A few weeks ago I shared some tips and methods on how I planned on getting more sleep at night. Some of these things were unplugging from electronics about an hour before bed, minimizing my caffeine intake later on in the day, and even eliminating sugar past 3pm. I’ve made a conscious effort to go to bed when I put my little ones down to sleep. This way we can all get as much sleep as possible. I can tell you that I already have more energy in the morning, and a lot more patience for my kids when they refuse to get out of bed, get dressed, and get on with their routine. I feel that I’m better equipped to handle my day when I’m well rested, and this can change a family dynamic! That mean, grumpy mom who can’t keep her eyes open is now singing Disney tunes to get her kids out of bed, go figure!
Sometimes, even when you try various methods to go to sleep, they don’t necessarily work. Quite honestly, I had this issue years ago. I couldn’t turn my brain off. I couldn’t fall asleep. I couldn’t stay asleep. This was before the years of smart phones keeping us entertained. People who have sleep trouble should speak with their health professional because there may be options for them. SILENOR® is a prescription sleep aid that may be used to treat chronic insomnia where people have trouble staying asleep. SILENOR® works with the body’s natural sleep-wake cycles and has not been associated with the risk of physical dependence. To learn more about how to achieve a full, uninterrupted night’s sleep visit Wanttosleepmore.com
I’m no expert when it comes to prescription meds, but I do know how important a good night’s sleep is. My family is happier when I’m rested, because I have the energy to do things I wasn’t able to do when I would stay up later to get things done or pass my time on my phone.
Full SILENOR® ISI: SILENOR® is a prescription sleep medicine that is used to treat people with insomnia who have trouble staying asleep.Call your doctor if your insomnia worsens or is not better within 7 to 10 days. This may mean that there is another condition causing your sleep problem. Be sure that you are able to devote 7 to 8 hours to sleep before being active again. SILENOR® should be taken within 30 minutes of bedtime. Do not take with alcohol or with other medicines that can make you sleepy. If you are on a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) or have taken a MAOI within the past two weeks, you should not take SILENOR®. You should not take SILENOR® if you have an eye problem called narrow angle glaucoma that is not being treated, if you have severe urinary retention, or if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in SILENOR®. You should not drive or operate machinery at night after taking SILENOR®. Until you know how you will react to SILENOR®, you should be careful in performing such activities during the day following taking SILENOR®. Before you take SILENOR®, tell your doctor if you have a history of depression, mental illness or suicidal thoughts. You should call your doctor right away if after taking SILENOR® you walk, drive, eat or engage in other activities while asleep. Drowsiness is the most common adverse event observed in clinical trials. For more information, please see the complete Prescribing Information, including the Medication Guide, athttps://www.silenor.com/Content/pdf/prescribing-information.pdf. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.