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No sleep for 3 weeks and counting

I don’t know how I still function without sleeping. I tried prescribed Trazodone and melatonin to no avail. I tried breathing exercise, foods to help you sleep, nothing happened. I would like to ask if someone went through this. If yes, please let me know how to cope, I honestly losing hope, frustrated and angry, I would appreciate responses , thanks in advance.

  1. I am so sorry you are going through this! You got some helpful advice here. Can you think of why and when this started? Did any change, not matter how insignificant it may be, take place around the time your sleep issues started? Often, these things have triggers. Once you identify, they will help in dealing with the problem and finding a solution. If you have any other concurrent issues, such as chronic, anxiety, depression, or something else, you might want to talk with your doctor and see if a therapist could help. Also, try to consult a sleep specialist who can run some examinations, this can be especially helpul if you are not aware of the cause. Another important thing is, you may have to take mutiple approaches at the same time. Quality of sleep and quantity are both important. Have you tried listening to soothing music or bed time stories with nature sounds or piano music in the background? These help you not only relax but also keep your mind off of active thinking. Here is a channel with bedtime stories/ music you might like: Subscribe to it, so it will come in handy. Whatever you try, give it at least a few weeks to have an effect. Please be patient and kind to yourself through this journey! Wishing you peaceful sleep! @Lucydl

    1. Three weeks. You’re just getting started. Welcome. There’s nothing that could be done for this. The reason why there’s so many advertise solutions is because no one ever gets over with it. It’s just like smoking a weight loss. There’s so many products because nothing works but people keep trying. And the medical profession is not there to help you. They’re there to make money off of you.

      1. I know you're not alone in your frustration, I can see it here in the comments of others as well. How long have you been going through this? - Liz (Team Member)

    2. Seroquel works...any side effect you cant handle ... quit

      1. I'M looking for an herbal or supplement solution to my lack of sleep. Any Suggestions? Whats the max dose for valerian?

      2. Hi . We are not medical experts, so we can't safely suggest doses of any particular herb or supplement, but I can share with you this article about complementary and alternative treatments: The article includes a discussion of herbs and supplments. I hope this helps and that you succeed in finding something natural that is effective. - Lori (Team Member)

    3. Hi.. Struggling with insomnia for the past 10 years.. I could really use a friend.. Am feeling hapless.. Looking pathetic.. Shrinks keep changing meds when I complain but to no avail.. Meds have caused weight gain and anxiety. Anyone ?

      1. you need sun and do grounding all you can. Dont look at blue screens two hours before bed drink two liters of water take suplements of vitamin D and magnesium.

      2. Hi . Are these things that have helped you? Everyone is different and we are not medical experts, so we have to be care about telling people what to do, but we always encourage members to share what has helped. Avoiding screens of any kind in the hours before bed is often recommended, but blue screens especially. Many people have reported that magnesium helps as well. Have you tried it? Wishing you the best. - Lori (Team Member)

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