I have been taking Dalmane for my insomnia. My problem is that I build up a tolerance to certain medications rather quickly. While my body is exhausted (all the time) and I can barely keep my eyes open after taking my bedtime medication, as soon as I lay down, put on my sleep mask (so the sun doesn't disturb me), I'm awake. Lately I have been up until 5:00 a.m. or so just trying to fall asleep. It's 5:00 a.m. now and I go so frustrated about not being able to sleep that I decided to blog about it.
I have tried just about everything: hot chamomile or sleepytime tea at night (even though it's about 90-95 degrees after the sun goes down), hot baths, meditation, listening to relaxing music, listening to talk radio that should bore me to sleep, reading, etc, etc, etc. I don't know what to do anymore! I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired!
When I do fall asleep at about 5:00 or 6:00 in the morning, I start waking up at around 9:00 or 10:00. I roll over and go back to sleep, but only for about an hour or two. Thus, I am not getting adequate sleep. I nap in the afternoons sometimes, which isn't a problem. It's getting to sleep at night when I have issues. Could this be psychological? I sometimes have disturbing dreams when I do sleep and often wake up depressed because of them.
I need to know if anybody out there has another trick to fall asleep. I need help...and FAST!
Gentle hugs and restful nights to all,
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