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i can't sleep!!

i used to be able to take unisom or benedryl for a full 8-10 hours sleep. i'd pop a pill and be asleep in 20 min. i guess i have built up a tolerance because i took unisom last night and woke up constantly all night long. NOT the restful night's sleep advirtised. HELP!! i have to beable to get to sleep early because i wake up early to go to work. even though i can barely stay awake all day and leave work exhausted, once i get home, i can't fall asleep. i work twelve hour shifts and do an average of an hour driving round trip...

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Asked by mrsmostafa at 11:04 PM on Jan. 24, 2009 in Health

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  • Taking sleepy pills can make you get addicted i guess. you become dependent on them, after a while they will start keeping you up... maybe you have insomnia.

    Answer by RenaJean at 12:52 AM on Jan. 25, 2009

  • I drink monavie - it balances your system - once i started drinking it i started sleeping really well and have energy during hte day -- i love it

    Answer by AndreaRUJuiced at 12:58 AM on Jan. 25, 2009

  • Talk to your doctor. There might be other problems that are leading to your insomnia.
    Also he could prescribe a sleeping med that is non habit forming.

    Answer by bearandtreemom at 1:08 AM on Jan. 25, 2009

  • benedryl and unisom ARE non habbit forming. i am planning on talking to MD as soon as i can schedule and appointment.. problem remains until i can get a perscription... thanks for the advice, though

    Answer by mrsmostafa at 12:16 AM on Jan. 26, 2009

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