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Old 20-07-2017, 09:06 PM   #91
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Go for a light walk in your neighbourhood before bedtime, listen to soothing music. Think happy thoughts! Then sleep no problem
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Old 21-07-2017, 10:19 PM   #92
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If unable to fall asleep easily within 30 minutes, try to abstain from coffee and tea from mid afternoon. I have tried melatonin, it only helps me to fall asleep faster but won't keep me asleep for more than 3-4 hours. I find drinking a cup of chamomile tea in the evening helps though. Having some lavender essential oil scent in the room also helps.
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Old 22-07-2017, 03:07 AM   #93
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ME.. i can only fall alsleep after 1 hr plus.. and my straight sleeping without waking up is 5hour max. even if i sleep after midnight, its 5hr still. 3am sleep,8am wake up. 10pm sleep, 3am wake up.been like that since 2012.
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Old 23-07-2017, 09:20 AM   #94
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Can try listening to sleep music from youtube, help to fall asleep faster
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Old 23-07-2017, 02:30 PM   #95
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Hi there,

I usually have sleep issue when I feel stressed for that day.
Usually will be on Wednesday or Thursday during working days.
More than often, I can't fell asleep after about 1 or 2 hours, even if I did, I tend to wake up early in the wee hours like 4am or 5am feeling tired and not wanting to get up. And during the day, I will feel very tired and slight headache and go home feeling exhausted.

So far I have tried:
1) Paraceutemol : I know it is not for that purpose, but body sudden feel a bit heaty and sweat a bit before I fell a sleep.

2) Gaba Night Drink - I brought this at the Cheers for $4.30. It tastes like red-bull, I just took about half of it and in no time I will already be in the dreamland, I woke up in the morning feeling really fresh.

Is there any supplement that I can take to help me with my sleep or any adjustment in my lifestyle that can help me?
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Old 12-08-2017, 04:20 AM   #96
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Have you tried any basic meditation techniques or breathing techniques?

It helpe me a lot specially recently. I have been having some hard time sleeping and falling asleep in general. So i try to meditate 10/15 mins in the dark before i go to bed. It is a blessing for me.
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Old 12-08-2017, 12:09 PM   #97
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Not sure if it's insomnia but I have difficulty getting to sleep at night. On lucky nights I'd fall asleep after 1++ hours in bed, and on bad nights I'd end up staying up all night. Occasionally I'd get to sleep very easily but keep waking up intermittently (and getting back to sleep just as easily).

And in the morning it's the complete opposite; I'd fall asleep uncontrollably even when I'm trying not to.

Seen a specialist at a certain hospital's ENT department twice but sleep disorders are not easy to diagnose; he was saying the exact same thing both times (same specialist, second time was a followup) and only prescribed me some pills. Don't remember what the pills were since it was some time back, but the first time I took it, it worked so well that the next day I had difficulty moving my body physically and I ended up taking leave that day. It lost its effectiveness very quickly but he did mention it's supposed to be some (pretty new) light medication among sleeping pills.

This sleep disorder(?) seems to come and go every 2~3 months and the specialist said it's possibly stress and brain hyperactivity-related. Haven't bothered to do anything to it for years but happened to come across this thread so I thought I would share my experience with it. I've also tried some of the more 'natural' remedies like a light exercise, milk, adjusting lights and temperature in room, etc, but to no avail.

Sad thing about sleep disorders is that it's not easily understood by others (at least in Singapore) and colleagues/employers tend to view you as lazy, etc. At least in the U.S it's considered an actual disability and employers may be required to understand and accommodate for you (well... on the surface).
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Old 10-09-2017, 04:45 PM   #98
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Is Atarax(25mg) consider a strong medication/dosage ? Was given some recently for sleeping issue. Thx.
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Old 10-09-2017, 10:29 PM   #99
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Is Atarax(25mg) consider a strong medication/dosage ? Was given some recently for sleeping issue. Thx.

It's always good to try at a lower dose. You can try breaking the pill into half and try for few nights. otherwise 25mg is the normal dose for insomnia.

Hope it helps you as this is an antihistamine. IMHO, it is better than taking other psychiatric drugs which have many side effects and can be habit forming.
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