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Sleeping medicine

i hv some sleeping problems since 3 mths ago, i went to the doctor for the medicine, i feel so annoying to go there every 10 days
is that all sleeping medicine need the prescription from doctor?
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Re: Sleeping medicine

And your doctor gives you sleeping aids every ten days? That isn't really good practice. If I was you, I would do everything possible to get off the stuff again as it is addictive and lowers your quality of sleep.
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Old 09.09.2008, 19:11
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Re: Sleeping medicine

Have you tried Lavender oil on your pillow? That can aid sleep.

Also, normally sleep problems are usually caused by underlying stress - Do you have anything bothering you?
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Re: Sleeping medicine

ya, he gave me 10 tablets every time....
i tried many other methods already
but seems taking the medicine is the best way
thats annoying
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Old 09.09.2008, 19:26
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Re: Sleeping medicine

Try the following:
- Don't do anything apart form sleep in your bed. Well, ok, there is ONE other thing you can do. Reading's not it.
- Always go to sleep and get up at the same time
- Make sure your room is dark and cool
- Regular exercise is good for all of us, so you should be doing that anyway
- Don't eat heavy meals within three hours of going to bed
- Develop a bedtime routine; wind down properly
- Maybe change the position of your bed
- Some people find having their feet slightly higher than their head helps them sleep better
- If you still can't sleep, try paying attention to when you feel tired and when you are getting up, maybe you haven't got the right schedule for your body clock
- A lot of people I know need less sleep in the summer, as long as you feel rested, there's no problem with that
- Try yoga or any other relaxing exercise
- Keep a notebook by your bed, if you keep having the same recurring thoughts that stop you sleeping, write them down
- There are quite a few herbal remedies to be had and as far as I can judge, they work

Sleeping medication is ALWAYS just a short-term solution and the more often you take it, the worse your sleeping will get.
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Re: Sleeping medicine

all above good advice.
had same problem myself in past, you really have to try and switch off in evening.
natural remedies worked for me, like natrasleep, not seen them here yet tho, doesn't mean they don't exist. they are herbal and am sure non addictive.
if you get into good habits in evening, sleep will come. follow all advice above. am stressed myself, know what i am talking about! boring books are good....
take care, and let us know how you get on.
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Re: Sleeping medicine

thx for all the advise
but the worse thing for me is....
i hv a very noisy flatmate
she normally back home at 1am from work
and she walks like a monster.....
talked to her already,nth change
cz she dun think there is a problem,she thinks im picky......
my room is at the opposite side of the bathroom,she takes shower at 3 or 4 am in the morning......i can hear everything.....
and she always wearing heels and walking around......
luckily she will move out in Oct,but still one more mth to go
i need some sleeps!!!!!!
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Re: Sleeping medicine

Earplugs. These ones are particularly good, I'm a light sleeper too and have four young blokes as flatmates, so they definitely work.

NOT worth taking medicine over, I can't believe your doctor just gave the stuff to you.
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thx for all the advise
but the worse thing for me is....
i hv a very noisy flatmate
s......i can hear everything.....
Perhaps this is a stupid question, but have you tried earplugs?

I'm also super sensitive to light/noise/unfamiliar environments, and have a hard time sleeping anyway, which is a bad combination.

During my summer holiday this year we stayed in a place that was great except for the fact that it was near a church that rang twice every hour all night long. Our third night there I finally resorted to earplugs, and only then could I get the sleep I needed. They are really great if sound is the predominant thing that is keeping you awake.

The downsides are that:

a) unless you push them in all the way they'll come out partway through the night
b) some of them hurt a little after they're been in for a few hours (so choose wisely!)
c) it's a bit harder to wake up to an alarm in the morning.

Anywho.

It's just a suggestion, in case you haven't tried them already.

Heather

EDIT: Oops. Kittster beat me to it.

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i hv some sleeping problems since 3 mths ago, i went to the doctor for the medicine, i feel so annoying to go there every 10 days
is that all sleeping medicine need the prescription from doctor?
You can try the Schlafklinik (sleeping clinic)

I had once sleeping problems, I was told to move the bed, at that time I thought what a stupid idea, nevertheless I rotated and moved the bed a couple of meters around the room, surprise surprise ... I was able to sleep. It seems to be related to possible underground water springs.

Also try removing any electronic devices you may have near your bed (clock, mobil phone, etc).Here you can find a couple of articles related to electrosmog.

Just in case, I read a couple of articles related to the impact of Radon on health (not only lung cancer, but headaches, sleeping problems, etc), check the following too, hopefully you are in a low risk area.

Your sleeping problems can also be related to weather preassure (barometric migraines, which is my case)

A couple of yours ago I spent almost two months sleeping around 3 hours per day, so I hear your pain, hope you get better!

EDIT: Stay away from drugs mate, how others have said, its a short term solution and I know couple of people who now think that without drugs they are not able to sleep at all. Best way to get proper sleep is to workout a lot!
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Re: Sleeping medicine

oops.....y i hvnt think about earplugs???
stupid.....
thx a lot, i think i will try it out and hopefully she will move out soon,lol
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Re: Sleeping medicine

Magnesium helps some people.
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Re: Sleeping medicine

Lemonjoyce, please consider using normal words in your posts. I find it really hard to read textspeak (probably due to my advanced years). As well as the earplugs, some hot choc made with milk and a lettuce sandwich may help. Seemingly, lettuce is a soporific.
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i hv some sleeping problems since 3 mths ago, i went to the doctor for the medicine, i feel so annoying to go there every 10 days
is that all sleeping medicine need the prescription from doctor?
No you can buy Benocten from the chemist 20 tablets for 14.90frcs i take 1 an hour before going to bed, but not everynight only when i need to.
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No you can buy Benocten from the chemist 20 tablets for 14.90frcs i take 1 an hour before going to bed, but not everynight only when i need to.
Isn't that Diphenhydramine ... basically an allergy medication taken for its side effect of drowsyness? That stuff ain't working for me, and it's the only OTC sleep medication in Swissieland. Hmm.
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Re: Sleeping medicine

You might want to check out this thread as well.
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Isn't that Diphenhydramine ... basically an allergy medication taken for its side effect of drowsyness? That stuff ain't working for me, and it's the only OTC sleep medication in Swissieland. Hmm.

No it says Schlafmittel on the packet, and it works for me
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Lemonjoyce, please consider using normal words in your posts. I find it really hard to read textspeak (probably due to my advanced years). As well as the earplugs, some hot choc made with milk and a lettuce sandwich may help. Seemingly, lettuce is a soporific.

I agree totally. Common sense and good manners. Why should others have to work to figure out your code. You are not sending an SMS after all.

By the way, I agree with the earplugs idea. Get off the medicine. Most of the sleeping aids are highly addictive and can further aggravate the situation. Do a bit of meditation or something similar before going to bed. You might be able to slow the mind down a bit.
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No it says Schlafmittel on the packet, and it works for me
Yes, it's a Sleeping Aid. But ... Benocten = diphenhydramine (50 mg / tablet). It's essentially one of the oldest antihistamines on the market, and the sedative properties allow its use as a sleep-aid.
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