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Old 02-04-2009, 12:18 AM
 
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I have been using ambient but they make me groggy in the morning.
What would work that would help me get to sleep but not stay in my system so long.

ps. I only need something once every few weeks so I don't worry about dependance.
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:33 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Research melatonin and Valerian Root.
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Old 02-04-2009, 08:20 AM
 
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Research melatonin and Valerian Root.
Good job I was just going to suggest these!
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Old 02-04-2009, 11:15 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Thanks!

BTW, I was going to write a lengthy post about the non-habit forming properties of both, and the lack of side effects. I was also going to tell you that I use them both, depending on why I can't sleep.

I use the melatonin if I'm just not tired. I use the Valerian if I can't sleep due to stress or a wandering mind.

However, I'm not a doctor...
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Old 02-04-2009, 11:50 AM
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You can try some of the OTC sleep medicines. I like to keep Temazipam 15 mg on hand. It's good for about 6 hours sleep. I tried the 30 mg. and I didn't like that at all, too strong.
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Old 02-04-2009, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Melatonin, I've used. It's made naturally in your body, so you shouldn't get addicted to it. I've used it, and it really helps. I think it comes in 2mg tablets, start off with one pill and if that doesn't seem to help take two, but I wouldn't take anymore than what is advised on the bottle. Your body may take some time to adjust to the levels, so don't give up on it too quickly. Good Luck

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Old 02-04-2009, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Some place very cold
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Benadryl
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Old 02-04-2009, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Nyquil works great also.....only the wonderful taste of the liquid though
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Old 02-04-2009, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Hampton, VA
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Another vote for Melatonin. It's very effective.
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Old 02-04-2009, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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I've used Lunesta occasionally for the past two years and rarely, if ever, experience grogginess. It's more subtle than Ambien. Just make sure to give it a full eight hours to run its course.
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