I don't have anything interesting. It just takes me forever to fall asleep, whether I've had any caffeine or sugar that day or not. Too much going on in my head, too many things I want to do.
Since I was a child it's taken me several hours to fall asleep without medication. In middle school or so I started taking Melatonin each night, which dropped the time it takes me to fall asleep to about one to two hours. I have been taking Melatonin for over 10 years. Then a few years ago I added Marijuana, which brought me to between half an hour and one hour fairly consistently. I am a little jealous of people who can hit the pillow and start snoring within 15 minutes.
Unless I am utterly exhausted, I usually can't fall asleep any faster than this. Thankfully the nights are few where I can't sleep at all. Most of the nights I am unable to sleep are those where I have specific anxieties or excitement about the following day. The day before a convention is a good example of a time when insomnia might kick in and prevent me from falling asleep.
Have you tried listening to music while you try to fall asleep? I find having something calming, yet complex gives me something to focus on so I'm not left alone with my thoughts and the ringing in my ears.
It wouldn't help you alone, but maybe with your medicine it could help you go to sleep even faster.
i don't think i qualify as having a sleeping disorder but i take trazodone every night. i'm not sure what would happen if i tapered off at this point. it helps a lot. every time i go to this walk-in clinic to refill my prescription, though, the doctor tries to tell me that i might be reliant on it and that it's not the healthiest option as if i don't already know that
it's just… why would i have been prescribed it by my family doctor if i didn't need it? just gimme my pills and think twice about telling someone they should go off their medication. seems unwise
Once every a couple of years I get a really bad insomnia. It goes on for a week or two and then I start sleeping well again. It greatly hinders my work and my studies.
it's interesting to hear that mirtazapine gave you nightmares. i always hear of trazodone doing that and i was sort of hoping that it might give me some interesting dreams when i went on it, but i'm not sure it changed anything.
Recently I've been sleeping at 4 am. The past 2 days I've been trying to change that, but I was kept awake by either earthquake tremors or alcohol withdrawal tremors and a storm. I wish I could just fall into deep sleep easily at an early time. I feel like I might not drink so much if I could.
What if coffee makes me even more sleepy? What then?
It very well can, since caffeine, like a lot of stimulants, block the actions of adenosine and when that wears out a bit it completely tires you.
That's commonly associated with ADD. Caffeine makes me tired right away too if I have more than just a tiny bit.
I don't believe it…