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I am a type 1 diabetic and have been since I was 15. I am 53 now so I have had this crap for 38 years now. Overall I am in decent shape for someone who has has this stuff for this long but I am not without some issues. One of the worse ones to deal with from a just a pain in the butt thing to deal with is chronic insomnia. I have tried everything on the market and the only thing that works for me is ambien cr. Right now I have health insurance but no pharmacy insurance. I am also on an unrelated medical leave of absence so money is tight and ambien is expensive. I have tried all the over counter crap and melatonin 10mg.None of it works. I have been up all night with no sleep and it really sucks.
 

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I have the opposite problem. I have sleep apnea so I fall asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow. I have a Bipap machine that I use every night. It helps but really only allows me to function for about half the day. After 10 I'm very tired. I usually have to take a nap in the parking lot before driving home.
My machine is set at the highest setting and the sleep doctor is considering a stimulant.
I don't know if I like that idea.
 

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As I get older, it seems I sleep less deeply. I always wake up once to go to the bathroom. Sometimes it's a bit harder to get back to sleep. It is a pain, and you both have my sympathies.
 

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My sleep patterns have really been off for the past 10 years and I'm always tired. On a completely unrelated note, my oldest child recently turned 10.
 

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I suffer from self inflicted lack of sleep and it impacts every aspect of my life.
 

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I am a type 1 diabetic and have been since I was 15. I am 53 now so I have had this crap for 38 years now. Overall I am in decent shape for someone who has has this stuff for this long but I am not without some issues. One of the worse ones to deal with from a just a pain in the butt thing to deal with is chronic insomnia. I have tried everything on the market and the only thing that works for me is ambien cr. Right now I have health insurance but no pharmacy insurance. I am also on an unrelated medical leave of absence so money is tight and ambien is expensive. I have tried all the over counter crap and melatonin 10mg.None of it works. I have been up all night with no sleep and it really sucks.
Have you tried pot? I have a buddy that has serious sleep issues and he takes a hit or two before bed and sleeps through the night. He used to be really anti-drug, but now understands that sometimes the best medicine is naturally grown and not cooked up in a lab.
 

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Usually go to bed around 10; sometimes a little later.

No problems falling asleep.

But when 2:30 or 3 comes rolling around, I'm up. Can't fall back to sleep and I toss and turn until its time to get up.

And on particularly bad nights, I don't look forward to going to bed the next night. Irritability, a bit of depression, lethargy. Sucks.
 

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I am a type 1 diabetic and have been since I was 15. I am 53 now so I have had this crap for 38 years now. Overall I am in decent shape for someone who has has this stuff for this long but I am not without some issues. One of the worse ones to deal with from a just a pain in the butt thing to deal with is chronic insomnia. I have tried everything on the market and the only thing that works for me is ambien cr. Right now I have health insurance but no pharmacy insurance. I am also on an unrelated medical leave of absence so money is tight and ambien is expensive. I have tried all the over counter crap and melatonin 10mg.None of it works. I have been up all night with no sleep and it really sucks.
have you tried Valerian Root extract?

in my 20s i had issue ( from partying too hard..sorry ) and i happened upon a health food place that told me about Valerian Root. IT worked and no side effects or dependency.
 

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Natural remedies are best for insomnia. Acupuncture is great for insomnia and there are Chinese herbs that will help you sleep and feel rested. All hope is not lost.


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Go for a nice sweat inducing jog sometime after 6. Then hit a bong after dinner.

Sleep issues resolved.
 

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I have the opposite problem. I have sleep apnea so I fall asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow. I have a Bipap machine that I use every night. It helps but really only allows me to function for about half the day. After 10 I'm very tired. I usually have to take a nap in the parking lot before driving home.
My machine is set at the highest setting and the sleep doctor is considering a stimulant.
I don't know if I like that idea.
:no: I think my setting is at 12 or 13. Usually If I get 6 straight hours I'm good enough for 15 to 18 hours before I get tired again.
 

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Dramamine is the go-to sleep aid at our house. We sleep well and don't have any groggy mornings.
 

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