Posted by gardenergirl on January 9, 2006, at 17:14:52
In reply to Re: Treatment-resistant insomnia and I'm sick of i » yxibow, posted by vbAgent on January 9, 2006, at 2:32:17
> Hmm...I do have extreme difficulty getting up early. Never been a morning person. When I do awaken early I'm dazed and confused; somewhat delirious and very out of it; a type of depression that improves over the course of the day.
Same with me. I'm also quite grumpy in the a.m. Just ask my husband.
I've been using light therapy for depression. This is my second year doing so, although I admit, I'm not consistent with it like I was last year. Last time, though, using it at the same time every morning (approximately 7:00 a.m.) really really helped me with my ability to wake up in the a.m. I also found that I was sleeping better at night, as far as being able to initiate sleep, since I was getting up at the same time everyday. Of course I HATE doing this on the weekends. But it really does help me when I do it "right".
I may try the Breathe right strips, too. Apparently, I snore lately. It's probably related to weight gain, but it's worse when I take 10 mg Ambien.
And btw, my pdoc has suggested Provigil since I have mild ADHD, mostly inattentive. She didn't think my insurance would cover it, but I think it might, so next time I see her I'm going to ask again.