Sleeping pills... Will they help me, go to sleep???

@mr_pearl (5037)
India
May 21, 2010 2:08am CST
Dear myLotters... This topic has been discussed for many years and I have personally participated in a few such discussions- in real and on myLot too.. And yet, we're yet to get to solution... It is about 'sleep!!!' Before one week, it were the bed-bugs who didn't let me sleep... I got them dead last Saturday. Now, it is some kind of worry or maybe stress or maybe... Well, most of the times it is only the memory of my girl-friend, which doesn't let me go to sleep. The body aches and it needs sleep; brain remains active with her name, her face and plans for future with her(in short, everything about her!). No sleep!!! I generally wake up tired in the morning.. There's office and duty... I promise myself then and there, that I'll sleep properly tonight... And I can't keep my promise most of the times. Do you think, sleeping pills would help? I simply need calm and peaceful sleep, full of her dreams... Should I start taking a pill, when I don't feel sleepy?? How is the idea? I have heard it has some bad effects, is it true??? Please share your experience and knowledge my friends... I need your advice and help...
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18 responses
• Philippines
22 May 10
You need a prescription from a doctor to have a sleeping pills. They don't normally give you unless you deserved to be treated. I take antihistamine tablet if I wanted to sleep, that was what I usually do. It helps, I can sleep overnight. But I don't think that will help you as well, it did with me because the more I can't sleep the more my allergic rhinitis occur, I was so noisy sneezing. So antihistamine kept me quiet.
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
24 May 10
Hi Adeena... Thanks for sharing... I know I won't get a pill without a proper prescription... I don't know what pill you are talking about here... What is antihistamine??? Does it work, without any ill effect?
• Philippines
24 May 10
actually, it is chlorepheramine maleate which is in cold tablet. Have you tried taking cold tablet and you feel sleepy afterwards? It's because of the antihistamine.
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
26 May 10
No Adeena... I have not tried it yet.. But I will do that.. I'll talk to my Doc about it too... Sleep seems to have departed from my life, with a lot of stress and so many worries.. Wish I was with my girl friend; she is the one who will make my life peaceful and happier one!!
@quita88 (3716)
• United States
21 May 10
No, do not take sleeping pills. To many problems with pills. Use honey. I use honey on bread just before bed and sleep like a baby. I didn't always. I have had this same discussion here on mylot. One member also told me to eat cherries..........I did and they worked but the honey is more to my liking PLUS it's helping with the aches of pains of arthritis. You have just been away from your lady too long. Now, put some honey on a piece of bread tonight and go to sleep ! hugs, quita
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
24 May 10
Hi Quita... Thanks for another wonderful advice... I have already made up my mind that sleeping pills are not very good... I can't rely upon them, I am sure... I am going to speak to my doc this Sat about it.. Let us see!! I have heard that honey is helpful in such matters, but haven't tried it yet... I'll surely try it this time... Hopefully, I'll sleep peacefully with a lot of dreams of my girl... :) Have fun!
@quita88 (3716)
• United States
24 May 10
I am having fun ! I hope you do try the honey. It works :) at least for me it does. yes, you need to talk to dr. about your lack of sleep and get a professionals advice. I do hope you've talked to your lady the last day or so and all is well. I'll talk to you later. quita
• United States
21 May 10
Are you talking about en exgirlfriend? If yes then probably it is depression. Yes, I went through it and I had to take sleeping pills to make myself fall asleep. Most sleeping pills have two problems. One is that it makes your body dehydraded. So when you will wake up your skin might look a bit dry and you might get some dirk circles around eyes. Another one is addiction. But this addiction does not happen to all. At one point, you have to try to go to sleep without the sleeping pills so you can avoid getting addicted to it. To do this, simply do some physical work in the evening. This is how when you will be in bed you will be tired and thus fall asleep without the pills. Good luck!
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
21 May 10
Hi Athena... No I am not talking about ex girl friend... Although she has done a lot to give me many months of sleeplessness... I am talking about my fiancee, whom I miss more than anything.. Haven't seen her for months and hence, feel terribly alone now... In the night, when I lay on the bed, I feel something, which is not describable... I don't have words to describe it... But I miss her so much... That is what deprives me of sleep... I didn't know that sleeping dose would have so many side-effects... Please read the post above yours... Jotomy has explained the same disadvantages that you've given here, but she has a personal and heart-rending experience to relate to... I think, I'll consult with my doctor about it.... Thanks a lot for your valuable advice my friend... Have a nice time!
• United States
21 May 10
Thanks for the clarification. But yes, I did experiment with all the brands of sleeping pills. What is written in the above post is about pills that have more intense igredients. All sleeping pills aren't bad. But in your case, do you call her before going to sleep? I know its not the most effective way to minimize the sleeplessness, but at least hearing her voice should make you feel better.
• India
22 May 10
Hello friend!! I sleep very less... and even if I try to sleep.... there are millions of things revolving around in my little brain.... So, feel restless most of time... I do not take any sleeping pills neither I recommend that for you.. How long you can take those sleeping pills... is that only solution for your sleep? No, my friend... I would like to recommend that you should be stress free... How? here are the ways: Meditation Yoga I hope you will be able to reduce your stress... More over.. our brain thinks what we want... Right? If you think your gf is coming in your mind.. because you are letting her in your brain.. Try to do something else of your interest... OR do something new my friend which will keep you busy and later being tired... you will sleep with ease... I hope these will help you... Avoid sleeping pills!! Take care friend! Have nice time! Happy myLotting!!
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
24 May 10
HI Sandeep.. Thanks for your helpful advice.. I'll try to follow it... I have already made up my mind that there is something wrong will sleeping pills, from so many friendly advices that I got here on myLot... So I am going to consult with my Doc about my sleep problem... I'll try to follow your advice too.. I don't want to get addicted to anything, but to my love of life... :) Thanks again pal... Have a good time!
@calixto21 (103)
• Argentina
22 May 10
dude!, RELAXXXXXX, is just stress, i know the f*cking feeling and i dont want me or anyone else being dependant of that s*hit for sleep, so try eating good, relaxing, having a good time, and the most important thing.. . "DONT THINK TO MUCH" it kills, more at night belibe me.
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
24 May 10
Hi Buddy.. Thanks for your nice advice.. The thing is one understands it all, but fails to follow it... That is what I am going through.. I know that I have office in the morning and I must sleep.. But the more I try to, the farther my sleep goes from me... I'll try to be calm now... Thanks again!
@umit_umit (1986)
• India
21 May 10
well freind your condition is very similar to mine!hee!i thought i am alone i was only scared to declare it to everyone!well i have seen a programe of accupressure for the brain relaxing and peace!!you do one thing press the nails of all the fingures onw by one for say 20to 30 minutes thrice a day you will feel pain in some and no pain in some the pain nail shows the senstiveness its a symptom kinds and also with it press the inner portion of thumb of both hands with each other!!it stimulates the brain and start making all the chemicals need for relaxing,and weeding the stress out,kinds in anormal routine!when its time for sleep you will sleep when to think you will think properly continue for long its a very very natural phenomenon!!i have been benefitted a lot and my genaral health has consideberly improved!!happy lotting!best of luck
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
24 May 10
Hi Umit... Thanks for sharing and your valuable advice... I'll try to find out the accupressure therapist here... but I guess, it is a little more costly... Let me do a little Research and I'll let you know how it goes... Thanks again... Have fun!
• Philippines
21 May 10
I have never taken any sleeping pills but for the name itself i think you can sleep well. But taking sleeping pills everyday is not good i think. So, better learn to let go of the past and move on. That's the best thing to do to live life back to normal. Do not waste time thinking of someone who doesn't deserve your love. Chill!!
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
23 May 10
Hi Tess... Thanks for your valuable advice... Actually, I am not thinking about the past... I mean, the past doesn't bother me.. I am worried about being able to get to my girl... Long story!! But thanks for your support, my friend... have a nice time!
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
21 May 10
I would try something natural such as melatonin before I'd mess with sleeping pills. But if you end up needing them, make sure you're really clear about the risks first.
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
23 May 10
Hi dawnald.. Thanks for sharing... I have already taken your advice and am going to follow it... We don't get melatonin here, unfortunately, but I am going to consult with my Doc about it... Thanks again! Have fun!
• Philippines
21 May 10
I am one of those people who takes sleeping pills - when it can't be helped anymore. Because the tendency of sleeping pills is that you become dependent on it. And it has also its side effects. This certain medicine I am taking gives me the side effects of headache. Its really annoying so that's why I don't take it much as before. The best advice I could give for you is to have a doctor see you because if you do buy sleeping pills without prescription - I am just concerned of your health - the side effects might be more trouble than the sleeping disorder itself. You need to be in control of your body. So I hope whatever the doctor tells ou, take heed of their advice.
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
23 May 10
Hi Friend... Thanks for sharing your person experience... I guess, I am going to see and consult with my doc before I decide upon taking pills.. I knew that it was not good... But had no idea that it was BAD too... Thanks again...
@med889 (5958)
21 May 10
There were nights in the past where I was sleepless and found it very unhealthy because we have to sleep to rest the body and I did not sleep at all so in the morning when everyone is healthy and fit, I feel dizzy and lazy, then I took sleeping pills for some nights, and yeah it worked for me and then gradually I decreased the dose and finally here I am sleeping peacefully now. It was some worry, some tension which was affecting me though.
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
23 May 10
Hi Med... Thanks for sharing your personal experience... As you have experienced it earlier and found it helpful, I beg you to tell me if there were any side-effects???
@bevice (10)
• China
21 May 10
You know ,Regular life is good for you health.You should keep on doing execise every day ,from this way to instead of take sleeping pill.Money of people always take tables or capsules to try to stay healthy.In fact ,most of tonics would damage their body .
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
23 May 10
Hi Bevice.. Thanks for your advice... From your post, I gather that it is not good to rely upon artificial things... And I agree with you... Thanks again... Have a good time!
• China
21 May 10
hello,man ,i have had the same feeling with you .it is about one years ago ,i lose my first love ,i love her so much! due to the reason we can not solute the problem peaceful.we were apart,after leave her ,i found i have nothing in my life ,she just take my whole world .i am afraid of the ninght,because she will appear in my dreams .her lovely face,her gender skin.i can not stop to think her ,i can not sleep well. when i dream her, i will wake up by she left my side . this situation last about one month, i try to find the beauty of my life ,not about her, i just to adjust my feeling to adapt the life without her,finally ,i can sleep well as well as before .so i persuade you not to take sleep pills ,just to find another way to replace her poisition ,she don not belong to you, just let her go let you free, it is the best, you need to control your exprsssion. after that ,you will find how beautiful this world is , you don not need 2 worry so many things, you can sleep well! i hope my suffers could help you !
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
23 May 10
Hi Friend... I am sorry for your terrible loss...I have experienced it at one stage of life... and when I wrote here in the discussion about missing my girl, I didn't mean my ex girl... I was talking about my fiancee, whom I am going to marry in a matter of a few months... yes, I miss her so much that I have lost my peaceful sleep... Thanks for sharing buddy.... I wish you a peaceful and happy life!
@monkeylong (3146)
• Guangzhou, China
21 May 10
As far as I am concerned, I think the sleeping pills do have some effection on our sleep. Even they can help us to go to sleep more easily. But have you ever noticed that if you just have some more sleeping pills when we are going to sleep , it harms our body health so much in our life. So we may try our best to be far away from the sleeping pills.
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
23 May 10
Hiii Monkeylong... Thanks for your advice... I have already started thinking that I should consult with my Doc about this issue... Seems as if, there are some huge disadvantages, which would shadow the advantage of peaceful sleep... Thanks again! Have a good time!
@LotRowena (159)
• Philippines
21 May 10
I am sorry but I don't think pills is a good solution to your problem. Why not try to outline your activities?. You can't sleep because you have so many worries in your mind. Try to rearrange your schedules, relax little by little, sometimes, trying to do everything makes you do nothing. Try to think this way, you said you can't sleep because of the memories of your girlfriend, have you ever asked yourself if she can't also sleep because she is thinking much of the memories of you?
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
23 May 10
Hi Rowena... Thanks for your valuable advice... I'll try to follow it... Thing is that that when things get messy and stupid, my mind can't relax.. I simply can't even sit at one place or in my rooms... Whenever I am stressed, I must do something which involves physical activities... That makes my sleep more difficult... I'll try to follow your advice, because at present, peaceful and patient and active mind is all I need... thnks again... Have a nice time!
@psarami (19)
• Germany
21 May 10
I suggest you drink a glass of hot milk before going to bed.
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
23 May 10
Hi psarami... Thanks for sharing... Would milk help sleeping peacefully???
@w1z111 (985)
• United States
21 May 10
Sleeping pills do help (most) people go to sleep; but be sure to read and understand all the side-effects and risks associated with some of them. There are some "natural" substances which are supposed to help with sleep, too. Of course, these, too, might come with side-effects you need to learn about first. Probably best to check with your health professionals, in any case.
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
21 May 10
Hi w1z111... Thanks for the valuable advice... It has started dawning upon me that this issue isn't as simple as I had thought it to be... Maybe, I will consult my doctor about it... What can be the side-effects? Please elaborate upon it, if it is not much trouble... Thanks again...
@Jaluke (677)
• United States
21 May 10
You can always try it, but you must remember that everyone's body reacts differently to different medications. Also, if you take it every night you may become dependent on it for sleep so that is something you must be aware of if you do decide to try it.
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
21 May 10
Well, I have not started taking those pills yet and that is why, I want to know in advance whether it'll be good or bad... You say the bodies react differently, so should I consult a good doctor about this??? Trust me, I don't want to be dependent of anything to get some sleep... Thanks for your advice buddy..
@qamarep (4448)
• Pakistan
21 May 10
i get 8 hours sleep in what ever situations i am in i am sleeping very well