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Chronic Insomnia

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  • Posted By: cmhenry
  • January 9, 2010
  • 03:22 AM

I have had insomnia since I was a younge teenager, I have been to a sleep clinic twice, and have had insomnia for almost thirty years. Most of the time when I go to a doctor to attempt to get something for this everyday (and night insomnia) I get told to stop drinking caffinated drinks-chocolate-excercise regularly and don't stress yourself out about this problem. But mostly I get told 'when your body is tired then you will sleep. This is not true, If I do not take a prescription sleeping aid, then I can go days or weeks without sleep-day or night. I have chronic insomnia and was hopeing that there is someone out there that may have an alternative to insomnia-besides the above items. I would appreciate some reliable input on this matter. Thank you.

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  • I have had insomnia since I was a younge teenager, I have been to a sleep clinic twice, and have had insomnia for almost thirty years. Most of the time when I go to a doctor to attempt to get something for this everyday (and night insomnia) I get told to stop drinking caffinated drinks-chocolate-excercise regularly and don't stress yourself out about this problem. But mostly I get told 'when your body is tired then you will sleep. This is not true, If I do not take a prescription sleeping aid, then I can go days or weeks without sleep-day or night. I have chronic insomnia and was hopeing that there is someone out there that may have an alternative to insomnia-besides the above items. I would appreciate some reliable input on this matter. Thank you.Have you tried yoga or pilates? You can go and meditate, have some relaxing music during your bedtime, etc.
    SofiaBT 3 Replies
    • January 13, 2010
    • 02:28 PM
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  • Have you found any help for your insomnia?
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • August 16, 2014
    • 04:39 PM
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