a reply to: Doodle19815
I understand you.
I have been taking Ambien (or in the UK Zolpidem Tartrate or Stilnoct) on and off for around 7 years now.
I wouldn't advise taking them all the time, but just 5-10mg when you 'know' you're not going to sleep.
The best advice above ALL is exercise every day if possible, and work hard at it.
I understand this is not always convenient due to family, children, work etc. But you only need to squeeze in 20-30 mins of meaningful cardio a day to
help you sleep.
Of course eat healthy whenever you can, cut out a lot of sugar in your day, and none after 2pm. Reduce your caffeine intake, and avoid junk food and
At bed time take a 30 min bath, close the door from the world around you, and have some YOU TIME. Where you should try empty your mind completely and
just relax in your bubbles.
Me time every day is very important, even if it's only 10-15mins, just go somewhere quiet and empty mind, and take long deep breaths through your
nose, and exhale out of your mouth.
After bath time or you time, it is time for you to go to bed and READ FICTION, where you and your imagination can escape.
I always listen to classical music on a phone app when in the bath, and when reading in bed. Not only is it very relaxing, it also increases your
comprehension rate when reading.
Once you've read for 30 mins to an hour, your eyes should start getting heavy, if not take 5mg of Ambien and your eyes WILL get heavy after reading.
I'm no pro, but I do know how to deal with my insomnia.
Even if you try just a couple things I have mentioned, it should still be a great help to you.
Very best of luck, keep us posted on your efforts and outcomes. Sweet dreams