Oh this isn't a new thing. I have had this since I was 16 years old. I've tried every pill they could throw at me, OTC meds, and sleep treatments, nothing...I have never actually had that issue with falling asleep when I drive. If I know I am sleepy, I just won't drive. Once I get too tired, I will sleep, jus not often.<quoted text>
Why don't you go to the doctor to discuss this. I have insomnia so bad that I can literally stay awake with only 2-3 hours sleep total. This might go on for weeks until I finally crash and sleep on and off for a day or two. This was very disruptive when I was working, and now that I have the little guy to raise, I can't do this and parent effectively. So off to the doc. I went. Tried Ambien....stay away from that one. Nightmares, bizarre dreams and sleepwalking. Tried OTC sleep aids..no dice. Finally, the doc tried Ativan 1 milligram (low dose. It keeps me sleeping for 4 or 5 hours a night. Not optimal, but acceptable. I will never use all of my prescription.....don't want more pills. But when insomnia gets bad and stays awhile, it's dangerous, because you can fall asleep driving. So I take Ativan for about a month... get my 4-5 hours a night, and reset my sleep cycle. And then I'm ok for awhile. Its not the best solution, but it does help some. I really feel bad for you. I honestly know how you feel, and it is not pleasant.
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