Discussion in 'The Bar' started by Lucky Pierre, May 24, 2012.
I would like to try something different... my dependence on Ambien needs to stop.
out like a light
drink a bottle of Nyquil. you'll sleep till Labor Day
can't... gives me nightmares
and I need prescription strength
3 strong drinks and benadryl does it for me
Alcohol makes your sleeping much, much worse, I cant attest to this first hand.
[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Alcohol consumed at bedtime, after an initial stimulating effect, may decrease the time required to fall asleep. Because of alcohol's sedating effect, many people with insomnia consume alcohol to promote sleep. However, alcohol consumed within an hour of bedtime appears to disrupt the second half of the sleep period (7). The subject may sleep fitfully during the second half of sleep, awakening from dreams and returning to sleep with difficulty. With continued consumption just before bedtime, alcohol's sleep-inducing effect may decrease, while its disruptive effects continue or increase (8). This sleep disruption may lead to daytime fatigue and sleepiness. The elderly are at particular risk, because they achieve higher levels of alcohol in the blood and brain than do younger persons after consuming an equivalent dose. Bedtime alcohol consumption among older persons may lead to unsteadiness if walking is attempted during the night, with increased risk of falls and injuries (3).
[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Alcoholic beverages are often consumed in the late afternoon (e.g., at "happy hour" or with dinner) without further consumption before bedtime. Studies show that a moderate dose[SUP]1[/SUP] of alcohol consumed as much as 6 hours before bedtime can increase wakefulness during the second half of sleep. By the time this effect occurs, the dose of alcohol consumed earlier has already been eliminated from the body, suggesting a relatively long-lasting change in the body's mechanisms of sleep regulation (7,8). [/FONT]
finally a real answer
tell me about it
A southern cal university did a pretty extensive study, people who used prescription drugs got on average 10 more minutes of sleep than those that used none
took it for about a year until i was finally able to calm my brain to sleep without it
i had been taking benadryl for years, first one, then 2, when i told my doctor he laughed and wrote me a Rx for that. Makes my head feel like a lead balloon then it's lights out real quick.
it's an anti-depressant, but it knocks you out.
i spelled i wrong - it's trazodone
that's cuz "insomniacs" like HS were in that study, and not real ones like me who didn't sleep more than an hour a night for years.
Vicodin with Fexeril.
he's an American
flexeril is a good one, too.
warm milk and sex
Have you tried melatonin? It's OTC but really relaxes you and puts you to sleep. Not habit forming. If you haven't tried it, give it a go before you start with the prescription pills.
Exercise really hard in the morning. You won't need chemicals to fall asleep.