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  1. Hi Tearose, Wow, it's been a looooong time since I've posted here, but thought I'd stop in and see what's going on. Unfortunately I can TOTALLY relate to your poor sleeping spells and high HR. It's one of the worst feelings in the world. I also get arrhythmias in my heart...and the longer I go without sleep the worse it gets. I'm just a dysfunctional mess during the day. Brain is mush. Since I was dx'd with dysautonomia several years ago, I've taken 1/2 of the smallest dose of Klonopin they make at bedtime. I do not take it every night, and I'll go for months without taking anything at all. However, when my ANS is out of whack or I'm stressed out the Klonopin is a life saver. For the past several months I've been out of my Klonopin prescription so I have tried taking a very small dose of my Inderol beta blocker before bed. This seems to help calm my ANS too. I have tried natural sleep aids. Melatonin helps me sleep but I found it seemed to make my arrhythmias worse if I take it for more than one night in a row. 5-HTP or Tryptophan are helpful natural alternatives you might try as well. I'm sending hugs and the sandman your way! Gena
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