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Re: Can anyone relate? ( very little sleep nightly)

Re: Can anyone relate? ( very little sleep nightly)

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Posted by Mike on August 03, 2000 at 09:21:16:

In Reply to: Re: Can anyone relate? ( very little sleep nightly) posted by Jody on July 17, 2000 at 02:28:29:

: : I've been dealing with insomnia since 10/99. I've tried Ambien and decided it wasn't worth the headaches and weird feelings the next morning. I also sought a Naturopathic physician for other remedies( 5HTP, cal/mag. supplements, magnesium citrate, herbal teas, etc.) NOthing is as powerful as the sleep medications though. I read books and thought at one point that I was getting better, however the insomnia has returned. This is an example of some of my nights: Sleep at about 9pm, then get up a couple hours later and cannot fall asleep again. I get up and start to get frustrated. One other night I was really tired and fell asleep at 8:30pm, woke up at 10:00pm, managed to fall asleep again shortly after, but then woke up again at 1:45am, and was unable to fall asleep until 4:30-4:45am. It's just horrible! I feel so alone. Is there anyone out there that experiences what I'm going through? Could use your input and support. Please respond... greatly needed and appreciated!!

: Hi. Well I have been having sleeping problems for 8 years now. I have tried different prescriptions but they too give me really weird side effects. My disorder is a little different. I go to sleep about 4:00 or 5:00am each morning. I have to get up for work at 6:30am. I have learned to survive with just an hour or two each day. My fiance just told me tonight that I don't need a lot of sleep - so trust me I need some support too. My doctor tells me I am very stressed and I need to clear my thoughts before going to bed. I have been advised not drinking anything with caffeine in it before going to bed to just using your bedromm for sleeping. Nothing has worked. The worst part - in the past years I have steadly gained weight. I am munching at 2 or 3:ooam and it's catching up to me. Your not alone in this world - there are hundreds of us walking around, doing dishes, watching TV, surfing the web late into the morning hours. Hope this makes you feel less alone - Jody

I have the same problem since 1/99-there are lots of people out there like us-its horrendous. I think about not sleeping! Have had Ambien Temazepam. Try Valerian root extract-health food stor and any capsule containg it. I think simply sleep is a brand name-no prescription-over the counter. All I can say is that I would not wish this on my worst enemy-have seen psychiatrist too but I cant shake it-te mind will not shut down. Prescription medsd are only short term or you can become addicted-dont want that!! Sleep is somrthing you take for granted until you can't get it-its like breathing I guess. Know you are not alone-todays world and all its problems are at the root of all this I fear

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