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The pandy's insomnia club *suggestions for sleep*
Posted 30 October 2006 - 08:57 AM
Posted 19 November 2006 - 01:46 PM
Posted 31 January 2007 - 05:51 AM
I've tried Ambien, Sonata.. I would not recommend these because I actually woke up in the middle of the night hallucinating and scared the crap out of my ex-boyfriend, ahaha. They also are very similar to one another, so. Ambien's come out with a CR version that is in 6.25mg and 12.5mg.. I haven't tried those, but after what happened with the hallucinating, hahaha no thanks.
I've also been on trazodone for sleep alone. It did help me, but I had to take 300mg at night. Also, it would only work the first night I took it, then the next time it wouldn't help. Also.. it gave me incredibly low blood pressure, so bad I'd black out after standing up.
I've been on Rozerem, which is a new sleep aid which helps your sleep cycle.. It's good if you have a sleep disorder relating to that, however, it doesn't help me. But you will wake up without feeling groggy, which is good.
I haven't taken Lunesta, but my mother does, and she completely knocks out to the point where it's impossible to wake her up almost, and with my anxiety, I'm afraid to leave myself vulnerable like that at this point.
I've tried triazolam as well, which is usually used for people suffering from jet lag. It helped me sleep sometimes, and has been better than all the other medication I've taken.. however, with it comes a tendency for addiction and doctors therefore don't really prescribe it that often.
Right now I take melatonin and valerian root. Eh, it doesn't really help me that much, but I've tried every drug solution that I know of. I don't think I'm ever going to find a solution, but hahah I just decided to write this out and let you guys know about what I've tried. :)/>
This post has been edited by Utopian: 31 January 2007 - 05:52 AM
Posted 08 May 2007 - 03:02 AM
Posted 08 May 2007 - 09:06 AM
I take the new Tylenon PM sleep stuff without the Tylenol part.
My livers already screwed up. I just want to sleep. Having crows feet and bags under my eyes doesnt help me in the morning.
Posted 09 May 2007 - 02:45 PM
1) Free downloads of soothing sounds of nature (ocean, birds, chimes, rain, etc.) at Sonata's website: http://www.sonata.co...thingSounds.asp
I bought an MP3 player for $40 and downloaded them and copied them to my MP3 player and have been falling asleep to the sounds the past few days. I actually have been looking forward to going to bed the past few days!
2) Free dowload of a relaxation script with music. I also put this in my MP3 player playlist for sleeping. http://www.audiostre...x?artistid=2124 (Download "The Gift of Relaxation")
3) I downloaded these free MP3 files for daytime relaxation from McMaster University http://csd.mcmaster....ral_high/cd.htm which include:
Progressive Muscle Relaxation
I added the "Guided Imagery" track to my night time sleep playlist. Others might find that the other tracks are useful for bedtime also.
4) I also bought an AirWick thing that plugs into the wall at Walmart for about $4 with an additional scented oil bottle for about $2 of lavender. I plugged it into our bedroom wall outlet and it constantly releases a scent of lavender. I have found that it has changed my bedroom into one which feels much more comforting and conducive to falling asleep.
5) While at the store I went ahead and bought 2 new pillows. The older ones had become all flat. I just thought I'd try to set up a new environment.
Posted 09 May 2007 - 05:00 PM
I have troubles with sleeping most every night. It's because of nightmares though.... I really hate those. :(/>
This post has been edited by Xavier: 09 May 2007 - 05:01 PM
Posted 07 July 2008 - 09:19 PM
You live alone, don't you hon? When I stay by myself, I must also have a low-key noise like radio, because that other human voice is comforting. Silence will make me imagine things I don't like. Same here! I also live alone and it sometimes gets to me. :down:/>
This post has been edited by blondie2002: 11 May 2009 - 06:06 PM
Posted 11 May 2009 - 07:09 PM
Sometimes when my insomnia was only minor, a few drops behind my ears or on my pillow or sometimes I would put a little bit and three parts water into a spray bottle and spray it in the air would put me to sleep. I wouldn't have nightmares, either.