Michael Colunga (19 Apr 2011)
"RE:  James--your post, "NEED HELP ADVICE SLEEPING!!""

 
Hello, John and Doves,
 
I am not a health professional, but I have had an episode like what you describe, James.
 
Here's a summary of my efforts to achieve a sense of normalcy in my sleep.  [I still need to get up at least once a night--more if I have had a lot of caffeine.]
 
First off, in order to make sure you don't use the restroom too much, make sure your renal system is not being over-taxed.  Drink the right amount of water--about a quart and a half to two quarts per day.  It is paramount to see your doctor about this--vis-a-vis possible diabetes, et cetera.  Curiously, if you drink too little, the body tries to get rid of excess mineral salts through urine, because the body tries to maintain certain electrolyte levels.
 
Secondly, make sure that you properly evacuate before going to bed.  Otherwise, a full rectum presses against your bladder, making you go.  Moreover, your dehydrator [large intestine] keeps on drying the stuff in it--leading to constipation if you don't go on time.  Meanwhile, your large intestine will keep on putting water into your bloodstream--thereby continuing to fill your bladder.
 
One great way to force yourself to evacuate is gentle on the system and totally non-chemical, non-supplement, non-food related.  Simply ball up your fist, and gently rub your fist on the front of your abdomen, below the diaphragm in a clockwise oval--about nine inches high and about a foot wide, for 10 to 15 repetitions.  This is akin to saying, "Man, that was a good meal!"  The ascending colon is on the right side of your abdomen:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ascending_colon.  As such, it tends to get clogged, making you obese, if uncared-for.  If you practice the clockwise rub, you will find that in about 2 to 7 minutes, you will need to evacuate.  Caeteris paribus [all other things being equal or held constant], this always works for me.
 
Third, make sure your electrolytes are in balance.  It seems that many of  us suffer from not enough magnesium and/or potassium in our diet, for lack of eating green, leafy vegetables and tomatoes, among other foods also rich in these two nutrients.  I find that I need to use a Solaray supplement with Magnesium, Potassium, and Bromelain--a protease.
 
Last, make sure you have enough enzymes to digest your food.  Even though enzymes are not used up in a chemical sense during digestion, it is inevitable that you lose a certain amount through elimination.  If your system is okay with it [if you not allergic to it], you can take an enzyme capsule, as I do, before bedtime.  This helps to digest your food as well as helping to destroy hostile bacteria/ viruses in the gut.  [Please note that enzymes are not a cure-all.]
 
There many other ways to attack this problem.  What I have presented here is the merest outline.  As always, discuss all health-related issues with a trustworthy health professional.
 
Your doctor has jurisdiction over many areas, but may not be exactly the expert you need in the area you need help the most.  Good luck!
 
In HaShem,
Mike C.
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James R (16 Apr 2011)
"NEED HELP ADVICE SLEEPING!!"


  NEED HELP ADVICE SLEEPING!!                                                                                                              CAN SOME OF YOU LET ME KNOW PLEASE SOME NATURAL REMEDIES TO REALLY HELP ME SLEEP. Ive TRIED MANY THINGS. I use Clonazepam 1mg from my dr. and it usually works very good but I dont like to take prescription no more than I have to. I wake 4-5+ times to go to bathroom and most always cant go back to sleep unless taking Clonazepam.  THANKS FOR ANY GOOD REMEDIES!  James R.