Post # 17
i have also tried many of the suggestions that other PPs have suggested here as well….and they work….for a while. like setting your alarm at the same time every morning including weekends helps to get into a regualar schedule. my problem is i ALWAYS fall back into old habits. but hey, even being a morning person once in a while is better than never, right?
@MissHoneyBun: benadryl has actually been marketed as a sleep aid as well. its just cheapest to buy it in the most generic form in the anti histamine section of the pharmacy. but if you check the ingredients on some over the counter sleep aids, they are identical to benadryl. plus i asked the pharmacist once it was safe to take in combo with another med i have to take daily and he said there was no risk.
Post # 18
@dynamic_duo: I’m still inclined to say no to it, based off of the extreme effects it has on me.
Post # 18
The only reason I’m awake and out of bed in the morning is that I drop my OH off on my way to work. We have to be out the door at 7am (and usually are out by about 7:04 – later if I’m having a grumpier morning!). Being forced up works for me!
When I’ve had problems sleeping, I have: stopped watching TV and read a book instead, had a warm bath an hour before I go to bed, listen to music, cut out chocolate and wine after 9pm.
More recently, when I had a few weeks of repeatedly broken sleep, I bought some over-the-counter sleeping aid tablets. I take one about once a fortnight and they seem to do the trick.
Post # 19
@MissHoneyBun: i edited my last post to include the part about asking the pharmacist about risks. and i agree for sure it must be different for different people. myself, others and the OP have extreme problems falling asleep sometimes, so maybe it does not have as much effect on someone who does not have these sleep difficulties. cuz it certainly doesn’t knock me out for 48 hours! i am lucky if it knocks me for one night and i value the 9 hour sleep every once in a while. if i find i start taking it too many days in a row, i stop for awhile,
Post # 20
@piglet_625: Thanks! I’m going to look into that.
@MissHoneyBun: Thank you. I will have to be careful because I have a high tolerance for medicine and I don’t want to get hooked.
@kala_way: I’m going to try that. Thanks for the tips!
Post # 21
@sit1010: Thank you! I will look for that app on my phone.
@oracle: Thanks for the advice. I normally get up around the same time, but I have not been consistant.
@RainStorm: Thank you!
Post # 22
I have RLS (restless leg syndrome), and diphenhydramine causes me to jerk 1000x times worse. Unfortunately, this is a common ingredient in many sleep aids/allergy meds. I envy you guys who can pop a couple Benadryl and get some quality sleep.