My wife’s Doctor already prescribed Ambien and it doesn’t work for her all the time. Tylenol PM works occasionally, we OK’ed that with the Doctor. The Doctor is suggesting Zoloft because the problem seems anxiety related. I’d prefer something less radical. The pediatrician suggested Melatonin. I am also considering Kava, and Valerian. St. John’s Wort appears to be to strong. I know nothing would probably be best for the baby, but it won’t be to good either if the wife finally passes out while giving the baby a bath or something similar like driving. Like the pediatrician said it’s a benefits verses risk situation. I believe I found the most accurate diagnosis in a book which described the situation and labeled it caretakers insomnia. Personal experience or reasonably well informed answers preferred.
I like melatonin. GNC has a formula that is 1 mg. and it is a cherry pill that you put under your tongue and it dissolves. I would of course make sure this is ok with your doctor first since you are breastfeeding.
from a fellow insomniac:
I really wanted to just get a sleeping pill and be done with the whole ordeal, but i really didnt like the possible dependency ( and health problems) so i looked further into herbal supplements
i tried a bunch of different products, but i was still laying in bed at night with my mind running wild!!!!
then my mother bought me a product called "Sleep by Res-Q". i never thought anything herbal would EVER work, but it did!
Other healthy habits to practice are
-No TV in the bedroom
-set a specific bedtime (and KEEP WITH IT!)
-no caffine 4 hours before bed
-start winding-down about an hour before you want to be alseep (read, stretch,ect.)
hope this helps, it changed my life!
Are there any fellow insomniacs out there that have had any luck with methods other than medicine or herbal remedies? My insomnia makes me a zombie all day and I do not want to be dependent on pills to get enough sleep. I am constantly tired! Any tricks you would like to share?
Several years ago i had the same problem . I could not get enough sleep and i was bringing my work home in my mind. The first thing my doctor recommended was exercise, it helped.As time went on and still not enough sleep, He suggested on those nights to engage in romantic peasant love making. Walla it worked. After that i look forward to going to bed each night.
i can't fall asleep at night and i don't want to take any pills.
Homeopathic Remedies for Insomnia due to different reasons and with different symptoms :-
Sleeplessness during menopausal stage Senecio Aur 30, 4 hourly
Cannot sleep in the early hours of night; utterly wide awake, mind active; sleeplessness due to excitement Coffea Cruda 30, 6 hourly
Cannot sleep after 3 A.M.; sleeplessness due to mental strain or sedentary habits; sleep dreamy and restless Nux Vomica 30, at bed times for 7 days
Due to fear or panic; insomnia after shock or fright; restlessness and tossing in bed Aconite Nap 30, 4 hourly
Due to tiredness; either physical or mental; bed feels too hard; must keep moving in search of soft portion for relief in bed Arnica Montana 30 or 200, 1/2 hourly (3 Doses)
Sleeplessness after midnight from anxiety and restlessness; has to get up and walk Belladonna 30, 4 hourly
Sleepy yet unable to sleep; child tosses, kicks clothes off, twitches; restless sleep with frightful dreams Arsenic Album 30 or 200, 4 hourly (3 Doses)
Sleeplessness and restlessness; specially in first part of night; gets up and walks on the floor, as soon as the bed time comes patient is wide awake Chamomilla 30 or 200, 4 hourly
Sleeplessness due to old grief; after dreams of thieves or robbers Natrum Mur.200 or 1M, 10 min (3 Doses)
Sleeplessness due to sudden shock; disappointment Ignatia 200 or 1M 10 min (3 Doses)
Feels sleepy but cannot sleep; clocks striking at a distance keep him awake; bed feels hot; moves about in vain to find a cool spot in bed Pulsatilla 30 or 200, 4 hourly
Restlessness during early part of sleep; sound sleep when it is turns to rise; gets too hot in bed; throws off covers, gets chilly and puts them on again; puts arms above the head during sleep Opium 30 or 200, 4 hourly
Take the remedy which is similar to your symptoms. No side effects or complications and these are not addictive.
Take Care and God Bless you !
Best remedy for insomnia? I cant sleep..go to bed so tired .. lie there for hours looking at the clock????
Being a person who has been diagnosed with seasonal depression, I can tell you all too well about the side effect of insomnia!! Insomnia is brought on by many things, one of which being stress. Try to take 30 minutes before you go to bed to relax and read a book or partake in a soothing activity, NOT watching TV. Listening to calming music worked well for me, for example the "puremoods" CD or something with nature sounds. Like I mentioned earlier, reading also relaxes your eyes and mind making you tire more quickly. My doctor also advised me to put my clock somewhere where I couldn't see the time therefore you are not FOCUSING on the hours passing, which keeps you awake. Avoid ANY caffeine about 1hr. before you go to bed and aviod any kind of exercise that will accelerate your heart.
Be especially careful with sleeping pills because they can be addictive. I used to take Benedrly (allergy medicine) to make me sleep but my doctor told me this is really BAD for your liver and can cause liver/kidney failure.
THE BEST SOLUTION!!!
I found this AMAZING natural herb called Valarian Root. It is a natural pill suppliment that is sold at all grocery stores and drug stores. The pills smell nasty but they work like a dream! Follow the directions and sleep peacefully!! I hope this helps you.
Lastly, take care of some of the things in your life that are adding to your daily stresses and you will see how much easier it is to fall asleep. My insomnia was worse when I was in school because it was very stressful but now that I am out of school I do not experience insomia very often. Please take my advice and let me know how it is working for you. My email address is: Kacie@hmproperties.com
Take care and God Bless!!!
before about 2 years one day i found completely black sheet of mine while defecating.it was because ulcer,i went to doctor took omeprazol for 2 months then patoprazol for 2months. and also norzin.at the same days i was facing some difficult problems and anxieties about my affair which made every of my days very frustrating and whole the day i was in tension…after some days i went to a psychiatrist and he gave me a relaxing medicine which i cant recall this moment..after few days i usually could not sleep for more than 5hours..life became horrible for me,i was getting too weak also..at last i left taking all the medicines..but insomnia continued..after many many days i became better..i could sleep for 6 hours… but stll i cant sleep at noon and now a days cant sleep more than 5 1/2hours.but in these hours i sleep at stretch but cant get myself in sleeping again if i woke upafter this duration.. i am very emotional..feel very unhappy when i feel alone.my height is 5ft 6.5" weight 57kg
Your sleep patterns are obviously impacted by the background concerns that you have about your health. A homeopathic preparation called Nux Vomica (used often to speed up the normalisation to health after a hang-over, induces a good night’s sleep in some people. There are no side effects, just allow 2-4 tiny pillules to be absorbed under your tongue 3 times a day away from meals…if it works for you it works!! These are available over the counter, in Australia for about A$10 for a tube of 129. Good luck.
Has anyone found anything that works really well for insomnia? Not necessarily being unable to fall asleep, but being unable to STAY asleep, and waking up every hour? Any help very much appreciated.
Homeopathic Treatment for Sleeplessness/Insomnia, due to different reason and with different set of symptoms (No side effects or interaction with conventional drugs):- Sleeplessness during menopausal stage Senecio Aur 30X, 4 hourly Cannot sleep in the early hours of night; utterly wide awake, mind active; sleeplessness due to excitement Coffea Cruda 30X 6, hourly Cannot sleep after 3 A.M.; sleeplessness due to mental strain or sedentary habits; sleep dreamy and restless Nux Vomica 30X, at bed times for 7 days Due to fear or panic; insomnia after shock or fright; restlessness and tossing in bed Aconite Nap 30X 4 hourly Due to tiredness; either physical or mental; bed feels too hard; must keep moving in search of soft portion for relief in bed Arnica Montana 30X or 200X, 1/2 hourly (3 Doses) Sleeplessness after midnight from anxiety and restlessness; has to get up and walk Belladonna 30X, 4 hourly Sleepy yet unable to sleep; child tosses, kicks clothes off, twitches; restless sleep with frightful dreams Arsenic Album 30X or 200X, 4 hourly (3 Doses) Sleeplessness and restlessness; specially in first part of night; gets up and walks on the floor, as soon as the bed time comes patient is wide awake Chamomilla 30X or 200X, 4 hourly Sleeplessness due to old grief; after dreams of thieves or robbers Natrum Mur 200X or 1M, 10 min (3 Doses) Sleeplessness due to sudden shock; disappointment Ignatia 200X or 1M, 10 min (3 Doses) Feels sleepy but cannot sleep; clocks striking at a distance keep him awake; bed feels hot; moves about in vain to find a cool spot in bed Pulsatilla 30X or 200X, 4 hourly Restlessness during early part of sleep; sound sleep when it is turns to rise; gets too hot in bed; throws off covers, gets chilly and puts them on again; puts arms above the head during sleep Opium 30X or 200X, 4 hourly Take the remedy which is similar to your symptoms. No side effects or complications if taken as directed, please do not exceed the given dosage and under any circumstances do not try to mix any remedies and avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge. Curing without any side effects or Complications Thats the Beauty of Homeopathic Medicine Take Care and God Bless you.