This is the best sleep aid...posted on the Corrie Ten Boom site.
Dreams can be a strategic point for the Enemy since we cannot control them. Before I go to sleep, I often pray, �Lord, will You fill my subconscious with Your peace and love, by Your Holy Spirit?� The Lord always gives His peaceful sleep, far more wonderful than that given by sleeping pills.
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I've never taken a sleep aid.
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9/24/12 6:17 P
don't use sleeping pills just try to keep on a schedule and do relaxation exercises when i do go to bed seems to work for me
9/24/12 6:10 P
Most over the counter sleep aids are actually anti-histamines, thus relatively safe and not habit forming.
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9/24/12 1:53 P
I use Sonata, it works well for me without making me feel groggy the next day. And if I wake up again after 4 hours and can't get back to sleep, I can take a second one as long as I have at least 4 hours left to be able to sleep, but it's very rare that I have a night where I have to take 2.
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9/24/12 12:58 P
I used Ambien - only temporarily & I was expecting a child at the time. But...I used only half the dose prescribed & it worked fine. I didn't use it every night either. However, lately, I will take 1/2 pill of Advil PM. Works fine for me. The regular does is 2 pills, but I can't imagine...I'd probably sleep until next year with that.
9/24/12 12:36 P
I have had insomnia since I was a teenager and I have used many different medications for sleep...I am currently on Seroquel which helps but is often too strong for many people. I recommend Lunesta, it is fast acting and keeps you asleep all night. the only down side I have found is it leaves a bad taste in your mouth.
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I take melatonin and it works real well. I would try that.
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9/23/12 8:17 P
I've thought about Ambien but the potential side effects scared me off. I bought a drug store brand of OTC sleep medication but when I read the box it said the primary ingredient is Diphenhydramine. That's Benadryl so now I get the store brand allergy relief tablets.
Melatonin is the only sleep aid I've tried, it works really well for me.
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9/23/12 1:10 P
If you are only having sleep issues a couple times per month, then why don't you try something over the counter? I doubt your doctor would be willing to supply you with Ambien without more significant sleep disturbances. Nyquil actually makes a sleep aid now. You may want to try that.
I take Ambien every night and have for more than 4 years now. I literally do not sleep otherwise. I have severe insomnia.
9/23/12 12:59 P
I was suffering from interrupted sleep and tried melatonin for a few weeks. That plus a whole lot of other sleep hygiene measures worked to end my wakefulness. I've never tried Ambien, though.
9/23/12 12:15 P
Does anybody else use a sleeping pill, over the counter or prescription? I never have, but when I see my doctor tomorrow for my annual physical I am going to ask him to write me a script for ambient cr. Only for those nights like last night when I can not get back to sleep, about 2 times a month.
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