I tried 10 mg...nothing. 20 mg...nothing. Last night I tried 30 mg and slept for 5 hours. Better than my...
Posted by An_261605
I tried 10 mg...nothing. 20 mg...nothing. Last night I tried 30 mg and slept for 5 hours. Better than my usual 3-4 but still a major disappointment. I'm seeing a third naturopath who says this may be an adrenal gland problem. So far, her homeopathic treatments have done nothing for sleep but she says it will take a while. I wish all of us luck with beating insomnia - it's pure torture.View Thread
Hi! These posts about Belsomra not working worry me! I have such high hopes for trying belsomra! I have had chronic insomnia since I was a small child. It was miserable! I would lay in bed, wide alwake all night, praying and wishing we that didn't have to go to sleep every night, that we could just start the next day now. Sometimes I would fall asleep around 4am or 5am and have to get up for school at 6:30am. Other nights I would just be awake the entire night. This continued as I grew up. I would be awake for 2 to 3 days straight, then pass out for 20 or so minutes, normally somewhere random like on the couch or something. Then finally when I was 19 I was put on Ambien. I am now 30 years old and I am still on Ambien. I've tried many other sleeping meds but none of them do anything for me. The scary thing, is that the Ambien doesn't work by itself for me anymore. I'm now taking 10mg ambien PLUS 8-10 pills of 25mg each of over the counter sleeping meds, (200-250mg) EVERY SINGLE NIGHT. That just can NOT be ok to be taking! And even with all of that it still takes 3-5 hours after taking all of the pills for it to even kick in. It is 11:30pm here right now, I took my pills late today at 8:30pm because I got home late. Its ruining my life. If I want to go to bed at a reasonable hour I have to take the pills no later than 7pm. I also have 2 sons so having to take the pills so early and not being able to go to bed until so late really effects me greatly. Even with all of those drugs I am able to get up every night with the baby feed him, change him, and get him to sleep, totally aware of everything. I did the same with my 1st son who is now 4, but back then I wasn't using the over the counter with the ambien. I need HELP! I do not know what to do! But this is killing me! Please if anyone knows of what I can do or who I can contact, please let me know!! Thank you!!!View Thread
I sleep 9-10 hours at night, but need a nap every day, late morning (1 to 2 hours). Some days I need an additional (1-hour) nap by mid-afternoon. By about 8pm I am so tired I could go to sleep already (but my schedule prevents it.)
I was on Zoloft (antidepressant) for roughly 2 years. Besides causing me to gain about 20 lbs, it made me wake up extremely early in the morning. I was always tired and needing a mid-day nap. I was switched over to Cymbalta, and have been on that for about 2 years. I no longer wake early in the morning, but I am still needing the naps, and have very limited periods of energy throughout the day. I seem to be able to function for 2-3 hours at a time before I am just exhausted to the point of sleeping again.
I wonder if I am missing REM sleep. I know some antidepressants can supress it. I also wonder if I am experiencing sleep apnea.
Meanwhile, the psychiatrist who prescribed me the antidepressants has closed her practice. My general doctor has been refilling the Cymbalta for me. I am unsure how to pursue this. My doctor mentioned wanting to try a sleep drug (which I would prefer to avoid.)
I don't know how to find another psychiatrist who would know the ins and outs of the antidepressants and their effects on sleep.
I don't know if I'll ever feel rested again, and I just want my life back. I am exhausted and frustrated to the point of tears some days. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks.View Thread
I've been having this problem since the beginning of time. I can't wake up for school. I set my alarm for...
Posted by An_261584
I've been having this problem since the beginning of time. I can't wake up for school. I set my alarm for 6:35am every morning the possible latest time I can wake up because I have to take the train every morning to school. When I am awoken by the alarm I literally have a discussion with myself how sleep is more important than school and how I should sleep for another 5 minutes. This happens until I decide to not go to first period. Not to mention its cold about -5Â° out and is not giving me any motivation to get up. I also start to get anxiety about actually going to school and facing everyone and think about school like 10 times worse than it actually would of thought it as if I had actually gotten to sleep until 8am that morning. If I have to wake up a little earlier because I stayed up too late and procrastinating on my homework as always and I set my alarm lets say 6am I LITERALLY CONVINCE MYSELF that the homework assignment (no matter how important it is to my grade) is significantly less important than getting sleep. Sometimes I have good mornings where I wake up really easily then about 6 minutes after waking up as I thought "easily" I actually crash. I get more tired than I usually am when waking up and that's really really tired. If I close my eyes I probably could fall into a deep sleep in about 4 seconds tops. It physically pains me to get up and my mom blames herself for bad parenting and I really want to get up for her sake after I see what I did to her but every morning my common sense and rationality of everything is really stupid and I just can't way out the consequences of anything. All I care about is sleep and not going to school. I wish that school would start at 9:30am because I would be able and willing to go to school everyday but it's just the waking up part that I cannot do. Can someone please help me in anyway shape or form. Yes I have tried my mom getting me up but it doesn't work she has thrown things because she is so angry that I won't get up but yet I can't think of a reason to get up. Help me I really want this to stop and I understand the consequences of my subconscious but not until after I've slept): and no matter how early I go to bed I can't wake up before 8am at earliest. If I'm honest going to bed earlier makes me want to get up even less. Help.View Thread
Hello everybody, A new company is developing a product for those who suffer from sleeping disorders. please take a few minutes to answer these 3 simple questions, it would help us a lot! tnx: 1. on average, how many nights do you have difficulty sleeping or suffer from Insomnia? Almost every night \ several nights a week \ several nights a month \ few times a year 2. Did you try to diagnose or treat the problem? Yes \ No 3. Which products are designed for those who suffer from sleep problems do you know?View Thread
Hi, how's it going? I'm new to the webMD community and am really trying to get to understand my condition and possibly help others and myself as well through discussion and tips Basically, I've been a drug addict for a long time and just recently quit after a a few near death experiences stemming from the use of synthetic marijuana. I'm 19 years old and a male living in Oklahoma with my brother, his wife, my two nieces, and my great nephew. I used to love the nighttime, but after what happened, including a very hard year with a lot of abandonment issues from living alone in an apartment with little human contact for six months, I can't stand the nighttime. Basically, every time I fall asleep, regrdless of where, with no matter who, or what im doing just prior, I always experience extremely bad themed nightmares. Someone being extremely mean to me or trying to hurt me, or being left in extremem isolation for what feels like days in the dream world. And then i wake up scared and distraught. It usually interrupts my sleep every single time, with it occuring only an hour or two, sometimes three, after falling asleep. If i start dazing off into aydream sleep, the same thing brings me back to reality and awakeness, the terror of my dreams. I'm trying to understand how to calm this and enjoy sleeping again, as it is such a big issue that i strive to stay awake as long as possible anymore, which really hurts my productivity and relationships. I also suffer from a case of ashtma either brought on by my spice use. Its a lot more in my head than physical, but also makes me feel like im very short of breath when i wake up, due to feeling like im running scared in my dreams. I'm asking for any opinions and any thought at all on this, I'm very frightenened and would appreciate any help or user commenting on this. I'll check every new message. thank you very much for reading this, you'll find few people on here more appreciate of your time in matters regarding this than me. Thank you and have a wonderful day/night.View Thread
My 94 year old mother lives in an assisted living facility and claims that people there play music or "tapes" all night long. Therefore, she says that she does not sleep. What can be done for this woman as she is hearing things when she awakens and she is hard of hearing!View Thread
Does anybody have any ideas about body geometry and position of sleeping? I have pain that is caused by the geometry of my body in relation to the mattress and pillow. I have tried numerous different pillows over the past few years and just got a tempurpedic mattress that doesn't feel any better than my 15 year old one. My default position is probably my side because my head feels most comfortable on its side. But, my shoulders, neck, rib cage, back, hips and knees are not comfortable in this position. Laying on my back is very comfortable for my back, shoulders, knees, and hips, but it is extremely painful to my neck and sometimes when I wake up from laying on my back, it feels like someone tried to pry my skull from my spine. Same with laying on my stomach; my body feels comfortable, but my neck, jaw and head feel awful. I do feel more overall comfort sleeping on my side on a couch. The back feels better and I can kind of lean into the back of the couch which makes for less pressure on my shoulders. The knees an hips probably hurt more, though, on a couch. My doctor suggested some physical therapy to combat the pain, but I felt like that's not really the problem. I am in pain because of my sleep positioning/geometry; not unable to sleep because of pain from another source. My doctor also suggested sleep medication. I feel pain because my body isn't aligned properly while sleeping; if I take a sleep medication it will only dull my senses to this pain and not necessarily help the geometry and positioning of my bones and joints. This makes me think the geometry of a normal bed isn't for me and I need more support than a bed can offer. I'm just wondering if anybody experiences this or has any theories or ideas about body positioning. Does this make any sense to anyone?? View Thread
Somnepur did not work for me. Generic benedryl works better. They also use deceptive practices on their internet offers. They will enroll you on a automatic monthly deal where they automatically bill your card without your knowledge. It is a rip-off and they are a rip-off STAY CLEAR!View Thread
I tried Somnapure once from their free sample. Tried only once & did not use it anymore as, even though I...
Posted by An_261349
I tried Somnapure once from their free sample. Tried only once & did not use it anymore as, even though I got up less in the evening, I was so sluggish & felt so tired in the morning that I did not like it. Stopped using it.
They also made an auto shipment & deduction from my ban account as they said this was an automatic clause in the sample agreement order. Unfortunately I did not notice this. When I called their customer service dept. I had a very hard time understanding the CS agent on the phone as he spoke with a very heavy English accept making it very difficult to understand him.
my husband is 43 and in great health. he has recently been experiencing problems while driving or riding in any car. he gets a full nights sleep every night. he can get in a car anytime of day or night and within 15 minutes is ready to nod off. i have been doing the majority of the driving but even as a passenger he is nodding off. please help.View Thread
I've been suffering from insomnia off and on most of my life but over the past year it's gotten progressively worse. I've tried so many things I fear I'm running out of options. I've tried melatonin, other herbal remedies, relaxation techniques, meditations and other such things over the years in order to try to avoid going on medication. This past fall it got to the point where I had to try sleep meds. My doctor has tried Ambien, various benzos and propavan. Nothing works. As I write this its 4:30 in the morning and I took propavan and a benzo before bed but never got to sleep.
I'm not sure where to go from here. The lack of sleep is seriously interfering with my life. Any suggestions or advice would be most appreciated.View Thread
Does anyone wake up with a heavy vibration within the core of your body. Usually my wife can't feel it, but occasionally she can. If I even am asleep for only 10 minutes I will be vibrating when I wake up. It feels like the vibrations from my vibration chair. It will last for 30 min to an hour or more and I can't get back to sleep while it's doing it.View Thread
Has anyone ever taken 6 mg of Lunesta - sometimes 3 mg doesn't help but the only sleep med that doesn't have...
Posted by Anon_11642
Has anyone ever taken 6 mg of Lunesta - sometimes 3 mg doesn't help but the only sleep med that doesn't have such ugly side effects. Not that I would take 6 mg often but just wondering - going through a lot of family problems this past month. Thank you.View Thread
Hi - I have used Lunesta for quite some time at 3 mg - we are having a lot of problems in our life right now...
Posted by Anon_11642
Hi - I have used Lunesta for quite some time at 3 mg - we are having a lot of problems in our life right now and wondering if I take a 3 mg and another half which would make it 4.5 or taking two 6 mg strength once in a while if that would work - it sure would work getting me a good night rest.
Anyway, would appreciate any comments on this - thank you.View Thread
What are the best options (which vendor) for a CPAP machine? In terms of support and service in Ontario?
I am currently living in UAE and will be moving back to Ontario in another 6 months. I have to buy a machine from UAE which I can bring along to Canada when I return.
Any recommendations? Local vendors are offering the following. If anyone has any experience with any of these in Canada, please do share. Else please do recommend what machine you are using and if you are happy with the support and service in Canada:
F&P - Model = Icon + DeVilbiss Healthcare - Model = Sleepcube Autoplus ResMed - Model = Airsense 10 autosetView Thread
I am facing a problem of sleep interruption. Normally I am sleeping from 9.30 pm to 4.30 am regulary, now a days (last 3 weeks) my sleep breaking at 2am and couldn't continue sleeping further. This causing me tiredness during work hours - do you have any suggestion to follow - to resolve this issue ....View Thread
Hi - I finally got 30 of Belsomra but have not tried the new sleeping pill yet - would appreciate if anyone...
Posted by Anon_11642
Hi - I finally got 30 of Belsomra but have not tried the new sleeping pill yet - would appreciate if anyone here has tried it and what their comments are.
Drug plans wont pay for it - they told me any new med is not on their formulary - but anyway the first 30 cost me $86 but next time well over $300. I am hoping it helps some - I dont understand why a new drug has no insurance coverage. How can anyone afford to pay over $300 for sleeping medication. Yes, I have tried Lunesta and Ambien generic - they help some but thought since this is a different type I would like to try it and will in a week. Have too much going on right now.
Anyway, would appreciate anyone's thoughts on this new medicine. Thank you. Is it better than Lunesta or Ambien is the big question?View Thread
I have been experiencing insomnia for quite awhile. Three and a half years ago, I moved away from my PCP, who...
Posted by An_261084
I have been experiencing insomnia for quite awhile. Three and a half years ago, I moved away from my PCP, who had been giving my ambien CR for years. My sleep schedule was air tight and I was always refreshed in the morning. When I moved here, my new PCP had me go through sleep studies. My initial sleep study showed oxygen at 85%. My overnight showed everything was normal. I still couldn't sleep. I gave up after a bad experience with one sleep spec. in town and the other gave up on me because they didn't take insomnia patients. I changed PCP's earlier this year and he insisted on another overnight sleep study. I had congestion going in, but I had scheduled 4 weeks in advance. My small nostrils were pretty much full with the sensors and my added congestion lead me to mouth-breathe, which I tried to explain was not normal for me (ask my husband who I've been with for 15 years). They diagnosed with OSA (though they also said that I breathed shallowly). She gave me a temporary script for ambien for getting used to the mask. After titration, they decided on an 8, though my overnight only had me sleeping 3 hours on the CPAP. It took me three hours to fall asleep, even on ambien and melatonin because the nurse kept coming in loudly and adjusting the sensors. I woke up after 3 hours because I was suffocating from the pressure. I told her I was suffocating and could not exhale. I took the mask off to try to get a couple more hours of sleep so I could go to work. After 20 minutes, the nurse came back in and pretty much shooed me out if I wasn't going to use the mask. The sleep specialist insisted that was common growing pains. I even asked about the BiPAP and she shrugged it off as "not right for [me>." After using it for 5 weeks, I went to my follow-up. She explained that I averaged 5 hours on the mask/night and congratulated me. I told her that I was extremely exhausted all day still (she told me to wear the mask more), woke up suffocating from the high pressure (she offered to raise the pressure?), I had GERD really badly (she said it was my weight - though it was new that 5 weeks), and my lungs hurt. I also had noticed (because I could hear my breathing) that I occasionally stop breathing when I am still awake. I noticed that those caused the auto-ramp pressure to raise the pressure. I told her that and she said that she wasn't responsible for how I breathe when I am awake and to talk to my PCP. I said that if I am doing it while I am awake, I am probably doing it while I am asleep. She said that I did stop breathing, but that was because my airways were collapsing and that "[she wasn't going to argue with me>. She offered me 5mg ambien (not the CR version) on the condition I use the machine 4 hours/night at least 70% of the time. I told her that there were days, even with the ambien, that I only slept 2 or 3 hours. She said only, "well, those are my conditions." She set up an order for my data every 30 days and I had to request the refill every 30 days after she reviewed the data. I said that it meant I would have a few days without sleep every month still under those conditions. She treated me like a druggie and escorted me to the receptionist desk to pay. After a few more days of the GERD, lung pain and waking up suffocating, I just gave up on the machine. I knew that no matter how much I was suffering with the machine and I still was not sleeping, it wasn't worth it to continue trying. Now, I just use Nyquil Z, Valerian Root, Melatonin and sometimes even a martini on top of that. I want to find a new sleep specialist, but how can I present my issues and actually having a doctor hear me? With lack of sleep, my filters and cognitive functions are dwindling and it has been affecting my job and my personal existence. Why do patients not get a service guarantee with the high costs we are paying?View Thread
Hi I suffer from sexsomina and I need some advice/help. I keep waking up my boy friend and he isn't very...
Posted by An_261060
Hi I suffer from sexsomina and I need some advice/help. I keep waking up my boy friend and he isn't very happy with me, he says it's hard to belive that I'm actually asleep because I breath heavily and I'm not actually trying to have sex with him but playing with myself, and everytime he goes to put his arm around me I push him away and when he stops trying I start again. I looked it up online and every case I've come across has been different to mine as in they don't stop when there partner goes near them or they try to have sex with there partner, I know everyone's different with this but again when my boyfriend looked it up he told me that it makes its even harder for him to belive because it's different.I'm worried that he might leave me over this because he seems quite annoyed about it even though he trys to hide it. When I looked it up online the treatments were reduce stress, get a healthy sleeping pattern etc, or go to the doctors and get medicine (I'd prefer not to be on meds). If there's anyone that give me some advice or help on this it would be very greatly appreciated.View Thread
For the last year I have been experiencing something strange. Right before i fall in a sleeping state I hear gut wrenching screams in my head that snap me awake. And actually as soon as I wake up i become very cranky and moody. I dont know anyone else that goes through this. Its beyond scary and my heart races so quick every time. But strangely after it happen I feel completely calm like nothing happen (except for the mood swing). Before the screams I use to hear whispers that progressively turned into talking to now screaming, I have had previous sleep problems as a child with vivid dreams and extreme night terrors. I have never had a bad life or no trauma. This is just weird stuff that always happen and have tried everything with no success. If someone could please answer questions I have i'd greatly appreciate. If its something psychological i'd like to know to go to the doctor AsapView Thread
When my husband was recuperating from a brain bleed & his BIPAP mask hurt his head. Our Pulmanary Dr. said it was o.k. for him not to wear it for awhile because it was 'accumulative' (I hope I understood him correctly)...what does that mean?View Thread
At the end of my ropeâ€¦please help! Prior to 3 weeks ago, I always slept through the nightâ€¦every night. Then on the Friday before Christmas, I started experiencing the same issue every night: I have no trouble falling asleep, I sleep for 2-3 hours, then am awakened with intense dry mouth (tongue feels like sandpaper) and an accelerated heart rate. It usually follows a brief nightmare, too. I take a drink of water, then fall back asleepâ€¦only to awaken an hour later for the same reason. This goes on every hour all nightâ€¦wake up with dry mouth and high heart rate (over 100 bpm), drink water, fall back asleep, repeat. In the morning, I feel exhausted from the whole experience and my chest muscles are sore. The resulting frustration has led to anxiety attacks during the day, too. I've tried every dry mouth remedy: humidifier, oral patch (tablet on the roof of the mouth that melts during the night), BreatheRite nasal strips, Biotene mouth spray, lip balm, etc. I also considered the possibility that this is a nutrition-related problem — I recently went to a low-carb diet, so to counteract any possible nocturnal hypoglycemia, I added some complex carbs to dinner (brown rice, oatmeal, etc). Doctor can't find anything wrongâ€¦EKG, bloodwork, etc all come back normal. Nothing has helped. I never suffer from dry mouth during the dayâ€¦this is a nighttime issue only. Any suggestions or advice is greatly appreciatedâ€¦thanks! - See more at: http://www.talkaboutsleep.com/message-boards/topic/dry-mouthaccelerated-heartbeat/#sthash.upEle6UD.dpufView Thread
I have been having this issue for a year and half now. I tried several things like melatonin, tryptophan,...
Posted by An_260737
I have been having this issue for a year and half now. I tried several things like melatonin, tryptophan, brahmi, benadryl, atarax, anti histaminic with out much help.
Here is my problem:- I go to bed at 10:00pm. But, no matter what I do I can not fall sleep till 2:00 Am. Even if I am very tired, or rested during day, it does not matter. Even if I had received very little sleep previous night, I still can not fall sleep till 2:00 am.
I have to get up at 6:30 am to go to work. I off course feel tired and don't feel rested. If I don't have to go to work, then, I generally don't wake up till 8:30 am. So I think my body is designed to get 6 hours sleep, at least. It is just the problem that I can not fall sleep till 2:00 am.
I do not take any naps. Even if I did not get any sleep at night. I don't sleep during the help. I am very frustrated. I NEED HELP. Please , please guide me.View Thread
I am a 41 year old female who has been experiencing night terrors for about the last 18 months. About every other night I wake screaming in terror, and sometimes I actually scramble out of bed in order to get away from whatever has frightened me. Consequently, I am not feeling well rested when I get up in the morning, and neither is my partner.
Most of the info on WebMD is pertaining to night terrors in children. There is some info on this condition in adults, but not much. I have been taking Wellbutrin for about the last 6 months for depression, (Prozac before that, but it made me eat everything) and I have read where Wellbutrin can affect your sleep, but these terrors were happening for months before I started on any anti-depressants.
I had a sleep study done several years ago. The dx was that I only showed signs of sleep apnea if I slept on my back. I do not sleep on my back because it is a very uncomfortable position for me, so sleep apnea is not really an issue.
I am hoping that simply taking something to help me sleep will be all it takes to end these dreams. Has anyone else here experinced night terrors into aldulthood, and was there anything that helped you get an uninterrupted night's sleep?View Thread
Hello! So. I'm 18 years old. I was reading up on some symptoms of narcolepsy. I'm not 100% sure but I think I...
Posted by An_260661
Hello! So. I'm 18 years old. I was reading up on some symptoms of narcolepsy. I'm not 100% sure but I think I may have narcolepsy. I don't wanna seem like a hypochondriac, but it's kind of concerning me and it seems to be the only answer to my constant state of tiredness. I can sleep for 9+ hours in a night (waking up every couple hours or so) and still be exhausted during the day. I have a need to lay down a majority of the time, and everytime I do, end up napping for a good 2+ hours. My mom, brother, and dad will all try to wake me up, but it usually doesn't do any good. It's very hard to wake me up. In the morning, and after a nap. Lately, I've been having very strange and very vivid dreams, more so than usual. I'm just wondering if narcolepsy is a possibility so I can talk to my mom and doctor about it. Please help.View Thread
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