Ailment: Difficulty falling asleep, stress (in the form of repeated, potentially worrying thoughts) may be a factor.

Odd Cure: Aspirin (325 mg).

Rationale:  The inability to quickly fall asleep may have many causes, including stress and/or pain. Temporary relief of symptoms may provide the necessary window to fall asleep. Aspirin has been effective many times in personal experience to attain sleep. However, it should be noted that these insomnia episodes were sporadic, and individuals who consistently have difficulty sleeping may require consultation with medical professionals. Other forms of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may also be effective such as Advil, Tylenol, ibuprofen and others.

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