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Severe Insomnia

Hello I'm in ZERO sleep mode. Got intolerant to sleeping tablets. Seroquel also don't help. Any ideas please? My husband is a Parkie and I need sleep tp help him. Thank you so much.

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Try the banana. Cut the ends off a banana and boil it for 10 minutes in a cup of water. Remove the banana put some cinnamon in it and some sugar and drink it. It helps a lot.

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50 mg of 5-HTP does it for me. Take in the evening an hour or two before bed. An inexpensive OTC supplement.

3 mg melatonin is another possibility.

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I'm a hardcore insomniac did try this.

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And Seroquel was not successful for you either?

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There are also all the suggestions that are made. Don't have pets in the bedroom, sleep alone if you can, have a regular bedtime and a regular routine, don't use computer, tablet, etc for two hours before bedtime, no caffeine in the afternoon. I'm sure there are many more. Not all doable, especially as you are a caregiver. Good luck with this. You certainly need your sleep!

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How I would love to be able to have the telly in the room with me, but I do 100% agree with that line of thinking. All electronics should be ousted to another room.

I say this with a somewhat kind of 'tongue in cheek' form. As at this current moment in time, I'm actually texting on my electronic phone, in bed, and it is 1:40 am, BUT .... I have taken my Seroquel, so I know sleep will come as soon as I stop this.

But I HAVE to have my pet, not only in the room with me, but actually in the bed with me!

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I understand. I can't say no to my cat. He's too cute!

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And warm

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And soft😊

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And spoiled rotten

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I have PD. I go to Rock Steady Boxing 2x a week which know exercise helps. But I take CBD before I go to steep I believe that helps me with insomnia. You could take as well

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Hello cshamb thank you so much. What is CBD please?

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Melatonin extendddxrelease..we used 6-9 mg. Theanine 400 mg every 4 hrs but 200 at bedtime, magnesium and valerian, a true knock out.

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Hi Moytjie. I have lived with bad sleep habits since 1974 when I purchased my first minicomputer. I lived for many years with an average of less than 4 hours a night. In those days I was running a growing business and my workload was very high. Because I was busy I did not notice the lack of sleep, but when I retired, immediately after I was diagnosed, I started to sleep a lot in the daytime, with the result that I slept even less at night.

Here is what I have learned about sleep. No sleeping tablet I took was any use after a couple of weeks. I soon realized that if I could not sleep, it was better for me to get up and read a book, and within a couple of hours I could get back to sleep again. I found that tossing and turning in bed was stressful and it made me feel much better to get up and read, rather than toss and turn in bed.

The lack of sleep is not as stressful as trying to sleep, when you cannot!

I learned to breath deeply and slowly, while listening to the sound of my breathing. In this way I was invariably able to get to sleep doing this, otherwise I got up.

Good luck!

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Magnesium glycinate, 200mg helps a little.

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CBD is Hemp Oil and you can get it at most Health Food Shops.

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Hemp/CBD Oil

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Go to bed late enough to be really tired, have a regular bed-time routine, and a completely dark bedroom (blackout curtains and no standby lights).

If I wake in the night it's often because I'm too warm. If I don't go back to sleep after cooling off, I lie still and think about something useful to avoid worrying about not being asleep.

Best wishes.

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Warm milk with honey also helps me

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Love love the picture

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Im in the Melatonin camp, it can be found at Costco or any Walmart, no prescription needed

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I had insomnia for a long time -- now take antidepressants and that pretty much resolved it. However the non drug strategy that helped the most is called sleep restriction, combined with John Pepper's suggestion of never staying in bed awake "trying to sleep". Sleep restriction is part of a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy strategy and it worked well for me. You can google it. It's not fun but gave me a sense of control over my sleep and helped a lot by about 6 weeks. Best of luck.

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Having trouble sleeping? Try going camping, scientists recommend - The Telegraph

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Get some sun exposure during the day if possible, it regulates circadian rythm.

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