Does anyone else have a hard time sleeping?

United States
September 26, 2007 9:06pm CST
Does anyone have a hard time sleeping? I have a hard time sleeping and I take meds that are suppose to help you sleep. I'm up and down all night long and then there are times when I do get into a good sleep I have the hardest time waking up without falling back to sleep. The Drs have gave me so many different sleeping meds that I tried almost everything..So I'm just staying on the meds I take now. In a discussion that I made about what meds you are on...Are the names of some of the meds I take and the ones on there are suppose to help me sleep...Is there anything else that is good to help me sleep other than taking all these pills? What do you do to help you sleep at night?
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@smileymom (169)
• United States
27 Sep 07
i have restless leg syndrome . it's a form of chronic insomnia. my legs twitch 72 times per hour. fun huh?...i have tried meds and honestly they don't help...so what i do is read a book before bed that helps those yes to close or try a local health store there may be some type of tea that you can try. i drink mint tea mixed with green tea it helps.
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• United States
27 Sep 07
I have restless leg syndrome and I take two 1mgs of requip for it everynight.
• Japan
27 Sep 07
You said your doctor has tried all the different meds on you and none of them really work so have they considered a sleep study? My friend had the same problem. Once the sleep study was done they found out that he stops breathing at times because his tonsils were huge and blocking his airway. Once they removed his tonsils he was able to sleep through the night. You should also have your thyroid checked. If you hormonal balance is off you can have a hard time sleeping and may always feel tired.
• United States
27 Sep 07
I do have a thyroid problem I am on meds for that..They just raised the dose to a 100mgs....
@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
27 Sep 07
I had that problem before... i can't sleep and even if i do... i feel very tired when i wake up... then i tried to research on the cause of my sleeping disorder... i also talked to like a counselor... i found out that my sleeping problem was caused by a certain type of depression... and if i solve the problem of what's keeping me depress then i would eventually solve my sleeping problem... Now i don't have any sleeping problem anymore...maybe you have to look for the cause and then fix it so that you will have that blissful sleep that you deserve...
@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
27 Sep 07
Thanks for the best response mark....
@laurika (4537)
• United States
27 Sep 07
Yeah I have a hard time sleeping.I don't work so I just guess I am not so tired, when I go home.I didn't do that much throught the day, just clean the hosue, cook and so.Now I am trying to staying up really late to get myself tired and get some sleeping.It seems like working.i tried before some natural medicine, like tea or milk with honey, but nothing seems work.MAybe you could try and I hope it would help you.
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• Philippines
27 Sep 07
I also experienced hard time sleeping and this occurs when my blood circulation is low so I only take vitamins w/ iron. I massage my shoulders to loosen my muscles and nerves that are stiff. Forget your worries by surrendering it to God. Don't put heavy burdens to your self because if the brain functioned so much, the heart usually weakens, so sleepless nights will visit you.
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@izathewzia (5142)
• Philippines
27 Sep 07
I only find it hard to sleep if I have big problems. It really gives me sleepless nights. Or if I am terribly sad. But as much as possible, I am trying to have a complete rest. I normally sleep early when i am not that busy at all. And wakes up early,too so icould do a lot of work within the day. When I found it hard to sleep, what I did was listen to mellow music. It really induces me to sleep. The music the fills the air somewhat brings me comfort and peace of mind.
@yougreat (150)
• China
27 Sep 07
the same problem i have ever met,but now i have not this problem,my dondition is sleeping too much in the daytime and can't sleep at night,so i recommend that sleep not even a little in the daytime or just a nap