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Sleeping pill every night

Post by alfa » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:42 am

Friends,

I suffer from chronic insomnia. I've been taking a sleeping pill (alphrozam+melatonin) every night, never felt better. Just 0.5mg dosage.

Do I continue taking it every night?

Do people have any experience with it?

I need your feedback, insights, etc.

Thanks.

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Re: Sleeping pill every night

Post by Sam Vara » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:53 am

alfa wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:42 am
Friends,

I suffer from chronic insomnia. I've been taking a sleeping pill (alphrozam+melatonin) every night, never felt better. Just 0.5mg dosage.

Do I continue taking it every night?

Do people have any experience with it?

I need your feedback, insights, etc.

Thanks.
I think you should talk to your doctor or pharmacist about continuing to take it. Asking random strangers on the internet is not a good way to make medical decisions. Even if they have experience and insight, they may give the wrong advice for your particular circumstances.

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Re: Sleeping pill every night

Post by No_Mind » Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:15 pm

It is habit forming .. If your doctor asks you to quit after 2 weeks then quit. It is not a good habit.

Alprazolam is not medication for insomnia.

Try and understand why you cannot sleep. Good sleep hygiene would cure most insomnia. But some people are true insomniacs like me.

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Re: Sleeping pill every night

Post by santa100 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:46 pm

Try the drug-free approach like cardio workout, 1-hr fast walking or 45-min jogging would help you sleep much better without any pill.

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Re: Sleeping pill every night

Post by Virgo » Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:11 pm

alfa wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:42 am
Friends,

I suffer from chronic insomnia. I've been taking a sleeping pill (alphrozam+melatonin) every night, never felt better. Just 0.5mg dosage.

Do I continue taking it every night?

Do people have any experience with it?

I need your feedback, insights, etc.

Thanks.
You might try seeing an Ayurvedic doctor and receiving a treatment for vatta.

Kevin

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Re: Sleeping pill every night

Post by alfa » Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:11 pm

santa100 wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:46 pm
Try the drug-free approach like cardio workout, 1-hr fast walking or 45-min jogging would help you sleep much better without any pill.
I do all that. The body becomes tired but the mind doesn't allow it to sleep. But the pill works in relaxing the mind, calming the nerves. So it becomes easier to sleep.

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Re: Sleeping pill every night

Post by alfa » Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:12 pm

Virgo wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:11 pm
alfa wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:42 am
Friends,

I suffer from chronic insomnia. I've been taking a sleeping pill (alphrozam+melatonin) every night, never felt better. Just 0.5mg dosage.

Do I continue taking it every night?

Do people have any experience with it?

I need your feedback, insights, etc.

Thanks.
You might try seeing an Ayurvedic doctor and receiving a treatment for vatta.

Kevin
Is this a serious suggestion, or are you joking about my insomnia????


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Re: Sleeping pill every night

Post by dharmacorps » Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:27 pm

I would also say you need to talk to a physician about this and take all factors into account. Asking for advice on medications or treatment of health conditions on a internet forum is not a great idea. You will get a lot of off the wall advice and outright bad advice, sprinkled in with some good advice, and it will be difficult for you to know which is which. :anjali:

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Re: Sleeping pill every night

Post by SarathW » Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:46 pm

Who said that we have to sleep?
Last night I had only four-hours sleep!
I thought it was a good excuse to meditate.
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: Sleeping pill every night

Post by Sam Vara » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:08 pm

SarathW wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:46 pm
Who said that we have to sleep?
Last night I had only four-hours sleep!
I thought it was a good excuse to meditate.
'We will be devoted to wakefulness. During the day, sitting & pacing back & forth, we will cleanse the mind of any qualities that would hold it in check. During the first watch of the night, sitting & pacing back & forth, we will cleanse the mind of any qualities that would hold it in check. During the second watch of the night, reclining on his right side, we will take up the lion's posture, one foot placed on top of the other, mindful, alert, with the mind set on getting up [either as soon as we awaken or at a particular time]. During the last watch of the night, sitting and not pacing back & forth, we will mindfully engage the internet with the thought: "may I be the first to reach 10,000 posts on Dhamma Wheel!". That's how you should train yourselves."


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Re: Sleeping pill every night

Post by SarathW » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:42 pm

"may I be the first to reach 10,000 posts on Dhamma Wheel!".
I think Retro and David have broken the record.
Now my objective is to beat David.
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Re: Sleeping pill every night

Post by Aloka » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:16 pm

alfa wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:42 am

I suffer from chronic insomnia. I've been taking a sleeping pill (alphrozam+melatonin) every night, never felt better. Just 0.5mg dosage.

Do I continue taking it every night?

I always have a mug of green tea before bedtime and it helps me to get a good night's sleep. Maybe you could try it instead of taking sleeping pills?

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Re: Sleeping pill every night

Post by retrofuturist » Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:55 pm

Greetings,

Anything that can potentially be habit-forming should be used sparingly and with discipline.

There are herbal supplements which can assist sleep - especially those containing ingredients like valerian and passionflower. These may be preferable alternatives.

Consider also 5 Bedroom Plants To Help You Sleep Better

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Paul. :)
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Re: Sleeping pill every night

Post by ihrjordan » Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:43 am

Virgo wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:11 pm
alfa wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:42 am
Friends,

I suffer from chronic insomnia. I've been taking a sleeping pill (alphrozam+melatonin) every night, never felt better. Just 0.5mg dosage.

Do I continue taking it every night?

Do people have any experience with it?

I need your feedback, insights, etc.

Thanks.
You might try seeing an Ayurvedic doctor and receiving a treatment for vatta.

Kevin
:goodpost: Or he could just wait until spring arrives sometime between march 15th-22nd in which time his "insomnia" is liable to subside on it's own upon the aggravation of kapha dosha which has been accumulating during late winter.

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Re: Sleeping pill every night

Post by Kamran » Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:00 pm

Sleeping pills actually cause insomnia, and over time they will damage your liver.
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Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi

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Re: Sleeping pill every night

Post by alfa » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:23 pm

An update on this experiment.

For the first week or so, it was working well. I slept well. If I went to sleep at 11, I'd wake up at 6 or 7.

But after ten days or so, even though the pill helped me fall asleep I kept waking up at 3 am instead of the usual 6 or 7 am.

Is it just one of those things, or a specific side effect of the pill?

God only knows.

Decided that if it happens again, I will work out at 3 am instead of tossing and turning in bed.

Let's see how far this experiment goes.

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Re: Sleeping pill every night

Post by James Tan » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:40 am

Kamran wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:00 pm
Sleeping pills actually cause insomnia, and over time they will damage your liver.
This is correct . Some get addicted .
If you approach western doctors probably they will refer you to psychiatric department . You end up taking medicine as you mentioned .
If you take ayurvedic treatment imo harmless .
If you try TCM ie traditional Chinese medicine ,
that's likely be safe as ayurvedic .
:reading:

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Re: Sleeping pill every night

Post by bodom » Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:25 pm

Kamran wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:00 pm
Sleeping pills actually cause insomnia, and over time they will damage your liver.
I have taken a prescribed sleeping pill for years now and just had an annual check up and my liver enzymes are fine. I sleep great.

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