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SpO2 as an indicator for CPAP
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I have insomnia as well. Although my self-diagnosis points toward "delayed sleep phase disorder" as the probable cause. I've gone through bio-feedback training, therapy, and behavior modification several times over the years. Meditation, treating my depression, and good sleep hygiene work up to a point. I recently started using Ambien and am in love with it. I take the pill and go to bed. 15 minutes later or less, I'm asleep. No matter how noisy my mind is, I'm asleep. And I wake up 7-8hrs later, ready to go. I only use it on nights that I know ahead of time that my brain won't shut up, it is 2 am and I am wide awake, and/or I lay down and am not asleep within 30 minutes. Like I said, I love it.

F.lux is a great program but like Doc Wils said, it can only do so much.

Our bodies and brains also have positional memory. This is why sleep hygiene is so important. We need to teach our bodies that laying down in bed means sleep. Sometimes even having a night time ritual/routine helps. It starts the process of turning everything off. No tv or reading while in bed. Even if the person is sitting up in bed, it's going to make a difference.
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I used Ambien for several years and developed a tolerance so that it didn't work anymore. It worked great at first though. It took me two months to wean off it. It is recommended for short-term use. You may be a lucky one who can use it long term with no side effects.
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