BIG Comprehensive List of SLEEP AIDS...Rx and Non Rx...Please add

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by TwinMa, Jun 25, 2006.

  1. TwinMa

    TwinMa New Member

    I'm trying to post a comprehensive list of all the sleep aids I can think of. I'm not advocating one over another, just trying to list as many as possible.

    Since most of us have sleep issues, I thought it might be helpful. I'm doing it in this form just because I am a list maker, as I'm sure many of you are, too!

    If there is something I have missed, please tell me, and I'll add it to the list.


    SLEEP AIDS


    RX (PRESCRIPTION)
    Ambien (Zolpidem)
    Ativan (Lorazepam)
    Dalmane (Flurazepam)
    Elavil (Amitriptyline)
    Flexeril (Cyclobenzaprine)
    Imovane (Zopiclone)
    Klonopin (Clonazepam)
    Lunesta (Eszopiclone)
    Pamelor (Nortriptyline)
    Percocet, Percodan (Oxycodone)
    Restoril (Temazepam)
    Rozerem (Ramelteon)
    Sinequan (Doxepin)
    Skelaxin (Metaxalone)
    Soma (Carisoprodol)
    Sonata (Zaleplon)
    SSRI's (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors like Lexapro)
    TCA's (Tricyclic Antidepressants like Elavil, Pamelor, Doxepin)
    Trazodone
    Ultram (Tramadol)
    Valium (Diazepam)
    Vicodin (Hydrocodone)
    Xanax (Alprazolam)
    Xyrem
    Zanaflex (Tizanidine)



    NON-RX (OTC)
    5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan)
    Benadryl (Diphenhydramine)
    Calcium/Magnesium
    Calmes Forte
    GABA
    L-Theanine
    L-Tryptophan (Tryptophan)
    Melatonin
    Simply Sleep (Diphenhydramine which is Benedryl made by Tylenol)
    Tylenol PM (Tylenol with Benadryl)
    Unisom
    ZMA



    HERBAL
    Chamomile
    Fatigued to Fantastic Revitalizing Sleep Formula (main ingredient Valerian)
    Herbal Sleep Mixtures (various combinations)
    Kava Kava
    Passionflower
    Serenity Plus II (Chinese herb mix)
    St. John's Wort
    Valerian Root



    OTHER
    Stormyskye’s SHAKE (5 basic ingredients: Apple, Molasses, Flax Seed, Whey Protein, Almonds; detailed info can be found on thread “My Road to Remission”)
    Sleep Study
    Jeffrey Thompson Delta Sleep System CD
    White noise
    Music
    CPAP Machine
    Epsom Salts Bath (or other relaxing bath)
    Massage
    Milk/Dairy before bed (preferably w/Oreos)
    Pet Therapy (get a furbaby)
    Wine
    Goat's Milk
    Sleep during "off" hours - Not just at night
    Relaxation imagery


    GOOD SLEEP HYGIENE
    Good Pillow
    Good Mattress
    Good Sheets
    Pillow between the knees
    No alcohol
    No caffeine
    Don’t nap during day after 4pm
    Exercise
    Cool sleeping temperature
    Quiet environment
    Dark environment
    Good Nutrition
    Avoid Sugar especially in evening
    Reduce Stress
    Stop Smoking
    Have a bedtime ritual



    [This Message was Edited on 06/26/2006]
  2. CockatooMom

    CockatooMom New Member

    Thanks for the list. I am seeing my doc Tues about this.
  3. TwinMa

    TwinMa New Member

    I know I didn't get them all.
  4. Pianowoman

    Pianowoman New Member

    Great list and helpful to many, I'm sure. In Canada, we have Imovane ( Zopiclone), an earlier version of Lunesta, which we don't have. Another one is Valium ( Diazepam).
    Also, just FYI, Tylenol PM has Benadryl in it but you can get Benadryl without the tylenol which some may want.

    Kathy.
    [This Message was Edited on 06/25/2006]
  5. blessedmom2four

    blessedmom2four New Member

    i have been givin that in low doses as a sleep aid, it is actually an anti-depresent in higher doses
  6. Shannonsparkles

    Shannonsparkles New Member

    I'd like to add:
    l-theanine (health food store)
    Serenity Pills II (chinese herb mix, don't know how available it is)
    herbal sleep mixes (varying brands and formulas)

    immovane (zopiclone) Rx.

    I've also used a glass of wine to help unwind at betime when tense, and I usually drink goatmilk before bed too. Yes, you CAN get used to it. ;)

    I'm still searching for the perfect knock-out med.
    ((zzzz))) Shannon
  7. TwinMa

    TwinMa New Member

    Now we're cookin'! Very good additions! I've edited the list.

    Any more??
  8. Cinlou

    Cinlou New Member

    How about zanaflex???
  9. TwinMa

    TwinMa New Member