Sleeping pills is definitely something that you do not need, they are addicting and dangerous, what you need is to get some sort of pain management for your back, or muscle relaxer. I suggest you see an orthopedic doctor to see exactly what the problem is perhaps some physicial therapy, heating pad or ice helps, there are muscle relaxes, flexeril is one . For the sleepiness, you should try these tips. Sleeping pills will only give you more problems and screw up your sleep cycle which will only give you even more problems. You need to get the back pain under control. There are pain management centers now that also can help. Your local hospital can help you. also try these sleep tips to help you, they wont help with the pain, but maybe the sleeping.
TRY THESE TIPS RELIGIOUSLY FOR AT LEAST4-6 WEEKS BUT MANY HAVE SEEN
RESULTS IN AS LITTLE AS TWO.
3 HOURS BEFORE BEDTIME, STAY AWAYFROM,CAFFEINE, ALCOHOL, CHOCOLATE
EXERCISE,CARAMEL COLORED SODA LIKEPEPSI,COKE, AND GINGER ALE.
ALL THESE MAKE FOR RESTLESS SLEEP.
30 MINUTES BEFORE BEDTIME TAKE A HOTBATH. LATEST RESEARCH FROM
JOHN HOPKINS IS THAT PUTTING THE HANDSUNDER THE WATER ,PALMS UP, SEND IMPULSES TO THE BRAIN THAT IT IS TIMETO RELAX FOR SLEEP.
15MINUTES BEFORE BEDTIME, DRINK A GLASSOF WARM PLAIN MILK. MILK WHEN HEATED CONTAINS TRYPTOPHAN , A NATURALAMINO ACID SLEEP INDUCER.
WHEN YOU GET INTO THE BED TAKE A FEWDEEP BREATHS, YOU ALSO CAN SET YOUR RADIO FOR SOFT MELLOW MUSICHOWEVER, PUT IN ON A TIMER FOR 20 MINUTES.DO NOT TWIST AND TURN FORMORE THAN 20 MINUTES. IF SO GET OUT OF BED, GO INTO A DIFFERENTROOM, AND READ A BOOK OR MAGAZINE, NO TV OR COMPUTER. WHEN YOU STARTTO DOZE, IMMEDIATELY GO BACK INTO THE BED. THIS RETRAINS THE BRAININTO THINKING THAT THE BEDROOM IS FOR GOOD RECUPERATIVE SLEEP. DOTHIS AS MANY TIMES AS YOU AWAKEN THRU THE NITE. IT WILL LESSON ASTHE WEEKS GO ON.
IF AFTER 6 WEEKS, NO IMPROVEMENT ISSEEN YOU SHOULD CALL YOUR LOCAL HOSPITAL AND ASK FOR THE NEARESTSLEEP DISORDER UNIT TO HAVE YOUR SLEEP MONITORED.
YOU CAN ALSO GO TO SLEEPNET.COM FORMORE SLEEP FORUMS.