Dr. Amanda Grace, ND Answers
As always, I look to the cause first. Not sleeping can be a result of a significant health issue or just aging, stress and poor habits. Here are a few practical suggestions:
Don't eat after dark. Your body can digest food or have restorative sleep but not both at once.
Avoid blue light exposure an hour before bedtime, including cell phone, tv, computer...
Turn off wifi, move bed away from a wall where there is a lot of EMFs from smart meters or dirty electricity in the wall.
Make sure the room is completely dark and cool.
Avoid caffeine. Even when used in the morning, if you have a genetic weakness in clearing it from your body, it can affect your sleep.
Don't take melatonin more than a couple of weeks as your body can get dependent on it. Try cedarwood essential oil on the bottom of the feet to stimulate natural melatonin production.