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pixiepie

611d

what helps you sleep at night? I often see things in the dark or am faced with disturbing thoughts and imagery when trying to sleep. frequent nightmares make it harder, and I find myself jolting awake often. I've been told I shake and whimper when I sleep. often I can't seem to sleep at all without another person to cuddle or at least music in the background, if not both.

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    • Appleicous

      575d

      Melatonin paired with low dose seroquel helps put me to sleep in 30 minutes. I used to have terrible insomnia before and this is the only thing that puts me to sleep. Talk to your psychiatrist about it before to see if it’s an option.

    • Appleicous

      575d

      Melatonin paired with low dose seroquel helps put me to sleep in 30 minutes. I used to have terrible insomnia before and this is the only thing that puts me to sleep. Talk to your psychiatrist about it before to see if it’s an option.

    • Strawberryhk

      584d

      I smoke but it probably isn’t the best coping mechanism

    • Zoinks

      597d

      Melatonin helps me sleep tremendously. Sometimes medications haved caused me to jerk awake at night or to not be able to sleep well. I avoid this by taking my medications in the daytime and nowhere near when I go to bed. The melatonin really improves my sleep quality. It's best to start at 1mg and increase it gradually from there. You can take up to as much as 10mg safely.

    • TheCrowMuse

      598d

      Nightlights are critical for me since I can't sleep in full darkness in fear of waking up and not knowing where I am/waking up with sleep paralysis & hallucinations. I also like Sleep With Me podcast with Scooter since he has a very distinct speaking voice (easily recognizable to my foggy brain) and is very boring (by design, to help you fall asleep) really helps with my insomnia!

    • Quari

      599d

      On bad nights I use comfort music to prime myself for a minimal nightmare sleep. Also, having a pillow fortress and blanket walls that limit my sight upon awakening really help with making me feel secure 💕

    • 1koga1

      599d

      I always have to sleep with a TV on, sometimes I put like YouTube on my phone too lol. I also take Benadryl, CBD and edibles(if you can/are willing to take stuff like that) really helps me sleep as long as I'm not too anxious. Having someone to cuddle with does help me a lot but I barely can have that happen, but my dog and cat personally sleep on my bed and love to cuddle lol.

    • ChloesBread

      600d

      I take benadryl and if that doesn't work I put something really borning on the TV to make me fall asleep to if that doesn't work then I'll open a book and read it usually makes me sleepy

    • Lemondrops

      611d

      I use a lot sound app that you can listen to animals or water or household appliances to sleep to

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