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Someone please help me

greenfairy

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It is,yeah.Has your doctor ever given you stronger meds than melatonin?You said that you don't have the insurance at the moment,so I'm guessing that isn't an option right now?I have never used any medication for sleep,so I'm not sure how good they are-as you said-you need to clear your mind.Easier said than done,I know.What do you do to chill before bed,Do you have a routine,of sorts?Sometimes that can help-its one of the things they sort through in a sleep clinic.
 
mattyj75

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Get insurance next month so im on my own till then. Usually i just lay down and watch tv for an hour
 
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That can sometimes work-depends on what you're watching,lol.Sometimes I get really into what I'm watching and then I'm awake-I don't want to miss any of it.It's a particular bad habit of mine!
An evening routine can be quite good-your brain naturally adapts to a sort of downtime,so even if you aren't able to sleep,you're relaxed,which makes things a bit easier.Restricting the amount of caffeine you drink is an obvious one,but certainly helpful-although I usually needed it when I was working-my job was so dull I would likely fall asleep at my desk from sheer boredom otherwise,lol.At least you are getting your insurance in a short while,so your doc might be able to help you with something a little stronger than melatonin.:)
 
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Depends on what a good nights sleep normally is for you-some people can't function without getting 8-10 hours a night,some are ok on 4-5hrs.When I get really bad I can go 2 days with no sleep at all-normal for me is 4-6hrs on a good night,2-3 on a bad one.What's your normal sleep time on a good night?
Do you feel tired and drowsy the next morning?
 
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At a guess,your doc may give you something to ease your anxiety before anything else,but I'm not certain on that.Usually they will determine how much impact your sleep habits have on your waking life-like if you are tired during the day,if it affects your working life,that sort of thing.
Are there any other triggers for your anxiety,aside from not sleeping?That might be something to look into.
I found a whole lot of things that trigger my bad nights-stress,diet,light,sound,over-stimulation(I had a bit of a habit of using the gym late in the evening to try and tire myself out-but that made it worse),so I was told to keep a sleep diary,to try and find all the triggers-It was a pain in the ass,to be honest-I had to write down how many hours I slept,how many times I woke up,my mood,what I had eaten and drunk that day,any stressful situations,allsorts-but it answered quite a few questions and I managed to work out quite a few things to help me sleep.Something like that might help you-and even if not,it's a good way of explaining everything to a doctor.:)
 
shayaleigh

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I deal with that a lot, i take over the counter sleep aids and klonopin the klonopin helps my racing thoughts and helps me fall asleep faster than i would without it.
 
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