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Old 09-02-2008, 08:59 PM   #31
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I used to never be able to fall asleep either with all the ruminating thoughts melatonin works great for me and when I got on Paxil I really quit having these worries. A little Canadian Mist doesn't hurt either. For me the bottom line was I would tell myself I can think or worry all night and it will not solve one thing and tell yourself don't worry about it now because it will be the first thing you think of when you wake up and you can deal with it then. Another good trick is to never ever check the clock to see how much more time you have left to sleep it will only make it harder to sleep because now you are worried about getting to sleep with the time you have left. Again DO NOT check the clock it just makes it worse. Make sure you bed is as cozy as possible and try the to keep bedroom cooler rather than too hot or warm an open or cracked window allowing some fresh air is also helpful unless it's hot outside, I like a totally dark room no lights from clocks etc. I also like a fan but it may not be for you.
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Old 09-02-2008, 09:18 PM   #32
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Dina, go check out this site and find the relaxation run. It will settle you well for bed. Give yourself an hour.
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Old 09-02-2008, 09:53 PM   #33
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Dina, go check out this site and find the relaxation run. It will settle you well for bed. Give yourself an hour.
Thanks Alix. Mom reiterates that yoga is the way to relax and sleep. She's done it many times when she can't sleep. (Thanks for passing on the insomnia down to me, mom...I love her for that.) I will do the yoga, listen to my soundscapes and if need be, take a warm bath beginning tonight.
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Old 09-02-2008, 11:04 PM   #34
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Babe, talk to your GNP or a good cognitive therapist (I have several, it's a team effort) for a med called "seroquel." It's a very 'clean' med, and there's no need for follow-up on your liver or heart.

A teeny little 25 milligram tab will put you out faster than my Cousin Bobbie at any event using multi-syllables.

And it doesn't leave that "morning after bruise" like those tranquilizer darts, trust me.
thanks , but am already on it and take three 100 mg along with two other psyco drugs for panic attacks. and pstd. i am doomed to be awake half of the night. i checked and they are 150 m each and i take three, along with two other meds.
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Old 09-03-2008, 01:10 AM   #35
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I am kinda strange I normaly do not go to bed before 3 am and most nights I have a tomato and onion salad befor bed and sleep very well. I am also retired so I can do what I want to
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Old 09-03-2008, 01:31 AM   #36
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Well, Dave, I will be the last person to change your routine......I find myself up late at nights, too, though it's mornings for most of you, .......then I find myself getting used to the routines again......now I'm dealing with jetlag again...........not complaining.....had a great time in the UK
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No cardio exercise for me yesterday afternoon so I was able to fall asleep before 11:00. Woohoo! Did some stretching exercises before and got so relaxed there was no time for soundscapes. Walked 75 minutes with a friend this morning and I'm on NO coffee! Haven't had a need for it. Green tea will do just fine in a little while.
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Old 09-04-2008, 06:23 AM   #38
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I have such weird sleep patterns too. Weird thing is on weekdays when I have to work I can't get to sleep but on Fridays and weekends I'm asleep as soon as I hit the pillow
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Old 09-04-2008, 03:33 PM   #39
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skipping your coffee was a great plan of action, dina. caffiene's half-life is many hours.
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Old 09-04-2008, 10:31 PM   #40
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My last cup of coffee was at 11:00 this morning until DH decided to serve me some Energy Crystal Lite with caffeine. Argh! The poor guy meant well and didn't check the label obviously. I feel the tightness on my neck and shoulders. It will be a while until I can get to bed again.
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