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Getting up at night...any tips
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RE: Getting up at night...any tips
(04-03-2014 02:45 PM)JimZZZ Wrote:  My solution is talk radio. After the inevitable middle of the night bathroom break, I get back in bed and set the sleep timer for 30 minutes on some political talk radio program. The call-in conversations prevent me from thinking and make sleep a welcome escape. Somehow it works.

I also take 3mg of timed-release melatonin just before going to bed. Has anyone else tried melatonin?

That's amazing, Jim. Listening to talk radio call-ins would make me so furious I wouldn't be able to sleep.

I like melatonin, though.
04-06-2014 05:19 PM
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Post: #12
RE: Getting up at night...any tips
(04-06-2014 02:34 PM)HoseMan Wrote:  Same here.Check out Meletonin.It work'd.If you have problem falling back to sleeptake one&you will.No side affect's.I do suggest starting with a low dose first.But,please do your research 1st before starting.I get mine thru Puritans Pride
Over a period of one month, I started with 1 mg, then 2 mg and finally settled on 3 mg. I also decided on the time-release tablets that supposedly last approximately 6 hours. I wonder what dosage others are taking.
04-06-2014 07:57 PM
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eviltim Offline

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Post: #13
RE: Getting up at night...any tips
I take about 1.2 mg. Melatonin doses are all over the place.
(This post was last modified: 04-06-2014 10:47 PM by eviltim.)
04-06-2014 10:47 PM
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Post: #14
RE: Getting up at night...any tips
Hi Roym.
Assuming that you are male, you could try a wide mouthed plastic jar with a screw top lid of up to a litre.
It may not add much to the d├ęcor but should be easy to find in the dark so that you can just sit on the edge of the bed without removing your mask.
I understand that these were used at one time by rally drivers if that makes you feel any better!
04-06-2014 11:20 PM
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Post: #15
RE: Getting up at night...any tips
I take 2mg of melatonin in the sublingual, (under-the-tung,) form at around 9:30 P.M. every night.

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04-07-2014 12:02 AM
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Post: #16
RE: Getting up at night...any tips
I used to get up from 1-3x/night prior to CPAP. Since I've been on CPAP I no longer have to get up and I drink water right up until bedtime.
04-07-2014 08:46 AM
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Post: #17
RE: Getting up at night...any tips
I order'd the 10 mg from puritan's pride.I will finish it up.But,I will drop to a lower dosage when I order more.I love the stuff.It's cheap&work's with no side affect's.I take 1 before bed&usually will sleep thru the night.I have woke up in morning&took another one&slept about 3 hour's&felt fine when getting back up.
04-08-2014 07:28 PM
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