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Drug Sleep-aid test before my actual exam?

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Needed your suggestion over something. Taking a major exam tomorrow, (Not the Step 1, that's in October!). But this one's important too. And while my sleep's pretty okay, it's my schedule that is erratic. Like I sleep at 5 in the morning and wake up by 11:30 am. But I need to be up early for the exam and ACE it! Attempts to correct my schedule didn't really work. I was thinking I'd try a sleep-aid tonight, if only to test myself for the actual beast of the exam in October. Anyone has an idea if I should, perhaps, take zolpidem etc? Haven't taken it before. I want to be in bed by 12 am max. Does anyone know if it works even when you're not sleepy at all? Help/suggestion would be welcome, and very helpful! Thank you
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I won't suggest u using an sleeping aid on experimental basic just day before any exam. Just imagine if its therapeutic dose index or half life is more then u have expected. Just kidding
Get on a bed and try to sleep. Or bring out your harrison's IM and start reading it. This maneuver always helped me in my medical school days.
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It's an OTC devoid of any hangover effect.not addictive and works pretti good for me
Generic name Diphenhydramine HCL by vicks
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Or u just can decreased ur caffeine intake, drink a tea to help u sleep, don't turn on tv or music 2 hours before going to bed. And try to sleep, if u end up sleeping at 3 or 4 am no matter what try to wake up at 5 or 6 am, you will be so tired the next day that probably at 9 pm you wanna be in bed.
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It's an OTC devoid of any hangover effect.not addictive and works pretti good for me
Generic name Diphenhydramine HCL by vicks
Zzzquil is really good
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Oh, just saw the replies. Checked the forum just before I switched my laptop off, and hadn't read it then.
Well, about the sleep thing, I went to bed by 3 am but couldn't sleep till 5 30 Which is what my normal sleep rhythm is like. And woke up by 7 am. It was just a three hour exam, and my back almost broke cause I felt SO exhausted! Lesson learnt: No experiments night before test. If you know you have sleep issues, don't assume they'll magically disappear the night of an exam.
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