The idea sounded as weird as a tin foil hat, but it worked.
I got a pair of yellow safety glasses to wear for the hour or so before bedtime, to block out the blue light generated by lamps, TV, and computers. The blue light makes your brain think it's daytime, and stimulates you to stay awake. It was the best $8 I've spent in a long time!
My husband uses them too. I've had insomnia most of my life. I've tried attivan, trazadone, benadryl, ambien, meditating, relaxation exercises and tapes, breathing exercises... Nothing really helped. Well the attivan helped temporarily but then I developed a tolerance, had to take more, and then I started losing all my short term memory. So I quit taking it.
I am generally doing well now with the insomnia- meaning it's a non-issue presently (knock on wood). I now take magnesium and valerian and Klonopin. And the yellow glasses are the real cherry on top. They really work. Try it- it's a LOT cheaper than ambien!
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