By Louie b. Free (Contact)
Published July 30, 2008
This was posted after my piece : __Sleepwaking-nap one.__ :
"*I have the same problem. I go to bed around 11 pm and I wake up around 2:30 or 3:30. I am on Ambien CR, but lately it doesn’t let me sleep at all. I used to sleep around 5 to 6 hours on Ambien CR. I feel tired, but not sleepy. If I get up after I am awake that early and go stuff, I get a stomach ache with nausea. It has been like this for almost a week now.*
*I have had insomnia for about 20 years now…on average getting about 4 to 5 hours of sleep.*
*But, it’s so bad now.*"
Here's some excerpts from email's that I received after __Sleepwaking__ :
"I'm glad to see this but sorry for you,Louie.
*I'm suffering too. If I get 3 hours a night, I'm lucky...."*
*"Lack of sleep leads to immune system problems..."*
*"Take a sleeping pill and stop whining..."*
*"Try some chamomile tea about an hour before you go to bed..."*
*"Louie,I don't know anyone who sleeps well..."*
*"Please talk more about this Mr. Free, I think a lot of people will appreciate it. You need to do more interviews with some of your authors about this problem."*
I've been told that it's VERY important to dream-therefor, 'sleepdeprives' must keep a dream journal---NOT for the content of the dreams, but the QUANTITY of dreams.
I had a brain research scientist explain that we dream in (approx) 90 minute cycles.
I don't know about YOU, but lately I RARELY get 90 uninterrupted minutes.
This is how it's been recently :
About 30-45 minutes before I try to sleep, I take four 200mg ibuprofen tablets + two 550 mg ginger veg caps and three Wobenzyme N's .
NO bad TV(news, etc) or negative reading before bed-just something positive/spiritual/inspirational.
I AM able to fall asleep....for about an hour......then, the roller-coaster really begins.
(I do admit that I get a bit anxious-a bit desperate on work nights)
It's getting close to that time-so........
....last night was another bad one
sleepy 'round 4:00 a
WIDE awake just past 5:00a
The Book Babe told me of a friend of hers that started Yogic breathing and it 'cured' his insomnia...she's going to get some specifics for me...but tonight I'm desperate- I'm taking a Lunesta....
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