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Old Mar 11th 2010, 10:18 PM
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The main reason I was prescribed it is because it isn't habit forming and is milder than Ambien and Lunesta. I thought about eventually trying one of those but I would like to avoid it if possible. When my wife was about to have our second child she was prescribed Ambien and I took one for myself one night. I wasn't able to sleep but I had a very strange experience on it. Sort of like dreaming while I was awake.
Ambien does sound like it could have significant recreational drug market value. Sorry, I don't have any solutions but changing physicians for that particular diagnosis would be my first layman's thought. The world is full of incompetency and you aren't receiving any satisfaction with your current pill pusher.
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I have. That's why I have Trazodone.
I guess I should have said, have you had a follow up? Or at least seen if there was more to your lack of sleep at night then not just being able to go to sleep?

I still do not sleep well at night, but some to think of it I never have been a good sleeper. I go 3-5 nights every once in a blue moon that I will sleep the whole night through. I have been taking Melatonin for almost a year now. Some nights it helps more than some, but when you have a racing mind it isn't going to help. I take it more out of habit now more than anything and I still don't sleep well consistently.
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Old Mar 12th 2010, 12:00 AM
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I guess I should have said, have you had a follow up? Or at least seen if there was more to your lack of sleep at night then not just being able to go to sleep?

I still do not sleep well at night, but some to think of it I never have been a good sleeper. I go 3-5 nights every once in a blue moon that I will sleep the whole night through. I have been taking Melatonin for almost a year now. Some nights it helps more than some, but when you have a racing mind it isn't going to help. I take it more out of habit now more than anything and I still don't sleep well consistently.
I have tried both Melatonin and Valerian. They both work a little but the problem is that after taking them regularly they lose their impact.
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Old Mar 12th 2010, 02:11 PM
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5-6 hours per night is about max when the career gets really wound up and multiple time zones are involved.
Yeah, that sounds about right when work and school are both in full gear. At times, it got down to 4. I can function, but I try to get a good amount of sleep because of the long term health ramifications.
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Old Mar 12th 2010, 02:20 PM
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I like 7.5 hours per night, everynight. I really am cranky and easily annoyed if I slip under 7 for even one night.
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I sleep rather well, its just the timing that is erratic.
Tried masturbation?
works for me.
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Old Mar 13th 2010, 08:27 AM
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I sleep rather well, its just the timing that is erratic.
Tried masturbation?
works for me.
How does that work exactly?
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Old Mar 13th 2010, 10:06 AM
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How does that work exactly?
I'd venture to say it is the same effect as sex. Many males seem to have a biological urge to fall asleep immediately after sex (this is so common that women tend to make jokes about it).

It certainly is true for me.
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Old Mar 13th 2010, 10:08 AM
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I'd venture to say it is the same effect as sex. Many males seem to have a biological urge to fall asleep immediately after sex (this is so common that women tend to make jokes about it).

It certainly is true for me.
I meant how does masturbating itself work.
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Old Mar 13th 2010, 10:39 AM
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I meant how does masturbating itself work.
Either way, its probably illegal in Kentucky!
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