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I really could use some help..
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Aller Simple Nov 20, 2009.

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Aller Simple replied to Michelle Pearson's discussion I really could use some help..
"For some people, insomnia would be better, don't you think? ---------------------------- 'Dream killer' cleared of murder A husband who killed his wife while he said he had a dream about an intruder has been cleared of her…"
Nov 20, 2009
Aller Simple replied to Michelle Pearson's discussion I really could use some help..
"Hello, I recognize myself in just about every story on this board. One thing that I am now looking more closely and that you have done is finding a proper shrink--more about this later. So, am brand new on this site--found it as I was about to be…"
Nov 19, 2009
Marcia Elizabet replied to Michelle Pearson's discussion I really could use some help..
"loved the comment about "trying not to fly into a homicidal rage" when the doctors look at you like you have to be lying! Do they really thing we want to feel like a character out of "the Night of living Dead"? Practically…"
Nov 12, 2009
Marcia Elizabet replied to Michelle Pearson's discussion I really could use some help..
"Hi Michelle, I'm a newbie, who understands your desperation. (I'm one of those people who needs spell check, so pardon any typos!)... Anyway, I'm with a new sleep doctor, who I was hoping could really help me. He had me do a…"
Nov 12, 2009
wendy olmeda replied to Michelle Pearson's discussion I really could use some help..
"One appliance you may ask your doc about is called the t.a.p. It fits into your mouth kinda like a teeth- grinding guard, but it locks your jaw forward to keep your airway open. It's much better than a cpap (no hoses/hassle) but you have to see…"
Aug 31, 2009
Oswald Abraham replied to Michelle Pearson's discussion I really could use some help..
"The fact that you cannot get to REM sleep must be very frustrating. My problem if different, in that I have snoring and sleep apnoea. Have you tried an inclined, lateral sleeping position. That is what I do to control my snoring and sleep apnoea.…"
Aug 25, 2009
Kelly P replied to Michelle Pearson's discussion I really could use some help..
"Well im the total opposite. i sleep all the time. I cant wake up, no matter what. im scared to go to bed bc im scared i wont wake up! I couldnt tell u how many times ive woken up , all alarms off- no recollection of turning them off and like 3 hrs.…"
Aug 24, 2009
Mindy replied to Michelle Pearson's discussion I really could use some help..
"I can so relate... I'm on sleep study #6. It is very frustrating... the doctors look at you like you are simply out of your mind. I average 3-4 hours of very restless sleep a night, with the help of sleep medication. My most recent sleep study…"
Aug 24, 2009
Stephanie Warden replied to Michelle Pearson's discussion I really could use some help..
"You, Michelle, are my future. I am 22 years old, have struggled with sleep since I was an infant, just like you. My problems only worsened over time, and by my sophomore year of college I was hardcore addicted to Ambien (be careful with it, I know…"
Aug 5, 2009
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I really could use some help..

Hello everyone. This is my first post. I just ran across this site so I'm a newbie, bear with me here.I have dealt with insonmia for nearly 20-25 years now. I am 40. I have tried everything from over the counter meds (every OTC med that exists, I've tried with no luck) to prescriptions (Ambien, Lunesta and others don't work either) to no caffeine, etc. You name it, I've tried it. Nothing works. Got 10mg Ambien's right now; like taking an aspirin to me. No results. In fact, I take two of them…See More
Aug 4, 2009

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How many hours of sleep do you get at night?
2 hours
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I have dealt with not being able to sleep for nearly 20+ years and I'm 40 now. I've tried every pill on the market (prescrip and over the counter) and every "old wives tales" with no luck. I'm at the end of my rope here. Been to the sleep clinic 3 times with no luck; all they tell me is that I never get to the REM sleep stage. Which I could have told them that. I have accepted the fact that I'll never sleep well.

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