get to sleep, but not necessarily to stay asleep.
The problem with more lomng-acting sedatives is that while they may keep you asleep longer, they tend to give you a hangover the next morning.
Nothing keeps you awake so effectively as the anxiety that you won't be able to get back to sleep. So when you wake, instead of lying tossing and turning in bed, get up, go to a different room, watch some dull TV ( DSTV provides this reliably ) or read a calm book, till you feel drowsy, and then go back to bed expecting to sleep through.
And see a counsellor to explore and regain contro over these racing thoughts especially those about your late mother, which trouble you, and this too will improve your sleep
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