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#181 Guest_deadpie_*

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 10:26 AM

I slept on june 3rd, haven't slept since. Won't sleep tonight, cuz tomorrows my bday. I'm still entergetic and good.

#182 silkworm

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 09:59 PM

5am. oops.

#183 sandie

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 10:23 PM

well i just knew i would not sleep again tonight.5.50am an sat here wide awake. :(

#184 anydays9

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 10:35 PM

i have struggled with insomnia for about 16 months now--it SUCKS!!!!! (like right bnow--its nearing 1am, and i am NOT sleepy at ALL!!!! yeah!) but here are the things that have helped me.

an alarm clock with a "whte-noise" thing in it--you can hit a button, and it plays a stream, or chimes, or the ocean with waves and seagulls (that one puts me out easy!)

a cup of hot tea before bed (uncaffenated--but it doesnt bother me somehow)

an over the coutner sleep aid--a friend of mine takes benedryl--and the OTC sleepaid i bought, that was VERY affordable--the active ingredient? benedryl---try taking just one or a half a one, and see what it does. its non-habit forming, and it works.

my problem is giong to sleep and staying there......i wake up about every 15-20 min, and then give up after like 3-4 hours. the "white-noise", even if its just a fan running on low, really helps.

yeah--dont go into your bedroom if you are not sleeping. your body will start associating your bedroom with sleep.

try something like a linen-spray--lavender helps promote sleep in the body--maybe try getting a lavender scented linen spry, and spray your sheets and pillows in your BR, but only use that scent there, and not in other parts of your house. that helped me.

camomile tea--helps nice.

dont know if any of this is helpful, but, it has helped me. best of luck to you, and


#185 sandie

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 11:08 AM

3days an nights now with noooooooooooo sleep.an im getting pritty pissed off with myself now.uggggggggggg

#186 Guest_deadpie_*

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 01:13 PM

I OWN THIS CLUB. Still havent slept for 4 days.

#187 sandie

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 06:07 PM

5th night tonight.got sleeping meds to take tonight so i should be able to sleep.hate taking these meds.

#188 firefly

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Posted 13 June 2009 - 05:07 PM

i had insomnia for several months, on and off this year. this is the only thing that helped. http://www.sleeptracks.com

i don't have any affiliation with this company or anything, i just literally was losing my life to insomnia, and this literally saved it. there's a ton of great information on the site... i hope that it helps someone here

#189 aflat

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Posted 13 June 2009 - 05:15 PM

I had insomnia and found that taking Trazadone got me back on a good night sleep. In addition I stopped being on the computer so late at night which I found from intensive outpatient program was giving me a false sense of daylight. I also stopped working out so close to bedtime, stopped having caffeine so late in the day, and did more relaxing activities before bedtime. If I was not tired I simply got up and did some stuff until I was tired enough to sleep. I found simply laying in bed gave me more anxiety making it harder and harder for me to fall asleep. With all this advice combined I was able to take control of my insomnia in time for school to start. However I would not suggest trying trazadone out for the first time on a work or school night cause when I was trying to figure out the right dose for me I slept in a couple of times.

Edited by aflat, 13 June 2009 - 05:17 PM.

#190 MatthewJ123

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Posted 14 June 2009 - 07:58 PM

i haven't had a good night's sleep since 1997... i am constantly alert and vigilant, it's the one thing i haven't been able to get past.

#191 sandie

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 09:53 PM

well iv been getting about 2 hours sleep a night for the past 3 nights but tonight i just feel wide awake.its almost 5am here an not so much as a yawn.

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 02:34 AM

YAWN.......3 34 am

#193 nursingstudent101

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 05:56 AM

i can completely relate to all this I am now entering my 6th night with no sleep. I am getting so frustrated with the whole thing, my problem is two things i cant sleep then when i get tired i dont let myself go to sleep because of the nightmares.
This is sp frustrating, i have tried so many things in the past to help me sleep, but right now none of them are working and i hate taking meds...

#194 Carleen

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 11:35 AM

3.32 am gere and I am awake. I have slept - for about 4 hours. Not happy. My brain is just so full of so much crap.

Maybe tomorrow night i will sleep through.

#195 carebear707

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 03:44 AM

Thanks so much for the good advice. Nite time isnt always a great time - esp if your head is rumbling round and round ...


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