Insomnia remedies?

So the medicine I am on is working fairly well but one of the side effects is insomnia. I have been having a lot of trouble falling and staying asleep but I do not want to start taking a medication for that as well. What are some natural remedies? Should I start taking the medication in the morning instead of at night? I am taking it before bed because for the first few weeks it was making me really drowsy when I took it. Now it is doing quite the opposite.

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amandaMorrisville, Pennsylvania
    07/10/14
    Oh Amanda, thanks for asking)) I'm a wife of man with insomnia, who don't like any medicine for this - so I have alot of ideas in my bag).
    So, the main:
    1. Open windows - fresh air is pretty important
    2. Hot milk with honey before sleeping
    3. No TEA or cofee at least 3 hours before.
    4. Make sure there are no smells like citrus or cofee near you
    5. natural sounds like rain, bird singing - but very quiet
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      07/10/14
      amanda
      We really don't use the t.v. in our room that often especially since Hunter sleeps in our room. Normally we watch t.v. on the couch until we are tired and then go in to bed.
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        07/10/14
        hmmm, i'm wondering why the change from drowsiness to insomnia. are you on the computer or doing some kind of activity just before you take the medicine? if you can back track and think what you were doing then and keep the routine and note any changes...maybe you did something high energy or something that gets you emotionally charged. for some, reading just before bed either makes them sleepy or charged up.
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          07/25/14
          Danielle Keltner
          Have you tried Aromatherapy? Lotion from Bath and Body works really helped me. http://www.bathandbodyworks.com/family/index.jsp?…
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          07/26/14
          amanda
          I actually just got the stress relief bubble bath/body wash from bath and body works. I love it! It smells so good and really is relaxing. I actually just bought a bunch of stuff from there. Pretty smells every where. Lol.
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          07/26/14
          Danielle Keltner
          I miss going to the mall because of their sales :) Gotta love girlie smells. :)
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