Insomnia

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    angela_paul2
    ✘ Not a client

    Hi,

    I am new to the group and looking for advice.  I stopped taking Amitryptyline just over a month ago and have had insomnia since. I have been recommended to take various herbal pills from friends but would like some help from people within the group please? The dr has given me some sleeping tablets but I cant take them every night and dont have many of them.

    thankyou

    #26708

    Martin Reed
    ★ Admin

    Welcome to the forum and I am sorry to hear about your struggles with sleep. Herbal pills are unlikely to be the solution you are looking for — and sleeping pills will likely only provide short-term relief.

    Can you tell us a bit more about your sleep? What is a typical night like? When do you go to bed, when do you get out of bed, and roughly how many hours of sleep do you get?

    #26709

    angela_paul2
    ✘ Not a client

    Hi Martin,

    Thankyou for your reply. I go to bed at 10pm and read a book for half hour as I am up at 6.30am for work the following day.  I am still awake at 2am sometimes 3am then I drift into a small sleep and wake again an hour or so later. It does vary and I get approx 3 hrs sleep per night. I also have anxiety.  I am hoping this is short term as the sleeping issue only began since stopping the meds I mentioned.  My mind is constantly on the go and I cant settle it down.  Hope you can give me some advice.

    Kind regards

    angela

    #26754

    Martin Reed
    ★ Admin

    Thanks for taking the time to reply, Angela.

    So it sounds like you typically switch out the lights at around 10:30 pm to fall asleep. Do you normally feel drowsy and ready for sleep at around that time?

    If you are switching out the lights at 10:30 pm and you typically get out of bed at 6:30 am, you are allotting eight hours for sleep — yet you report that you are typically getting much less than eight hours of sleep. It’s quite likely, therefore, that you would benefit from reducing the amount of time you allot for sleep.

    I hope this helps!

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