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?
I have insomenia, I only sleep 3 or 4 hours a night. It takes me a long long time to fall asleep?
Question posted by Anonymous on 2 March 2012
Last updated on 3 December 2019
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
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.
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