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What helps you sleep at night?

I have major sleeping issues and have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. How do you fall asleep at night?

 
Christmaslver68

Asked by Christmaslver68 at 8:12 AM on May. 9, 2011 in Health

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Answers (10)
  • Melatonin works wonders for me! If i am out of melatonin a benadryl knocks me out lol
    Mrs_Harsh

    Answer by Mrs_Harsh at 8:30 AM on May. 9, 2011

  • I have a prescription for Ambien CR that I take when I have nights/ events like that. That's my "when all else fails" medicine.
    Izsarejman

    Answer by Izsarejman at 8:18 AM on May. 9, 2011

  • Tylenol PM works for me. I don't take it very often, but when I need it, it works. Actualy, I usually buy the Walmart generic--same stuff and much cheaper.
    NannyB.

    Answer by NannyB. at 8:23 AM on May. 9, 2011

  • Melatonin or if that doesn't work i bring out the big guns, amitriptylne
    Zakysmommy

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 8:52 AM on May. 9, 2011

  • I vote for Xanax.
    RubyinPA

    Answer by RubyinPA at 9:10 AM on May. 9, 2011

  • I use relaxation exercises (relax from the toes and slowly up to the scalp) and if that doesn't work I sometimes take a tylenol. But usually I find sleeplessness for me is my brain working on things I am worried about, so emptying my mind to do the relaxation often works.
    Bmat

    Answer by Bmat at 8:19 AM on May. 9, 2011

  • If I am having trouble sleeping I count backwards from 100 trying to think of nothing but the numbers. If for some strange reason that doesn't work I go for a run. Either on the treadmil or outside ( depends on my mood and the weather). After my run I wash my face and hope in bed. One of the two always works for me.
    Liamsmom09

    Answer by Liamsmom09 at 8:52 AM on May. 9, 2011

  • I have a sound machine app on my phone, and I turn on ocean sounds. The calming, rhythmic sounds of the waves relaxes me and helps me sleep.
    lovingmy4babies

    Answer by lovingmy4babies at 9:17 AM on May. 9, 2011

  • it's bad i know. but i thoroughly enjoy a night time cig, some chamomile tea, & a good book before going to bed :)
    SarahM.1983

    Answer by SarahM.1983 at 9:38 AM on May. 9, 2011

  • I don't smoke am severely allergic to cigarette smoke
    Christmaslver68

    Comment by Christmaslver68 (original poster) at 9:45 AM on May. 9, 2011

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