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Old 05-12-2018, 00:32   #31
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Alas, Temazepam isnt meant to keep you asleep, just to get you to sleep, and its only good for... guess what... 2 hours! I had some, and wont bother seeking a replacement prescription because its pretty much useless.

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I told my Dr it makes me sleepy enough to go to sleep, but I still dont GET any sleep. He said Temazepam is the strongest stuff on the market that doesn't contain narcotics in it.

I asked him if I could take two pills, and he said yes, but it wouldn't do any good, as this stuff has a limit to its capabilities no matter how many you take.

So, I stopped getting them, they were just a waste of money if they don't knock me out for at least 5 hours.

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I am taking a new OTC product for sleep that works well. I, too, have trouble staying asleeo. REMfresh is a 2mg time-release melatonian that is supposed to last 7 hours. It doesn't stop me from waking during the night, but I usually go back to sleep right away.

A friend started taking this after my positive experience - she swears by it now and won't leave town without a supply. She did try another brand of time-release melatonian and said it was okay but not as effective as REMfresh

REMfresh is expensive - $20 for one month supply - if you can find it - doesn't stay on the shelves very long. I'm getting a price break by having a automatic order straight from the mnf. - via their website

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Do you have nightmares while taking it?

Some people I've known who have sleep problems took melatonin, and even though they say it did help some, it also gave them horrific nightmares. One friend stopped using it because his nightmares got to the point they scared him awake and he couldn't go back to sleep.

I've also read that there are a LOT of side effects, including ones I already take meds for.....high blood pressure and anxiety.

Have you had any side effects?


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No side effects for me that I'm aware of.

I looked it up and didn't see nightmares as one of the side effects (not that your friends didn't experience them). Did see that it might reduce the effectiveness of blood pressure medications. Also it might raise blood sugar, although I haven't noticed any change of my BG. Here,s the site https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/in...-940/melatonin

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I've been tired all my life--I think it's a personality trait!

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I've reintroduced myself to Celestial Seasonings Tension Tamer Tea in the last few days. It works better for me than Sleepytime. I have no problems getting to sleep, but staying that way is nearly impossible without some kind of "extra". I get mine from iherb.com

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I've reintroduced myself to Celestial Seasonings Tension Tamer Tea in the last few days. It works better for me than Sleepytime. I have no problems getting to sleep, but staying that way is nearly impossible without some kind of "extra". I get mine from iherb.com
I've never heard of Tension Tamer. Like you, I fall asleep easily and quickly. However, I have trouble staying asleep. Thanks, I may have to try this!

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Yeah, I can't drink anything before going to bed.

If I do happen to get some sleep, I'd have to wake up to go the the bathroom.

My problem is, my brain won't shut off. I can fall asleep, but I wake up anywhere from a few minutes to two hours later. And it gets worse with age.

My granny had it bad. She slept for 2 hours every night and then got up and did stuff and just took short naps during the day.

I have to try and NOT take naps, as I feel sick when I wake up. Don't know why, it's always been like that when Ive had a nap.

I have tried everything, even "old wives remedies", and nothing works.

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The thing is, you *need* to have sleep and if you cant get it all in one go, naps are required, otherwise you're propelling yourself into cognitive decline (its happening to me, too). Sometimes a nap doesnt work for me either, but a second nap does.

If you've tried all the remedies, maybe time to look at your sleeping arrangements. New mattress? Pillows? Bed Partner?

I have had improved sleep since switching from a zoned inner spring mattress which cost a fortune, to a non-zoned dense foam/memory foam/latex mattress which didnt. At some point I realised that it was the sprung mattress making me wake in the middle of the night and making my back and hips hurt. I still wake, but can go back to sleep. Still only getting 4-5 hours but much better than the 2-3 from before.

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