Patient Comments: Insomnia - Treatment

What treatments were effective with your case of insomnia?

Comment from: mikemcgrath, 35-44 Male (Caregiver) Published: February 10

I started repeating a mantra in my head to fall asleep that works great for me. When I take a breath in I visualize the word "tired?" and when I breath out, the word "sleep," so while that is keeping my brain busy I also visualize the breaths as waveforms, as in sound waveforms that you see on recording visual devices, and that also calms me down and relaxes me. Hope this helps others.

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Comment from: gwen, 75 or over Female Published: August 18

I have had insomnia for approximately 7 years. I had breast surgery and I had chemo and radiation. I have not had insomnia, do not get sleepy, every night. Amin Cr helps me more, but I do not have any, and my doctor doesn't want to give me much, but he does not know how I feel the next morning. After not sleeping approximately 2 - 4 hours.

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Comment from: Pretty tired, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: March 26

I started taking medication for insomnia 10 years ago after the death of my son. I have been using them ever since and I still cannot sleep. I get myself into trouble quite often by taking extra medication because the first one doesn't work and I am now going through a transition that nothing regardless of how much I take will help me sleep more than 3 hours and then I can't sleep anymore.

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Comment from: yellow, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: December 15

I exercise and nightly dose of 12.5-25mg trazodone.

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