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  • 18 days ago

    I can't sleep. Especially if I have to get up early. I don't want to take drugs...

    Every night it's the same thing, I'm never tired when it's time for bed, then I'm super-tired in the morning when it's time to wake up because it took me so long to get to sleep. I'm guessing it's psychological, as I've ruled out diet and lifestyle habits as potential reasons why this is happening. I've always had occasional insomnia, but it seems to be getting worse. I take magnesium and melatonin because I don't want to take any mood-altering drugs, which....
  • Insomnia From Potatoes?

    Twice I have had insomnia and restless legs after eating potatoes for supper. Online I read some people can be sensitive to potatoes and other vegetables in the night shade family.
  • 2 days ago

    getting to sleep

    I take a very weak melatonin (.75mg) most nights. Without it I seldom can get to sleep, This works, but I still am groggy and do not feel rested in the morning. So I generally rest after breakfast, and this starts the cycle. In a recent article (I think on web MD) the writer said that melatonin stays in your system 8 hours but another product only stays 4 hours. If this makes sense, what might that other product be? It might be a prescription product. I find that 3 mg melatonin is the weakest I can....
  • 11 days ago

    sleep issue..

    How do I receive suggestions for better sleep. I think I have tried everything and hate going the "pill" route.
  • 1 month ago

    Sleep problems/Little to no energy upon waking

    I was diagnosed with sleep apnea about a year ago, was placed on a machine that seemed to work in the beginning. For the past 6 months machine doesn't seem to help so I just don't bother to put it on at night anymore. Is there a bigger mistake of not wearing it now or should I just keep wearing the machine even though I still feel the same way as if I didn't sleep with the machine on. I just want to be able to have some kind of energy to help me through my day. Vitamins doesn't seem....
  • 4 days ago

    Questions about an abnormal sleep schedule

    Hi, so I have a job working landscaping 8am to 4pm m-f. I also just got offered a job night managing at a halfway house. The shifts would be 12am to 6am sun through Tuesday 6am. Now, at this job I'm allowed to sleep when I'm not doing bed checks (once an hour, they take about 15 mins). If I take this job, I plan on getting 4 to 6 hours of sleep before I go in at midnight. I guess my question is how badly of a toll will this take on me? And will those 45 minute naps throughout give me any....
  • 25 days ago

    Complicated dreams keeping me from feeling rested.

    Hey everyone, This is sort of new to me but wanted to see if anyone has heard of this before. I generally have no problem falling asleep although I have restless nights every now and then. My brain is generally overactive and I struggled with an anxiety and panic disorder but that doesn't usually give me issues with falling asleep. However, lately even though I do fall asleep quickly, my dreams are long and complicated and I can feel that they are making my brain work full force to solve the....
  • 11 days ago

    Post Surgery Issues

    Following bicep/shoulder surgery on 11-18, they couldn't wake me up after surgery for four hours. When my "woke up" eyes opened, my oxygen would be at 90 but than would drop to 70 after I closed my eyes. They blamed it on undiagnosed sleep apnea and just call it in "anesthesia event". Over the next week I only slept 8 to 10 hours. I finally took some nyquil to sleep, but for the entire next day I had antihistamine hangover and was miserable. It was pretty scary but they did....
  • 16 days ago

    Apnea and Nasal Swelling

    After a few hours sleep with my CPAP, my nasal passages swell shut and I can't breathe. It continues for the rest of the night, even when I take breaks. My ENT recommended Flonase, which I have used for the past several months, to no effect. I use a full mask. I had the same problems with a BiPap. I had the surgery to clear any obstructions several years ago and a recent exam showed no problems. My pressure setting is 15. I occasionally take a generic prescription Sudafed and OTC Claritin for....
  • 18 days ago

    Narcolepsy

    Narcolepsy symptoms are so much more than is often written in outdated textbooks and many blogs etc. On-line. Also, that we are exhausted during the day because we don't get restorative sleep at night and why we don't sleep at night. While the actual cause is debated between genetic and/or auto-immune, t one of the top specialists in North America on sleep (and Narcolepsy) holds the position from his research that it is genetic. Not a pre-disposition but a genetic illness like CysticFibrosis....