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Relaxation, sleep problems

Posted by janey on November 3, 1998, at 22:52:05

In reply to Re: MD visit, posted by Toby on November 3, 1998, at 14:08:40


What works for me most of the time in terms of relaxation, bruxism and sleep problems is listening to one of my two relaxation tapes.

One was created by a doctor at the day treatment program I attended and incorporated deep muscle relaxation. Tense a muscle up, then relax; tense again, relax again and notice the difference, etc. The tape was about 20 minutes in length and the doctor suggested listening to it at least once a day for a few weeks. Eventually, when I find myself clenching my teeth or tensing up, I can do these deep muscle exercises and relax now. I still listen to the tape off and on.

Another tape was created for my a hypnotist my therapist referred me to. It's more for insomnia. While I take a horse's dose of trazodone every night, sometimes I still have trouble sleeping. I turn on this tape which done with me right there and "going under," and I usually fall asleep before the body relaxation exercise is done and I "go to my special place" on the tape.

These are just a couple of the tools I'm lucky to have to get me through the rough times. Maybe they can work for you? Good luck.





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