Why can't we sleep? Any theories?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by kholmes, Jan 2, 2006.

  1. kholmes

    kholmes New Member

    Chances are, like me, you all suffer with insomnia as well, whether you have CFS, Fibromyalgia, or both. Like me, many of you have had sleep studies done as well. Mine showed no sleep apnea.
    I have to take Klonopin, melatonin, Natural Calm, and Seriphos to sleep--a combination which has been working fairly well lately.
    For a long time, I thought my terrible insomnia was due to overactive adrenal glands, which were producing too much cortisol. But the Seriphos has lowered my cortisol levels to normal, and I still can't sleep. Without my sleep "cocktail," I have no chance of getting any more than a couple short naps in at night. I end up feeling extremely "wired" and cannot fall asleep or if I do, I wake up right away.
    By the way, HAPPY NEW YEAR to everybody!
  2. caroleye

    caroleye New Member

    Brain chemistry imbalance. I have way too much acetylcholine which is my "on" switch, so doing neurofeedback to balance out and lessen it.


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