New Research on Autism and Circadian Rhythm Disorders

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01 Jul 2010, 9:39 pm

The only thing that ever worked in helping me get to sleep at the same time every night was Cannabis. If you're lucky enough to live where you can get it legally give it a shot. I used to just take 5 or 6 puffs at 11pm and I'd sleep fine until 7am with maybe a bathroom break at some point. And if I couldn't get back to sleep then I would just take 2 or 3 more. Its far weaker, less addictive and less dangerous than alcohol or ANY of the prescriptions you are taking.


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04 Jul 2010, 10:49 am

Not really. Many of the milder sleep aids are safer than marijuana, especially smoked (which enters your lungs and does the usual damage).

I mentioned sleep hygiene because it is always the first thing you should try--a lot of doctors seem to think that you can just throw pills at the patient and call it done, when there are non-medical approaches that often work just as well. And even when you do use chemical sleep aids, basic sleep hygiene is important (I use melatonin)--it helps minimize the dose needed and the strength of the medication you use.

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04 Jul 2010, 10:52 am

Whenever I have a "good nights sleep" I feel worse then when I have one that makes people say I need to sleep more.
Average sleeping time for me is from 2 A.M - (5 A.M - 8 A.M)