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Old 02-13-2007, 03:06 PM   #2
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: PalisadesPark,NJ,USA
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OptimusPrimeX HB User
Re: Can't stop sleeping

I completely understand what your going through. Its not easy to say the least. To be honest, the worst thing i could remember was taking sleeping pills that knocked me out for 15 hours, and left me SSuuuper groggy when i finally woke up. If you really need a sleeping aid to fall asleep?, maybe you should try something else. Waking up groggy, and oversleeping tends to make things worse, even though it feels we need rest all the time. I'm not very fond of sleep meds, because some are very addictive. But for CFS/FM/M.E. i think oversleeping makes things worse. when i was on sleep meds, i felt like i got hit by five trains when i woke up, instead of just one (^_-)

I would say, for now. STart small, and see what you can do about the sleeping. Ask your Dr. if you can try something that might leave you less groggy. Maybe AMbien CR?.. you wont be sleeping as long as now, but its allot better than waking up 100x. I still have problems with that, its very off an on. I usually take MElatonin before i sleep, or have some Calm Tea (helps allot! for a tea!) Lemon balm and Valarian root sometimes help for a deeper more refreshed sleep. In some people it can keep you up, so just a heads up. And also, stay away from Caffeine, its realllyyy bad for CFS/FM. I know its hard though, because people want coffee in the morning. I still use it from time to time, but it stays in your system far longer than most people think, and affects sleep.

Last edited by OptimusPrimeX; 02-13-2007 at 03:08 PM.