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Old 10-03-2017, 16:03   #1
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Trouble sleeping is nothing new to me - I have had bouts of insomnia all through my adult life. But lately it has become more problematic.

I can struggle with fatigue and sleepiness throughout the day (I resist taking a nap) but then by evening I "wake up" and then have to take something at night or I'll be awake until 2AM. Usually it's benedryl and melatonin.

I was wondering what others might do to help get into a good sleep pattern.

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My historical problems have not been related to not getting to sleep, but staying a sleep. I can get to sleep fairly easy, with a few nights a month being an exception. But I used to wake up at like 3am, I would wake up as if someone shook the bed and I felt very rested, so I would get up and watch TV or Read then about 5:30 or 6:00am I would get so darn sleepy. I could go back to sleep and sleep really well, on weekends, but on week days I had to shower and get to work. So this sleep pattern was bad.

I broke it by doing everything any one told me might help. I went to be at the same time every night 10:00pm. Dark, cool, quite, room...no TV, phones, etc. Got a bigger more comfortable bed. Ate and drank nothing with caffeine or alcohol after 6pm. Before bed I take 2 Advil PM, and 10mg melatonin. I sleep through the night and wake up refreshed between 6:3am and 7:00.

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For me...it's a few things. One, the energy I expend through the day. You're not tired from the day...sleep's hard to come by.

Second is sleep totality. You nap...you've used up some "sleep" time.

Third on the list is the ability to drift off to sleep. You have your brain running full-tilt-boogie in thought...not your best move. Neither is setting the TV to sleep and trying to doze off to HSN.

Comfortable counts as well. I'm 74...and trust me...I hurt. Getting to sleep in pain sucks. Even a little pain. Couple pain with thoughts about the day...or tomorrow...good luck.

It's a process. Sleep medication, in my opinion, bad idea. No free rides when it comes to sleep medication. In my opinion...the less medication you take...the better.

Where does that leave us/you? Sleep comes two ways. From too much awake...to a regimented sleep pattern. For me...if I'm not asleep in about 10 minutes or less...I'm not going to sleep. I'm not gonna lie there and pretend sleep is coming the longer I toss and turn. It's really a mind thing, in my opinion.

As an aside...I've found that alcohol knocks me out if it's a tough day. A medication? Semantics. Whatever works...works.

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Trouble sleeping is nothing new to me - I have had bouts of insomnia all through my adult life. But lately it has become more problematic.

I can struggle with fatigue and sleepiness throughout the day (I resist taking a nap) but then by evening I "wake up" and then have to take something at night or I'll be awake until 2AM. Usually it's benedryl and melatonin.

I was wondering what others might do to help get into a good sleep pattern.
I hate when that happens to me. My problem is that I suffer from anxiety, plus my mind likes to race at night. Sometimes, I take a melatonin, and when that doesn't work, I'll just get up and read. I don't have a TV in my bedroom, so I try not to get up and watch TV, but I have done that as well.

Luckily, I don't have that problem (insomnia) often. Do you exercise? I noticed when I exercise, I sleep like a baby.

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Insomnia runs in my family. Once you hit your late 30's, it starts setting in.

My granny could never sleep, she was always awake early and went to bed late for as long as I can remember.

When I hit my late 30's it started creeping up on me. Now that I am in my 50's, I'm lucky to sleep at all. I'm constantly tired because I can't sleep, and I can't sleep because I'm too tired.

I've tried just about every sleep aid there is, and they don't do anything for me.
My brain never shuts off, it's always going. My Dr. gave me some Temazepam which is supposed to help with that. It helps me get sleepy a bit, but I'm still awake at 3am every morning regardless.

I've had sleep studies done and I do have sleep apnea, one of the worst they claim to have ever seen, but even with breathing aids and sleeping pills, I till wake up at 3am every morning.

I've been "dead tired" for several years now, and its just killing me now. I am so tired all the time, everything hurts because I'm too tired to go anywhere or do anything except go to work......which I pretty much can't pay attention because I'm always so tired.

Nothing works for me. I've just had to learn to live like this. And it gets a little worse every year.

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