Thursday, October 20, 2011

Unlimited Cravings Dream Contest

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- Like Cravings' Facebook Page:
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- Also, comment with your entry here:
- Contest period: October 14 to November 15, 2011.

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Monday, October 3, 2011

Bach: Original Flower Remedies (Rescue Night)

Insomnia has been with me ever since I could remember. As a child, I would still be awake while others were already in dreams. I went to school and usually felt very sleepy by noon. But somehow, I've managed to live with it. Maybe because we get to relax and use our air conditioning practically 24/7 if we wanted to.

But nowadays, due to budget costing, we seldom get to relax in the comfort of a quiet and cooled room with a thick and warm comforter. Most of the time we only use an electric fan and leave our huge windows open. Meaning, I can hear all the noises outside-- the tone deaf people singing till their lungs burst, my grandma's demonic pet Doberman, my uncle's basketball + foul mouthed players, and not to mention the other irritating sounds brought by cars, road construction, crazy neighbors, etc.

And so, I've decided to try alternative measures to help myself relax and fall asleep when I need it. I take Melatonin tablets.

Aside from that, occasionally, I take a healthy dose of antihistamine or cold medicine (the one that will make you sleepy) whenever I need to sleep quickly-- for me to be able to wake up the next day for a very early schedule.

My aunt, who also has a problem with sleep due to work related stress suggested I use Badger Sleep Balm. An all organic remedy for insomnia. But somehow, I found it ineffective. It only leaves my face oily and sticky.

A few weeks ago, my aunt suggested another brand. She gave me a bottle of Bach: Rescue Night (in dropper) 

"It is a combination of the five Bach™ Original Flower Essences found in RESCUE® plus the Bach™ Original Flower Essence of White Chestnut. White Chestnut has traditionally been used to help switch off the mind from unwanted, repetitive thoughts. These flower essences combined in RESCUE® Night to help you enjoy a natural night's sleep. Alcohol-free, RESCUE® Night is suitable for all the family to use."


So far so good, after taking it for 3 consecutive nights, I've managed to sleep quite well. Last night, I did not even have the need to take it for me to feel sleepy. Hopefully, this all natural drug will be consistent with its effect. My only concern now is the price. Compared with a bottle of Melatonin with 300 tablets, a 10ml bottle of Bach's Rescue Night will be much more expensive. And I am not sure if this is available in our local market. According to my aunt, the set was given to her as a gift.

Price: $16 (w/o shipping)