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Posted on 1/1/19 3:54 AM
It’s hard to fall asleep. Does anyone have any ideas how to fall asleep quickly
Beginning of the discussion - 1/10/19Ideas on how to fall asleep quickly? https://www.carenity.us/forum/depression/living-with-depression/ideas-on-how-to-fall-asleep-quickly-662
Posted on 1/10/19 9:55 PM
Hi Tiffany. I suffer from schizophrenia and often hear voices for a good part of the day. For the most part I am used to this and can tolerate them well enough. But when I try to sleep I often find that nothing is worse than constantly hearing someone jabber in my ear. While it may not be for everyone I find that often a six pack of beer before bedtime will help me sleep, although I am certainly not recommending that you take up drinking if you don't already. But there are alternatives that can help you sleep, for instance try taking a melatonin with a shot of Nyquil. If that is not helpful you can speak to your doctor about some under the counter alternatives. Seroquel has helped me in the past. Good luck and I hope you get your z's
Posted on 1/15/19 5:56 AM
have you tried melatonin? CBD? Kratom (Red Strains)?
I use melatonin and have used kratom red strains, in addition to making sure all the lights are off, I have also fouund that sleep hyponosis Youtube Channels have helped tremendously!
What have you tried?
Posted on 1/27/19 5:29 AM
@UnschathedSpade7 I am sorry you are struggling with schizophrenia... I can imagine that may be more difficult than just having depression to get a good nights sleep with.
I agree with you that melatonin works, but I would caution the use of nyquil constantly as it is medication and can cause some damage to the liver, etc. with regular use. @Tiffany try the melatonin and getting on a regular sleeping schedule and turning off all the lights - no TV and no cell phone. See if that will help.
If not, then perhaps speaking with a professional for alternative may help.