I have a very difficult time falling asleep or staying asleep.
My Dr. prescribed Ambien for me...last night was my 1st time taking it.
It worked to help me fall asleep...but not stay asleep.
I was up 3 hours after taking it and then every 1-2 hours after that??
Anyone else have this problem...I have tried over the counter sleep aids to no avail.
has someone found a med. that really helps?
Although I've taken a generic for Restoril for many years, I still had issues sleeping through the night with that same med. Many post ops complaing about getting enough sleep post op. I've found a couple of things that usually help, but not always. I've used Melatonin or Tryptophan with my sleep meds several times a week, and this usually works. I've found that I seem to wake easily after my RNY from the slightest of noises that did not bother my sleep prior to my wt loss surgery. I also have used a personal noise generator with ear buds. These inexpensive units use ear buds, and have a variety of low volume noises such as white noise, babbling brooks, ocean waves, birds chirpint--several soothing tones. It may sound "over the top", but I've also used wax ear plugs and over the ear soundproof ear muffs on occasion also. Each of these seem to help me and one or more of these may work for you too. Try to turn off TV when you go to bed or set sleep timer for 30 minutes or so. DAVE
Dave Chambers, 6'3" tall, 365 before RNY, 185 low, 200 currently. My profile page: product reviews, tips for your journey, hi protein snacks, hi potency delicious green tea, and personal web site.
on 11/16/11 6:44 am
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