I have heard (have not tried it though) that lavender and chamomile is a relaxing way to help you sleep. And supposedly sugar/sweets before bed time gives you nightmares. When we got colds we would fill a sock with rice and lavender (or chamomile), tie the end of the sock, and put it in the microwave for 50 seconds (just to barely warm it). The warmth helped which ever sore muscle you put it on, and the smell really relaxed us.
Of course you don’t have to use a sock- we are just broke =/
at 1:38 AM on Aug. 20, 2010