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Default Lack of sleep is making me anxious and very nervous

I am totally exhausted I cannot seem to get more then two hours of sleep at night. Most of the night I sit up in my rocker and I try to doze off there but I cannot. So I do some knitting. What else can you do at 1am? I am at my wits end the doctors know I cannot sleep but they wont give me anything. It just seems like I am so wound up at night. I wish I knew how to stop it but I cannot. I need my sleep cause if I dont get it my entire body is a mess. Like I have trouble with walking because I am so tired. I dont know why this happens but it is a big pain in the rear. How does anyone here cope when they lack sleep?
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Have you tried any over the counter sleep pills such as melatonin..

Try changing the lights bulbs from Bright-daylight to Warm-white. This also helps a lot.
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For sleep I used to use ear plugs. Just total silence and all you can hear is your breathing. I found it soothing and I'd fall asleep pretty quick, and stay asleep. Combined with near total darkness as well. Good.
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It seems weird that your doctors won't give you anything. Do you know why? Either way, I'm sorry
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Once my mom suggested that keeping a dried plant of evening nightshade under your pillow gives good sleep.
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Have you tried any over the counter sleep pills such as melatonin..

Try changing the lights bulbs from Bright-daylight to Warm-white. This also helps a lot.
Hi and yes I did try melation it did not work for me nothing does.
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It seems weird that your doctors won't give you anything. Do you know why? Either way, I'm sorry
I guess they think I am on enough meds.I managed to get about an hour and a half nap this morning.Still very tired though
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For sleep I used to use ear plugs. Just total silence and all you can hear is your breathing. I found it soothing and I'd fall asleep pretty quick, and stay asleep. Combined with near total darkness as well. Good.
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I guess they think I am on enough meds.I managed to get about an hour and a half nap this morning.Still very tired though
Read the side effects of each medication that you are currently taking. Look for "insomnia" as a side effect or "trouble sleeping." Many antidepressants, opioids, even sleeping pills or vitamins contain caffeine or another element that disrupts the human body's natural melatonin and cortisol which is used to make us sleepy.

My guess is, that your current meds mixed together, are causing you this insomnia. Even if you've been on them for years, the combination of certain medications will decrease a person's ability to sleep because of what those medications do to the body.
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Read the side effects of each medication that you are currently taking. Look for "insomnia" as a side effect or "trouble sleeping." Many antidepressants, opioids, even sleeping pills or vitamins contain caffeine or another element that disrupts the human body's natural melatonin and cortisol which is used to make us sleepy.

My guess is, that your current meds mixed together, are causing you this insomnia. Even if you've been on them for years, the combination of certain medications will decrease a person's ability to sleep because of what those medications do to the body.
I think that allergy pills can make you anxious and awake I could be wrong I cannot say for sure.My allergies are so bad right now,it is like my mind is being overworked.when I try to sleep I mean two hours a night is just not going to cut it.
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