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SOPORIFICS (ORAL & OTHERWISE).

Elavil. Trazodone. Seroquel. Ambien. Lunesta. Xanax. Anti-depressants. Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors. You name it. All of these Big Pharma productions have had a place in our household at one time or another. Because, when you can't sleep...really can't sleep...you will do or try almost anything. And I don't mean that in a disparaging way, as I know any chronic insomniacs reading (and I hope you are), will know exactly what I mean.

In order to help my husband - and at times, myself. I have explored more "natural" solutions to sleeplessness and the anxiety that goes with it. AKA, Melatonin. Passion Flower.Lavender and Chamomile Teas, (including the one with the sleepy bear on the front), etc. etc. Ad Nauseam. Sometimes these nostrums work. Other times, no go. It differs from night to night. A somnum crapshoot, to borrow from the Latin.

Again, as so many can attest to, when sleep eludes you, when you lie awake night after night, thoughts racing, heart fluttering - ther…

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DEAD TIRED. AN ONGOING NIGHTMARE.