Hi there, I work the night shift five nights a week every week. I find it very hard to sleep during the day so lack of sleep causes stress, cortisol and adrenal distress. I have recently started taking "sleep aid" - one 25g tablet of doxylamine succinate - I take this four mornings a week when I return from work. I have had huge success with this, and feel 100 times better. No hangover, weird dreams, anything like that, just a good 7 hours sleep. My question is this - I have recently read that this particular drug is not so good for hypo/hashis sufferers. Can anyone tell me the reason? It would have to be particularly compelling to stop me using it - lack of sleep is devastating to your quality of life - being hashis/hypo is a doddle in comparison. No danger of getting addicted, and I only work nights seven months a year. I sleep normally (ish) on my two nights a week off. Hope someone can enlighten me on this.
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