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    Quote Originally Posted by Camper6 View Post
    With alcohol I get a lot of weird and scary dreams, so there is no rest. I'm glad when I wake up.
    That’s the same with me Camper. Alcohol does strange things to my mind and it’s also a depressant and I have a depressive disorder. When and if I do ever drink, the next day I have a mental hangover. I don’t drink enough to get a physical hangover but I can sure feel it emotionally.


    Quote Originally Posted by RadishRose View Post
    Thanks, Keesha
    Oh you are very welcome RaddishRose.
    I can certainly empathize with your situation. Back in 2007 I got sideswiped by a double trailer truck that plowed into me at 100 km an hour. My gp put me on some wicked pain killers plus anti inflammatory drugs that just corroded my stomach. It was painful and they were addictive so I stopped taking them or anything else he suggested.
    Those drugs are horrible for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camper6 View Post
    With alcohol I get a lot of weird and scary dreams, so there is no rest. I'm glad when I wake up.
    I have a whole other life when I go to bed....good dreams and some are stress....but I sleep. And my body does need the healing of sleep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toorbulite View Post
    Whilst I acknowledge the difference between "pharma sleep drugs" and Ibuprofen anti-inflammatories,
    does anyone else sense a mild inconsistency here ?

    And oh, "at 10pm" ? Every night - whether one needs them or not ? Sounds like a drug-habit to me .......

    Call it what you wish, I deal with bodywide OA and want to sleep good at night so this is what works. I'm now setting my bedtime for 10:30PM and that is when I take the Ibuprofen and there is still food in my stomach and I do take a cracker at that time too.

    I got rid of tv so I'm not addicted to that tube anymore which kept me watching the tube sometimes close to midnight...I'm sawing logs by midnight.

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    I listen to either a sleep-inducing story-telling podcast (with a goofy host who quietly tells meandering tales), or a Youtube audio that is 5 hours of back-to-back BBC Shipping Forecasts (recorded by someone who was truly wonderful for doing that!) .
    Most of the time, don't make it past about 20 minutes before drifting off.
    Both work like a charm!
    Drama-free

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    Have any of you ever tried to stay awake for as long as you can without sleeping.

    I tried it once. I made it to 2 o clock in the afternoon of the next day.

    I though it might reset my sleep cycle. No such luck.

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    Why would I want to do that? I love my sleep and have always slept when it's dark outside...never worked night shifts.

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    Lol... You’re kidding right?
    For me it could be days later but I wouldn’t purposefully induce insomnia.
    I get it organically as it is.

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    Aleve is naproxen sodium, and it doesn't work at all for me, and besides that, it makes me puffy.

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    Since I've added 500mg Tryptophan and 50mg B6(P5P) to my sleep combo my sleep is even better....right back to sleep after bathroom trips. This came in this morning on B6 shortages in our bodies.

    https://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-s...RHtWKVO7Ys4%3d

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    I have enough drugs to contend with, so, a few drops of lavender oil here and there for me when I'm finding tough to fall asleep. As for pain, I only take something when it to the point I can't move, I have issues with taking any of the OTC aids so my docs recommend I use them only on a very limited basis. Muscle relaxants do nothing for my pain, they just make me more confused and tired than normal to the point they incapacitate me.

    Artnaturals has a nice blend of essential oils for sleep, but, overall, I most often just use the lavender oil.

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    If lavendar oil does it for you for sleep, you are very fortunate. I sprinkle it on my pillow and sheets but my sleep combo gives me good long sleep.

    I'm not loaded down with pharma drugs, but do believe my supps keep me from the drug world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaminhealth View Post
    If lavendar oil does it for you for sleep, you are very fortunate. I sprinkle it on my pillow and sheets but my sleep combo gives me good long sleep.

    I'm not loaded down with pharma drugs, but do believe my supps keep me from the drug world.
    I'm not against whatever works for anyone else, was just saying what works for me as I have too much other stuff going on with my body to the point that I need to tone down adding much else pharma wise. So depending on the need and condition, I'll hold off more pharma and in this case, lavender it is.

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    I remember my older cousin, after being driven crazy all day with 3 kids, her two younger needy sisters and her mother, plus cleaning etc. had a beer each night.

    She'd take her shower, put some sponge curlers in her hair, don her nightie and robe and pour a glass of beer. She'd drink it while she watched tv for about an hour and that was it. It helped her.

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    Beer has hops in it and it's a sleep producer. My dad drank plenty all his life and slept good. I'm not a beer drinker per se, now and then a sip shared with a friend, but my sleep issues hit me with what I'm told is when Fibro hit me in 1999. Before the fibro stuff I slept good all my life. Menopause has something to do with it all too, I believe.

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