I participated in an Ambassador program on behalf of Influence Central for Pernix Therapeutics. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
If you recall, I shared some facts about how many Americans are getting far less sleep than they should be a while back. I also admitted that I am probably one of them and I vowed to try and be better in that department. I shared a number of shut-eye strategies to help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep and even vowed to be better at one of them myself.
Yep, I pledged that I would make an effort to power down my electronics earlier in the evening to help me get a good night’s sleep. I was really good about it for the first few days. I logged off of everything at least an hour before turning in and made sure I was charging my phone in the kitchen and not the bedroom so I was less tempted to see what was new on Facebook or send a quick tweet before turning out the light. And then back to school hit and things got busy and I found myself on my laptop into late evening on most nights. Old habits are hard to break, you know? The thing is, I did sleep better on those nights when I made the effort to sign off early, so I know I need to get back to that schedule again.
I know I’m not alone here – while most Americans say that they know they should be using shut-eye strategies to help them get the sleep they need, less than half actually do. And there are times when strategies alone might not cut it. Luckily, there are treatment options for people with serious insomnia problems including SILENOR®, a prescription sleep aid that is used to treat people with insomnia who have trouble staying asleep.*
It can be used regularly and it’s not associated with a risk of abuse or physical dependence.Unlike most prescription sleep medications, rather than working on the sleep-promoting system, helping patients fall asleep, SILENOR® works with the wake-promoting mechanism of the body’s natural sleep-wake cycle, helping patients stay asleep throughout the night and early morning. Plus, it can be used regularly and it’s not associated with a risk of abuse or physical dependence. You can learn more about it at WanttoSleepMore.com.
*Full SILENOR® ISI: SILENOR® is a prescription sleep medicine that is used to treat people with insomnia who have trouble staying asleep. Call your doctor if your insomnia worsens or is not better within 7 to 10 days. This may mean that there is another condition causing your sleep problem. Be sure that you are able to devote 7 to 8 hours to sleep before being active again. SILENOR® should be taken within 30 minutes of bedtime. Do not take with alcohol or with other medicines that can make you sleepy. If you are on a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) or have taken a MAOI within the past two weeks, you should not take SILENOR®. You should not take SILENOR® if you have an eye problem called narrow angle glaucoma that is not being treated, if you have severe urinary retention, or if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in SILENOR®. You should not drive or operate machinery at night after taking SILENOR®. Until you know how you will react to SILENOR®, you should be careful in performing such activities during the day following taking SILENOR®. Before you take SILENOR®, tell your doctor if you have a history of depression, mental illness or suicidal thoughts. You should call your doctor right away if after taking SILENOR® you walk, drive, eat or engage in other activities while asleep. Drowsiness is the most common adverse event observed in clinical trials. For more information, please see the complete Prescribing Information, including the Medication Guide, at https://www.silenor.com/Content/pdf/prescribing-information.pdf. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.