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Re: Falling asleep

Re: Falling asleep

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Posted by Tina on October 06, 2000 at 00:44:02:

In Reply to: Re: Falling asleep posted by Is there anyone replying to messages??? on September 29, 2000 at 16:50:39:

: : I have the problem of not being able to fall asleep for hours, without some major preparation. Once i am asleep, I can ususally get about 7-8 hours before I wake up. But the problem is; it can take me hours to fall asleep. Is there any methods for falling asleep? I am not to keen on drugs that make me fuzzy the next day - so far the best thing I have found was illegal (pot). It works great, and wears off before the next day. But I am worried that I may be using it too much. Is there any natural methods? I've tried warm milk, hot baths, even some lavender and bergamot aromatherapy, and nothing seems to work wholeheartedly. I mean they may work once, but not in the long run. Has anyone found anything worth trying??? Thanks for your help.

: Hi, it is Jessica again. I post in some of the other message boards, but I notice that very little is replied to lately? Is there anyone who can help me with my problem??

Dear Jessica,
I've had an insomnia for a little over a year. Every week is different for me. I have read books and tried the following: Ambien; 5HTP;aromatherapy;calcium/mag supplements;Benadryl;herbal tinctures; valerian tea; hot baths; warm milk (yuk); vigorous sex; and relaxation tapes. Some of these have worked in the beginning, but then later became less effective. I read 2 books on insomnia and found that a book called Desperatley Seeking Snoozin was a good one. Someone here on the message board suggested it. Now, I would read this book during the day because I found if I read it at night, it kept me up because it was interesting. So of course try reading a boring book before bed. I beleive the only way we can cure ourselves is to not be afraid of insomnia. I really can function on only 2 hours of sleep! I am irritable, but still able to perform. Eventually your body will just naturally enter the sleep stage. Now as far as using pot or even alcohol, I never did, although my husband wanted me to and thought it would help. I just thought I would have another problem to deal with. Keep me informed, and remember you are not alone. I used to think that I was the only 31 year old that suffered from this, but as you can see I'm not!! Talk to you soon!

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