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@stevetaylor721 Steve, I was also thinking about melatonin. That is the substance your body makes that induces sleep. I was wondering if this could be an alternative to the antidepressant you are taking, and you may want to ask your doctor about this. It is an over the counter supplement. With all the serious side effects of the Trazodone, it might be a safer alternative if it works for you. It looks like melatonin helps with anxiety and blood pressure too. I pulled up this information about it. https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-940/melatonin

Also, light, and blue light from cell phones and computer screens interferes with our bodies making melatonin. I always try to turn off the computer at least 2 hours before I go to bed, otherwise, I lay awake for 2 hours. I did take an epsom salt bath last night after mentioning it to you, and it did make me sleepy. I am not tempted to look at a cell phone if I can't sleep. Actually my cell phone is a boring flip phone anyway, but I will put on my headphones and listen to relaxing music and hope that my cats will settle down. Speaking of cats, last night one of my kitties jumped into the tub with me to discover that the water was a bit deeper than he thought it was, so I helped him out and then there was a wet cat loose in my room and on the bed licking off the water.

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Thanks Jennifer, I did try melatonin and unfortunately it didn’t help my issues. I also was prescribed Hydroxine and Xanax, but neither did a thing but make me groggy. The symptoms were still all there and I would still wake shortly after falling asleep with the jolts. I agree on the sleep hygiene and I have been trying to do exactly that, along with getting to bed earlier. Thanks again for taking the time to offer suggestions and information. This has been a life-altering experience for me and I have been struggling to get a diagnosis, help, solutions etc. I really appreciate you taking the time to offer good ideas and paths forward.