• 8 months ago

    Can't sleep

    Ever since I went off all of my medication (end of Oct. 2016) I can't sleep for more than a few hours. I've tried Melatonin, Tylenol PM and ZZZQuil but nothing works. Anybody have any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance.

Responses

  • 8 months ago

    RE: Can't sleep

    Your doctor will have the best advice on this, as that person has examined you and knows your medical history, including your medications.

    That said, regarding sleep -- a legitimate question is why take anything at all? Sleep is (or should be) in reality be as natural and necessary as breathing.

    The best course is to find out whatever it is that is preventing you from sleeping to your satisfaction in the first place, and treat that. Sleep, or the lack therof, is only the symptom.

    For most of us with primary insomnia, the true underlying basis is some combination of bad sleep habits and excessive worry about the idea of sleep. Not saying this is what you have, but it will behoove you to find out -- and treat that. Then your sleep should improve on its own.
  • 8 months ago

    RE: Can't sleep

    Hi ,
    In addition to the good tips from morpheus15 , here are 20 tips for better sleep that you might try: http://wb.md/2mooVN2

    If you've tried all of these and your sleeplessness lasts a month or more, making an appointment to see your doctor to rule out any underlying health conditions may be a good idea.
      • 8 months ago
        Thanks. At this time I am unable to go to the doctor's as I don't have any insurance.
  • 8 months ago

    RE: Can't sleep

    restoril but its a prescription
  • 8 months ago

    RE: Can't sleep

    I have sleep problem for quite some time. I took Melatonin 6 mg half tablet about 7 months back which did not work. After some time i again used Melatonin 3 mg from another manufacturer which works very nicely even with 1/4 3 mg tablet even lesser than that also works now. You may also try from different manufacturers.
  • 7 months ago

    RE: Can't sleep

    hello! Have you seen any of the studies on microcirculation and how it relates to sleep, and how improving it can induce sleep?
  • RE: Can't sleep

    What medications did you go off of? Was this done in a controlled manner by your doctor? You may be suffering from some kind of withdrawal which may cause insomnia that may last for months. Do you have any chronic conditions that may cause sleep difficulties. Unfortunately seeing your doctor is your best bet to get this resolved, you may need a sleep study done.