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Comes with the job....anyone out there have to take sleep meds ?

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Is it me or most people in LE have to take sleeping pills ......like ambien and stuff i know a few of us that do .....anyone out there? do?

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No but I should. I cant ever sleep and makes me real bitchy during the daytime hours.

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msg115 said:

No but I should. I cant ever sleep and makes me real bitchy during the daytime hours.

thanks , i'm going to have to use that ......the ambien got me bitchy..........yea that's it , during the daytime hours........or is it the lack there of..........see got to go , nite, nite all


...don't play with me , i'll keep you way up after your bedtime.....

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Haaaa, Man I gotta use whatever excuse I can get.

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I use tylenol pm

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The only bad side affect is i take my ambien and i dont do the 8 hours sleep ....and then my head hurts it sucks!!!!

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a few shots of tequila!? haahah ....hell u still wake up with your head hurting eather way hahahah ....

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MIMI said:

a few shots of tequila!? haahah ....hell u still wake up with your head hurting eather way hahahah ....

not if you eat the worm........


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I think thats Mescal...........

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It's my day off and I'm up, I work afternoons , and I can't sleep at night.

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MIMI said:

I think thats Mescal...........

damn when did mescal get worms ?............


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I used to stay on my schedule on my days off sleep during the day (of which I have no problems never had!! prefer to sleep during daylight hours). But since my son came along when he goes to bed at night I drop right behind him well before midnight. Guess I am getting old right??

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I will try to wait for the sleep to come after a real bad night. After 2 hrs of waiting I hit the prescription bottle. I can't let a bad night ruin a perfectly good day. (3rd Shifter commenting.) Some things can be hard to take to bed.

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I had to take Ambien when I worked days. I didn't need it for swing or third shift. I could stay up all night, just couldn't roll out of bed when the alarm went off if I didn't get my eight.

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i messed up once and took ambien, never again, if i just have to get some sleep i take melatonin 300mcg, i have taken it for years off and on it is over the counter. if you want to use something that is natural.

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I worked midnights for 5 years before coming to days and never had a problem sleeping. The problem for me when I changed shifts was going to bed at night. My wife gave me some natural stuff I think it was the melatonin but I'd have to ask her but it worked.

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We work 12's and swap day and nights each month. The first week back I can't sleep. I have never taken any sleep meds because I hear you could get addicted. Odin is the melatonin addictive?

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nope, at least not for me, it helps put you back on track.i only take it when i need to get back to a routine. but it does work well without the druggie after effects. like i said it is a natural sleep aid.

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i take a 300mcg pill, dont take two unless coma is what you are looking for.

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Damn, a coma sounds good!!! But, as sure as I would take two. The school would call about my children or an SRT call. Oh well, Ill get plenty of sleep when I retire and the fish aint biting

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just taking 1 probably wont keep you from being able to get up, but like you i will git all the sleep i need when im dead.

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isn't that why most folks turn to the bottle? to relax unwind and get some force fed sleep? LOL Cuz lord knows when I start drinking, I get sleepy unless I keep drinking to Val's current extent then i'm good to go all night! LOL!


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I use Tylenol PM here and there. I had to use it in Iraq to sleep through the explosions and gunfire and now I basically use it when NEED BE, i stress that, just to get a good, solid nights'(days) sleep. Otherwise, I wake up 5 or 6 times when I'm sleeping. I don't make it a habit though, just when its needed.

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ODIN said:

i take a 300mcg pill, dont take two unless coma is what you are looking for.

*Yawns*.....That was a really good coma, I needed that.

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No meds. A couple shots of Jameson usually works for me.


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Hears an article from Familydoctor.org about melatonin if anyone is interested :)
http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/articles/258.html

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There is a natural pill, herbal supplement I think....called valerian root. I hear it works. I know two people that take it. Not real costly either from what I hear.

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NAPD262 said:

There is a natural pill, herbal supplement I think....called valerian root. I hear it works. I know two people that take it. Not real costly either from what I hear.

I've actually taken valerian root before, I use it when I start to feel anxious about something. It calms me down, and relaxes me for a little bit.

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Just watch an adult video and I'm set......LoL

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HenryOceanTom said:


NAPD262 said:


There is a natural pill, herbal supplement I think....called valerian root. I hear it works. I know two people that take it. Not real costly either from what I hear.


I've actually taken valerian root before, I use it when I start to feel anxious about something. It calms me down, and relaxes me for a little bit.


I've tried it a couple times. Didn't always work. Take a wiff when you open the bottle, awful smell.


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