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September 14, 2018
These posts had so many lives I decided to make it a full fledged blog.
First in Blogger (MN Noreaster), the WordPress (dabblerduckbutts) and finally, now, a home.
If you have followed me this far, I really, really appreciate it.
As you have gathered, I have trouble sleeping. Ever since I can remember.
There was a time, when I was taking roperinole (generic Requip) for my Restless Legs that I fell asleep as soon as I laid down.
I don't think I can count those years though. That medication made me completely groggy during the day.
For awhile I even took it during the day because my legs were so jumpy.
Eventually I found that I was a death waiting to happen, to myself or another driver that I quit taking them.
The doctor prescribed Carbodpa-levodopa (Sinemet) for morning and afternoon so calm the aggrarvation.
Now, I take pramipexole (Mirapex). That seems to last 24 hours most of the time.
I my arms or legs start hopping around I take a muscle antispasm cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril).
If You Have Made It This Far
I can get on with writing this post.
I plan to find out what makes those of us in the world today tick or not tick. I am not sure which it is.
I say "in the world today" because I grew up in an earlier time. Without computers, smartphones and tablets.
TV was origanally an evening past time but early on I could fall asleep while watching that.
I worked a job for more than twenty years that required a night/day schedule. I started at 3PM on a Friday afternoon and worked until midnight or later and started again on Saturday morning at 6AM.
I worked the night/day schedule thru the week and when I got off at 4PM on Friday, Saturday and Sunday were ostensibly mine.
Enough About Me
There may be times again but from here forward we are going to explore SOLUTIONS.
Solutions to help sleep come better, faster, more thoroughly.
Solutions to stop what causes sleep not to come.