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    Ambien for sleep

    Anyone ever used ambien? I canít sleep with a sh$t and canít remember the last time I slept through the night.

    I have tried everything....melatonin, valerian root, Benadryl. Wife even tried f-ing aroma therapy on me.
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    A couple shots of tequila always worked for me. I've never tried ambien. Knock on wood I sleep very well but the couple times I haven't I've taken couple shots. Really relaxes me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seeker View Post
    A couple shots of tequila always worked for me. I've never tried ambien. Knock on wood I sleep very well but the couple times I haven't I've taken couple shots. Really relaxes me.
    I am a light weight...might just be a half shot for me, but thatís not a bad idea.


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    I've taken ambien in years past and I will say that it does work ... today I take ZZZQuil ... it is NQuil's cold and flu brother for helping for sleeping only ...
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    That was my night time cocktail..........after surgery,,,Percs and ambies......but I get some Steven King nightmares from it,,not really cool..!! but it will put you dowm..

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    Im an expert on this topic.
    Something i've been going through for years and just recently found the best combo yet.

    I tried ambien 5-6 years ago...left me in mental fog for at least half of the following day so I stopped.

    I have slept like sh1t last few years, im talking sleep 3 hours, up 2 hours, sleep, up....and none of the sleep was quality sleep, always tired, etc etc.

    Tried melatonin and was up to about 70 grams a night.
    Tried zzyquil and it sucked.
    Tried theanine, valerian root, etc, worked one or 2 nights then nothing.

    About 2 weeks ago started using nyquil (2 shots before bed) this is what puts me to sleep in about 45 minutes
    And take 2250 - 3000 mg of GABA, and this is the key...puts me into a deep sleep, REM sleep that I havent had in years. My workouts are much better and so is my energy during the day.

    I use the vitamin shoppe brand of GABA, if that helps.

    Try this out and let us know, works great for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhino99 View Post
    Im an expert on this topic.
    Something i've been going through for years and just recently found the best combo yet.

    I tried ambien 5-6 years ago...left me in mental fog for at least half of the following day so I stopped.

    I have slept like sh1t last few years, im talking sleep 3 hours, up 2 hours, sleep, up....and none of the sleep was quality sleep, always tired, etc etc.

    Tried melatonin and was up to about 70 grams a night.
    Tried zzyquil and it sucked.
    Tried theanine, valerian root, etc, worked one or 2 nights then nothing.

    About 2 weeks ago started using nyquil (2 shots before bed) this is what puts me to sleep in about 45 minutes
    And take 2250 - 3000 mg of GABA, and this is the key...puts me into a deep sleep, REM sleep that I havent had in years. My workouts are much better and so is my energy during the day.

    I use the vitamin shoppe brand of GABA, if that helps.

    Try this out and let us know, works great for me.
    Damn. That sounds exactly like what I am going through. Sleep 2 hours, awake two hours repeat. I will give your cocktail a try. You ever get down to a root cause of it?


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    I know people that never woke up on that stuff!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dk8594 View Post
    Damn. That sounds exactly like what I am going through. Sleep 2 hours, awake two hours repeat. I will give your cocktail a try. You ever get down to a root cause of it?
    Yeah I know what it is....my mind never shuts down in general but add Slight anxiety to that when on cycle.
    Insomnia runs in my family too.

    Good luck bro I hope it works for you too.
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    The problem comes when you can't sleep without it...

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    I was prescribed it for about 6 months. It worked well. Weird ass dreams, and a slight fog the next day if i never got enough sleep.

    Some people have had terrible incidents where they would sleep walk taking ambien from what I remember hearing.

    I take 10mg melatonin every night now. Never any issues sleeping anymore.

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    I have some insomnia related to a closed head injury. Dr have me on trazadone and I sleep well. I felt ambien was just too much for me, had a hard time getting out of bed on it.
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