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Old 12-28-2012, 06:06 AM   #21
 
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:28 AM   #22
 
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Pot. Lol.

Really though. I'll have insomnia where I'll get maybe 1 or 2 hours of sleep over the course of 2 days. Makes you start to lose your mind.

Its not like I always (or even semi frequently) have pot on hand, but if I did, it's the only thing that would put me to sleep when I have insomnia.

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Old 12-28-2012, 09:41 AM   #23
 
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Wait, drugs? I thought this was like... a natural way to fall asleep. Hell, if it's drugs, then I'll use an Ambien. But only if absolutely needed because sleep driving/eating/talking has been known to happen with me. If it's pain related, then I'll use a muscle relaxer. Again, rarely. But dang is it nice when the brain shuts off and you float in a cloud of bliss for a bit before drifting off to sleep.

My brain doesn't shut off at night and I suffer from debilitating insomnia. Sleep means quality of life for me.
I am like this most of the time but sometimes when I am beyond exhausted I actually get those rare moments of thoughtless bliss before going to bed but it doesn't happen most of the time. Maybe once every couple months or so.

I've noticed working out helps me fall asleep later. A hot shower helps. My vibrator or sex if the boy is over. Other than that, I haven't figured out how to shut my mind or fall asleep faster. I'm going to have to try the nature sounds thing.

Just want to brag..this never happens to me..but I slept through my alarm and woke up at 10am today. I didn't wake up at all in the middle of the night or earlier..solid sleep! I to sleep around 2am. 8 full hours! It's probably because the night before I didn't sleep well and we were in the car for 14 hours. Of course I got into work superlate today but I feel great!
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:58 PM   #24
 
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Thanks, guys... I've been suffering from insomnia for years, but found a couple of tricks that really helped me:

Hubby and I bought a king size bed. He moves around a lot when he sleeps, and would often wake me up. Now that our bed is bigger, this never happens.

I got a memory foam side sleeper pillow. LOVE IT!

I also have one of those white noise machines... they really do help. I got mine in the baby section at Target.

I also got an alarm clock that wakes me up with light versus sound, like a sunrise (it starts off low and gets brighter and brighter.) I'm sensitive to sound, and alarms make me jump out of my skin. I would sometimes wake up before the alarm because I didn't want to hear it go off.

I guess I was just looking for things to keep my mind occupied in a productive way that would help me fall asleep better... I like the idea of prayers. I sometimes picture my Grandma's apartment from when I was a little girl... I picture myself walking up the stairs and going through each room, remembering as many details as possible. I loved her apartment!
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Old 12-29-2012, 02:52 PM   #25
 
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I take otc stuff like Tylenol PM and Unisom. I'm trying to break the habit though. I'm also trying to break my habit of having to watch TV before I fall alseep--I know it hurts more than it helps.

I am one who definitely sleeps better when I'm consistently working out. Sadly that has not been the case as of late.

My friend got the Nutribullet and said as soon as she started drinking a green smoothie every day her sleep problems drastically diminished (she was previously somebody who also turned to the MJ to help her sleep!)
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I'm the same as LA Woman. I definitely sleep better when I'm consistently working out. Sadly that has not been the case as of late.

Another vote for hot bath, cool room.
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Old 12-29-2012, 02:57 PM   #27
 
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Drugs, and reading.

Ambien and Melatonin make me groggy. My regular anti-anxiety stuff does the trick, even at a low dosage. Or maybe I just think it does, so it does.
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Like many others my mind races for hours on the things I need to do at work, home, where my life is heading, ect. My doc diagnosed me with anxiety too. I'm on zoloft. I take a hot shower and fall right to sleep.

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Drugs, and reading.

Ambien and Melatonin make me groggy. My regular anti-anxiety stuff does the trick, even at a low dosage. Or maybe I just think it does, so it does.
What kind of blasphemy is this?! Ambien and Melatonin are like...the god's I worship.

Okay, not really. It doesn't make me groggy like you, but I can pretty much take or leave Melatonin. It might be a placebo affect, but I'll take it if I really, really, really need a good nights sleep. Maybe the power of suggestion, dunno. If I cannot get at least 8 hours sleep, then Ambien jacks me all to hell, so I hear you on that front. I have to always make sure that I have between 8-10 hours when I pop one of those. Otherwise, I do some messed up stuff because I think I'm awake and lucid, but I'm really not.
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If I took 2 Benedryl I would sleep for 2 days.

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Old 12-30-2012, 11:13 AM   #32
 
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Working out, when I can, seems to help.
A lone beer almost always does the trick.
A benedryl helps when nothing else works.

I have taken Ambien (screw that nightmare! i have insane dreams on my own), another than begins with an R and gave me horrible leg cramps and Lunesta which seems to work one time and not the next.

It is impossible for me to maintain a normal internal clock, due to the hours I work. Insomnia is unfortunately a common.
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:24 PM   #33
 
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wine
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sleepytime tea/chamomile tea
some medications (Benadryl)
a busy week
regular exercise
sex


Should also add I must have a completely dark room to sleep. TV is not allowed in the bedroom.
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Working out, when I can, seems to help.
A lone beer almost always does the trick.
A benedryl helps when nothing else works.

I have taken Ambien (screw that nightmare! i have insane dreams on my own), another than begins with an R and gave me horrible leg cramps and Lunesta which seems to work one time and not the next.

It is impossible for me to maintain a normal internal clock, due to the hours I work. Insomnia is unfortunately a common.
Restoril?
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Working out, when I can, seems to help.
A lone beer almost always does the trick.
A benedryl helps when nothing else works.

I have taken Ambien (screw that nightmare! i have insane dreams on my own), another than begins with an R and gave me horrible leg cramps and Lunesta which seems to work one time and not the next.

It is impossible for me to maintain a normal internal clock, due to the hours I work. Insomnia is unfortunately a common.
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No. Is it Rozerem? The one that had Abraham Lincoln and a beaver in the commercial. It was the first med my doc put me on. He then tried 2 others before I gave up. I only needed them from time to time (mainly when switching to day shifts) so it really was not worth it.
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[QUOTE=Fifi.G;2093729No. Is it Rozerem? The one that had Abraham Lincoln and a beaver in the commercial. It was the first med my doc put me on. He then tried 2 others before I gave up. I only needed them from time to time (mainly when switching to day shifts) so it really was not worth it.[/QUOTE]

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Eating cherries
Drinking peppermint tea - I read somewhere it helps with sleep, though is might seem invigorating
Warn Ginger bath.. Just makes me feel so warm and tired..
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