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Old 01-22-2021, 12:04 AM   #1
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Default Anyone having trouble getting any sleep?

In the past month? I haven't been able to be any sleep. I tried shower at night. Watching a relaxing movie. A sleep mediation.

What can I do to get some sleep?
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Old 01-22-2021, 10:39 AM   #2
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Dear Buffy01,

I am so sorry that is happening to you. That happened to me before and it was just awful. I was able to get relief when my physician prescribed Trazadone for me. I used to take Benadryl for insomnia but became concerned when some research studies linked anti-cholinergic medications like Benadryl to Alzheimer's Disease. I am not sure antihistamines like Benadryl were in the research study however. Trazadone is an antidepressant which is being studied as a medicine that might prevent Alzheimer's Disease I believe.

Not being able to sleep is such a miserable experience. I sure hope you find something that helps you!

Sincerely yours, Yao Wen
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Dear Buffy01,

I am so sorry that is happening to you. That happened to me before and it was just awful. I was able to get relief when my physician prescribed Trazadone for me. I used to take Benadryl for insomnia but became concerned when some research studies linked anti-cholinergic medications like Benadryl to Alzheimer's Disease. I am not sure antihistamines like Benadryl were in the research study however. Trazadone is an antidepressant which is being studied as a medicine that might prevent Alzheimer's Disease I believe.

Not being able to sleep is such a miserable experience. I sure hope you find something that helps you!

Sincerely yours, Yao Wen
I been taking benadryl for allergies and to help me sleep but I think the benadryl is not working on me as well as I like taking to often.
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Old 06-27-2021, 07:27 PM   #4
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I’m still having trouble sleeping.
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Default Re: Anyone having trouble getting any sleep?

I take my klonopin at night along with hydroxyine and it usually does the trick. However if I still can't sleep I will play a movie that I've seen many times on my phone and put the phone under my pillow by my ear. My brain gets distracted by the movie and I usually fall asleep within 15 minutes.
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I tend to have trouble sleep around this time of year. Because of warmer weather. Also I don't like this time of year that much.
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When I went through a horribly stressful time at a previous job with bullying included, there were times I didn't sleep for four nights. My husband saw how bad it was and convinced me to see a pdoc. He gave me leave from work and put me on low dose seroquel to help me sleep. Now I read that prescribing it for sleep is a bit controversial, but at the time I was ready to try anything. I couldn't function. The first nights I slept, but strangely, like my body was asleep but not my mind. Then I started to sleep better.


These days I alternate between insomnia and sleeping okay. I was laid off from that job when I came off my leave, which was for the best.


We are in winter in the Southern Hemisphere and I sleep better. Lots of blankets and a mattress topper create a cozier environment. The summer heat here makes it all worse, for sure.
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I take my klonopin at night along with hydroxyine and it usually does the trick. However if I still can't sleep I will play a movie that I've seen many times on my phone and put the phone under my pillow by my ear. My brain gets distracted by the movie and I usually fall asleep within 15 minutes.
Maybe I should try that out.
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I tend to have trouble sleep around this time of year. Because of warmer weather. Also I don't like this time of year that much.
I don’t know why I can’t sleep. Sometime I can sleep even if I take something to help me sleep like bendryl.
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Oh @Buffy01! Sleep is the bane of my existence and always has been. My insomnia has been off the hook since I weaned off of an antipsychotic and enter menopause. I had a sleep study in May and finally followed up recently the doctor is prescribing me some new medication a CPAP machine even though I don’t have apnea and wants me to do a sleep course through the Cleveland clinic. I tried to sleep medicine the night before for the first time in absolutely nothing!Many people will say they have insomnia but I swear true insomniacs know what it’s like at 3 o’clock in the morning to realize there are three more hours before it’s daylight you’ve watched everything on TV and nothing is interesting. It’s a horrible place to be.

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Oh @Buffy01! Sleep is the bane of my existence and always has been. My insomnia has been off the hook since I weaned off of an antipsychotic and enter menopause. I had a sleep study in May and finally followed up recently the doctor is prescribing me some new medication a CPAP machine even though I don’t have apnea and wants me to do a sleep course through the Cleveland clinic. I tried to sleep medicine the night before for the first time in absolutely nothing!Many people will say they have insomnia but I swear true insomniacs know what it’s like at 3 o’clock in the morning to realize there are three more hours before it’s daylight you’ve watched everything on TV and nothing is interesting. It’s a horrible place to be.

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Sometime I think I have sleep insomnia. I sleep better during the day then I do at night. If I can sleep at all.
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Hi Buffy….
I hear ya…2:40am and I often get to sleep at 9pm my usual bedtime but wake up a few hours later ☹️.

I hope u get some good nights sleep soon 🥱😴
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I managed to get back to sleep after waking up around 1-3am…Woke up the second time around 7am.

Hopefully this was just one of those nights where paws was messin with me again ☹️
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I hear ya…2:40am and I often get to sleep at 9pm my usual bedtime but wake up a few hours later ☹️.

I hope u get some good nights sleep soon 🥱😴
I’m hoping so to. That with taking something to help me sleep. Sometime I still can’t sleep.
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I managed to get back to sleep after waking up around 1-3am…Woke up the second time around 7am.

Hopefully this was just one of those nights where paws was messin with me again ☹️
Wow. That good you could get some sleep. If I sleep at all? I am over sleeping.
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I haven't had a good night's sleep in months. Last night, against my better judgement, I took some OTC pain and sleep meds. That stuff isn't good for you, but I needed at least one night of sleep. I was worried that even that wouldn't work, because my brain just runs and runs it's negative cycle non stop. But it shut off long enough for about 7 hours. I feel refreshed this morning, though I think my anxiety is angry at me and is trying to claw it's way back. So far, so good. I'll take a few moments of respite where I can get them at this point.
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I don’t know why I can’t sleep. Sometime I can sleep even if I take something to help me sleep like bendryl.

Benadryl only helps me sleep if I take an ibuprofen or acetaminophen at the same time. The pain in my hip is manageable, but I guess it's enough to wake me up in the night.

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Now it's cooler here in the UK, am sleeping better.

However, "women of a certain age" can experience sleep problems. Reacted badly to herbal remedies, one of the ingredients didn't agree with me. Sometimes I wake once during the night, other times it can be three/four times.

Lockdown added other delights, such as strange dreams!
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So far Seroquel is still helping me sleep, but that's not something I can recommend. I'm even planning to talk about that with my doctor. I've been having lucid dreams for 2 nights in a row now. I feel very tired due to that and sleep during the day, too.


I'm sorry, I don't really have any good suggestions because when I can't sleep, there's nothing I can do about it. I try to read because it tires my eyes. It works sometimes, but sometimes it does.
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