hollywoodfreaks Posted July 7, 2009 Share Posted July 7, 2009 I am caught between a rock and a hard place. I am so sick of Trazodone making me sleep for 10-11 hours every night. It is so difficult to get up in the mornings. I can hit the snooze bar for as long as two hours before finally fully waking up. As soon as I hit the snooze I fall back asleep pretty much immediately. I have been using this medication for sleep (due to insomnia) for almost four years now. I've tried Ambien and Lunesta, but I get no effects from them. They're like sugar pills. If I lower the dose of Trazodone chances are it will lose its effectiveness. It's always been like that--a certain dose knocks me out cold, but if I take just a slightly lower dose I won't be able to get a full night's sleep. There are times when just 25mg knocks me out and there are other times when 150mg does next to nothing. I'm SO SICK of riding this rollercoaster. Lately I've been taking 50mg, which usually makes me sleep for 10-11 hours and I wake up with a headache and feel so sluggish and tired all day. I'm going to try 25mg but frankly I'd be shocked if it works. It just doesn't work like that for me. I had a sleep study done, but they told me I slept normally. I was on all of my meds for the test, including Trazodone, which is what they wanted. I slept for 7 hours and had normal sleep architecture. I was pissed when they told me there's nothing wrong with my sleep, because if my sleep was normal I would not have hypersomnia or insomnia or some other sleeping problem 365 days a year. Is there anything else I can try? Or am I screwed? I have the kind of insomnia where I can fall asleep, but wake up after 4-5 hours and can't go back to sleep. If it happens for more than one night in a row I feel terrible and can't function. I NEED at least 8 hours of sleep, but I DON'T NEED 11. Bleh. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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