I am tired all day long. I have no medical so I can't get medication from a doctor for it. Does anyone know of anything I can do so I can sleep and have more energy in the day?
Hi, depending where you live, you may be able to buy Melatonin OTC. This is a naturally occurring 'chemical' in our bodies already, and the additional dose, taken at bedtime can be really helpful for sleep. Despite it being a 'natural' medication, it can be quite potent, so be aware of this. You can buy it in 3,5 and 6mg tablets. 6mg being the maximum daily dosage. Please check with a pharmacist if you are taking any other medication, so not to experience drug interactions. If you are OK to take it, i would definitely recommend it. I had the same problem as you and it was really good.
My friend Delila has a good point, but I am also going to suggest a couple of benadryl to make you sleepy in the first place. You are probably an A type personality, which makes it hard to shut down your thoughts at night. Do you find yourself thinking about a lot of things while trying to fall off to sleep? I believe you also asked a question last night about depression? or maybe it was someone else. People that suffer depression, on some meds do have difficulty falling off to & staying asleep. Just my thoughts... Mary
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
Updated 29 Mar 2010 • 2 answers
Updated 2 Jan 2012 • 4 answers
Updated 16 Mar 2013 • 5 answers
Updated 12 Sep 2013 • 5 answers
Just began trazadone 50 mg for sleep. Took 3.5 hrs to fall asleep and slept lightly. Is this normal?
Updated 3 Feb 2014 • 3 answers