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Where exactly does one get melatonin tablits. Id like to give them a try but Ive had a look in chemists and healthfood shops and dont see them ?

Sometimes Nytol (the antihistimine one not the herbal one) works for me although I tend to feel crap for the first hour or two the following morning. Other times it takes stronger drugs (which is as bummer as my doctor is the type who is very reluctant to perscribe anything). When I can get me hands on some I find I have very wierd dreams.

Ive tried heral remedies and hypnotic tapes. The former were no use at all the latter worked the first couple of times I tried and then didnt work anymore .

My insomnia (when I have it) takes different forms sometimes I cant get to sleep (mind wont "switch off") from the outset. Sometimes I sleep for about 90 minutes and then spend the next 5-6 hours trying to get back to sleep. other times I wake up at four or five (when I dont need to be up until after seven)

dont eat anything within 4 hours of going to bed

How does that work if you get home from work less than 4 hours before bedtime ?
Joined: 1/8/2007
Msg: 77
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Posted: 9/28/2008 1:23:48 PM
I normally get to sleep ok but still struggle to get up in the morning. Have tried Nytol myself but just felt crappy all weekend after taking it. Generally its stress that stops me getting to sleep or something worrying me. I just go on my cross trainer till I'm so knackered I can't walk, 1/4 hours after coming off I normally drop off.

And as above don't have anything to eat or caffinated before going to bed.
Joined: 9/20/2008
Msg: 78
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Posted: 9/28/2008 2:06:56 PM
You can buy Melatonin online. I got mine from a site called agestop.

It's absolutly brilliant for a good nights sleep or just to reset your body clock. It's a natural chemical found in your body.
Joined: 2/17/2007
Msg: 79
Ways to cure insomnia
Posted: 9/28/2008 2:19:29 PM
This is an ongoing problem for me, tried just about everything in the book & more besides.

I haven't found anything that will work, & for the moment my doctor is baffled.
I can go 2 or 3 days & nights without sleeping, & it is not pleasant.
Joined: 8/19/2008
Msg: 80
Ways to cure insomnia
Posted: 9/28/2008 2:27:42 PM
Well 'making lurve' is always a great comfort ..mmm snuggling afterwards...but if not in relationship, a hot water bottle , lavender and horlicks comes a far away 2nd lol
Joined: 3/3/2008
Msg: 81
Ways to cure insomnia
Posted: 9/28/2008 3:16:45 PM
Go out for a few pints.... you'll easily sleep it off when you're home.... Zzzzzz

Joined: 4/28/2007
Msg: 82
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Posted: 9/28/2008 3:33:46 PM
My problem is lying in bed my mind starts to process everything it can think of.

Same here, I find it really hard to get to sleep at night as my mind starts processing everything that's happened during the day :(
If I try and think about nothing, then I just end up thinking about thinking about nothing, then I lose control and it just wanders off and brings up whatever thoughts it wants again.

Going by some of the comments on here, I'm amazed how widespread a problem this appears to be.

If I'm a passenger in a car though I can nod off within half an hour easily though, so maybe I just need someone to rock me to sleep!

Joined: 11/4/2008
Msg: 83
Ways to cure insomnia
Posted: 1/22/2009 5:15:12 AM
Don't know, but if you have it hardcore then don't expect anything from these:
Herbal remedies
Warm milk
Doxylamine Succinate

Temazepam works ok but is a short term solution only.
Exercising late in the day helps a bit.

Whatever you do, if you've got it, get on it early. If a doctor tries to fob you off on herbals or whatever, tell them you want proper sleeping pills and don't take no for an answer. The longer you let it go, the harder it is to fix.
Joined: 6/19/2008
Msg: 84
Ways to cure insomnia
Posted: 1/22/2009 5:47:44 AM
see, i found a revolutionary way for curing insomia i call it,

da-da... pantol.... in your revolutionary pantol set you will recieve 1x packet of paracetamol, 1x packet of iburpofen and 1x frying pan... pantol or pan-to-the-head. may need the assistance of a friend to make it work properly though. also were not liable for any crack skulls, any loss of memory, any brain dammage, death or coma or paralasys caused by the use of our product.

cloroform is also good...

either that, or see a specialist to investigate why your body is loosing the desire to sleep.

Joined: 9/7/2008
Msg: 85
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Posted: 1/22/2009 5:59:32 AM
Run a hot bath, use some lavender oil.
Turn non essential lights off, tv's and pc's also.
Have a hot milky drink, no alcohol.
After your bath, try to read in bed for 10 minutes at least, the act of reading can tire your eyes. I would not read Stephen King though, nothing to get your heart racing.

Listen to some calming music..

 Alf hucker
Joined: 9/23/2008
Msg: 86
Ways to cure insomnia
Posted: 1/22/2009 8:34:42 AM

Where exactly does one get melatonin tablits. Id like to give them a try but Ive had a look in chemists and healthfood shops and dont see them ?

Melatonin has been banned from over-the-counter sale in the UK. I wouldn't advise anybody to buy medication over the internet, you don't know what you are taking, best go to the Dr`s
Joined: 4/3/2008
Msg: 87
Ways to cure insomnia
Posted: 1/22/2009 8:36:50 AM
A smack on the head with a lump hammer works wonders!

So does reading half the drivel on some threads...........sure way to nod off!
 Marmite baby
Joined: 5/19/2007
Msg: 88
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Posted: 1/22/2009 9:41:47 AM
I had chronic insomnia for about a year before being prescribed Zolpedem. I wasn't especially worried about anything, but had had sleep probs since childhood. including sleep walking. Even had a phone conversation asleep!I'd tried everything and was in danger of losing my job, was constantly exhausted, had dental absesses and caught everything going.
The OP doesn't say how bad it is, but if I could go back in time I would have pushed for referral to a sleep clinic, privately if neccessary.
I don't worry about the odd bout of insomnia, I even had them on sleeping pills.
I suppose it depends on how much it affects your life. One of the things I've learnt is that docs don't seem to know what to do about it.
I was on Z for 14 years, with a break when I stopped sleeping again, and now take anti- depressants instead, which I want to give up, partly because of weight gain. The sleep walking continued and even I would cook whilst asleep.Would know the next morning.
I didn't get any side effects the next day; a bit dopey to begin with but coffee did the trick.
I would be very wary with prescribed sleeping pills, they are meant to be for short term use, 4 weeks. My sleep probs are now clouded with medication.
The very real hellish situation of chronic insomnia doesn't seem to be taken seriously and sleep clinics, according to others often don't work.
I think there should be more research.
Joined: 9/25/2008
Msg: 89
Ways to cure insomnia
Posted: 1/22/2009 10:45:19 AM
I just read all my posts on the Gaza every time!

Joined: 9/29/2008
Msg: 90
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Posted: 1/22/2009 1:53:13 PM
PPPyou dont mean that
but how do you stop the cogs turning ,putting brain into sleep mode????
Joined: 4/3/2008
Msg: 91
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Posted: 1/22/2009 2:16:21 PM
^^^^^d'ya wanna bet?

My cogs never stop turning..........sometimes i just get into bed and just think about all the things i've been too busy to think about whilst up.

Then as i get sidetracked,as per usual,i eventually nod off....start having a corker of a dream,NO not a mukki one lol.....only to wake up at 4 a.m for work
Joined: 9/29/2008
Msg: 92
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Posted: 1/22/2009 2:21:12 PM
its been two yrs since i had a dream,before then not a sniff of a mukki one either ,im up til about 4 am its getting a joke eyes are like pee holes in the snow
vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvpmsfl i dont got hair ppp and dont have anyone to stroke me either
i do like having a head on my chest laying in bed especially with the fresh smell of shampoo
vvvvvvvvvvi meant stroking me head ;_)
Joined: 4/3/2008
Msg: 93
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Posted: 1/22/2009 2:24:09 PM

What REALLY helps me nod off is someone stroking my hair away from my eyes....makes me feel soooooo relaxed

Occasionally i pay my daughter to brush my hair and that makes me sleepy too.......trouble is she brushes it until its static and stuck up like a sore thumb!

^^^^^^^^^Calm down muk tub!! haha!!!
Joined: 9/14/2008
Msg: 94
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Posted: 1/22/2009 2:33:03 PM

I just read all my posts on the Gaza every time!

I was going to say just talk to me for half an hour. Has been known to send some into the land of nod, others it keeps up for hours though so not consistent.
 Geordie Colin
Joined: 8/25/2008
Msg: 95
Ways to cure insomnia
Posted: 1/22/2009 2:43:43 PM
Msg 89:

I just read all my posts on the Gaza every time!

Thank you for the nod in that direction m8.
But its too early for me.

I do not worry if i have not had enough sleep.
Its the surest way of making me have less.
Joined: 5/17/2008
Msg: 96
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Posted: 1/22/2009 2:49:38 PM
I just THINK about reading all the posts on the Gaza thread and
Joined: 9/18/2008
Msg: 97
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Posted: 1/22/2009 3:51:46 PM
I try counting sheep but it always reminds me of a lovely welsh lady I once knew.
Joined: 8/18/2008
Msg: 98
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Posted: 4/19/2009 1:51:59 AM
Its a fact that 96% of people who suffer from Insomnia , are either nosey parkers who are afraid of missing something [mostly females who fall into that category]. Or suffer from a guilty conscience [the majority of those being male. Studies don't say whether that is down to men behaving badly and more frequently , or that women tend to be shameless].

So the obvious solution would be to live a less sinful life and / or stop worrying about what your neighbours are doing.

Here's my quick and easy to follow three step programme in getting your nut down.

Step 1.
I would suggest a prolonged session of love making with your partner, prior to lights out [between 2 & 3 minutes is more than sufficient] If your partner is unwilling , hideously ugly or you don't have a partner , then DIY hand relief will have the exact same result . That's a natural remedy for sleeplessness in men , as many a woman will testify .

If that doesn't work then move onto step 2 below and so on and so forth.

Step 2
Go around to " big Daves " [or whoever your local dealer is] and score a £10 bag of super strength skunk weed [Marijuana] . Go home and smoke a joint. Be careful you don't put too much into said spliff . If you do, then its quite likely to result in one or more of the following side-effects : Vomiting , hallucinations and possibly paranoia. If you have any concerns then consult your local GP / Pharmacist / Witch doctor.

If your still not in the land of nod after trying step 1 and step 2 [above] then you will move onto the final step of the programme . Which surprisingly is step 3 .

step 3
Click onto POF UK forums . Then search for a thread on a topic such as, " Women with tattoos or One night stands " These generally are dominated by one or two people who copy and paste what the other says . They are extremely repetitive and can run up to 15 pages or more . It would be probable that you would lose the will to live if you got through the whole thread . This would be unheard of and nigh on impossible IMO. I guarantee you will be in a deep [coma like] sleep within 15 minutes of starting to read said thread.

I hope those tips / hints / suggestions prove successful . Sweet dreams folks .
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Msg: 99
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Posted: 4/19/2009 6:48:07 AM
Saw a BBC Horizon programme about the body clock recently. There was one section about resetting the clock if you suffer from insomnia - which resets the natural melantonin production (see posts 78 onwards).

It suggested making sure you get loads and loads of very bright light early in the day - a light box like they have for SAD sufferers, perhaps, if the sun isn't shining - and putting sunglasses on permanently from noon to night. Seems odd to start working on your insomnia first thing in the morning, but the science seemed to make sense.

Haven't tried it myself, but it might be worth a go for any sufferer.
Joined: 4/7/2009
Msg: 100
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Posted: 4/19/2009 6:55:24 AM
There was a girl I shared a house with at uni who ended up leaving because of insomnia.
Although the rest of us in the house were always somewhat suspicious of the fact that she managed to go out drinking all night and then sleep all day....
I have every sympathy for anyone who is genuinely suffering with insomnia, but as far as we were concerned she just drank too much and couldn't be bothered to go to lectures!
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