I have been struggling with falling asleep, staying asleep, and overall quality of sleep for years. I can’t seem to find a medication or supplement that works well for me.
I have tried melatonin (nightmares), valerian root (too many giant bad smelling capsules to take in order for it to work), magnesium (did nothing), chamomile and other sleepy time teas, essential oils
OTC: Benadryl, unison, Advil pm, zquill and basically these are all the same ingredients and not recommended by my doc
Prescription wise you name it i’ve Tried it. Trazadone, seroquel, lamictal, ambien, klonopin, Xanax, Valium, lunesta, zaleplon, belsomra, doxepin, and that’s all I can think of ATM.
Many don’t work at all or do the opposite by making me hyper or sleep walk or give me a “hangover”. To be honest this has been going on for so long I’m starting to doubt myself. I make an effort to take my 2nd dose of 30mg tablet of adderall before 1pm (I take 30xr at 6am then it wears off). I do my very best not to drink caffeine after 5-6pm and I’m fairly physically active from my fast paced work environment. Even after a long day and I have no more energy I still have quite a difficult time falling asleep.
It’s either one extreme or the other. No sleep at all or dead sleep.