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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 Jeff O. on November 09, 2000 at 03:53:13:

In Reply to: Can anyone relate? ( very little sleep nightly) posted by Tina on July 16, 2000 at 20:59:54:

: 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!!

I too have the same problem, however, I've had it since childhood. I'm 35 and have seen numerous phychatrists for help. They may prescribe a sleeping pill for a few nights but due to their addictiveness Doctors are leary about them, plus they all seem to have bad side effects. I'm constantly exhausted during the day and nothing seems to help make me feel alert. Caffine does not work for me. I'm currently on Klonopin 2mgs per evening to help me ease into the "ready for bedtime" mode. This does not work. I was recently prescribed Ambien which only works 3-4 hours a night for me, then I'm right back up. I've gottent to the point that I'm going to research some sleep disorder clinics and seek out an evaluation. I've noticed that the physchiatrists I've seen don't take my claims of sleeplessness seriously. This problem has become so freguent and severe that I'm an emotional wreck during the day. Day to day choirs take a temendious amount of energy to complete. I usually waist my weekends by napping throughout the day. All I can say is I'm miserable and exhausted...

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