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NEWKAREN43 SparkPoints: (45,972)
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9/24/12 9:30 P

Tylenol PM does the trick for me. NOTHING makes my dd sleep...

EWEINHISPASTURE Posts: 2,453
9/24/12 9:30 P

This is the best sleep aid...posted on the Corrie Ten Boom site. emoticon

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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BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (106,311)
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9/24/12 9:01 P

melatonin

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9/24/12 9:00 P

melatonin

JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (269,656)
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9/24/12 6:43 P

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

JULIA1154 Posts: 1,783
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.


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RSPAPRIL281 Posts: 165
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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9/24/12 6:27 A

I don't use anything.

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TACDGB Posts: 6,136
9/24/12 12:23 A

I take melatonin and it works real well. I would try that.

Terri
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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.

TIMDEB Posts: 541
9/23/12 7:37 P

Tylenol PM

SWIFTSEATURTLE Posts: 3,328
9/23/12 7:13 P

Sometimes I use Benadryl 25mg. It's over the counter and works fine for me. It only lasts four hours, but I don't wake up through the night if I take it.

DIANER2014 Posts: 2,721
9/23/12 1:17 P

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.

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DROPCONE Posts: 1,571
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.

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JICKEE Posts: 411
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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