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  •  I would suggest chamomile tea, but you're ... (2+ / 0-)
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    ... probably already familiar with that.

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    by davehouck on Mon Jul 22, 2013 at 04:47:10 PM PDT

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    •  valerian, melatonin, some homeopathic thing (2+ / 0-)
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      and ambien. And I still wake up. Sigh.

      •  Ugh; insomnia is SO HATEFUL! So sorry to hear (2+ / 0-)
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        you are struggling with it.  I tried a all-natural one that for some reason works better for me than some of the others (at least so far) - it is called "Mid Nite" and is mostly melatonin and a proprietary blend of herbs and sandman dust.  It seems like I do not sleep well after I wake in the middle of the night, but I feel pretty good the next day, instead of drag-ass.

        There is some good new research on sleep and some exciting new prospects for more natural sleep control, but only the FSM knows when the products will come out.

        Hope you can find respite soon!

        ...Son, those Elephants always look out for themselves. If you happen to get a crumb or two from their policies, it's a complete coincidence. -Malharden's Dad

        by slowbutsure on Mon Jul 22, 2013 at 05:19:29 PM PDT

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      •  Waking up (3+ / 0-)

        I do, probably 5 nights out of seven. And shortly after waking my body temp rises and I am damp with sweat. I have learned to get kind of zen about it. Get in a comfortable position, adjust covers so only the sheet covers me and I can cool off a bit, shift positions and pillow every 15-20 minutes. Think about not too stressful things. Is there a poem or essay I can compose in my mind? Analyze a philosophic question about why people say/do xxxx? After about an hour I drift off again. It's a pain, but I still manage to grab another hour or two or three of sleep, instead of losing it all.

        “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

        by Catte Nappe on Mon Jul 22, 2013 at 05:53:46 PM PDT

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        •  I have a CD of ocean waves (2+ / 0-)
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          that I play on repeat over night to drown out parking lot noise. I either tune in to it, or count. Something totally mindless. Unfortunately, it tends to be in the 4 o'clock hour, when I don't have time to get really back to sleep.

          •  Oh, yeah, the time when it happens... (2+ / 0-)
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            Standard for me is about 3:30 AM. That means if I can fall asleep in about an hour I can then get 2 more hours of solid snooze before the 6:40 alarm. If it happens earlier, so much the better. If it happens around 5 AM, then I'm doomed.

            What I have always wondered is what the heck happens at 3:30 to wake me up? I used to think it was the guy delivering the newspaper, but I now know that happens between 5:30 and 6.

            “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

            by Catte Nappe on Mon Jul 22, 2013 at 06:16:19 PM PDT

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          •  If you haven't already tried it, if there's ... (2+ / 0-)
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            ... someone in your area who specializes in Traditional Chinese Medicine (often an acupuncturist) and prepares TCM herbal teas, you might consider setting up a consult and trying a course of whatever he or she prepares for you.

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            by davehouck on Mon Jul 22, 2013 at 06:17:23 PM PDT

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        •  I try to go to favorite places, either in books (2+ / 0-)
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          or real life.  Composing an essay or a poem would probably send me into the nearest black hole, possibly into an alternate mutliverse, or just make my head explode.

          Glad that someone out there writes, and thinks about writing, because I love reading!

          ...Son, those Elephants always look out for themselves. If you happen to get a crumb or two from their policies, it's a complete coincidence. -Malharden's Dad

          by slowbutsure on Mon Jul 22, 2013 at 06:15:09 PM PDT

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