Insomnia

  1. anybody ever have one of those nights, where nothing helps you sleep? sighs.......... i really need to sleep tonight! it is the last of my 10 days off before i go back to work, among other things! still not able?

    jfr, someone let me try ambien last week (10mg), omg! it almost killed me! i was whacked out for over 18 hours, i couldn't get my head together! think i'll stick to benadryl!


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  3. by   Jenny P
    Hi CEN, hope you can sleep. If you have any Enya cd's I find those to be very helpful to get my mind off the daily worries-- just put it on soft and low and let your mind flow along on the music......
  4. by   alwaysthere
    Enya is good....reading is also...as well as a warm bath/shower and chamomille (sp?) or peppermint tea... as you can see im gonna go try some of my own advice....night all
  5. by   Sleepyeyes
    I bought the Bible on CD; I find hearing it very soothing when I'm in pain or distressed. I put on the headphones, and am instantly soothed, distracted, and comforted.
  6. by   shay
    B-e-n-a-d-r-y-l............75mg.

    Self-hypnosis if I'm really in a crunch. Or, like right now, eating pretzels and surfing the 'net. :chuckle I'll get tired.........eventually.
  7. by   WashYaHands
    I have insomnia quite a bit. I take Benadryl, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesnt. Tension tamer tea or sleepy time tea also works on occasion. I can sympathize with you, it's frustrating. Hang in there.

    Linda
  8. by   BadBird
    I get my best housework done in the middle of the night, no interuptions.
  9. by   stressedlpn
    i also suffer from insomnia I think it is because I wk crazy hours, if nothing else wks I just wk myself into exhaustion, ambien didnt wk for me either,like you I thought i was flying for over two days. OTC sleep aids wk best for me. GET SOME SLEEP>
  10. by   live4today
    originally posted by cen35
    anybody ever have one of those nights, where nothing helps you sleep? sighs.......... i really need to sleep tonight! it is the last of my 10 days off before i go back to work, among other things! still not able?

    jfr, someone let me try ambien last week (10mg), omg! it almost killed me! i was whacked out for over 18 hours, i couldn't get my head together! think i'll stick to benadryl!


    me
    cen.....my hubby took ambien a few times before he had back surgery, and he said it knocked him out waaaaaayyyyyy too fast...basically scared the shick out of him! :chuckle he won't take it again, he said.

    i take benadryl 25-50mg, tylenol 1000 mg, and drink a cup of hot herbal chamomile tea. that works everytime. happy sleeping! :kiss
  11. by   kaycee
    warm milk
  12. by   Ted
    Benadryl . . . .

    Happy ZZZZZZZZZ's!

    Ted
  13. by   deespoohbear
    My FIL tried the herb Valerian (sp?). He said he had pretty good success with it. Tylenol PM usually works for me.

    We sometimes give Sonata to our pts.

    Sweet dreams.
  14. by   researchrabbit
    Valerian tea. Chamomile tea. Half a turkey sandwich (I forget what "sleepy substance" is in turkey, but it's well documented).

    I had a problem with insomnia before I had children. Both were colicky for months. I can now sleep anywhere, anytime, as long as it's not too noisy and there are no flashing lights. NOTE: I would rather still have the occasional insomia than to have gone through that!!!

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