I have to take xanax witch are not mine. But I don't have a prescription so then nights I don't have any I'm up for over 24 hours and my body is tired I just can't fall asleep what can I do?
Try OTC things such as Melatonin, Sleepy Time Tea, herbal mixtures that include Valerian root, passionflower, Jamaican dogwood and wild lettuce leaf extract. Whole Foods has a good combo called Restful Sleep for $9.99. And you can take Benadryl 25mg (OTC is Diphenydramine) if you must, but only for a short time. Get some exercise, have some fun, get that Xanax completely out of your body and you'll sleep. And No Caffeine. Sweet dreams!
Dear denisenicole - I know this is going to sound "old school" but have helped a lot of people. Bedroom is for sleep & sex only, remove T.V., radios, computer, turn clocks away from bed sight, go to bed and get up at same time every day, whether you sleep or not. A warm bath 1/2 hour before bedtime is relaxing, no caffiene after 6 or 7 pm. After a week or two, depending on each persons habits, and you will be sleeping well. It takes a little time to change your body's clock. But very possible. Also, stop the Xanax. While it may help you sleep, when you have it, it also makes it harder to sleep when you don't. So, unless or until you get your own prescription, leave then alone, it is only adding to your sleep problem. It is possible to sleep with out pills, the going to bed & getting up at same time no matter what will work in a week or so. The other things are to enhance this regimin. Wishing you the best of luck, and some good sleep...
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