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Old 01-10-2009, 04:21 PM   #31
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Sometimes I resort to the droning of George Noory's radio show. Some people regularly nod off watching or listening to TV. A couple ounces of 90 proof schnapps and counting sheep can also be helpful but sleeping too deeply could be hazardous to one's health.
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Old 01-10-2009, 04:28 PM   #32
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yep, the droning of a tv show really does it for me......I used to ask my hubby how an oil rig worked and off I'd go...........unfortunately I don't always have him nearby and he's figured it out. my ulterior interest........darn.........also an old, very boring to read entomology book does it for me, too.............. let's read about the 13 orders of insects and how they differ..........zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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Old 01-24-2009, 10:50 PM   #33
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i have had problems getting to sleep and staying asleep. this has gone on all my life. i tried many things and meds. and liquor and so on and so on. nothing works, so have for the most part just given up. now that i am retired, can sleep late or take a nap and i do. i have tried no nap, early and late bed and food and none . doesn't seem to matter. it is a curse
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Old 01-24-2009, 10:57 PM   #34
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Sometimes I resort to the droning of George Noory's radio show. Some people regularly nod off watching or listening to TV. A couple ounces of 90 proof schnapps and counting sheep can also be helpful but sleeping too deeply could be hazardous to one's health.
Sometime the show can be too intriguing and I wind up listening to the whole thing. When it gets truly scary, I have to turn it off.
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Old 01-24-2009, 11:00 PM   #35
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Oh boy! Ambien...

There's a few on here that COULD tell my secrets, but, I know they won't. I CAN tell you that the covers hovered on the bed and the vacuum cleaner tried to get me!!!! Letters were coming OUT of my monitor and sort of drifting a bit. I CAN tell you that I will NEVER EVER take a dare from Alix again............while taking Ambien, anyway!

I used to take Ambien every night, then I took something else, as my doctor said I was having a little too much fun on Ambien. I have found that taking nothing, even if I don't get as much sleep as I would like, leaves me feeling MUCH more alive the next day. I don't care if I go to sleep at 4:00 am...the next day is so much easier to get through on natural sleep time.
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Old 01-24-2009, 11:05 PM   #36
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I had trouble sleeping after Buck died and the doctor prescribed Ambien for me. It didn't do a thing. I may as well have taken a glass of water and tried to sleep. Took it for 30 days with no results. Do better with a Wal-Mart OTC version of some sleep gel.
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I adore Melatonin sublingual tablets once it has built up in your system you can get by with much less, it's natural and abundant when young but body makes a lot less when you get get older so supplementing is helpful.
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Old 01-24-2009, 11:18 PM   #38
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I adore Melatonin sublingual tablets once it has built up in your system you can get by with much less, it's natural and abundant when young but body makes a lot less when you get get older so supplementing is helpful.
Jackie, I tried melatonin for several months and never saw any appreciable difference, even though I increased the dosage over time.
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Jackie, I tried melatonin for several months and never saw any appreciable difference, even though I increased the dosage over time.
ah ha I've found my twin..When we were held up and I had trouble sleeping the doctor gave me some sleeping pills telling me to be careful.Yup, I was so careful I was wake all night phooey I'm still the same, I don't do it on purpose but i fight the stuff and keep myself awake.. I don't care what it is i stay awake..Hello Katie
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Jackie, I tried melatonin for several months and never saw any appreciable difference, even though I increased the dosage over time.
I think the reason melatonin works for me (I use the regular tablets--they didn't have the sublingual there) is that I spend a lot more time on the computer and watching TV than most (I know, not good, but I'm done raising kids and it is just the two of us, and especially if I am alone, I like the "company"). As I mentioned earlier, I read that when you are on the computer or watching TV late at night (sometimes all night for me) it can trick your brain into thinking it is still daylight and your body doesn't produce as much melatonin. When I take melatonin (according to the article I read), it tricks my brain back into thinking it is nighttime, and I can sleep. I rarely take it, as I normally don't have any problems sleeping. The main times I can't sleep is if I start thinking about our financial problems or my ex-boss. I try very hard not to think about either!

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