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  • Good Lord... YES !! and... I wish I knew the answer . I have this problem and have tried some things that work , but, I'm afraid of developing a drug dependency. Xanax & Valum have worked , but, as we all know they can be very addictive. I'm thinking of going to my doctor to see if Ambien would be a good alternative.
  • For me I have to turn off this computer and my T.V. and I take a sleep aid - your doctor can help you or there are some over the counter medicines that say P.M. on them -- I know how you feel
  • Me too! its a horrible condition, i take zopiclone, knocks me out in 15 minutes flat! other than that i found sea air knackers you out ;)
  • My wife has a terrible sleep disorder. she sleeps for 10 mins. and its like 8 hours. three sleep studies confirmed her disorder. she would not take sleeping pills, because of their addictive qualities. Then came LUNESTA!! This sleeping medication is non-addictive and it actually works. she now sleeps 8 hours a night and is a different person. See your doctor. he may run a sleep study on you or he may give you a trial dose of LUNESTA. It works.
  • I have had insomnia. I am not opposed to pharmaceuticals as a last resort, but I think it should be very last after one has tried all the natural remedies and it is still a major problem. The first thing that I think is most important is to not worry about it. Worry makes it worse. Trying to hard to sleep will deprive you of sleep. Rather than struggle with being awake, just go with it. Read for a while, do something, or listen to the news. I could not sleep much once for weeks one summer and it was effecting my ability to get up in the morning. I was advised to get up and get going and eventually I would get sleepy enough to sleep. That sometimes works. What worked better was getting adequate ventilation in that room. I was suffocating. Another thing is to make sure you do not have sleep apnea. I do as do many people. Next, visit Dr. Dement's site. I spent a day with this foremost expert on sleep disorders when he attended a seminary I was teaching. He has great links. http://www.stanford.edu/~dement/ Look especially at this page of links: http://www.stanford.edu/~dement/sleepaids.html Certain teas can help produce serotonin which causes sleepiness. Warm milk is very good for that. Dr, Dement makes some excellent suggestions which I will summarize for you, but can be found at http://www.stanford.edu/~dement/howto.html . Here is the synopsis: * Sleep only when sleepy - This reduces the time you are awake in bed. * If you can't fall asleep within 20 minutes, get up and do something boring until you feel sleepy. * Don't take naps- This will ensure you are tired at bedtime. If you just can't make it through the day without a nap, sleep less than one hour, before 3 pm. * Get up and go to bed the same time every day - Even on weekends! When your sleep cycle has a regular rhythm, you will feel better. * Refrain from exercise at least 4 hours before bedtime . * Develop sleep rituals * Only use your bed for sleeping. * Stay away from caffeine, nicotine and alcohol at least 4-6 hours before bed * Have a light snack before bed - * Take a hot bath 90 minutes before bedtime * Make sure your bed and bedroom are quiet and comfortable - and cool. * Use sunlight to set your biological clock. As soon as you get up in the morning, go outside and turn your face to the sun for 15 minutes. I hope something here helps.
  • Death.
  • I used to suffer from insomnia quite horribly. I can only speak from my personal experience, but insomnia is usually brought on by other contributing factors. You can have stress, or other factors in your life, that is keeping you from sleeping. I am not a big fan of medication, especially for sleep, because it can become highly addictive. I found it helpful to go after the issues that were keeping me awake. Another thing that helped, was to do something relaxing everyday and something that I enjoyed. I also started trying to "relax" about an hour before bedtime. I recommend listening to a meditation or soothing c.d. Turn off the t.v. and computer, or anything that is stimulating. You can try all of those things, but the real problem is to get to the issue that's keeping you up.
  • Watch c-span. Man, is that channel boring or what???
  • I have had insomnia all my life, I remember being a little kid and laying in bed not able to sleep. This weeks cure is benadryl and wine.
  • Eat alot of food. Like pizza :D , but that's just me.
  • Insomnia can best be overcome, whether it be from a physical or psychological cause, by eliminating the fear of it. The more you worry about it, the more it will manifest. I would suggest instead of worrying about your quality of sleep when you go to bed... think about the things that you look forward to... the things that you know you can accomplish, due to your particular talent.
  • i do but since i have allergies i take benadryl when i go to sleep

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