waking up each night at around 3 a.m.,what to do about it?

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    Well doctor did manage to find a pill that will make me fall asleep fast.
    But sadly it doesn’t last that long.I sleep for 2 months 4-4.5 hours per night,and feel very nervous,tired,depressed over day,can’t do nothing,feel weak,tired,forgetful…
    What is the problem,I always wake up at same time of the night mostly 3:10,3:15 and can not fall asleep again.
    Anyone knows why this happens?And what to do if I wake up at that time,I can’t read a book,can’t watch a TV because I feel tired and exhausted and very nervous.
    So nervous that at around 6 a.m. I feel like needles are running through my hands.
    I’m having a lot of nervous breakdowns because I’m sleep deprived.


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    Well, some would say that 4.5 hours each night is a blessing and you should be happy. Of course, it’s not.
    It’s good to see you at least found a pill to put you to sleep. I hope it lasts.
    As for staying asleep, I’m sad to say that, after three years of fighting the same issue, I am losing hope in a solution. I’ve tried several sleeping pills, and also Valium and rarely Xanax. Out of those, only Xanax managed to prolong my sleep, but I’ve only tried it a handful of times. It scares me, especially since Valium is a constant in my life.
    Hope you find a solution.
    May I ask, what pill/combination of pills was it that finally helped you to at least fall asleep?

    • This reply was modified 6 months, 1 week ago by Edgar. Reason: techicality

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    Is it possible that my brain acts like some kind of alarm,always waking up at that time?
    Well I trie a lot of pills,really a lot,more then 15.
    I’m taking now pregabalin 75 mg before sleep.
    But it works 2 nights then third night I have to take clonazepam already 1 mg to put me to sleep.
    But that is not relaxing sleep,cuz I wake up tired,probably no deep sleep from benzos.


    ✘ Not a client

    Ditch the pills immediately, begin SRT.

    Good luck.


    ✘ Not a client

    From Monday Pregabalin doesn’t work anymore to get my fall asleep.
    Now all hell broke loose.
    I’l talk to my doctor today,but there is nothing that can be done,since I’m taking pills for 4.5 years.
    He well probably suggest back to Clozapin (which is living hell taking it,drowsy,sleepy,dissociated all day,I am literally tied up on bed) or to not take any pills,but we all tried both solutions and the result is very bad.
    Not taking any pills made me not to sleep 72 hours and then I was given Largactil IM.
    So what do you guys suggest me to do?


    ✘ Not a client

    How do I start with SRT,any guide?


    Martin Reed
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    Here’s a basic guide on sleep restriction therapy — you should talk to your medical care providers first to make sure it would be an appropriate strategy for you to try.

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    Doctors still prescribing me meds.
    But this solution won’t work futher more,as I’ve been told that this med losses effectiveness as hypnotic very soon,then I’m back at the start.
    None of the doctors told me why I have insomnia,I mean if it’s because shiftwork probably now that after 5 months I would sleep normally but I don’t cuz I still have to take meds.


    ✘ Not a client

    since Sunday I slept all in total 8 hours.
    I feel very very ill,exhausted,my brain is slow.
    God,is there an end to this misery!
    Last 2 nights 0 sleep even with seroquel.
    What can I do anymore?
    I went to like 100 doctors,tried everything,I mean I don’t even know if there is a single thing I didn’t try.

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