Originally Posted by waves
do you have trouble going to sleep in a room that is well-lit?
is it easier to go to sleep in the dark?
when you are sleeping in darkness, are you awakened by natural light?
I am sleep deprived more than I am usually.
I probably should not have posted -- just like I should not have been driving. Nothing that the sleep doc said to me was relevant to my particular case. I have to see him once a year in order to satisfy the insurance company. Otherwise, they come pick up the c-pap machine.
He had a spiel that he had for all his patients this week probably.
I can sleep in any environment --- I sleep in the day time better than I do the night. I dislike night time sleep.
I remember in my late 20s/ early 30s a friend invited me to her house for lunch and to meet her parents. She hung out with her mother in the kitchen and I fell asleep in the living room sprawled out on a sofa while her father and his neighborhood friends were watching a big football game. I had such a great sleep. It is strange in a way that I still think about that wonderful sleep.
I realize that Melatonin is a hormone. The acupuncturist used "allergy" language to communicate to me that what I was holding in my hand to show her was not good for me. She might have been talking about the totality of the ingredients but she did also say that the melatonin itself was not helpful to me.
Maybe the "no napping" part was relevant. I drop off to sleep so I do not think of it as napping. The dropping off to sleep sitting in the living room or at my computer is a problem that became more of an issue when I started the Gabapentin and each time I nudge up the dose.
I learned tons of sleep hygiene stuff from the CBT tdoc I had for 8 years. Some
of it I follow --->Hubby and I sleep in a cool, dark, cave --- nothing in there-- no phones, computers, radios, t.v. Only alarm clocks.
how does it compare to 5mg of melantonin,
My sleep doc would say that you are taking too much. He said to buy a 1 mg of melatonin and cut it in half for 500 micrograms.
Most people are taking two much melatonin. It does not work in high doses. Also, people have to take it four hours before they go to bed.