How are any of you getting to sleep? I will fall asleep, but it's only for 45 minutes and then it's off and on for four hours and then I'm just up. I've tried ambien, lorazepam, temazapam, flurazapam, valium, zanaflex, flexeril, sleepy time tea,melatonin, valerian root, and some antihistamines.
@Angelaflies, i ordered from Amazon
Im tellin'ya, this rooibos red tea helped me sleep all night last night. This will be part of my nightime routine. Im still gonna take a muscle relaxer and Trazadone too.
I take 60mg cymbalta in the morning.. bedtime I take flexral and a sleep aid from the dollar store. It puts me right to sleep, I'll sleep about 6 hours. Im up way before its time for work
Has anyone told you that you snore, snort, or stop breathing when you sleep? If so, you should be screened for sleep disorder like apnea or chronic obstructive breathing? Once my chronic obstructive breathing was diagnosed, and I went through a sleep study, I was able to sleep and mostly stay asleep, and my pain level decreased tremendously. I found that I hit REM sleep only once for 3 minutes in an 8 hour time period. The REM sleep is the deep sleep we need for muscle repair.
I also have used essential oils like lavender to help me sleep and relax. I use low dose of Amitriptyline or other antidepressant with high sed rate to calm my brain at night.