cures for insomnia?

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cures for insomnia?#1
Posted: 12/21/07 at 2:06am
Anyone have any good ideas to cure insomnia? I need some sleep!
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re: cures for insomnia?#2
Posted: 12/21/07 at 2:09am
Ambien CR . MD prescribed.
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re: cures for insomnia?#2
Posted: 12/21/07 at 3:20am
Ambien and Ambien CR combined.



Edit: Medicine shouldn't be the first option though. Try some things like relaxation techniques....
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Posted: 12/21/07 at 3:24am
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Posted: 12/21/07 at 3:37am
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Posted: 12/21/07 at 3:41am
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Posted: 12/21/07 at 4:12am
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re: cures for insomnia?#7
Posted: 12/21/07 at 5:49am
Turn off the computer. Dim the lights. Read a book for about 30 minutes. Turn off the lights. Try sleeping. If you cannot sleep, turn on the lights again -- dim -- do some more reading of a book. Stay far away from the computer. The light that shines from the computer screen is the worst thing for your brain when you are trying to fall asleep.
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Posted: 12/21/07 at 5:50am
Ambien is a very dangerous, controlled drug.

Try something more mild like Sonata.
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re: cures for insomnia?#9
Posted: 12/21/07 at 7:46am
Get someone to tell you a boring story from their childhood or just watch something boring, you'll probably get really sleepy after that.
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Posted: 12/21/07 at 8:29am
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re: cures for insomnia?#11
Posted: 12/21/07 at 8:32am
Do not watch TV either. That will only keep you up longer, if you really are suffering from insomnia, and not just run of the mill trouble sleeping.
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Posted: 12/21/07 at 11:10am
call your DOCTOR
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Posted: 12/21/07 at 11:15am
My first impulse would be to ask this question over at the decoupage forum at Arts & Crafts.com.
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re: cures for insomnia?#14
Posted: 12/21/07 at 11:22am
Try one of those soothing bath tub beeds that relaxes you. If anything the bathtub would be soothing.
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Posted: 12/21/07 at 11:24am
You can go to some of the websites of the sleep drugs. Usually, there are articles about sleep hygiene. The problem with taking sleeping pills are the residual effects. I launched the drug Sonata and marketed it for 2 years. We used to talk about good sleep hygiene before resorting to prescriptions. Sonata is short acting. It gets out of your system within 4 hours. It's a great drug if you wake up in the middle of the night and can't get back to sleep. So, if you took it at 2 am, it would be out of your system by 6 am. So, if you got in a car and drove, you would not be under the influence. With Ambien, you need to devote 8 hours. The over-the-counter drugs work but all they are are benadryl with advil or tylenol. The problem with them is you may feel very groggy the next morning. Anyway, try googling in sleep hygiene and see what you get. If the sleep hygiene doesn't work, call your doctor. Have a restful holiday- mom
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re: cures for insomnia?#16
Posted: 12/21/07 at 11:27am
I certainly enjoyed my Lorazepam last night, although it makes me groggy in the morning.

Seriously CALL YOUR DOCTOR, he or she will know your medical history, and will know what would be best for you....and sometimes depending on medical history even over-the-counter things could harm you.

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Posted: 12/21/07 at 11:31am
Of course, ditto to what Elphaba said for the exact reasons. Many people don't realize how over-the-counter drugs could interfere with other medications. Also, sleep drugs can get very addicting. mom
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Posted: 12/21/07 at 12:32pm
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Posted: 12/21/07 at 7:24pm
A five mile walk works wonders...
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re: cures for insomnia?#20
Posted: 12/21/07 at 9:50pm
I <3 Ambien. It works but it's not that strong and I don't get groggy the next day. You can ask your doctor for a few free trial samples if you don't want a whole months supply.

Benedryl is also great. I'll take 4-5 of those and an hour later I'm completely out.

'Sleepytime' tea by Celestial Seasonings or any kind of chamomile tea also mellows you out if you're not into pills.
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Posted: 12/21/07 at 10:13pm
how about a shave, Sir?
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Posted: 12/21/07 at 10:37pm
I am allergic to really random things so that's what I take benedryl for. It works wonders when I need it for rashes and other random allergies that occur. I've been taking it for a while so, they don't make me tired or drowsy.

My insomnia is brought about by my anxiety mostly. I find that if you take an Ambien (5mg- or whatever dosage it's given in) 30 minutes before you are ready to go to bed- Lie in your bed and relax- don't do anything that could stimulate your brain. After about 30 minutes of that Ambien in your system, take the Ambien CR. Turn off all lights except maybe a dimlight for some light reading. Within a half hour, you should be feeling tired and falling off to sleep. It usually takes me a couple hours but it's much better than any other meds or combinations that I've tried

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There are homeopathic things that you could try. And people swear by the breathing technique where you imagine you are floating on the clouds and a sting pulls your foot up and down and you feel it relaxing and it goes back on floating calmly and another part of the body goes through the same string pulling. (Of course, this is done all in your head)- if you can pay attention and get into it, it really can work.(I've heard from several people).

I can't really do it though because I can't keep my mind and body in 1 place... it just makes me wander/worry and makes me nuts.

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re: cures for insomnia?#23
Posted: 12/22/07 at 12:37am
Bob Ross & His Painting Show!!!!!!!!

Pull him up on "The-Site-That-Must-Not-Be-Named" and hit play. That man could put anyone to sleep. SERIOUSLY! Ever since I was 5 years old, him and his show have been my Ambien.

Also, the soundtrack to "Angels in America" (skip over the brass heavy songs though, like when Emma Thompson goes psycho) or some of the softer songs of "Sufjan Stevens."

Don't take Tylenol PM. It's not so good for your body.
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Posted: 12/22/07 at 12:44am
My friend used to take NyQuil when she couldn't fall asleep, but I wouldn't recommend it.
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