I don't feel that much depressed I take 40mg of Celexa at night to help with depression I get home at night and I wake up what's going on? It takes so long for me to get sleepy then I'm dragging in the morning. Some days I don't even want to get up out the bed it takes me so long to get going. I do wake up in the middle of the night sometimes.
Hi Alexis. Sleeplessness can be a sign of depression or anxiety. I agree that you may need a dose change or support with the Celexa.
Quick check list for you.
>No coffee or other stimulant four hours before bed. If you are using one of the energy drinks to get through the day, that would be a problem.
>Keep room very dark, no clock to stare at, no outside lights or night lights.
>Read something quiet before bed. No stimulating movies like drama, thriller, etc.or listen to classical music like Mozart which has been proven to sooth the brain and create good feelings.
>Glass of milk with graham crackers always gets me into childhood feeling of nestling into bed. Some such routine is good.
>Write down what you need to do tomorrow before bed. Then you don't have to think about again at night.
>tell yourself about the good parts of the day and let anything else go. Add to list if something bugs you.
Probably lots of other things you can find that work just for you. I think the clock is the most dangerous. Checking what time it is once you wake up creates anxiety very easily. If this is truly a new pattern for you, take a look about what has changed recently. Perhaps that is the real thing and then you can tackle it or discuss for solutions.
Sweet dreams tonight. Will be thinking about you. Karen
Hi, depending where you live, you could give Melatonin a try. They are a naturally occurring chemical in our bodies, and increasing the dose can help with insomnia. I tried them a couple of years ago and was surprised with how much they helped. It does take a few days for them to work effectively - to get in to your system. You can buy them OTC in many countries but not in the UK. Lack of sleep will worsen the depression as you are probably aware so if you can get more sleep it should improve your mood. Ideally it would be best to get something from your doctor, but in the meantime... it is quite safe. Just don't take more than 6mg. I know how horrible sleep deprivation is so i hope you get some relief soon!
Dear alexglover, Hello, I've had problems with sleep for a long time now. But have had luck lately. You commented you were not taking anything at the moment. Are you seeing any kind of doctor? And can you see one that will recommend something for you. Without a prescription medicine, I reccomend taking a soothing bath right before bed to relax you. Think of something really good, or calming while you're trying to go to sleep. There is a tea, called sleepy time. You can sip on a hot cup of it, before bed. Someone mentioned Melotonin. But I highly recommend from personal experience, something very relaxing like a hot bath. I even used to listen to calming tapes that played sounds like the rain, or the ocean, or light thunder, ext... Believe it or not, it did work and help a lot. Relax you're mind as much as possible. Of course, talk to you're doctor, but those are just a few recomendationd. And a warm cup of milk too.
I hope you can find some better sleep soon, as it helps everything regarding you're body. Take care, think of pleasant things, and Best wishes. You're Friend, Ruthie
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