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Hey everyone,

About 4 months ago I started taking adderall for adult add. My doctor recently increased my dosage from 20 mg a day to 80 (40 in the morn, 40 around 2pm). Ever since, I have been having a lot of trouble sleeping at night. Anyone have any remedies or OTC medicines that they have found that worked. I tried melatonin and other sleep aids but they seem to make the situation worse. Thanks!!!
Hi there.

I took Adderall at 20mg - 10mg in the am and 10mg in the afternoon. I could not sleep either. I started taking tylenol pm just to get one good nights sleep during the week. Please dont do it though, my doctor almost took me outside and shot me when I told him. I did not want to take another med on top of the adderall just so I could sleep so I stopped taking it.

My youngest son switched from adderall to adderall xr and has been sleeping wonderfully since switching to the extended release version.

There are meds out there to help you sleep. I would suggest speaking to your doctor about this. I am sure he/she can recommend something to you.

Good Luck
Missy
Quote from missyob:
Hi there.

I took Adderall at 20mg - 10mg in the am and 10mg in the afternoon. I could not sleep either. I started taking tylenol pm just to get one good nights sleep during the week. Please dont do it though, my doctor almost took me outside and shot me when I told him. I did not want to take another med on top of the adderall just so I could sleep so I stopped taking it.

My youngest son switched from adderall to adderall xr and has been sleeping wonderfully since switching to the extended release version.

There are meds out there to help you sleep. I would suggest speaking to your doctor about this. I am sure he/she can recommend something to you.

Good Luck
Missy


I take the same prescribed dosage of adderall that you do, and I do not find it to high.

Sometimes I cut the pill in 1/2 or 1/4 to fit my mood. Sometimes I can get by with a smaller dosage, sometimes I need more. A good night sleep is vital for someone with ADD.

Try taking 1/2 a dose in the afternoon.
I agree with not taking another med to handle effects from another med. Besides, sleep meds eventually lose their effectiveness due to tolerance, something they are infamous for.

Avoiding coffee and tea is a standard rule as caffeine is a stimulant, but lets not forget that so is Adderall. Lowering the dosage or stopping the drug would eliminate the problem.