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Who has trouble sleeping here, and better yet have you found a solution? Lunesta worked the 2 times I tried it but I don’t want to become dependent!

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      Mzd3 wrote Sep 24, 2009
    • I have been on Ambien for 6 yrs now, but it does make you dependant.




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      Mztracy wrote Sep 24, 2009
    • I’m a low dose valium girl here.

      I have never became dependent on anything other than my anti-depressant. lol




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      Max0125 wrote Sep 24, 2009
    • I have never had a normal sleep cycle in my entire adult life thanks to working rotating shifts. (I am a nurse). Call me boring, but I take more of a natural approach to sleep. Keeping a routine exercise for me is key, as well as limiting caffeine, alcohol and not eating for several hours prior to going to bed. I generally do not have a problem falling asleep, rather, I have an issue staying asleep. When this happens, I take long, slow deep breaths and cut out the mind chatter of planning my day, making shopping lists, etc. It generally works like a charm. Good luck!




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      Vikki Hall wrote Sep 24, 2009
    • I don’t think I hardly ever sleep 6-8 hrs straight. I have always only sleep 4-5 hours straight. So I have never taken anything other than an occasional execedrinPM if I have that bad of a headache




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      Deb Link wrote Sep 24, 2009
    • Sleep has been an illusive creature for me for quite some time.  Right now I’m caffeine free, drink sleepy tea b4 bed, practice yoga, take a calcium/magnesium/d3 supplement, take tryptophan, melatonin and I’m on ambien(trying to wean myself off).  Sleep is essential for the body to repair and heal.
      Wishing everyone restful and restorative sleep for tonight!!

      p.s.
      my body has become dependent on rx sleep meds...
      it is very hard to wean oneself off of




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      Marya1961 wrote Sep 24, 2009
    • I was able to wean myself from AmbienCR which worked quite well and to me did not feel addictive...at this point I get lots of exercise, eat very well, do take an anti-inlammatory before bed (have to for the fibromyalgia) and usually watch some very calming TV..I do use pain patches at night which help make me drowsy and I don’t feel groggy or loopy the next day...and a low dose anti-depressant is not a bad thing, use Lexapro and it has helped regulate the serotonin levels and helps decrease anxiety.




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      S S wrote Sep 24, 2009
    • i’ve been taking:
      2 ea of Valerian Root
      1 ea of Melatonin

      its like magic - i sleep through the night every night.




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      Mzd3 wrote Sep 24, 2009
    • Why do we all have so many problems sleeping? I used to sleep fine until I was about 38 then all the sudden , I cant...just wonder why?




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      S S wrote Sep 24, 2009
    • its called perimenopause / menopause (one of the symptoms)!  estatic




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      Frannie1964 wrote Sep 24, 2009
    • I hardly ever sleep thru the night, I wake up every hour to 2 hours when I have to work the next day, don’t know why, and then on my days off I can sleep, not all the way thru the night, but I don’t wake up every hour, I just get little sleep here and there, power naps or whatever. I use to take tylenol pm and It seemed to work, but haven’t taken anything for along time.




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      Lazylola wrote Sep 25, 2009
    • I toss and turn and then I give up, read, and if I can get a boring book it can put me to sleep, until I reach over to turn off my reading lamp then I’m wide awake again...this has been a life long issue made worse by menopause...




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