sleeping pills?

December 13, 2009 12:41am CST
Hi. I am a person with insomnia. I used to have some trouble falling asleep. I also have a lot of interrupted moments while sleeping. It really bothers me so much. I have tried taking some natural remedies for this problem such as drinking milk before going to bed, eating banan, and many others but it seemed to be all useless. I didn't see any improvement at all. I am now thinking of asking for a prescription to buy and use sleeping pills as a solution to this problem. Do you think it's a good idea?
4 responses
@besthope44 (12145)
• India
10 Apr 10
Well, sleeping is a natural activity. Well if you tried all remedies, i think you have to consult a doctor,my personal suggestion dont take sleeping pills which has side effects and makes you addicted. You have some other problem stopping you from sleeping. You need to find out that, better consult a doctor, he can help you for sure.
• Philippines
15 Dec 09
hi pentagan12 i think you have a problem, and i think taking pills is your last option. have you tried hypnosis therapy? they say its good for persons who are insomniac. or have you tried visiting a psychologist? maybe they can help. and i really suggest that you put sleeping pills as your very last option.:D. good luck!
• United States
13 Dec 09
Hi pentagan12, I've had an insomnia problem for quite sometime, when I finally feel tired enough to fall asleep most people are awaking to start their day. I end up waking up at weird times through out the day and than my body and schedule are all out of whack. I personally hate it, so I know how you feel. I hardly go without waking up when I do fall asleep, I've tired the home remedies as well and they have never worked for me either it's not just you. I've been taking a CVS brand sleeping pill, I take it about an hour before I plan to go to sleep and most of the time I get a full nights sleep, but you need to get 8-9 hours of sleep or you'll feel groggy through out the day, that's what happens to me anyways. I use to take Tylenol PM because a couple former co-workers suggested it when we use to have to be at work for 4:30-5:00am, it helped tremendously. However, Tylenol PM is a horrible thing to get hooked on because it has pain relief which will harm your liver and I didn't realize that until I had been taking it almost every night for two years! I went to the doctor though and there is nothing wrong with my liver...thank god. That is why I take the CVS Sleep Aid now, that's just what it is, no pain relief is in it. They say you still have to be careful about getting hooked on it, I know some people who have taken it just to get back on a normal sleep pattern. I haven't taken much of it recently as I'm unemployed and don't have much of a reason to get up early so it's one reason my schedule is still so whackey but I'd like to fix that soon as I'll be starting a couple work at home jobs. For example I went to bed at almost 6:00am today(12/12) and woke up at almost 3:30pm in the afternoon. I hate it but it's so hard to wake up early when your schedule is out of whack and your body is not adjusted. It's discouraging for me at times because it'll get fixed some but than I have trouble sleeping the next night or two and it's all back to how it was. I have fibromyalgia so one of the symptoms is chronic fatigue so it's one reason I'm always tired as well, I was diagnosed when I was in high school and I use to sleep 18 hours a day, my mom had to wake me up just to keep me hydrated and have me eat, it was horrible. I'm glad it's not that bad anymore. My sleep was much better when I was working because I had a schedule to go on, right now I don't so that doesn't help the situation. I hope you can get everything worked out with your sleep habits but it's nice to see I can relate to someone. Good luck!
@Baluyadav (3644)
• India
13 Dec 09
hi,don't call them as sleeping pills,you can have Alfrazolem..or..restil which will give you good sleep with out side effects..they may relieve tension also.