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Insomnia. Nothing seems to help.

Sleep Health | Last Active: Apr 18 11:25am | Replies (160)

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@sandytoes14

All of my adult life I have had problems sleeping. About 15 years ago I went to therapy and was diagnosed with PTSD and given Seroquel for sleep. Years later, I was switched to Trazodone. Both ‘turn off’ your brain so that you dream but it does not interfere with your sleep. It helps most people fall and stay asleep. Lucky for me, my post menopausal brain, wants to wake up and not fall back to sleep. After months and months of trying everything under the sun to go back to sleep, a new doctor prescribed Silenor for me. I take 3 mg an hour before I’m ready for bed, and the Trazodone at bedtime. Guess what? My bladder doesn’t even wake me up!!! I don’t take it every night, because I’m stubborn like that. I really appreciate trying your various tips and find I’m much more relaxed when I do go to sleep.

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Great to hear! If you don’t mind me asking, what is your reasoning for not taking it every night?

@sandytoes14 Jen, you sound so much like me. For some reason I am falling asleep easier these days and most times when I get up I can back to sleep quickly but I get up almost every hour for bathroom trips. Of course being on 80 to 100 ounces of water/fluid a day to combat kidney problems does not help. Interrupted is not nearly as restful as staying asleep, I just read recently about how much effects you.
JK

@JustinMcClanahan I don’t mind at all! After two or three nights of sleeping at least 8 hours or more, I don’t feel the need to go to bed on time, thus making falling asleep problematic. By taking it a few times a week, I am getting good, uninterrupted sleep. I do not wake feeling groggy or have any problems the next day when I take the Silenor.

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