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By sleeplessinID - / Sunday 15 August 2010 07:23 / United States
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It does suck, but your dad is right. I'm an insomniac and my doctor prescribed me Lunesta... it's great... I can sleep and whatnot; however, if I don't take it, I CAN'T sleep. Sleeping pill dependance is a real problem. Try exercising to wear yourself our or some other non-sleeping pill options or talk to your doctor... not really a true FML but I know the feeling very well. :/

Ok, those things may help normal people with sleepless nights, but, as an insomniac, I can tell you that those things don't help. We have a real problem that can't simply be reversed by changing our nightly routine.

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I'd advise smoking weed which will help you go to sleep rather than cocaine which only hurts your problem.

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ohh me and my dad are the same way he takes pills but won't let me because apparently there really easy to get addicted to :( sorrrry cause I know what you mean I'm an athlete and go to school with very little rest

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why don't you see a doctor and find out what they think. there are some non addicting sleeping pills out there. also there's stuff like melatonin which is a vitamin but it helps to sleep. I know, because my doctor put me on it and it works. your dad is not a dr so go see a real one.

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just drop the caffeine and carbs/sugar and you'll be fine..... That is, after an excruciating withdrawal worse than heroine, lol.

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you obviously have a computer so why don't you spend the time you're using staring at the ceiling to do something productive or learn something new?

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37, don't suggest melatonin for people who wouldn't know what they're doing with the stuff. Not only does a good dose put you out within an hour, your body has trouble actually getting to sleep, which causes problems such as lucid dreams and hypnagogia, which causes its own problems. I tried it once and got scares shitless when I had a nightmare right after falling asleep, which happened to entail not breathing enough in reality, and being unable to wake up. Sure, it could happen on its own,

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Yes, please listen to 62. OTC stuff can have complications too. Anything other than Benadryl or Dramamine, including Nyquil or anything labelled PM or Nite, "traps" me in those lucid nightmares or gives me a restless legs-type reaction in my legs and arms. Both are worse than not sleeping at all, IMO. OP: Maybe look into meditation or self-hypnosis tecniques. You can usually find free classes through the library, New Age bookstores, or by calling a few alternative medicine practitioners like ac

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it's pretty easy to go to the doctors and get it prescribed...or just steal his pills and blain it on the (invisible) dog >:D

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ouch, I have insomnia too. It sucks! try taking melatonin, usually found in the vitamin sections in the pharmacy,, 3-5 mg of that stuff knocks you out.

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I'm envious of all you people who can actually fall asleep just using melatonin. Whenever I've taken it's just left me stuck in that weird state where you are awake enough to be aware of stuff going on around you but not really awake enough to be able to really react to any of it. I don't know if that really makes sense but anyone who has been in that state will totally get what I mean and understand how unpleasant it feels. To the OP I'm going to have to agree with everyone else who has

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lol i bet your dads addicted to those shits and hes being greedy haha you should smoke a couple bowls that will put you to sleep real quik

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lol i bet your dads addicted to those shits and hes being greedy haha you should smoke a couple bowls that will put you to sleep real quik

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That seems like a good enough term for it TheIrishJaneDoe, in any case it seems to describe it well enough. #116 It's not really dreamlike in my opinion, it's more like paralysis to me. I hate being able to hear or see the stuff that's going on around me and yet my body refuses to do what I want it to do.

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I suffer from sleep paralysis now and again, and while it is pretty terrible, I've never seen a correlation between experiencing it, and taking melatonin the night before. While I only use it occasionally, I've known several other people who take melatonin regularly and have never experienced such things. (Which makes it very difficult to explain to them, I don't know how many times I've had to repeat that it is *not* a lucid dream!) This suggests to me that some people are just more prone to hy

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You're not "stuck". You could always read. Or watch movies, shows, documentaries. Or play games. Or ANYTHING... :/

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yeah I have that problem too, ambien ftw, I don't a prescription for it but when I get a hold of it it works amazing. fyl op.

It does suck, but your dad is right. I'm an insomniac and my doctor prescribed me Lunesta... it's great... I can sleep and whatnot; however, if I don't take it, I CAN'T sleep. Sleeping pill dependance is a real problem. Try exercising to wear yourself our or some other non-sleeping pill options or talk to your doctor... not really a true FML but I know the feeling very well. :/

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Well its the first believeable one in a while. I have the same problem, no pills for me :/ I'm on some light therapy shit, so basically I stare into light for 30 minutes; its bright as hell. It actaully is helping some so I would find a specialist to see if there are other options, a normal doctor might not know anything. I go to a sleep clinic and my doctor has the same issues as me. It might help you out a lot :)

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5: I see your point, but what you're describing sounds like a physical dependance, not addiction. Those are two very different things. Dependance is a common result for many prescriptions when they're used properly. Addiction entails abusing your medication for whatever reason. Unfortunately, convincing someone who's uninformed about the differences can be nearly impossible, if you're the one with the "addiction" in their eyes. Then there's pseudo-addiction, which is a-whole-nother animal, and o

Turn off the computer. Turn off the TV. Don't turn either back on. Get some exercise. Eat something healthy. You'll sleep fine.

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Ok, those things may help normal people with sleepless nights, but, as an insomniac, I can tell you that those things don't help. We have a real problem that can't simply be reversed by changing our nightly routine.

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^Agreed. "Insomnia" is one of those terms like "depression". They have a loose vernacular meaning nowadays, which causes people who truly suffer from the medically-defined conditions to be easily invalidated and discredited by the uninformed. I've thankfully never been a true insomniac, but I've had my bouts of pain- and stressed-induced sleeplessness. Those suck and are hard to treat, and as I understand it, they're both cakewalks compared to true insomnia. Insomnia and migraines top my list

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even if she steals his pills what happens when he notices? or when he runs out? she will never sleep. I'm not an insomniac. I had a boyfriend that was and he made me stay up with him.... we would play video games all night I wanted to kill myself, and It didn't even help him it, it just made me more sleepy, and he would get hyped up, so then we would just have sex, that made him sleepy(; but you should definitely do some exercise(: -Tiffany(:

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