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sleeping problem

EmmanuelEEmmanuel Posts: 4
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:55 AM in Sleep Problems
Guys i have a problem... Mostly i can't sleep well at night now a days i am addict of sleeping pills....
Even sometime pills also can't effect me when i am in tension... Guys how can i resolve this problem... i want relax sleep how can it possible


  • HI,
    You don't say what type of sleeping pills you have been using...your dr could try different ones to see which have the best effect. Also, if you're all stressed out, sometimes a xanax for sleep instead of sleeping pills works for me. Sleep is something we all seem to have a lack of, and need to rest for bodies to heal....good luck!!!
  • For traditional way, many people proven effective the way of putting lavender scent over pillow or putting aroma scented candle in the room. For a supplement, be careful on what medicine/supplement you've taking. It might cause of side effects on your body. For a health supplement, i suggest the MX 5-HTP. It helps to aid in stress relief, help balance sleep patterns, lessen the effects of sleep deprivation and serotonin syndrome symptoms. If you browse on other health forum sites, you will see, many users recommend this supplement as it was proven effective and no side effects will occurred during taking of it.
  • I do take a pain pill and/or muscle relaxant about 1/2 hour to an hour before I want to go to bed. Sleep literature talks about getting into a pre-bedtime routine. Turn off the TV, do something relaxing like reading a book or listening to soothing music. Have the lights lowered. If you have something gnawing at you, write it down so you remember to deal with it the next day.

    Also - avoid caffeine, exciting games or TV shows too close to bedtime, working on something stressful, drinking alcohol...that's about all I remember.

    Good luck.
    4 level ACDF C4-C7 5-2-11, laminectomy & discectomy L4-L5 1/26/12, ALIF L4-5, L5-S1 12/10/12.
  • If you can't sleep well then you have to do the meditation because with that you feel fresh and you can sleep well but never take any king of medicine for sleeping because it is not good for the health.
  • Hi friend i think u need to really change ur eating habits . some peoples eat alots in late night then they always been through sleeping issues . And try to Follow some diet that is helpfull for sleep . Best of luck
  • Addiction is tablets for sleep is really very bad for health and sometimes it is also the reason not to get the proper sleep. First of all concern any consultant who will suggest you better treatment for addiction of sleeping pills. Then Exercise is the most important thing to keep you fit and stress free. Try to spend your time in your favorite activities. It will definitely help you to get sleep.
  • Addiction of sleeping pills is always harmful for health. There are number of side effects of sleeping pills like depression, headache and all. I think daily exercise for atleast 1 hour will help you to get the sleep without harm to your health.
  • Instead of sleeping pills you may try some lifestyle changes to help treat URL Removed
    For example:

    Try reading a book, but be warned if you selected a very interesting book you may stay up all night
    Go to a different room or a different place if someone there is snoring loudly or making other noises

    Do not eat before you are supposed to sleep
    Avoid stimulating chemicals like caffeine which are easily found in green tea, coffee, energy drinks, etc

    Exercise during the day to make yourself tired
    But don’t exercise few hours before sleep because you will get very excited

    Don’t take naps during the day (or just take maximum 1 very short one like a siesta)

    Take a warm shower


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  • sleeping pill and sleep aids in vary effective for sleeping but sleeping pills is very dangerous habit for health. so i think you avoid medicine of anything sleeping pills.
  • some natural supplements such as melatonin and the herb valerian root can be very helpful to a natural night's sleep.. try adding alittle music and you may find that you can get some sleep without sleeping pills.first you are going to have to wean yourself off of the sleeping pills in order to get a change in your sleep cycle.. good luck! Jenny
  • Rest can often be a measure of your overall wellness. In many cases, people in great wellness tend to rest well, whereas recurring getting to sleep issues may indicate an actual medical or psychological wellness, be it slight or serious. Sleeping well is essential to your wellness and psychological well-being. Unfortunately, even little sleep loss can take a cost on your feelings, energy, efficiency, and ability to handle pressure. Neglecting insomnia and conditions can lead to illness, injuries, reduced job efficiency, and relationship pressure. If you want to feel your best, remain healthy, and perform up to your potential, sleep is a requirement, not a luxury.
  • If you are addicted to the sleeping pills, please seek help from an appropriate doctor or Addiction facility. Sleeping pill addictions are very dangerous to your body systems, and sometimes withdrawal side effects are more dangerous than the addiction if not withdrawn properly! Please be careful, and please get help.

  • hi,
    i first want to know your age and are you taking pills under the guidance of a specialist because if not sleeping pills can be dangerous and can cause any other side effects, so i suggest you to stay away from them
  • Just before my surgery, I started listening to some audio selections done by a doctor in preparation for my surgery. It seemed kind of "woo woo" in a way, but I figured I had nothing to lose and everything to gain by listening to it.

    So, I went onto Amazon and found one done by a doctor who is actually right here in Marin County, CA (where I reside) -- and it has been very helpful. It was also nice that it was only $9. He has a great, calming voice and 'guides' you to a place to help you achieve what you want - calm and sleep - if that is your goal.

    I downloaded it onto my cell phone and started listening to it before surgery, and immediately when they rolled me into my hospital room - and when I got home. It made a world of difference in helping reduce any anxiety I started feeling and helped me get to sleep.

    This doctor has audio selections for a variety of issues, so if you are interested, feel free to send a PM to me since I cannot post the name in this forum.

    All of the above comments really make a difference, too.
    Hope you can kick the pill habit.

    10/26/2012 ACDF C3/4 C4/5 surgery
    No pain; no pain meds - thank goodness!
    04/01/2013 - 5 months + 1 week - FUSED
    Doing some physical therapy for even better range of motion
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