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20-02-2017, 09:56 AM
RE: Insomnia anyone?
(20-02-2017 09:20 AM)adey67 Wrote:  Great post TB, I never drink coffee after twelve noon but tea I cannot do without, ironically tea can have higher levels of caffeine than coffee but I find it comforting to have a cup before bed, and don't sleep well without it.

I am extremely caffeine sensitive. So, I get caffeine-free tea. And, I have to avoid chocolate!

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20-02-2017, 08:50 PM
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(18-02-2017 11:57 AM)adey67 Wrote:  
(18-02-2017 10:42 AM)Heath_Tierney Wrote:  I had forgotten about this, perhaps it might help:

I downloaded an app to my phone that generates nature sounds: rain, a beach, a forest, etc etc.

While I don't use them for sleeping (I just use them occasionally for white noise), they might be worth a try. And they're free.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/detai...turesounds
https://play.google.com/store/apps/detai...leepsounds
https://play.google.com/store/apps/detai...relaxnight

Nice links Heath but only for android?? Some of us hate iPhones / android. Got anything for windows phones ??

Sorry, I don't know if they're available for Windows phones.
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21-02-2017, 06:06 PM
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Thanks, TurkeyBurner!

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21-02-2017, 06:10 PM
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My insomnia used to be a lot worse than it is. I'm not sure what changed beyond being generally less anxious?


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21-02-2017, 07:10 PM
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(21-02-2017 06:10 PM)TheBeardedDude Wrote:  My insomnia used to be a lot worse than it is. I'm not sure what changed beyond being generally less anxious?

Reminds me of the old "joke"...

Sleeping outside is a cure for insomnia. Then again, so is sleeping inside.

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10-03-2017, 07:05 AM
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Are you doing any better?

I easily fall asleep at night. Sometimes I crave crashing into bed at 8:30 or 9 at night, but I always ensuingly wake up at 4-5 (involuntarily, and I hate lying in bed indefinitely, so I get up). Doesn't matter if I go to bed at 12 or 1 in the morning, I'm up by 4-7. Then again, my tonsils are huge and no surgeon thinks it's worth the risk despite the obvious sleep apnea. I'm just living with it.
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10-03-2017, 07:37 AM
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Thanks for asking! I am trying a few things:

I stopped drinking coffee after noon.
I do some breathing exercises http://greatist.com/happiness/breathing-exercises-relax
I am trying really hard to go screen free a half hour before bed. This one has been hard.

But I do continue to wake up around 3 or 4 am and have a hard time getting back to sleep.

Undaunted - Have they suggested sleeping elevated? Or a CPAP?

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10-03-2017, 07:50 AM
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Nope. No CPAP or suggestions. I just sleep on my sides; girlfriend says I sometimes breathe 'a little' loud (tonsil vibrations?) but nothing out of the ordinary that she notices (I've asked her if she's ever seen me gasp for air or anything like that).
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10-03-2017, 09:36 AM
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My husband snores and that keeps me awake at night. An ear, nose and throat specialist told him he needed a sinus operation so he can breath through his nose at night. I wish he would go ahead and get the operation. I had a sinus operation to help with my constant sinus infections and it wasn't that bad. I recovered in a couple of weeks.

His snoring is not helping me sleep at night that's for sure.

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10-03-2017, 10:47 AM
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I've had Non-24 hour sleep-wake syndrome for more than a decade, and which you can check out here...

https://www.sleepassociation.org/patient...-syndrome/

I used to take Rohypnol [flunitrazepam] every night—or day!—in order to get to sleep and stay asleep (known as sleep onset, and sleep maintenance) but have now been taking Xanax [alprazolam] daily due to the increasing difficulty of getting Rohypnol prescribed here in Australia.

And people shouldn't be too concerned about all the alleged negative side-effects of these drugs. There's so much bullshit written by so-called experts who claim all sorts of nasty stuff can happen with prolonged use: physical dependence; rebound symptoms; respiratory depression; impaired balance; agitation or anger; confusion; hangover effect; convulsions; slurred speech; insomnia etc. It's really over-exaggerating these issues, which obviously can occur, but which in real life seldom do. And this in turn puts a lot of people off prescription drugs—which could possibly solve all their sleep problems.

I've been taking Xanax every day now for around five years, and not once increased my dosage from 10mg. Many doctors talk in safety terms of 3 or 4 weeks maximum, but I've certainly disproved that theory.

It's nearly 4AM as I write this—after having woken up at 8:30PM—but on this day next week I could well be going to bed at 8:30PM. That's the nature of a rolling sleep pattern.

BTW: Xanax is known in Australia as Zolpidem tartrate.

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