I would just like to know a few medications out there that are used for Insomnia.The reason I want to know is because my friends I live with now are complaining that I stay wide awake all night and just play video games.They also stated that "You keep me up all night man.""I think you might need some kind of pills for that man".So I am taking his advice and I think I do have INSOMNIA and will soon see if my SHRINK thinks so as well.I just want any kind of suggestions or feedback from people who have taken medications for Insomnia.Thanks any support would be greatly appreciated.:D
Ativan, klonopin would welp, although they are benzos and you know they are very addictive.
Zolpidem (Ambien, Ambien CR, generic) is one of the most commonly prescribed drugs for insomnia`
Zaleplon (Sonata) is the shortest-acting hypnotic available
I hope this helps you cathch some shut eye.
Keep me posted about hospital issue ... PM
Good luck and take care my friend.
There are many prescription sleep aids but I would 1st try something you can get at any store that sells vitamins/supplements.
Try Melatonin; it is something our brains naturally produce to aid sleeping and comes in 3mgs, 5mgs, and 10mgs. I would not go over the 5mg or 2 of the 3mgs to start.
I was on Ambien which did nothing to aid my sleep with chronic pain, went off of it years ago and several months ago learned of this magic Melatonin that is natural. It has worked wonders for me and many people I know as it is even safe for my 87yr old Grandma to take with Alzheimer's.
To ensure you are getting the best quality grade, I suggest you look for a mark on the label showing a green arrowed triangle which supports that what is said to be in the vitamin/supplement is true and that the mgs are correct.
It's not expensive and does aid in sleep but you will also have to make some adjustments yourself by setting the same bedtime each night, getting up at the same time every day to reach your goal of being able to sleep even if you do need the Melatonin to do so. Also no eating or drinking caffeinated drinks 3 hours before bedtime along with no alcohol as it won't help and only harm your efforts.
I had a friend who had been on a few prescription sleep aids and none of them helped her or they made her feel groggy the next day. Melatonin doesn't have that effect on most people at all because our brains produce it naturally to begin with.
Try this before anything stronger and I don't use it every night like I did in the beginning as I finally got my own sleep better regulated but still need it about every 3 nights or so.
I hope this helps you sleep better again
arcanoidcyst, I am going to tell you all the things I know, but bear in mind I am posting this at 4:30 a.m. That means, I too, suffer from insomnia. i sleep about 51/2 to 6 hrs a night. It seems to be all my body will allow me, if my mind still feels tired I try to go back to bed. If I wake up, and stay awake any longer than 15 minutes, I turn on the coffee and my PC. There are times I go weeks sleeping until 7a.m., which is about 7 or 8 hours 'cause I go to bed at eleven or twelve. Sleep experts have said the following things are condusive to a good nights sleep. Use your bedroom for sleeping only (and sex). Keep the temperature cool. Turn off lights and any sounds that might keep you awake. If you must watch T.V. to help you fall asleep, keep the volume low, try not to watch anything too noisy, distracting or violent. Make sure you set your sleep timer.
I do some of these things, not everyone has the luxury of thier own room, control of the temperature or sounds in the rest of the house. I try not to nap, during the day (I did yesterday) which is probably why I am awake. Anyhow, that is all I have to give without talking sleep meds, which are not supposed to be used longer than seven to ten days. There is Restoril (Temazepam) it is also so a benzo, so it serves double duty, relieves anxiety and offers other sleep ingredients. It is addictive though. I have tried Lunesta, Ambien and Halcion. All these meds can interrupt the functiom of anti-depressants, and other meds you may be prescribed at night. Honestly, I take 200 mgs. of Methadone daily, for chronic pain. 2mgs. o fKlonipin twice a day, for panic attacks,a blood pressure med., Clonidine, which makes me even more tired because it reacts with Methadone. You would thinks that all those meds in one day are enough to make someone sleep for 24 hours! Once your body becomes adjusted to these though, the sleep benefits are usually gone as the tolerance increases. Honestly, I have the best luck with Melatonin, but you must follow the directions as it works with the darkness and light is what awakens you. There is no groggy feeling in the morning either. Decaffenated tea ( like sleepy time) and making a ritual of going to bed. That's all I got. I figure if you can't sleep, save this post and get up and read it and you will be so bored, it will MAKE you fall asleep! Let me know how you make out, Arc. We all care about each other here. Maybe you will come across a better way and then you can tell me! Good Luck! Fall Queen
Yo arcanoid+; I didn't have much on the subject except "i can't sleep either", then Fall Queen mentioned "Coffee"... so... From Sacosams, "for what it's worth department : What puts me to sleep on bad nights, is a 12 oz. cup of strongly caffinated coffee with appx. 2oz. lite cream, or appx. 2oz. whole milk,or appx.2oz. two%milk, and a heaping spoon of sugar! Hey, it works for me and for an old Vt. friend ... 12oz.cup-W-10oz. strongly caffinated coffee + 2oz.lite cream - etc. + heaping spoon of sugar. Don't knock it "till you try it ! ! Sacosam
hi,when i was on kadian i could not sleep for more than a few hours at a time.i read up on this subject and i found that pain meds can keep you from sleeping.its it called morbid insomnia.when i started on sub the same thing was happening.my doc put me on Elavil 100mg at bedtime. it also helps with pain meds.
1st off, I would try a sleep center study... try to avoid drugs as much as you can. There are dietary supplements or vitamins that are useful. Than there is misnomers created in regards to diagnosis. I do allot of research on drugs using Medline. Drugs.com is a recent discovery for me and it appears to have extensive knowledge. Keep the faith and be strong.
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