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Old 06-01-2017, 06:37 PM   #26
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Re: Trying to quit Ambien

How are you tracking your sleep? With a fitbit or other device, or are you just estimating when you wake up?

This book really helped me: https://www.amazon.com/Sleep-Solutio...6356548&sr=1-1

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Old 06-01-2017, 07:38 PM   #27
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How are you tracking your sleep? With a fitbit or other device, or are you just estimating when you wake up?
The latter. The sleep totals are just a rough estimate of the naps taken throughout the day. The long sleep I've gotten was <1 hour .

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Old 06-02-2017, 01:46 AM   #28
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Re: Trying to quit Ambien

I'm flirting with the idea of taking a shot of Zzquil in the near future. I wonder if this will impede my healing process. Does anyone know?
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Day/night 14: 3 hours of sleep.
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Old 06-03-2017, 12:12 PM   #30
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Day/night 15: 3 hours of sleep.
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Day/night 16: 2 hours of sleep.

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Old 06-05-2017, 04:50 PM   #32
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Re: Trying to quit Ambien

Day/night 17: 8 hours of sleep! Zzquil induced tho.

So I took a shot of Zzquil and got a full night's sleep. I think this is a big plus because OTCs have done nothing for me for the longest time.

I felt groggy after waking up for another six hours or so. Again, I think this is a great sign because the Zzquil affected me like it used to in my pre-Ambian days.

Throughout my pre-sleeping medication life, 8 hours of sleep meant very little sleep the next night. I expect tonight to be no different.

My plan going forward is to take sleeping medication every other night (alternating between OTCs and Ambien). It will be interesting to see how much Ambien I need for a full night's rest when I take it tomorrow.
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Old 06-07-2017, 01:06 PM   #33
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All OTC sleep aids are antihistamines. Your body will adjust to them and they'll stop working in a few weeks/months.

When I was having a lot of trouble sleeping earlier this year I took zquil and it worked great for about 1 month and then it stopped working.

I can't recommend The Sleep Solution book enough. It completely changed the way I think about sleep. Here's a post I made in my H&F forum log about 2 months ago:
http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/sh...&postcount=320
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All OTC sleep aids are antihistamines. Your body will adjust to them and they'll stop working in a few weeks/months.

When I was having a lot of trouble sleeping earlier this year I took zquil and it worked great for about 1 month and then it stopped working.

I can't recommend The Sleep Solution book enough. It completely changed the way I think about sleep. Here's a post I made in my H&F forum log about 2 months ago:
http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/sh...&postcount=320
Thanks. I'll definitely take a look at that book.
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