I CANT SLEEP at night. I worked night shift for several years, but it has been about 3 years ago. But my body is still in nightshift mode. Ive tried melatonin, benadryl, accupressure. Does anyone know of anything, besides Rx drugs, that can help with sleep? My MD put me on Neurontin, but I wont take them because of the side effects and weight gain. Im just trying to find something OTC or herbal or natural that can help me get back into a normal sleep routine. Anyone else with this problem? Im constantly sleepy during the day, but even after working all day, once it gets dark Im WIDE awake. Its now after midnight and still Im not
Apr 12, '10
Honestly, I can stay up 'til 4 or 5AM up to three times a week. Then, I have to make up the lost sleep somehow. As I get older, I don't see myself working the night shift - unless I have to.
Anyway, when I was younger, I used to be out most of the night with friends and I didn't come home 'til like 6 or 7AM. That was fun! Yup, I KNEW what it felt like eating the 5th meal, is it? AT Taco Bell, IHop, Denny's. . . I miss the good old days, when it felt natural to stay up all night! I felt more like a vampire
I fed at night, active and wide AWAKE.
Now, when I lose sleep, I'm z-o-m-b-i-e-r the next day ... Geez, I'm getting OLD!
Last edit by vegas2009 on Apr 12, '10