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Brucester
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PostFri Aug 12, 2022 8:49 am 
For the first time in 54 years I can't sleep. Normally I have always fallen asleep within 10 minutes and never had problems. My bedroom is mostly white, night shades, both a fan and noise machine. Building is quiet after 10 as is the neighborhood and traffic. For the past month I've been trying Melatonin 5 and 10mg and Benedryl. The former never works but the later is always effective. The later possibly can cause Dementia in folks over 65.... That's a bummer, I have to find something new. Unisome? A month ago I was in Connecticut for a week, did some walks mostly on the beach, did I get bit by a tick? I checked by never found even one. Lyme Disease and sleeplessness!? This has to be it. I had a blood draw this week, waiting for results.

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PostFri Aug 12, 2022 9:39 am 
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PostFri Aug 12, 2022 2:21 pm 
If you don't have other Lyme disease symptoms, I wouldn't think of it first as a cause of insomnia. I find that if I'm wound up with "mental conversation" and over-ruminating in general, I can't sleep. I also find that if I exercise enough, I have no trouble passing out immediately on retiring.

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PostSat Aug 13, 2022 2:17 pm 
I have a cavity and need a new crown. I'm sure that effects sleep quality to a degree. Unisom works good but it like others is not for consistant use. Thanks Mike Collins, that's a good read! Annie Elk, when I'm not laboring at work I work on ivy vines. I don't really notice it helping at bedtime. But I do notice being sleepy like now during the day.

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PostFri Aug 19, 2022 10:23 am 
I tested negative for Lyme Disease. Still not sleeping much even while useing Benedryl. Appointment for the crown replacement Friday.

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PostFri Aug 19, 2022 10:31 am 
Have you changed your eating habits? I have no interest in sweets during the day but crave them before bed. Everyone told me that was bad for me, so I quit. But I started having lots of problems falling asleep, so I started up again and now I sleep fine. My friend says the glycemic crash after I digest the sweets is probably knocking me out.

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PostWed Aug 24, 2022 4:22 am 
My diet is in the middle. Fairly good. Last night it took my mind quite a while to shut down. I may have to get to bed two+ hours before to get 8 hours of sleep. What a pain! Sadly I have to wake up at 3:30 am, leave by 4:30 am to get parking at the jobsite. I wake from good sleep to do this. Parking in downtown Seattle can be a real problem as many well know. There's a lack there of.

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PostTue Sep 20, 2022 5:57 pm 
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PostSun Sep 25, 2022 8:17 pm 
There's terrific podcast for understanding sleep, and why it can be so hard to sleep. https://www.alieward.com/ologies/somnology Or, I bet your library has the book by the neurologist/sleep specialist they talk with--Dr. W. Chris Winter's The Sleep Solution. So much fascinating stuff in both.

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