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Posted by: Bob | 2011/01/14

Sleeping pills

I take Ivedal every night as I just don''t fall asleep without it and trying to ween off, but battling very much. Can''t sleep at night but stay sleepy during the day and sometimes have to take " Regmaker"  pill to stay awake. I know this is not to be, but can you please advise how to get off the pills and not going to see a sleep doctor, as my medical won''t cover this and won''t referme. Please help?? Maybe there is someone I can contact via e-mail or phone if you have details please?
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The problem with all types of sleeping pills is that, used every night, they rapidly lose their effect, but will cause quite severe insomnia for a while when you try to get off them.

First, make sure you have an absolutely strict sleep routine - going to bed and getting up at the same time every day.

Then you can either try to slowly reduce the amount you are taking - over about 2 weeks; or else you can just stop taking them altogether, in which case you will have terrible sleep for a week or so, but things should then settle down.

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I am a shift worker and struggles to sleep from night shifts but I always sleep immediately after masturbating when my wife is gone.This affects my sex performance as I sleep now after cumming.

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Posted by: Josi | 2011/02/11

Hi

I sympathise! I took Z-Dorm for about 2 years as I had alot of stress in my life and struggled to sleep. I was completely dependent on them and could not sleep without them. Then I fell pregnant and had to stop and I have to say that it was the worst 2 / 3 weeks of my life. I would get myself in such a state every night before I went to bed and would not sleep at all.

Eventually I decided that I cannot worry anymore as it is stressing me out even more. So I prayed everynight and decided that I am not scared anymore an I will sleep. It has taken time but I do fall asleep but still wake up a couple of times a night but try not to stress myself out about it anymore.

Will never ever take a sleeping tablet again!!!

Perservere - it is awful but you can do it!!

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Posted by: Sleep expert | 2011/01/14

The problem with all types of sleeping pills is that, used every night, they rapidly lose their effect, but will cause quite severe insomnia for a while when you try to get off them.

First, make sure you have an absolutely strict sleep routine - going to bed and getting up at the same time every day.

Then you can either try to slowly reduce the amount you are taking - over about 2 weeks; or else you can just stop taking them altogether, in which case you will have terrible sleep for a week or so, but things should then settle down.

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