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Insomnia

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

My insomnia has become worse. For the last 2 months i have only slept 5 to 6 hours per night except last night first 8 hours in 2 months. I don't know what to do. I am so tired but just cant sleep. Any ideas?
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GOLFGMA 6/25/2013 6:50AM

    Hope you can find answers for this. Have had this problem and went to 10mg of Melatonin and this seems to work for me. I take it around 9:30 to 10:00, then read in bed until I fall asleep which is usually pretty quick. emoticon

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EDLEAR 6/25/2013 6:41AM

    I feel like I've tried everything in my quest for sleep. Went to my doctor, she checked my thyroid - among other things - put me on medication. I've tried exercise in the morning, then I switched to exercise in the afternoon. No caffeine after 7 a.m. No food within an hour of bed time. Then I tried 3 oz turkey breast right before bed. I only use my bed for sleeping or sex. In desperation I took prescription "sleep aids", didn't help. I even tried putting the head of the bed to the north. Now I'm practicing breathing exercises while I lay in bed right before I fall asleep, and I practice then periodically if I awake during the night. Which I usually do. This is having the biggest impact so far.
I've been told that stress plays a huge role in sleep problems. Some times we have no control over stress though.
I hope that you can find some way to help yourself to sleep longer/better without resorting to drugs (unless they're for your thyroid). emoticon

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