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    Chronic insomnia
    An_258507 posted:
    For the past 8 years or so, I have struggled with insomnia. I have had two sleep studies, but no resolution to the issue. I get about 4 hours of sleep EVERY night and I am exhausted in the morning. I have tired lunesta and ambien, but I only get about 5 hours with either. Does anyone face similar issues and does anything work for you? I really do not want to take the medication forever especially since it is not very "beneficial ". Please share your suggestions. Thank you.
    mariajohnson responded:
    I too suffer the same. I get very less sleep at night and during day time I feel tired and sleepy. My personal life too is affected as I get irritated soon. There are some natural ways to deal with insomnia which I have been trying since few weeks and it seem to show positive effect on me. You too can try these.

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