July 3rd, 2016
Just a quick update…. I continue to succeed in my recovery, although the challenges remain and every day is a new experience for me. The folks at Sunrise are awesome, and I really appreciate how I started there even after I’ve spent months in rehab and months in aftercare/counseling/meetings.
Sleep is such an important part of wellness, I never realized. Poor nutrition, bad habits, allowing every distraction in my world to interfere with my sleep hinestly supported and encouraged my addictions. I won’t say the sleeping pills were a cause of my drug and alcohol misuse, but it sure didn’t help.
Looking back I can see how hard I tried to find natural sleep remedies before I started down the prescription pill road. I am also discovering that I started using my sleeplessness and insomnia as an excuse to lean on heavier and heaver doses of alchol and eventually pills. Lavender is a WONDERFUL sleep aid… and I knew that… but I was after more than just a sleep aid. I should have joined a group counseling session, instead of continuing beyond the safe, natural sleep remedies.
Every day is a learning experience. Every day is life, worth living.
March 6th, 2016
I’ve never tried “Moon Drops” so I’m not sure how they work. I understand they are medicine, though. I’m more interested in natural sleep remedies, such as lavender. We’re now at that time of the year when the sun starts rising in the sky and there are more noises outside later, and I have more trouble sleeping. I hope my lavender drops are enough. If not, I may have to try something new this year.
I had some issues with pain pills and had to go into drug detox once. While there, sleep was a big issue. Sleep is super important for health — I learned a lot about that. It’s not a coincidence that poor sleep or inability to sleep was part of my drug addiction problem, and getting zonked on pain killers was not a very smart solution.
My roommate didn’t know anything about natural sleep remedies,but also had sleep problems. I helped her out, I think. She’s really fond of lavender drops now. Thanks Sunrise for the care and good job with the drug detox. Every time I go to sleep I dab a few drops of lavender sleep drops on my pillow, and remember my days at Sunrise Detox in New Jersey. I’m pretty sure I would have become addicted to heroin if I had not gotten their help when I did, because everyone I knew was switching from oxys to a heroin mix. I chose drug detox with Sunrise instead of that craziness.
June 11th, 2009
I just tired a new homeopathic sleep remedy and as soon as I opened the bottle I knew it was Lavendar sleep drops. I won’t mention the name here for a few reasons: it was expensive, it was a less potent Lavender than the lavender sleep drops I already use, and no reason to say anything negative about them. I did try it out, but it really just reminded me of my usual lavender drops, making me want to use that instead.
Still hunting for options, because even though I love my Vali, I am interested in what else is out there.
March 17th, 2009
I traveled and forgot my lavender, and boy do I appreciate just how important my sleep drops are. I tried to buy some at the pharmacy and then even went to a health food store, which has some lavender oil, but it wasn’t the same. The lavender oil was very expensive, and on my nose it was almost acidic. Not at all soothing. I’m not sure what Essense of Vali puts in her sleep drops, but I bought an extra small bottle of lavender mist spray to keep in my travel kit.
March 2nd, 2009
I’ve go tto do some traveling, and I’m looking forward to a visit to the San Juan Islands off the coast of Seattle, Washington. I’m so excited!
July 20th, 2008
I found lavender drops to work well, and there is a site called Lavender Sleep Drops. They link to Essence of Vali sleep drops. I got mine when I walked the Lavender farm, but they don’t sell sleep drops. The Essence of Vali is sold especially as sleep support. I think that if I walked slowly through this lavender farm, I would probably fall asleep myself!
April 1st, 2008
Sleep Drops are my salvation. My mom introduce dme to lavender for sleeping when I was alittle child. The bunnies in my bed time stories fell asleep in the lavender patch. Now, 30 years later, I have rediscovered my sleep aid – lavender sleep drops. And so I name my blog “Sleep Drops”.