Sleep aids leaving me drowsy in the morning.

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    I’ve had trouble sleeping for years, but lately its become a lot worse. I fall asleep around 3 am and have to be up by 6 am. I’ve tried different sleep aids, Melatonin, Unisom, Zolpidem and they help me fall asleep faster, but I always feel just as tired when I wake up.

    Does anyone recommend anything that actually helps you feel refreshed in the morning?


    ✘ Not a client

    The two that worked for me without daytime grogginess were Mirtazapine and Seroquel, taken in sub-clinical doses. These are not benzodiazepines or Z drugs. I felt great when I took them, but they both stopped working after a few months.

    Some people are fortunate enough (my sister is one of them) that these antidepressants work indefinitely for sleep issues. However, if you’re like me, once they stop working you’re back to square one.


    Martin Reed
    ★ Admin

    The best thing to help you feel refreshed in the morning is probably better quality sleep. Instead of the ongoing experimentation with medication, have you looked into the most effective long-term treatment for chronic insomnia, cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I)?

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