D-Rule, Dbab, CheerDad,
I'm glad this string was started. I bet we could look back and find lots of questions just like this one because it is common in Depression or chronic illness. If any of us finds something good, lets paste it here or bump it up. I struggle with sleep too. Currently I am taking amitriptylene. I have been doing much better sleeping and my physical problems are healing much faster now as a result of good sleep. But, I do have nights (last night) when I just have a hard time. (Had a long day yesterday, couldn't fall asleep until 3 am and had to get up at 6 to take someone to airport . . . yikes) I am resolved to NOT nap today or it will just cause a new insomnia cycle.
I do have something to share with you all . . . I give it out frequently on the lupus forum . . . it is sleepy dust. You'll find it in your pocket . . . it is an endless supply. I used to toss it at my kids when they didn't want to go to bed. LOL it does often work!
In His Grip,
UCTD (Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease),
Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Depression, GI Probs, High BP, Glucose Intolerance
I have no medical training.
The message above is my sincere attempt to share with you. You are now my friend. Thanks for being here.