What's Your Remedy for Insomnia?

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    I used to fall asleep without any warning and sleep straight through 7-9 hours. About a month ago, I started waking up around 2 and 3 in the morning and couldn't for the life of me, fall back asleep. Thank goodness for coffee and Redbull. Those are the only two things that keep me going during the day when I can't keep my eyes open.

    All advice, serious or humorous will be appreciated. :eusa_pray:

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    I take one Benedryl. Works like a charm and no nasty hangover feeling like Tylenol PM.
     
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    I'm an insomniac.

    If you can't get back to sleep in the middle of the night, get out of bed and do something for 20-30 minutes - watch TV, come to USMB, etc.

    Move to another part of the house and try to sleep there - another bed, perhaps the couch.
     
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    Quit worrying. You don't want to lose any sleep over insomnia!
     
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    excuse me but Benadryl is nothing but diphenhydramine which is exactly what is in Tylenol PM.
     
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    Warm milk? :eusa_think: Perhaps with some good Irish Cream.



    Warm bullshit is the answer!

    The best way to get back to sleep is come to USMB and do some selective reading in the Politics Forum.
     
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    Mal's drivel will put you right out.
     
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    a big fat joint of sativa with a cup of strong organic coffee..its great for breakfeast as well
     
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    What is keeping you awake at 2 or 3 AM? Are you worried about something or dwelling on things?

    I personally have found that treating insomnia where people fall asleep easy, but then wake up is rather difficult. You can take all the sedatives you want, which help you FALL asleep, but don't necessarily KEEP you asleep.

    With that being said, I would suggest benadryl initially since it is safe, cheap, and OTC. Some people also try melatonin which may be helpful.

    I would also try to figure out if something is bugging you to keep you awake. Or maybe an uncomfortable bed, room too hot, or something like that. Most importantly is to not just lie in bed for hours while you can't sleep. That is counterproductive. Just get up and do something.
     
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    Melatonin works for some. My sister uses benadryl, and says it is a charm. If I pop up awake at 2 or 3, I get up, do an hour's research for my next work, and normally I am so bored with myself at that point, I can go back to sleep. But if you are still popping awake another week or so from now, make an appoint with your physician and ask about sleep apnea therapy.
     
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