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Old 09-18-2021, 11:09 AM   #141
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Slept pretty good at the beginning of the night but woke up far too early. Was able to fall into a lucid dream state. Really rather cool. I壇 been hospitalized with the usual bad hospital 🏥 dreams but with the lucid dreaming was able to turn it around. The institutional building turned into a warm connection of warm wooden buildings. And the pdoc changed into a Santa personality. He changed his office into a toy store. He still looked like the pdoc but his personality changed.
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I知 trying to stay up as late as possible so I can sleep in as late as possible. Although all my other similar plans have failed. So I知 not sure why I expect this to be any different. The latest I slept in was 12:30PM 10 years ago. I just took another 10 mil melatonin totaling 20 mil. so I知 kind of tired. It is a couple hours later then I normally go to bed.

But I am determined to sleep past 4-4:45AM.
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Quit Ambien CR after being a dummy and taking it 5-6 straight weeks. Anxiety is bad. I've barely slept in 2 days. I'm over the anxiety and sleep issues. It's been non-stop for 6 months.

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Old 09-19-2021, 08:45 AM   #144
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Well it worked. I fell asleep at about 9. I think I took 30mil of melatonin but I知 not sure. I then woke up at 4:46 and I thought 田rap but then I just forced myself to get back to sleep until 7:15.
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I don't know how long I slept. Also I'm very sleepy & tired.
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Slept three hours straight last night, almost a record. I got another hour in later in the morning. I think I'm going to try taking thorazine before bed or when I usually wake up ~1am regardless of psychotic symptoms or lack thereof to see if that helps tonight.
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Didn稚 sleep last night. Gave up and got up and tried to read. My back hurt so badly I decided to go back to bed was almost to sleep when my cat ran up me, from my feet, up my legs and back even stepped on my head!
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I took an Ambein.. I have to shut my brain off. It will give me fake sleep.. If that makes sense to anyone.

Anyway Hope Sleep finds all of you
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I tried to make myself go to sleep, but here I am, not sleeping, even though I'm very tired.
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I fell asleep at 8:30. I知 not sure why I woke up this early. I知 guessing it could just be anxiety and nerves. I took melatonin and ate dinner. This is really early for me to get up

Edit: I got back to sleep about half an hour after writing this and I fell asleep for a couple more hours and I feel ok now. I actually fell asleep after drinking a Mountain Dew.
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Got four and half hours of sleep, woke up four times. It ain't much better, but I think I am sleeping more now that I use a night light and a stuffed animal to hold (like a little kid haha but whatever works)
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I知 back to a tossing and turning for the first half of the night. I知 falling asleep just as the dawn is breaking. But I知 having vivid dreams, most are pretty cool.
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My therapist told me to cut my melatonin in half because she said it works better in small amounts. So I did. 3 hours ago. Now it痴 much later then I normally would be up if I had taken 30mil. I tried looking for a Benadryl but I couldn稚 find one.

The only thing I致e figured out that works besides meds is some lotion from Lush. It cost me $29 so I hope it helps. It used to work real good.
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I slept five hours straight!
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I got the Benadryl today. I ended up taking about 45 mil of melatonin and an extra 20 mil Geodon last night. So I think Benadryl is my next step. Mainly for safety concerns. I slept from about 9:30 until 6:15. I kept waking up every hour after 3 but I was able to fall back asleep each time.

I know psych hospitals use Benadryl to help out patients and I was actually prescribed it for a bit for sleep when I was 14. It does work but it makes me a bit hungry. But I値l just try it again.
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I just don't know. I wake up, realizing I've been asleep, but I don't know when I fell asleep. It's after midnight I'm sure, & I wake up around 2:30, or 3 something, or 4?
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I took the Benadryl around 4. I fell fast asleep at 6 without eating dinner. I woke up right around 1AM. I don稚 really want to go back to sleep so I may try reading a bit.
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The last 3 days I've gone to bed around 8pm, but I haven't been falling asleep until around 10pm. Waking up at 3:30am. I will take the 5 to 5.5 hours of sleep. It's an improvement. My night anxiety has been better the last few days, so that's probably why I'm getting sleep.

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My Benadryl works for a few hours. Then I wake up early. I woke up last night at 11:36 and I took another one. The box says you can take 2 at a time. But I didn稚 fall back asleep until 2:30. But I can稚 take the Benadryl for the next 6 days and it may not have been a good idea to take it last night either.

But I can still take melatonin. But I値l be careful and just take one and get as much sleep as I can. I also can稚 drink herbal teas. So I can稚 drink sleepy time or tension tamer. Sleep may be pretty rough for awhile.
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I am sleeping every night or morning, but it's more like a nap. Still, I appreciate being able to sleep even a little bit. The body seems to be forcing me to fall asleep at various times.
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