What’s Your Sleep Number?

The kids, at last, are adults! You’re no longer working from dawn till dusk. You finally have time to rest…yeah right! Insomnia is driving you crazy. Maybe it’s menopause, your husband’s snoring, a pee call, or worrying about your daughter’s new boyfriend with the nose piercing.

We asked how many hours of sleep you get, and these are some of your best answers.

“Most nights, I will doze for maybe 30 minutes to an hour. After five to ten days of this, I may fall asleep in the daytime for 2 to 3 hours. Then back to none. Insomnia bites the big one.”   
Sue Shackles

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Why You Need More Lavender In Your Life

Lavender shows up in more places than you’d expect—in your garden, skin creams, and even in the fancy macaroon shop that just opened around the corner. However, there’s one important place where you might not find lavender, but should, and that’s in your bedroom!

Enter FOF Valerie Bennis, the founder and president of Essence of Vali, which specializes in “essential oils.” Extracted from plants mainly through steam distillation, these oils can benefit your mood, mind, and general well-being. Products that contain lavender essential oils can help you get a great night’s sleep.

“Our sleep products are best sellers, even with hotels around the world that want to pamper their guests,” Valerie said. “The lavender plant has sedative properties in its chemistry that can impact a person’s sleep.” To honor Sleep Better Month, the Essence of Vali Sleep Kit is $30 for the rest of May (regularly $50). It includes massage and bath oil, sleep balm, soothing mist, and a sleep concentrate.

“I want to help women age gracefully through understanding the power of healthy living—lavender in the bedroom is a great place to start. Nothing gives you more energy than a great night’s sleep,” Valerie added.

A drop of the sleep concentrate on your pillowcase and/or a few sprays of mist on your bed linens is all it takes. And you can always treat yourself to a soothing bath with the massage & bath oil or receive a calming massage.

The sleep balm is easily transportable and can be dabbed above the upper lip and on pulse points. You also can spray the mist, in whatever room you’re in, to enjoy the soothing effects of lavender throughout the day. It makes a wonderful non-toxic room spray.

Besides the special price on her Sleep Kit, Valerie is offering FOF members a generous 20% off on all of her oils, which are 100% natural, hand-blended and made in the United States. Enter code FOF2014 at checkout.

Click here  to order your Sleep Kit & enjoy Valerie’s discount while it lasts!

This post is sponsored by Essence of Vali. Thanks for supporting FabOverFifty!

{Giveaway} Wicked Sheets

Win a set of Wicked Sheets bedding (Value: $129.95-$184.95)!

“Get them while you’re hot!”

…says Alli Truttman, inventor of Wicked Sheets, a company whose luxurious feeling bedding is designed for women who suffer from night sweats.

Made of the same silkweight poly-blend fabric found in athletic apparel, the sheets have special pores, just like our skin, that absorb sweat and keep us comfortable and cool throughout the night. They feel as good as sheets with thread counts of 600 to 700, are wrinkle free, come in white and breezy beige, and fit twin to California king mattresses.

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{Test This} Essence of Vali Soothing Sleep Gift Box

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Possessing healing properties dating to 1st century Greece, aromatherapy flourishes today as a form of alternative medicine that uses “essential oils,” extracted from plants by steam distillation, to benefit our mood, mind, and general well being.  Aromatherapy is not just about smell– the essential oils have a strong chemistry, which work on an emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual level.  This practice is believed to trigger smell receptors in our nose and send messages through our nervous system to our brain, which controls our emotions.

Enter below for a chance to test Valerie’s unique, lavender-based Soothing Sleep Gift Box (retail value: $72).

Where did your inspiration come from in developing a line of essential oils?
I wanted to make a difference in the way people care for themselves. My personal interest in holistic healing and my business background helped me create quality aromatic blends for health and well-being that are well priced.

What are the different products in your line?
There are 10 different formulas that each address a common condition.  I’ve studied the chemistry of each oil, which helps me create blends with unique benefits.  For example, lavender, in the sleep blend, has sedative properties in its chemistry that can impact a person’s sleep.  All of my products are totally natural and made in New York and New Mexico.

What makes Essence of Vali products special?
They are highly effective because of their purity.  Some other products have chemicals in them, but ours are natural. They are also hand-blended and brewed for several days at our aromatherapy studio, instead of made in a factory.  Additionally, people really love the way our blends smell.  Our line appeals to a cross section of people because it addresses a spectrum of issues.

Where are your products sold and what do they cost?
The line can be bought through my website and other online retailers. Prices range from $8.50 for an individual mist to $60 for a 2oz bottle of EOV’s Eau du Parfum.

What is your best-selling product?
The sleep products sell best because many people have trouble sleeping.  For example, women in their fifties can have sleep difficulties as they go through perimenopause and menopause.

Valerie’s Soothing Sleep Gift Box, includes Sleep Concentrate and Soothing Mist for your bed linens; Sleep Massage & Bath Oil, and Sleep Bedtime Balm, to dab on your upper lip and pulse points.

Is this oil it takes for a great night’s sleep? 8 FOFs will test this.

To enter to test a Soothing Sleep Gift Box, answer the question: When did you first experience sleep problems?

P.S. Want a sleep kit today? Enter code “FOF” at checkout and receive $21 OFF your sleep kit!

‘Twas the week before Christmas…and you’re not sleeping enough!

Win a “nap sack,” including sheets, pillows, and iPod clock radio and eye pillow, to help you sleep better this holiday season, by answering in the comments below: What holiday-related tasks will you sacrifice shuteye for this week?

‘Twas the week before Christmas… and you’re not sleeping enough, says a recent study published by Sleepy’s and conducted by Toluna, an independent research service. The study shows that the “most wonderful time of the year,” is also the most sleep-deprived. Women, especially FOFs, push physical limits, sacrificing sleep for holiday chores. This past week, FOF Julianne Shannon tells us she pulled an “all-nighter” in order to turn her California home “into a  winter wonderland with faux snow and reindeer–a kind-of Santa’s Workshop motif. Then, I took my son to school and came home to have a morning nap before work.”

Julianne is not alone. More than half of women queried in the study expect to spend between one and four hours a night in December performing holiday-related tasks, cutting into crucial sleep time. The study reports that men will forfeit some sleep too, yet (no surprise here) they devote much less time to holiday chores.

According to sleep expert Robert deStefano, a woman over 50 should be getting seven to eight hours of sleep to function properly. “Throughout the year, women suffer stress-induced insomnia at a 2:1 ratio to men. That skyrockets over the holidays.”

“Many women over 50 have lower sleep efficiency, meaning that their quality of sleep is much poorer,” adds Dr. Steven Y. Park, M.D. an otorhinolaryngologist and Integrative Sleep Surgeon at Montefiore Medical Center.

“If her sleep is fragmented, the central nervous system is taxed and little stressors become magnified,” says Robert. “Stress is a primary contributor to heart disease, the number one cause of death to women in the U.S.”

Lack of sleep (quantity or quality) is known to promote weight gain by increasing your physiologic stress levels,” says Dr. Park. “It causes cravings of sugary or carbohydrate-laden foods, and metabolically makes you put on weight.”

Seven to eight hours of sleep before the holidays?! Fat chance! Here’s what the study shows that FOFs are doing instead of sleeping.

  • 46% sacrifice sleep for making or wrapping gifts

“I spent last night from midnight to 4 a.m. wrapping gifts for my 4 kids and making a dozen intricate holiday garlands for a fundraiser for our local museum,” says FOF Teri Miceli.

“I woke up from a dead sleep at midnight last night because I forgot I still had a dozen individual scrapbooks to finish and wrap for my co-workers… Was up until dawn on that one!” says FOF Tina Mulheisen.

96% put in extra hours baking, cooking, decorating or cleaning

Every year, FOF Francesca Kranzberg has a “cheesecake party” for 120 to 250 neighbors. She bakes 15 different varieties of the dessert–and non-cheesecake treats, too. “The last few days before our party I usually stay up until 2:30 or 3 a.m. finishing the baking, cleaning, etc., and arise at my usual 7 a.m. to get to work. While I always hope to get some sleep before the party, I am simply too nervous.”

“Sleepless nights start before Thanksgiving, with bread baking and prepping pie crusts,” says FOF Cathy Barrow of the cooking blog Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s Kitchen. “As soon as that holiday is wrapped up, the holiday confections and cookies start. It takes two weeks to make twenty varieties (about 120 dozen) for my holiday cookie box. Lots of baking well past midnight. Plenty of mornings that start at 4 a.m., with cookies in the oven before the coffee is brewed. I mailed off all the treats on Monday, and now my holiday begins.”

 

“In addition to my normal crazy party schedule, this year I volunteered to make 700 gift boxes of white chocolate dipped and decorate pretzels, oreos and rice crispy treats–up all night with that,” says Alison Mesrop of Alison Mesrop Catering “Also made 20 flourless chocolate cakes complete with ganache frosting and glaceed fruit decor. In a sleep-deprived stupor at 3 a.m. I possessed the patience to separate prosciutto slices, painstakingly fitting into cups, baking them to make 500 crispy prosciutto cups.”

 

45% are shopping online during hours they normally sleep.
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“I stay up to 11:30 p.m. shopping for clients last minute..not for myself,” says FOF style guru Sherrie Mathieson, author of Steal This Style and Forever Cool. “Then it’s hard to unwind, as the computer light affects melatonin cycles. They say that sleep  between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. is most important, and I have sabotaged that rest time.”


Win a “nap sack,” including sheets, pillows, an iPod clock radio and eye pillow, to help you sleep better this holiday season, by answering in the comments below: What holiday-related tasks will you sacrifice shuteye for this week?

One FOF will win.(See all our past winners, here.) (See official rules, here.) Contest closes December 29, 2011 at midnight E.S.T.

{Beauty} Ask the Beauty Inventor: Clark Wolfsberger, creator of Beauty Sleep

When we sent BeautySleep to our FOF Beauty Testers, we had no idea if it would work. A beverage that promised to help you sleep better and improve your skin seemed a bit too good to be true. So we were shocked by the unanimously positive reviews. Intrigued, we called Clark Wolfsberger, President of BigQuark, the Missouri-based beverage company that manufactures the supplement to find out exactly how this powerful little potion works.



How did you come up with BeautySleep?

The three issues boomers are most concerned with are sleep, aging and beauty. We wanted to come up with something that addresses those concerns.

Why is sleep so important?
When you sleep, your body repairs and replenishes itself. Some studies show that if your body doesn’t get enough sleep, it produces more cortisol, a hormone that causes you to age faster and gain weight.

Why is sleeping more difficult as we age?
There are many reasons, but one is that, you don’t produce as much melatonin, a hormone that regulates sleep.

How does BeautySleep aid sleep?
It contains melatonin to help set your sleep cycle on course. It also includes chamomile, valerian root, and gava which relax the body and brain.

How does BeautySleep fight aging?
It has antioxidants that protects skin cells. It also includes sensara, a clinically-proven anti-aging ingredient which improves skin hydration, elasticity and lipid content. Lycopene, another ingredient in BeautySleep, is anti-inflammatory. Eliminating inflammation preserves more cell life and there’s less damage to the body. Last, it contains vitamin B, which aids circulation and in turn nourishes the skin and pushes toxins out of your system.

Do you use BeautySleep?
Yes. Typically on a Sunday night, if my sleep pattern has been thrown off over the weekend.  I’ll drink it to get everything back on track.

Beauty Sleep costs $21.90 for six bottles and is available at Soft Surroundings.com

Take Back Your Sleep!

Sixty-one percent of FOFs have trouble sleeping . . . but you can beat the odds.

 

Have you had trouble sleeping? You’re not alone. In a recent survey sponsored by Red Hot Mamas and Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 79 percent of menopausal women reported having trouble staying asleep, and 63 percent struggle just trying to fall to sleep. We spoke to Karen Giblin, president of Red Hot Mamas, and with Dr. Jessica Vensel-Rundo, a neurologist with Cleveland Clinic’s renowned Sleep Center, to get the straight story on falling asleep after fifty.

  • FOF: Karen, tell us a little more about this survey.
    • KG: More than 900 women participated in our survey, and they shared their sleep problems in depth. Sleep is an important aspect of a woman’s life. Lack of sleep compromises our health, both physically and mentally. Our survey found that lack of sleep could seriously impact a woman’s quality of life, as well as her relationships with her spouse, significant other and business associates.
  • FOF: What causes the sleep problem primarily?
    • KG: Many sleep problems are not fully understood, including chronic insomnia. But certain stressful events, such as menopause, create anxiety that leads to short-term insomnia and then long-term sleep problems. Seventy-six percent of our respondents said sleep greatly or moderately affected their quality of life.
  • FOF: How exactly does menopause affect sleep?
    • ImageKG: Some women are bothered at night by hot flashes. Other issues are sleep apnea, use of prescribed medications, stress, and just the overall changes that occur in midlife. Menopause often provokes anxiety since women aren’t feeling completely up to par physiologically. Many of them feel like Mexican jumping beans in the middle of the night. The next day, they’re irritable, drowsy and can’t function. In our survey, forty-one percent of the respondents said they had difficulty concentrating. Unfortunately, only 38 percent of them consulted with their healthcare providers about their problem.
  • FOF: Why aren’t women talking about it with their doctors?
    • KG: Women tend to overlook their need for sleep. We oftentimes take care of others before taking care of ourselves. They also don’t think their doctors will take their sleep issues seriously. In my opinion, there needs to be more awareness about sleep issues as this is a major health concern for women. Insomnia not only causes poor concentration and memory loss, it can also lead to increased risk of accidents, heart disease and other chronic diseases, such as diabetes and depression. We need about seven hours a night for optimum health.
  • FOF: Why not take sleeping pills?
    • KG: There are several prescription options to improve sleep, but taking medication is a personal decision, The first thing to do is establish healthy sleep habits. It’s important to have a schedule for sleep every night, to learn how to wind down before going to sleep. Create a soothing bedtime ritual if you can. Read a good book in a comfortable pair of pajamas. Sleep on nice, clean linens in a cool environment. Maybe listen to a soothing CD. Don’t put on the TV set and watch the news before you go to bed. Make sleep a priority in your life.
  • FOF: What if you still get up in the middle of the night?
    • ImageKG: Don’t stare at the clock and let the day’s worries run through your mind. Get up out of bed and do something boring such as reading a boring book or listening to relaxing music. Many menopausal women tell me they’ve become proficient HSN and QVC buyers. They get themselves into trouble because all these boxes start arriving. Once you feel drowsy again, go back to your room and go to bed.
  • FOF: What’s the most important thing to take away from this study?
    • Communicate with your healthcare professional. Discuss the duration and frequency of the problem and how it’s impacting your life so she can advise you about what to change. You might need to eliminate caffeine or make environmental changes, such as making sure your bedroom is cozy, cool and dark. Discuss treatment options with your clinician. For resources on how to manage insomnia during menopause, visit  www.takebackyoursleep.com.

 

Dr. Vensel Rundo adds:

“If you’re over fifty and you suddenly start experiencing difficulty sleeping, it’s important to determine is this is insomnia or if there’s some other kind of sleep disorder–namely, sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is characterized by an obstructed upper airway, causing repetitive pauses in breathing during sleep. Sufferers wake up throughout the night and may not even realize what’s happening. Post-menopausal women are at increased risk, because with a loss of hormones there’s a loss of tone in your airway muscles. That makes your airway more collapsible and floppy and increases your chances of apnea. To be screened for this disorder, you have to go through an overnight sleep study at the clinic. But once we diagnose you, there are excellent treatments available.”

Author
Karen Giblin
Red Hot Mamas North AmericaKaren L. Giblin is founder and CEO of Red Hot Mamas North America, Inc., a group that educates thousands of women about menopause health, and a world-renowned expert on menopause issues. To find out more and to join the menopause conversation, visit her website, redhotmamas.org.

{Health} 9 Sleep Aids for FOFs (You’ve Probably Never Tried)

Stop popping pills and counting sheep, FOFs. Here are 9 unconventional aids for catching zzz’s.

1. Teas and Tinctures with Passion flower: Decaffeinated herbal tea has long been a fix for sleeplessness, but natural product companies have become savvier to the distinct needs of menopausal and post-menopausal women. Many have created blends of tea including Passion flower, a plant recently show to help women with menopausal symptoms such as aches and cramps, fall asleep.

Try: Jade and Pearl Sleepy Time Special
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2. Peanut butter: The ubiquitous nutty spread is high in tryptophan, an amino acid with soporific effects. For best results, eat it on whole-wheat toast, another sleep-inducing food, an hour before bedtime (that’s how long it takes for the tryptophan to reach your brain).

Try: One of ten varieties such as “Mighty Maple” or “White Chocolate Wonderful,” from Peanut Butter and Co.
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3. Chinese herbs: Herbal remedies for insomnia have been used in China for generations. They have become widely available, more recently in the United States in the form of herbal packs and tinctures. The blends differ vastly but can include sleep-inducing roots, seeds, oils and extracts from herbs commonly found in Asia such as Poria (Fu Ling), Spiny Jujube (Suan Zao Ren) and Biota Seed (Bai Zi Ren).

Try: iSleep Herb Pac
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4. Cooling sleepwear: Many nightwear companies have caught heat for neglecting the needs of FOFs experiencing menopausal night sweats. But some are listening; they’ve swapped cotton for micro-fiber fabrics that wick away perspiration and are quick drying. So…cool!

Try: Cool-jams Sleepwear
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5. Bedtime Bars:  A new line of NightFood Bars claims to help you fall asleep, and they just might be on to something. According to the National Sleep Foundation, eating a balance of protein and carbs before bed can actually help you sleep better. The Night Food bars  boast a combo of protein (soy) and carbs (oats, cookie crumbs, flour) as well as the sleep-inducing hormone, melatonin.

Try: NightFood Bars
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6. Cherry juice: Just this year, a study conducted by three universities found that cherry juice could reduce insomnia in older adults. Researchers believe the high content of melatonin in cherries plays a role in inducing sleep at night and wakefulness during the day.

Try: R.W. Knudsen Organic Just Tart Cherry juice
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7. An acupressure mat: Acupressure mats, with their rows of plastic or rubber “spikes,” may sound and look like torture devices, but they have actually been reported to have sleep-inducing effects. The thousands of small points on the mat stimulate specific reflex points and release blocked energy. This in turn can ease tense muscles and create deep mental and physical relaxation.

Try: Yantra Mats or Spoonk Space Mats
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8. A sleep shot: We have energy drinks galore, but what about an anti-energy shooter? A few companies have developed relaxation shots; mini-beverages sans caffeine and sugar that promise to help you doze off. Different brands contain different ingredients, but many rely on natural substances such as chamomile, Ecklonia Cava, Valerian root extract or melatonin, a hormone known to induce sleep.

Try: iChill
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9. A smartphone app: A cell phone and uninterrupted sleep don’t usually go hand in hand, but a new smartphone app works through Bluetooth sensor technology to track your sleeping habits. A wristband measures body movement during sleep to find your ideal wake time. The app will set your alarm to this time so you awake feeling naturally alert and refreshed. It also will analyze your sleep cycle to determine your quality of sleep each night and the number of nightly awakenings.

Try: Wakemate Smartphone App
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Enter to win Sleepy Time Special tea from Jade and Pearl by commenting below and answering: Have you ever taken sleeping pills?

Are Your Sleeping Pills Safe?

Sleeping pills are more popular than ever–especially for women over fifty. But are they a safe solution?

FOF Founder, Geri Brin, has been taking prescription sleeping pills for 5 years. “I don’t know what would happen if I tried to sleep without them,” she explains. “I’m afraid to try.”

According to The National Sleep Foundation, a full 61-percent of post-menopausal women suffer from insomnia, and prescriptions for the new class of sleep aids, which include Ambien, Lunesta and Sonata, have doubled in the last five years. These meds are clearly popular, but are they safe, and–more important–are they the solution?

We spoke to Dr. Jessica Vensel-Rundo, a doctor at the Cleveland Clinic’s renowned Sleep Disorders Center, to get the straight dope about doping up to fall asleep.

  • FOF: Why is insomnia so common in women over fifty?
    • Dr. Vensel-Rundo: Several insomnia triggers are common in this population: depression and anxiety, often due to a life change such as a death in the family, loss of a job or a divorce. Pain is also a big issue, whether from arthritis, fibromyalgia or something else. And hormone fluctuations and hot flashes due to being post-menopausal. Those are the top ones. In about 15 percent of cases, the person has primary insomnia, which means there’s no underlying medical problem causing the insomnia.
  • When is medication a good treatment idea?
    • Dr. Vensel-Rundo: As a short-term solution, medication can be great. That’s really how these medications were initially tested–for six weeks of use. They were intended to help you through a rough patch such as a death in the family or recuperation from an operation. The problem with sleep medications is that they may be a quick fix, but they can lose effectiveness over time. You build up a tolerance or develop side effects, and when you take the medication away, the insomnia is still there.
  • So what is the long-term solution?
    • Dr. Vensel-Rundo: Cognitive behavioral therapy is the main non-drug treatment for insomnia. That includes relaxation techniques, biofeedback and sessions with a sleep psychologist. Some patients are just not interested in that type of commitment. They may say, “Look, I’ve tried some of these things before and they’re not going to work for me.’ Those are the patients who typically opt for medication alone.
  • Would you prefer that patients opt for other treatments beforethey go to a medication?
    • Dr. Vensel-Rundo: Yes. In general we–sleep medicine specialists–feel that the cognitive and behavioral treatment is the best treatment out there, because it actually retrains you to fall asleep on your own.  Studies have show that the effectiveness is probably about the same as a pill, initially, but in the longterm, it’s really the cognitive treatment that works.
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  • Are there times when people go on the medication alone for 6 weeks, get back on track and are just fine?
    • There are, but often patients will hit the six-week mark and be afraid to stop taking the medication. For those people, I try to ease them off of it.
  • Several women at the FOF offices–including our founder–have remarked that their doctors were very quick to prescribe sleep medications when they complained of trouble sleeping. Is this typical?
    • Dr. Vensel-Rundo: I think a lot of doctors in primary care are more likely to write a prescription because they are dealing with multiple medical problems. If a patient comes in complaining of a few things and mentions in passing, “oh, I’m also having some trouble sleeping…” the doctor may decide to prescribe a medication to address the issue immediately, hoping it will be a short-term problem. At the sleep center, our whole focus is sleep, so we do a very thorough history and really try to get a better feel for what is going on before we prescribe any treatment.
  • What are the biggest dangers of these medications?
    • Dr. Vensel-Rundo: There has been a lot of media coverage on dangers such as driving, eating or making phone calls in your sleep. The truth is, those are very rare. I’ve only had one or two patients complain to me about those types of symptoms. Most of the side effects are no more than a woozy feeling the next morning if you take it too late the night before.
  • Are these medications addictive?
    • ImageDr. Vensel-Rundo: The ones that we’re discussing–the non-benzodiazepine hypnotics such as Lunesta, Ambien and Sonata–are not addictive. You can build up a tolerance to them, and they can lose their effectiveness over time. If you come off of them abruptly, you can have “rebound insomnia” so I typically recommend that my patients come off of them gradually. The benzodiazepines which are sleep medications such as Ativan, have some addictive properties. We rarely prescribe those.
  • Is any one medication better than the others? How do you choose?
    • Dr. Vensel-Rundo: It really depends on what the patient is complaining of. If it’s a sleep initiation problem–a difficulty falling asleep–then Ambien would probably work well. But if it’s a sleep maintenance issue–meaning you’re getting up a lot in the night–then there’s Lunesta or Ambien CR which are designed to help you stay asleep. Honestly, it’s often an insurance issue–which medication is covered by insurance and which is least expensive. Ambien is a cheaper alternative because it’s available in a generic form called Zolpidem. Most of us prescribe it more for that reason.
  • What about dangers of people using them the wrong way…or abusing them.
    • Dr. Vensel-Rundo: I’ve had a couple of patients who were taking double the maximum dose of Ambien plus an antidepressant, an anti-anxiety and a pain medication, and they’re still not sleeping. Taking a high dose of Ambien or Sonata alone would probably not be a significant problem, but if you add them to pain medications and anxiety medications, that’s an issue because the combination can cause central nervous system depression and respiratory depression.
  • What about melatonin and other over-the-counter medications?
    • Dr. Vensel-Rundo: Melatonin works well for people who have a delayed sleep phase. That means they don’t feel sleepy until 3 in the morning and they don’t want to wake up before 12 o’clock in the afternoon. The key is to take it 5 or 6 hours before you go to sleep. Over-the-counter sleep aids such as Tylenol PM and Benadryl are fine for taking once in a great while, but they definitely lose their effectiveness over time.
  • What about people who use alcohol to wind down and fall asleep?
    • I would not recommend it. Even though it can help you fall asleep, when alcohol is coming out of your system there’s withdrawal effect which can actually wake you up. You wake up early with your heart pounding!
Author
Jessica Vensel-Rundo, MDDr. Vensel-Rundo is a neurologist at the Cleveland Clinic who specializes in sleep disorders and treatment.