Sleeping problems

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i have not slept a full night for 8 weeks, I wake up between 2 and 4 times a night. I can fall a sleep but just not stay a sleep. The doctor won't give me sleeping tablets, wants my body to adjust. Does anybody take over the counter sleeping tablets?

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    I have really bad insomnia and even over the counter meds don't work. Even didn't sleep for 24 hours once and had work. I'm off all meds now andlove sleeping. Ur not alone x
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    Your best bet is a sleep aid containing Valerian which is a natural sleep aid, buy some lavender oil also and put a couple of drops on your pillow.

    Waking a few times during night is perfectly normal, we all wake but it's if you struggle to get back off again.


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    Hi I presume you are in the UK?   I know doctors here won't give out sleeping pills unless for dire emergencies coz I asked for some.  Instead I was given an ad called mirtazapine which makes me sleepy enough to help.  Ask your doctor for something like this instead.  

    My sleep was worse than yours though as I was waking around 6 times a night and

    it could take me hours to get to sleep as well.   x

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    Geoogle more home remedies including Lavender drops on pillow ,its really horrible when you cant sleep as you feel you are the  only one awake but there are other alternatives,make sure your pillow is cold that also helps
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