I've got a long standing sleep problem that has been going on for many years. I'm 74 and my problem is although I can go to see sleep in seconds I wake after 2-3 hours and remain awake for 2-3 hours then cat nap until I get up. During the day I am like a zombie and could fall asleep at the drop of a hat and it seems to be getting worse. I have just finished the third course of anti-depressant pills and the last one was Trazodone. Initially I thought it was helping but it lost its effect after a couple of weeks. My doctor has more or less said I have taken all the available class of pills and can't really help me further. He is dead set against giving me a sleeping pill and I can appreciate his reluctance to prescribe something that I may become addicted to that will lose its effect over time but I am now desperate. Is there is something I can take when I wake in the night to put me back to sleep without giving myself more problems?
I'm not any sleep specialist but for a Doctor to say sorry can't help you, I think it's time to see another doctor. If your not able to demand to be referred to a sleep specialist and or a Neurologist, you need more professional help.
Good Luck with it, not sleeping is sucker I'm not the best of sleepers but nothing like your going through.
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