Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by ME & THE BOYS, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. ME & THE BOYS

    ME & THE BOYS New Member

    Hello there,

    I am on cipralex/lexapro for depression/stress and also on ativan for sleep (I DON'T SLEEP WELL.) The ativan doesn't seem to be helping.

    Is there any prescription medications you have taken to help you sleep THROUGHT THE NIGHT and do not make you feel tired through the day?

  2. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    I take Lunesta when I am ready for bed. In about 1/2 hour I am usually asleep and usually sleep through the night. I have never slept well since I was a small child. I know now that at least a part of the problem is that my eyes don't close when I sleep, so I never really learned to "just close my eyes and go to sleep". Every time I relax, my eyes open, not close. Now that I am in my late 40's, it's just not anything I will ever learn, I think. But the Lunesta seems to do the trick most nights.
  3. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

    All prescription sleeping medications I've taken have left me with a hangover the next day (even if they didn't help me sleep), but I tend to be more sensitive to medications than most. However, melatonin works very well for me and no hangover. It's not prescription.