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NEWKAREN43 SparkPoints: (0)
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9/24/12 9:30 P

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

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.

Corrie ten Boom

BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (108,021)
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9/24/12 9:01 P


SLUNDQUIS SparkPoints: (26,869)
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9/24/12 9:00 P


JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (437,962)
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9/24/12 6:43 P

I've never taken a sleep aid.

IGOALOT SparkPoints: (16,300)
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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.

MOM2ACAT SparkPoints: (190,535)
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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.

CAMEOSUN SparkPoints: (86,601)
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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.

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.

MAGGIEVAN SparkPoints: (204,358)
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9/24/12 6:27 A

I don't use anything.

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

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

SCULLERYMAID SparkPoints: (23,084)
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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

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.

GLH1980 SparkPoints: (0)
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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.

DROPCONE Posts: 1,592
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.

JICKEE Posts: 585
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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