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Old 09-27-2011, 10:30 PM   #1
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For many years I've had trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. I am just beginning to experiment with Lunesta. I am taking strength 4 and take it when I would like my betime to be. It doesn't phase me for hours. Then when I finally fall asleep it is just about impossible to wake me.

Has anyone had this sort of experience? Should I increase the time before bedtime to allow Lunesta more time to work for me? I will be seeing my doctor soon, but this seemed so contrary to what the lit. says I thought I'd see if I'm the only peg that doesn't fit.

Thanks in advance.


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Old 03-01-2012, 04:42 AM   #2
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Re: Lunesta

Hi Dear,

Everyone is different when it comes to this. I take the 2mg and when I take it, I don't go to bed immediately. I wait about 30-60 minutes because that's when I start to get really tired. It would drive me crazy to just wait in bed because I have racing thoughts (this is the primary reason I have insomnia). For some people, it's safer to go immediately to bed after taking it because they start doing things they don't remember the next day. I don't have this problem. I always remember exactly what I did the last night. You can do a test with yourself. For example, take Lunesta and wait 30-60 minutes. While waiting, write someone a letter right before you to go bed. If you remember it the next day then it is likely that you're just like me. But I only recommend you doing this if you have someone else living with you so they can make sure you'll be okay; that you're not going to go driving or do something else you won't remember.

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