View Full Version : Trouble sleeping during exam period


Chamakay
01-21-15, 11:48 AM
So to start off I am rather anxious and very worrisome. This leads to my mind racing at night and being unable to sleep/pseudo sleep/rough sleep. In the last I have use mirtazapine/remeron as a sedative and for anti anxiety/depression. I found it did nothing for depression but I literally had no care for anything so the anxiety was controlled. The thing is that I couldn't function in the day. All I wanted to do was sleep and eat. The brain fog was unreal. So this leads me to my question, as I'm coming up to the exam period would there be anything I could ask my doctor for to help with this? Something that wouldn't affect my ability to think fully. I don't mind so much about the anxiety but it would be nice to have a somewhat decent sleep when I have exams and even during times of worry. If it's any help I live in the UK and take ritalin/methylphenidate.

Thank you in advance.

Chicky75
01-21-15, 08:35 PM
I've never used sedatives or sleeping pills, but one thing you could try is melatonin. I've been having an issue with frequent insomnia for the last year or so and finally got to see a sleep specialist who recommended it. Don't know about the UK, but in the US, it's something you can get over the counter. I've been taking it for about three weeks and it's working great. I take it around 8 pm, and by 10 or 11, I can barely keep my eyes open.

Might be something you could try before your exams start.

Chamakay
01-21-15, 08:54 PM
I've never used sedatives or sleeping pills, but one thing you could try is melatonin. I've been having an issue with frequent insomnia for the last year or so and finally got to see a sleep specialist who recommended it. Don't know about the UK, but in the US, it's something you can get over the counter. I've been taking it for about three weeks and it's working great. I take it around 8 pm, and by 10 or 11, I can barely keep my eyes open.

Might be something you could try before your exams start.

Thanks for the tip. I've just looked in to it and it seems it is prescription only and only prescribed short term to people over 55. I'll bring it up with my GP when I get an appointment.

Chicky75
01-21-15, 09:06 PM
Wow, that's weird that it's prescription only. You can find it in any vitamin section here.