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Old 03-18-2011, 07:27 AM
 
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I have major sleep problems. Anyhow I have tried many meds. Everyone is different though in what works and not. OTC such as Tylenol PM on a regular basis is not good on the liver though so I don't suggest it.

Some meds either a psychiatrist or gp could rx
Trazadone
I have also tried elavil but I also have pain
Serequel
Ambien
Lunesta
Klonopin which is for anxiety but help some sleep
Ativan same for anxiety but also for sleep
I think remeron? I can't recall exactly though

Some is about finding the right dose too or combo
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Old 03-18-2011, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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My sleep problems were cured when it was discovered that I was hypothyroid and I got T3 and T4 supplements that brought my thyroid hormone levels back to normal. Also make sure you are not low on D vitamins (a simple blood test can show that). I live in Southern Arizona where we have no lack of sunlight and I take multi-vitamins religiously with a D RDA. Still the traces of Vitamin D in my blood were almost non-existent. I had to take huge doses in the form of a prescription supplement to get it back to normal.

Inability to go to sleep when you're tired and to stay asleep soundly can be caused by many other medical problems.
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Old 03-18-2011, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Newport, Rhode Island
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casomorphin........... (cheese)
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Old 04-03-2011, 09:08 AM
 
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Elavil. It's an old school anti-depressent (amitriptyline) which happens to have the good side-effects of relieving never pain and preventing migraines.
I'm taking 25 mg of elavil for pain but I am taking it in the morning. Should I take it at night as a sleep aid?

I used to use lavender incense. The sticks can be bought on Ebay. The aroma from the smoke helped some. But, in the summer I use a fan by my bed and incense had to be stopped. I may go look on Ebay and try that again.

100 sticks for $5.00
100 - Lavender - Hand Dipped Incense Sticks - Wholesale | eBay

my error, I think I used jasmine. Because the sticks were brown, not purple.

I'm seeing articles that say lavender oil is bad for your skin, so what about lavender oil on a napkin under your pillow or a few drops on the pillow (from Yahoo answers) ?
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The best will depend, in part, on you. Sandalwood, frankincense, lavender, violet, passion flower, lily, and jasmine can have relaxing and sleep-inducing effects.

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Old 04-04-2011, 10:48 AM
 
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Boring movies work for me.
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:56 AM
 
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Boring movies work for me.
you must not have real sleep problems.

The TV might put me to sleep to but then I'd be awakened and have to get up and turn it off and may never get back to sleep.
A timer could be used to turn the TV off after an hour.
Some people can sleep in airplanes, moving cars, in hotel rooms while the other people are watching TV. I can not.
I used to travel with people and they would fall asleep watching TV.
I had to lie there staring at the ceiling until they fell asleep and get up and turn the TV off myself. Sometimes they would wake up and turn the TV back on and WE had to repeat the process.

So, I can see how the question asker's problem can be a problem.
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Old 04-04-2011, 11:12 AM
 
Location: in your dreams
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you must not have real sleep problems.
I do have them from time to time, but I don't take prescriptions...

The noise from tv or music does bother me, but at the same time, so does complete silence.

I've had nights where even the boringest of movies didn't help and I'm forced out of bed in the morning with no sleep at all.

My sleep schedule is far from regular, that's for sure!
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