Whats the best way to get some sleep i feel like I haven't sleep in weeks. I have just started taking lexapro and use Valium and serapax plus I temasapam I get to sleep but wake up tired I have metastatic lung and bone cancer that is stable at the moment. I Amon my 4th dose of lexapro so that will be making me feel tired as well.
There are several things you can do to make your body want to sleep. Don't watch tv or use the computer for 2 hrs before sleep and keep your room dark. The light stops your production of melatonin, which you need for sleep. Go to bed at the same time every night. Have a drink of milk before bed, it doesn't have to be warm. Try soothing sounds. There are cds made with sounds like rain and the ocean, things like that. And if you have any pain,take something for it, even the slightest pain can keep you awake. Its easy to say stop worrying so much to most people, but your situation is something no one could handle without worrying.
Hey, friend. I just had a trial of several medication's for severe insomnia. Of course, I'm not going through anything like you are... bless you're heart. I don't know if this will help or not. But it's something you can at least ask you're doctor about. I certantly don't want to give you any bad advise, that's why I say... ask you're doctor. I used Temazepam (Restoril) for a very short while, and it didn't work for me. Among others. My doctor finally prescribed me Trazadone (which comes in generic) and I finally am getting some sleep. The first week I felt groggy in the morning, but then it quit. But I sleep. And don't feel tired the next day. Now this is what workes for me. I don't have a clue if it's appropriate for you're condition. Again, you can at least ask you're doctor if it's an option and if he thinks it's ok for you to try. I know how it feels to not sleep. It's not pretty. lol. And I'm sure it doesn't feel very good on top of what you are allready going through. I will talk to you later, friend. May you feel some kind of comfort and some peace today. You're friend, Ruthie
Good Morning friend.Or, rather good evening to you.There is some very sound advice given about not doing ANYTHING mentally stimulating at least 2 hours before bedtime.I have a chronic sleeping disorder,and have been through so many meds to try to make me sleep I've forgotten most of them.The only thing this insomniac can do is tell you what helps me get in sleep "mode".I DO follow the no mental stimulation rule.I try to start this around 9:00 P.M.
First, I take a soak in very warm(not hot) water with with an herbal lavender essence added to the water.Yeah, I rolled my eyes on that one too.But,it does help to relax the CNS and does allow me to somewhat relax,I usually read something light,to while away the 30 minutes in the tub.Then when I'm out of the tub,it's directly into jammies,and off to the kitchen for a hot cup of tea.Something without caffeine,a green tea,or chamomile.I don't know what you have available to you there, but I think you get my point.This is another relaxant for me.Then I lay on the couch and watch something I've seen a thousand times on TV,so I'm not actually doing anything except relaxing.While doing this I practice deep breathing.You breathe deeply through the nose,hold for a beat and exhale gently through the mouth,and repeat.This is not quite as easy as it sounds,as you have to allow all thoughts to drift away as well,which for me is the most difficult part. One of the sleeping meds that I took that worked fantastically well for me was one called Lunesta.Sadly,it worked for only one night in my case,but I woke the next morning feeling as if that was the first time I had EVER truly slept well.I also take cyclobenzeprine( Flexerill)a muscle relaxant,for another issue,but I have found out, that if I take that pill at a specific time during the day, it has the effect of helping me sleep better.You are correct in thinking that part of the feeling tired could be the Lexapro.Have you asked your Dr about taking that in the evening? That could help you sleep and feel a bit more refreshed in the morning,so at least some of the day you don't feel worn out.Though, going through the physical things you are right now, not to mention the mental tiredness you must be experiencing,are not condusive to a rested feeling.Sometimes when we are in pain,and we have a loved one going through the same,all these things add up and even when we are "asleep" our minds are still at work,leaving us with that feeling that we got no rest.Wishing you a restful night friend,tejas129
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