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Welcome to the late show. It gets lonely sometimes, doesn't it? However, in recent years, I've finally figured out that I do my best work when the rest of the world is resting. That's just how the good Lord made me, so I've quit fightingt it and now use those hours to advantage.

I, too, have been a night owl as long as I can remember. (My family tells me since birth) Even though I changed my habits and stay up late and work, I still need help falling asleep when my work is finished.

Ativan, for anti-anxiety, can sometimes help turn off your brain long enough for one to go to sleep.

I've used Ativan off and on for several years, usually taking only half a tablet. Then, once I was asleep, I would usually stay asleep about 5 hours. Then, that would be it for me!! A new day! My chief complaint about Ativan was building up a tolerance so that it lost its effectiveness. I had to taper off until I completely stopped; then, several months later, try it again. It was a vicious cycle.

I've tried Ambien, a 'hypnotic', and it works VERY WELL, but I feel drugged and trancelike before going to bed and sometimes the next morning. This happens with just half a pill. I only want to get a few hours of sleep; I didn't bargain for feeling 'weird'.

Another problem with the Ambien was my insurance company would only approve 14 per month because it is a 'controlled substance'. I needed to sleep EVERY night, so I was forced to take only half a tab.

I was recently introduced to Lunesta (I believe it is also a hypnotic) and so far, so good. It, too, gives me about a five hour stretch of good sleep and then, bingo, I'm up. So far, I haven't had that weird, trancelike feeling just before going to bed but I do feel a bit groggy most mornings. My insurance company allows me to have one of these every night, if I need.

I think one important factor to remember is to give yourself plenty of time between when you take these meds and when you need to be really alert and active again. For instance, don't take it at midnight if you have to get up and [I]DRIVE[/I] to work at 6 a.m.

I've also changed my exercise schedule to late evenings instead of late mornings. This seems to have helped a little.

After I've given the Lunesta a fairer trial, I'll report back. :wave:
Anyone else having problems today posting? I typed a long reply and hit post and got a server error. I tried again and all my text was gone....

In short, I too get the weird effects from Ambien. I dont mind them tho. It does help/make me sleep.

I live in Redding, Ca which is a little over a hour south of the Oregon border. Today it was 112*. Supposed to cool off this weekend.



[QUOTE=TNWalz]Welcome to the late show. It gets lonely sometimes, doesn't it? However, in recent years, I've finally figured out that I do my best work when the rest of the world is resting. That's just how the good Lord made me, so I've quit fightingt it and now use those hours to advantage.

I, too, have been a night owl as long as I can remember. (My family tells me since birth) Even though I changed my habits and stay up late and work, I still need help falling asleep when my work is finished.

Ativan, for anti-anxiety, can sometimes help turn off your brain long enough for one to go to sleep.

I've used Ativan off and on for several years, usually taking only half a tablet. Then, once I was asleep, I would usually stay asleep about 5 hours. Then, that would be it for me!! A new day! My chief complaint about Ativan was building up a tolerance so that it lost its effectiveness. I had to taper off until I completely stopped; then, several months later, try it again. It was a vicious cycle.

I've tried Ambien, a 'hypnotic', and it works VERY WELL, but I feel drugged and trancelike before going to bed and sometimes the next morning. This happens with just half a pill. I only want to get a few hours of sleep; I didn't bargain for feeling 'weird'.

Another problem with the Ambien was my insurance company would only approve 14 per month because it is a 'controlled substance'. I needed to sleep EVERY night, so I was forced to take only half a tab.

I was recently introduced to Lunesta (I believe it is also a hypnotic) and so far, so good. It, too, gives me about a five hour stretch of good sleep and then, bingo, I'm up. So far, I haven't had that weird, trancelike feeling just before going to bed but I do feel a bit groggy most mornings. My insurance company allows me to have one of these every night, if I need.

I think one important factor to remember is to give yourself plenty of time between when you take these meds and when you need to be really alert and active again. For instance, don't take it at midnight if you have to get up and [I]DRIVE[/I] to work at 6 a.m.

I've also changed my exercise schedule to late evenings instead of late mornings. This seems to have helped a little.

After I've given the Lunesta a fairer trial, I'll report back. :wave:[/QUOTE]





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