I've never taken Ambien, so I can't relate to that. But I can relate to the feeling of little sleep. I have been having a lot of pain at night lately and it's been awful. Often times I get pain in my legs and back that wakes me up and I can't get comfortable to save my life. Anyway, I rarely feel rested when I wake up. I take a half of a Unisom at night. The doctor told me that would be alright. If I take more than a half I have a lot of trouble getting going the next day.. sort of like a Unisom hang over.
I'd love to help you with this.. but I think its a common complaint of fibro-mites
Just gental stretches. Don't do any Cardio it will hurt you more. Been there done that.
I can certainly relate to the un-restful sleep with remembering every dream (I laughed when I read that sentence)!
I still have not found the answer. I have been afraid to take Ambien, because I have a history of sleepwalking and was afraid I would go drive the car around or something in my sleep.
Once, I woke up to my husband yelling at me....I was over him, punching him in the face, yelling "Nooooo!!". I have still not lived that one down! LOL!
Fibromyalgia since 2007
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