What do you do when you can't sleep

@venshida (4839)
United States
July 9, 2007 8:49am CST
I am having trouble sleeping have had this issue now for over a year. I use to lay in bed and then my mind will race a minute. I started the last several weeks to post on Mylot and do some of those click it sites in addition to cleaning. Do you lay in bed or do you get up and take care of chores?
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@ssh123 (31104)
• India
9 Jul 07
I just exercise and do meditation for 30 minutes.Eventhen if I do not get sleep, I start counting down from 100 and it works.
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@matte5 (1913)
• Sweden
9 Jul 07
Hello venshida. I am a little bit of a night person haweng problem to go to sleep so I am doing some posting at my lot and checking email, but most of the time i will stay at my lot to 2-3 in the morning and thats bad when i wake up its to late in the day. Hawe a nice day.
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@youdontsay (3503)
• United States
9 Jul 07
I used to get up if I'd not gone to sleep after an hour or so and do stuff like you. But I was just so weary the next day. And it just got worse and worse. Finally I told my doctor and she prescribed Ambien. It helps a lot and doesn't leave me fuzzy-headed the next day. You need your sleep. Talk to your doctor.
@venshida (4839)
• United States
9 Jul 07
My doctor did prescribe Ambien, but I was concerned it might become addictive so I did not fill the prescription. My sleep pattern is so bad, that I might go ahead and start the Ambien. I am always tired due to lack of sleep, and I really can't go on like this anymore. Thank you.
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• United States
9 Jul 07
I expressed the same concern to a sleep specialist. She said that if I took it nightly for three or four weeks and then took a three-day break from it that it would prevent any addiction. My general doctor said it isn't addictive. So I'm going with the specialist's recommendation just in case.
• Philippines
13 Jul 07
I would just turn the computer on and start browsing. After a while I will get sleepy. Sometimes I exercise. Sometimes I clean the house. I would just do something the would make me feel tired so that I would eventually fall asleep. These things worked for me.