Insomnia advise please?
I'm a chronic insomniac and have been working with my DR. on the problem for the past 8 years. Any ideas on what can help. Here's what hasn't. Gave up caffine, bedroom used for sleeping only (no tv), regular exercise, routine bedtime rituals, not eating after a certain hour, hot bath 90 min before bed time. Making my bed the most comfortable place I know. Hypnosis (cured my smoking habit so I thought I'd try). Fan on in bedroom to drown out noises that could wake me up when I do fall asleep, aroma therapy, calming music, and reading books. OTC's like including tylonol pm, and Nyquil. (works for a coupled days then doesn't) RX such as Lunesta, Ambien and Rozerem (to mention a few) all with no results. The only thing that gives relief at all is Xanex, but it's controlled and after 5 years on it, my tolerance is very high and it's not working well anymore. Any suggestions? I need to get some sleep! Thanks
**oh, and I forgot to mention all the herbal products I tried. Please help.
I asked the dr about a sleep study, but she says it's not sleep apnea, so it wouldn't help. I asked for other benzos and she says I'll have the same tolerance. I'm on both an antidepressant and an antihistamine, neither of which helped. Some great answers though. As for the pot, if it could be prescribed I absolutely would try, but at this time, it'd cost me my career. We have manditory testing at my job. Oh yeah, I've done the graveyard shift too. Same issue only worse. I know it seems I have an answer for almost anything, but keep trying please. 8 years is far too many and I'm fed up. Thanks so much!!
You might just be a night person. My dad works night most of the time so my family and I are up at night. But I have turned my insomnia around before. All I did was stay up all night and go to bed at noon or one in the afternoon. After a couple of days I was getting up early in the morning and going to bed at night.
I'm 18 and have had insomnia for about 12 years. I am also home schooled so I have a very flexible schedule that helped a lot.
And it's 3:30 in the morning and I have been up since noon.