Years of insomnia and getting worse

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    It often takes me more than an hour to fall asleep, that is if I can fall asleep at all. I take ambient sometimes but it doesn’t always work and I don’t want to become too dependent on it. It usually helps me to fall asleep but I wake up within 2-3 hours. I spend most of the night tossing and turning, totally conscious or then falling into a light sleep where I’m dreaming, dreaming, dreaming. How can I fall into a deep sleep?


    Martin Reed
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    Welcome to the forum Lolil. The fact that you think the Ambien works sometimes and doesn’t work other times suggests to me that it simply isn’t working!

    When you are able to sleep, you attribute that success to the Ambien (rather than your own ability to sleep) and when you don’t, you feel that it’s because the Ambien “didn’t work”. If the Ambien worked, it would help you sleep every night.

    The fact of the matter is, sleeping pills do not generate sleep. They can help us relax and this can then make it easier to fall asleep — but it is always our own bodies that generate sleep. Nothing can generate sleep other than our own sleep drive.

    So, let’s see if we can figure out how to get your sleep back on track. Can you tell us when you normally go to bed at night, when you get out of bed to start your day in the morning, and how many hours of sleep you get on an average night?

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