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The last time that we talked about sleep we were talking about a healthy shut-eye strategy. We discussed how my wife was going to try a few different methods to try and knock out the insomnia.
So, we started with the black out method. This is where you block out all light from outside so that it can’t come in and keep you awake. This method worked for a while but she still had trouble staying asleep. We really gave it a whirl for about two or three nights in a row. I loved it, but Kas still couldn’t get the results that she desired.
Second, we tried turning off all electronics. Look, we even went so far as to buy me a book to read. I fell asleep instantly!!! Too bad that we were doing this for her. She yawned a few times but, when she got bored reading,she turned her I-Pad back on and played her games. This, of course, woke Big Daddy up and neither of us looked good the next morning…Fail!
Third, we tried exercising. This one seems promising. We are still spending a lot more time doing cardio and she is in love with an App for squats. So far it has helped out more than the others. We’re going to try to keep this one up.
All that being said, she’s still not getting a good night’s sleep. Let’s face it, sometimes you just need a little more help to get over the top…or under the sheets. There are some prescription drugs out there that can help with this. One of them, that we are interested in, is SILENOR®. I like the fact that it is not associated with a risk of dependence or abuse. Now, SILENOR® is a little different than most sleep medicines because it works on keeping you asleep. The majority of the other medicines fight to put you to sleep.
We have decided that we are going to talk to Kas’ doctor about our options. We will discuss SILENOR® and listen to what he says. I suggest you talk to yours as well and figure this thing out. I’m here to tell you that sleep is really important…..so….GO GET IT!!!!
If you are still in search of answers, go and check out this website Wanttosleepmore.com You’ll find the help that you need there.
· Full SILENOR® ISI: SILENOR® is a prescription sleep medicine that is used to treat people with insomnia who have trouble staying asleep. Call your doctor if your insomnia worsens or is not better within 7 to 10 days. This may mean that there is another condition causing your sleep problem. Be sure that you are able to devote 7 to 8 hours to sleep before being active again. SILENOR® should be taken within 30 minutes of bedtime. Do not take with alcohol or with other medicines that can make you sleepy. If you are on a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) or have taken a MAOI within the past two weeks, you should not take SILENOR®. You should not take SILENOR® if you have an eye problem called narrow angle glaucoma that is not being treated, if you have severe urinary retention, or if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in SILENOR®. You should not drive or operate machinery at night after taking SILENOR®. Until you know how you will react to SILENOR®, you should be careful in performing such activities during the day following taking SILENOR®. Before you take SILENOR®, tell your doctor if you have a history of depression, mental illness or suicidal thoughts. You should call your doctor right away if after taking SILENOR® you walk, drive, eat or engage in other activities while asleep. Drowsiness is the most common adverse event observed in clinical trials. For more information, please see the complete Prescribing Information, including the Medication Guide, at https://www.silenor.com/Content/pdf/prescribing-information.pdf. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.