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Sleepless nights

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

So for the last two weeks I haven't been getting great sleep at night. It has come on all of a sudden and my routine hasn't changed at all. No matter what time I go to bed I am waking up at 5am and unable to go back to sleep. And the few times I do manage to go back, it's very restless sleep where I toss and turn. Any ideas as to why this is happening and what I can do to fix it? It's really wearing me down and making me feel sluggish and sickly.
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DILLONNAN 4/6/2013 9:29PM

    A good book puts me to sleep every time! emoticon

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KIDMIFFY1 3/21/2013 1:25PM

    I know I go through stages like this, and usually its the same deal as you, Ive changed nothing but for some unapparent reason. Id say in the short term dont stress too much as it could be something simple like daylight saving, stress or your body responsing differently to something, just keep to your sleeping routine, and maybe if you are a little worried keep a sleep journal, it might point out something else in your environment you hadnt noticed before or a pattern. In the longer term I agree with Jenna3, go see your doctor.

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TCARNLEY12 3/20/2013 12:32PM

    I'm thinking it might be the time change too but it has never affected me this badly before. And yes we have blackout curtains! It was one of our first purchases when we got married because my husband is an EMT and has to sleep during the day sometimes.

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JENNA3 3/20/2013 11:26AM

    The timing offers the possibility that the time change a couple weeks ago might be messing up your internal clock. Are your windows curtained at all? Sometimes using black out curtains to block the light can enable you to sleep longer. There are some good articles here on Spark for how to deal with the time change.

If it persists, call your doctor for advice. Sleep is important!

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