Hey guys, I have to share this so others can get relief too! Back before I was diagnosed I had a sound machine to soothe my "busy" mind. It played soothing ocean wave sounds among others. Then it broke and I was so sad. So I went to walmart and bought the one they carry. It had ocean waves with seagulls and it was awful. However, I have been suffering with using the raindrop noise on that machine for this past year, right after I got diagnosed, so my sleep has been poor along with crazy racing thoughts. I decided a week ago to find a new sound machine like my old one, which they do not make anymore. I found the groovy soothing sounds machine on ebay and it is amazing!! I got it in two days ago and the ocean waves break up my racing thoughts! YIPPEEEE... I like the ocean sound because I can breathe with it. So relaxing and the best sleep I have had in over a year! So, I wanted to pass along this information to help others get relief from those crazy racing thoughts!! BTW, if you choose this machine is clear plastic and it has a blacklight in it that is bright and you can not turn it off. So I went to hobby lobby and got plastic paint and painted it, an excellent solution!! Ok, my fellow bipolars, here is a drug free solution!!
I have used those for sleep before. Unfortunately now I use ambien. I do have some melatonin, which is a natural herb So I am going to talk with my dr. so I will have his permission to take it. Just some info that may help if the ocean sounds start to stop working.
Thanks! Ambien makes me see double and get very dizzy. Also, is it not habit forming? I think the ocean waves will work, because they have before. I am just thankful to be getting awsome sleep!! I use melatonin too, and it helps. I also use Chamomile and Passion Flower capsules, they help me relax.
I found out that 5mg of dissolving melatonin knocks me on my butt! I love it...finally something natural that is really helping! It is way better than the tablets because it hits the blood stream instantly!! :0) Oh, and that new noise machine...AHHH...best sleep I have had in ages!!
I'm glad you're doing so great right now!! Not getting enough good sleep affects us physically and mentally. I loved Melatonin when I could take it. Got it out a few weeks ago to start taking it again and read about the AI diseases and not taking it with them.
I am going to try natural sleep tonight. I am feeling drowsy!! Ahh...lovely feeling. I am going to try it and see. The less stuff I have to take the better. But, I will pop that melatonin if I need to!
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