Hi there Mo!!
I have alot of insomnia problems. I take my meds about 2 hours before I go to bed. I take Elavil, xanax, & tramidol. But that still wasn't enough to get me to go to sleep.. its SO frustrating!!! The doctor told me it would be ok to add an over the counter med called Unisom. Now I finally sleep!! AHHHH. I only take a half of one.
I also keep my bedroom as cool as my poor husband can stand.. I'd have it downright freezing if I could. I have a lot of hotflashes and night sweats so I need to keep it really cool in there.
I don't drink anything with caffine after 2:00 pm (I go to bed at about 8:30 and lights out at 9:00.) I wake up every morning at 5:00 to get hubby to work. I NEVER take naps during the day.. no matter how tired I am. If I do.. then I don't sleep at night.
My sister used to do sleep studies and she recommended learning about sleep hygeine .. so those were some of the suggestions she gave me. I also looked up sleep hygeine online.
I hope you can get some sleep.. I really feel for you.. I know how frustrating it can be.
Hugs for now...
Fibormyalgia, 4x Lyme Disease Survivor, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Dyslexia, 2 Lumbar Disk Herniations, Allergies, Bi-lateral Carpal Tunnel, Psoriasis.
Meds = Elavil, Tramadol, Xanax, Lipitor
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