What do you do when you can't sleep...other than...

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by peapickinchicks, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. peapickinchicks

    peapickinchicks Songster

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    being on BYC. I probably have not actually had a GOOD nights rest since I was a teenager. I always wake up to go pee, then can't go back to sleep,[​IMG]. WHY....WHY...OH WHY...anyhoo I watch DVD's of Walton's or Little House on the Prairie. How about you....
     
  2. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    i get up and do something mundane to turn my brain off.

    when it is beyond worth going back to sleep, i just get up and get going![​IMG]
     
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap

    I take Ristoril (Temazepam). I have been an insomniac most of my life and that stuff WORKS. It doesn't leave me with groggy side effects and I sleep.
     
  4. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator

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    Unisom. [​IMG]
     
  5. peapickinchicks

    peapickinchicks Songster

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    Sometimes if I haven't had decent rest for a few days I'll take a Benedryl to help me stay asleep dosen't always work but worth a try when I'm sooo tired, but it does leave me groggy the next day,[​IMG],[​IMG]....did I just reply to myself,[​IMG],[​IMG]
     
  6. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    lunesta [​IMG]
    but i take that so i can get at least 4 hours sleep,, without maybe 2 hours at the most.
    and if i wake,, i start work [​IMG]
     
  7. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    benedryl and unisom are the same thing. i had a bout of sleeplessness that was pretty bad due to sickness and when it first started, i asked the pharmacist to tell me which would be better.

    he looked at me, pointed to the ingredients...the exact same thing!
     
  8. Picky Chicky

    Picky Chicky Songster

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    I avoid drinking too many fluids about an hour before bed, then go use the bathroom right before I lay down in bed. If I can't fall asleep, or if I wake up and can't get back to sleep I pull out my guilty pleasure... Soduku - it usually doesn't take too long to feel my eyelids start to droop. If it's not a work night and it doesn't matter so much if I can't fall back to sleep, sometimes I'll bust out my crocheting and do a few lines on a blanket I've been working on for ... forever! [​IMG]

    Good luck!
     
  9. menageriemama

    menageriemama Songster

    Feb 2, 2008
    Superior, WI
    Benadryl and a good, but not too good, book [​IMG]

    eta: I have also used melatonin as a sleep aid and it works really well. You can find it in the vitamin/nutrition section of the store.
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2008
  10. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    Minnesota
    Reading relaxes me enough to go back to sleep sometimes, as does a bubble bath and drinking a cup of chamomile tea.
     

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