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batos22
01-08-13, 10:56 PM
I NEED TO FALL ASLEEP, i took 50 mgs of adderall today at 8am and now its 9:56 pm. how do i fall asleep!!:(

sarahsweets
01-09-13, 07:21 AM
Call your doctor and check your caffiene consumption.

Drewbacca
01-09-13, 08:30 AM
Lay down. Turn off the lights. Step away from the computer. Take a warm bath. Eat something with sugar (insulin response will promote tryptophan to the brain and sometimes cause sleepiness).

Often, the key to getting to sleep is to simply lay down and go to sleep. While it could be that the medication is over-stimulating you and keeping you awake... it's also possible that the medication increased your anxiety level and that the inability to sleep is actually a mental problem and not a physical one. If you lay down in ideal conditions and still toss and turn, then you will either adjust after taking the medication for a few days or you will need to change the dosage.

There really isn't much that you can do, once the medicine is in your blood. There is no way to negate the effect after the pill has been digested. You could always try OTC sleep aids like melatonin and see if that helps.

Sarah's short and sweet response is the best one... watch the caffeine intake (especially in the four hours prior to bed time) and call your doctor for additional suggestions. Good luck!

manismom
01-14-13, 11:36 AM
You are THAT jacked up about not being able to go to sleep at 10pm?

8am - 10pm is only a 14 day. That's giving you 10 hours of sleep at night. Maybe you just aren't tired yet. Some people need that much, but if you aren't tired during the day, then you just don't need that much sleep. Too much sleep can mess you up, too.

Also, I actually sleep better on medication than off, but I don't feel sleepy. On my best days, I go to bed at a reasonable hour even if I don't feel tired. As long as I haven't gotten too much sleep the night before, I fall right to sleep, even though I don't FEEL sleepy.

Some people also say that orange juice or other things with a lot of vitamin C will get the medication out of your system more quickly.

If you are having this much trouble, you should ask your doc about lowering your dose.

If you are a recreational user, you should get off this forum and go to Erowid or something.

GeordieDave
01-14-13, 11:37 AM
Warm milk perhaps? I agree with Manisom. You might not yet be tired.

I was up at 7am this morning, back from work at about 6:30pm and probably won't go to bed until 12pm and sometimes I can not go to sleep straight away.

Personally I try and stay off any sugary food or drinks a few hours before bed. But I also try and stay off the laptop and smart phone an hour or so before bed as that stimulates the brain.

Try and do some chores around the house, clean the benches, sweep up anything really. It might take your mind of things and help you calm down a little.

elizabeth.evens
01-15-13, 07:54 AM
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manismom
01-15-13, 10:13 AM
Ok I don't know howit posted 2 messages like that. Weird.

Lunacie
01-15-13, 10:20 AM
I NEED TO FALL ASLEEP, i took 50 mgs of adderall today at 8am and now its 9:56 pm. how do i fall asleep!!:(

Was this the first time you've taken Adderall? If so, that's a large dose.