Hi PaLady....thanks for the mention of the CD and for the hello. It's been a long time since we talked. Thanks to you too Kathy. This is very good information for those who can benefit from it. I used this type of program for quite a while (way back when the best you could get was a cassette tape) and, although it did help some, I didn't get the result I was looking for. I was able to relax on some nights, but honestly spent more and more time trying to get to sleep and less time resting. Now, I don't have the problem of my mind racing from one subject to another like I did because the Melotonin (and the ambien before) make me drop off to sleep.
The ambien would some times, but not others. It was the times that it did not work that was the most serious because that is when I wall calling people and saying strange things or when I was bidding on some insane item on an online auctin program.
I'm kind of wondering if this will "retrain" my body to sleep on its own since I am wanting to drop off to sleep right now and I haven't had any meds to lead to it. I wonder if it would last if I climbed into the bed and got ready for sleep. That, however, is a separate issue (and one I am not trying to combat right now). For now, I'm going to stick with what is working and try to get off of this ambien for good.
Good luck all!!
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