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slept from 10.30 t0 6.30 without waking up once so feeling great



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My husband snoring so loudly that I can't stay in bed. He doesn't even sound human, LOL. Sometimes like a snoring boar, sometimes like a machine.


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slept so badly again



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Naughty kitty who wants to be petted at 3:30 every morning then looks like you are crazy when you get up for work and curls up in your spot. Good thing I love her


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great tip thanks so muchy



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Recently, I started praying the Rosary whenever I wake up in the middle of the night. The rhythm helps me relax and ordering my thoughts staves off anxiety. I even downloaded the Rosary app so I can remember all the Mysteries. Since I keep my phone on the nightstand, I don't have to get up to pray, and I nearly always go back to sleep peacefully. Best of luck to you all!

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tired since not sleeping enough



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Taking prescription sleep meds and still don't sleep the night through. Waking up in the middle of the night and cant shut my brain off!


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Having to use the bathroom. Random aches and pains. Tired but can't sleep. People telling me to "just relax."


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so tired but cant sleep



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barely slept 5 hours last night so taking naps during the day



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I only sleep about four hours straight then it's up and down. My problem is second shift at my age. I'm 57 and it's hard to go to bed earlier on my nights off. I'm still up til 1 am. I have tried relaxation but that doesn't work so well. The only thing i have found is that tea that is for sleep.
I am very active, even thou my body is tired my mind is still going when i should be going to bed. Any suggestions?



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awake till 1 am then slept with 1 break till after 7 am



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silly cats woke me up ...it's 2 in the am


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slept better last night about 6 hours but with breaks



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yes my nights are disruptive as well. I sleep about 2 hours then wake up. then may sleep another hour and wake up. by 4 am...it seems that i wake about every 15-20 minutes on the average. no wonder I am so tired. I am on Ritalin which helps me stay awake during the day, but still feel like i could go to sleep for the night at about 6pm. I do not take the Ritalin past 3pm as the doctor directs me to.

Sometimes my cat gets on my chest at about 7am, so i get up to feed her and her sister. I tried to walk at about 5pm and I go to the gym at 9am. I think the gym would make me too awake to sleep.
Last night I put on a cd called Fen Shui...it was so relaxing. it helped me go to sleep, but then i still woke up in this manner.

A friend told me to try relaxing meditation music all night, and I believed it helped. I can now sleep and wake up only 3 times a night.



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finding it hard to sleep



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I keep waking up every two hours. Don't have to go to the bathroom, not in any pain, no noise to disturb me. I wish I could figure out the cause so I can stop it from happening. Any of you have this problem and were you able to cure yourself from waking up? If so what did you do?

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wish slept better



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6HRS DON`T NO WHAT WRONG

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Still struggling with little sleep. It had been going better for awhile but I seem to be back to the old grind.


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Well, every time I read all of your posts, I see myself in each one, so my heart goes out to y'all. I too am struggling with all of the same things. I had an "a-ha" moment in the past couple of days that I wanted to share. 1) My weight loss and fitness depend on me having a good night's sleep so I have decided right here and now that "fixing" my long term insomnia (14 years and running) is key to both so I am reordering the importance of my teams to remind me on a daily basis that without a good night's sleep, everything else suffers.

The past couple of night's have been like a roller coaster and I am super exhausted right now.

Pam

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SLEEPING BETTER I STOP TAKING A NEW PILL

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slept better last night



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I usually sleep solid for 2-4 hours and then awake the rest of the night. It gets old.


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slept badly last ate late at night



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I had a night where I did not sleep a wink and now I am sleeping too much (12+). It is feast or famine:(

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I HAVE`N T BEEN SLEEPING WELL

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Things that keep me from sleeping - rattling of the siding in the wind, thinking about what l have to do tomorrow, worry about what I should have done today, neck pain, allergies, the sleep mask.

Della - I must "choose".


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All I can say is what has been told to me numerous times, you can not take care of anything or anyone till you take care of yourself! emoticon

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I think this is the one team where most of us know exactly what the other person is talking about because we have been there at one time or another. I get tired of trying to fix this problem in my life for one thing but here I am to give it one more try. My sleep aid don't work like they used to 14 years ago so my guess is that my body has built up a tolerance to them. I have considered taking 3 at a time instead of two but then I do want to wake up in the morning as well. Pain is another issue--arthritis in both shoulders and knees so pressure points is tough. Getting disturbing phone calls from my sister late at night doesn't help but with an elderly parent that we are concerned about, I take the calls. "Worries" about money and life in general also make one weary. I could go on and on. You get the picture.

Still, I am here today to try to work on this problem along with my weight, high B/P and high B/S. All I can say that alone should make me tired enough to sleep all night but it isn't.

"Oh, well..."

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tired better go sleep



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I went from the bed to couch to recliner, now I have a bad back issue that needs to be taken care of, but not sleeping makes everything worse! I positioned myself in bed, no tv in the bedroom, we watch the news and off goes the tv. It is hard to turn off your mind, I pray, or think of something fun we are going to do! Plan something for the next day, but not your entire day of work, house work, meals etc. I fall asleep! Someone told me to lay in bed and while you meditate on something, breath from you stomach, taking good cleansing breathes this calms you too! I find just thinking of something pleasant instead of what I ate wrong or a bad conversation, and learn when to stop! Now my back issues stop me, I am a morning person and do my work then, but even then I have to learn to say STOP! You hurt. When I was healthy it was always, one more chore, or at work, just this one more task and I will go home. People can preach it to you, but it is unfortunately something you have to do on your own, learn to stop, learn to slow down, I can attest it is not easy and I am not there yet myself! Good luck and good nights sleep to everyone!

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I PRAY FOR THE BEST

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i hate when i have a billion half done projects and still cant sleep for days yet get none of them done so i feel like im sitting there bored annoyed and tired YET CANT do any of them yet its part of a mental obligation to feel like i need to stay up till there done

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CACOX11- I'm in the same boat as you and under stand exactly what you are saying. Let me know if you ever find something that works. I take a prescribed sleeping pill to relax my brain first. Then twenty min. later I take the second one to help me fall asleep. My problem is the pills don't keep me asleep and I keep waking up every two hours. I dream quite vivid dreams and that could be a reason I am woken up, but how do you stop yourself from dreaming?
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Chinook wind playing with my fibromyalgia. Second day of discomfort and not being able to seep before 3 or 4 in the morning. Feel like I was thrown off a fast moving back of a truck. Keep waking up with sore arm or back or hip throughout the night and my dog barking incessantly at strange things outside blowing against the house from the wind.. Once again the skies are blue and sunny and the winds are warm so I have spring flowers to look forward to any day now. The ice on the sidewalks and roadways and lawns are melting so walking will once again be safe for me to take my little dog out for exercise in the afternoons once again, Last night I was ready to pull my hair out with my frustration and having my great progress roadblocked by this but I have learned how to overcome roadblocks and this is just a temporary setback.

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waking up 2 hour before I need to get up - I never can go back to sleep

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not sleeping too well



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My rant for the day :)
Why is it...that you can relax in front of the tv, so tired that you WANT to go to bed, but the minute you do...your mind starts racing and you can't sleep grrr!!!! Had this happen to me for a while now and don't know what to do. I go to bed fairly early (10pm) because I have to get up at 5:30am. So it's not that I sleep too little or too much. It's just I can't seem to switch my brain off!! Dammit! emoticon


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HELLOADDISON - Have you had a sleep study done? I wonder if you may have sleep apnea or another type of sleep disorder? In a sleep study, they hook you up to all types of electrical tracking so they can tell what is going on and which part of the sleep cycle you are in. They may be able to determine the cause.

Over time I have learned that I sleep better in the morning than at night but I would quit breathing at night. I bought an adjustable bed because it happens less when I have a slight incline at my head. I do have the Cpap machine pushing air in so I do not stop breathing. Until you know what is causing your issue though, you are fighting a losing battle. For instance, I know that I wake up with even a little light showing at night. A computer or tv on in another room will wake me up.

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I am up and down at all hours of the night. This has been going on for many years. I went through a sleep study about 5 years ago and do sleep with a Cpap machine. My doctor really does not share the results from the machine but he does download it on my once a year visit. I recently purchased a Fitbit so I can see my own sleep pattern. I am waking up an average of 25 times each night and am restless a little more often than my wake up times. I have tried a sleep aid called Sleep Helper. It seems to calm down some of the restlessness but I still wake up. I have used relaxation yoga (stretches) to aid my sleep in the past but I really have to do them every single night or they don't help very much. I use N-Acetyl Tyrosine to help with both sleep and RLS. I also use coffee to help me sleep sometimes. I know that sounds weird but for some reason it helps me sleep...lol. I obviously do not drink it during the daytime if I want to stay awake. I need to find other things that will help me. Thankfully, I do around 6 hours of sleep a night but it is not really restful when I wake up every 45 minutes to an hour. I have even gotten up around 1 am only to stay up for 30 minutes or more. I need to find something to really help me.

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I haven't slept in 3 nights. So frustrating. Its like I have jet lag but I haven't gone anywhere!!!


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Oh I hear ya Ebonysol!! Same here, I put my tv on "sleeptimer" for an hour and I'm still awake after an hour!! then go to sleep, only take wake up at 3am in the morning. Fight to go back to sleep again after that then wake up at 5 for work!! It's been like that for months now and it's really getting me down. I hope it will change soon emoticon


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My greatest barriers to sleep are my little ones. I have a 3-year old that still wakes in the night. :(



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My rant is it takes me at least an hour to get to sleep and then I wake up 3 hours later and am awake a couple of hours before I get to sleep again. In the morning, I feel like I haven't slept properly; I am tired. I would like to go to sleep and wake up 8 hours later feeling well rested. Maybe one day.

Slow and steady wins the race.



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GZELLEFRO, you might talk to your doctor about the use of Trazodone. It was originally the first antidepressant approved for the treatment of depression, but now it is often used as a sleep aid.

Both insomnia and sleep apnea can lead to depression, and depression can lead back to more insomnia. It is indeed self perpetuating and I know it can make one more than irritable. There have been times when I have gone off because something happened, and whatever that normally wouldn't do more than make me frown.

The use of Trazodone instead of Ambien, in my humble opinion, is better than Ambien. Ambien gave me very Brilliant nightmares and actually led to a seizure. Since I have DC'd the use of Ambien, I've not had another seizure. Another big reason I prefer Trazodone over Ambien is that Trazodone IS NOT addictive. A problem is that it sometimes quits working for no obvious reason, but for me it has started to work again after about 3 days of non-use.

I just posted about my fight, over the past 20 years, of sleep apnea. Your husband sounds like a candidate if he exhibits symptoms other than loud snoring.

I hope both of you can get better sleep.

Bob



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I HOPE EVERYONE CAN FINE A WAY TO SLEEP

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So sorry you are struggling with this, I can surely relate to your frustrations..seems like you are in a hamster wheel, at least that how I feel sometimes...
I have tried a variety of natural helps, teas, warm milk and honey, meditation...they all work at one time or another...when stress is really high, project deadlines are looming...my sleep gets affected..not that I want to promote it, but my Dr. has given me a sleep aid to utilize for nights when I really need it. I don't take it regularly, but if I have gone 3-4 days without good sleep I will take one...because going without restful sleep is not healthy either long term..
I wish you rest and refreshing sleep, I understand your frustration...it is not easy and insomnia cannot be placed in a one fits all category...
Blessings to you


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I am having trouble sleeping big time!

I explained it in more detail in my biog this morning!
It is a big pattern with me. Not sleeping one night or getting to bed very early in the morning and then sleeping the day away, then not being able to sleep the next night and then finally I stay up for twenty four hours or longer just to try to fall asleep at night but then I end up sleeping for many many hours. Last night I could not fall asleep and so I think I may have gotten three hours if I am lucky but I don't think I got three hours to be honest.

My mom told me that I have been this way unable to sleep at night since the day I was born.

I am at the end of my sanity when it comes to sleeping. It keeps me from doing anything! I get the most sleep in the day hours when I should be awake living my life and then awake at night depressed. I think my sleeping is causing most of my depression and vise versa it is like they feed off each other, yes I do see a Therapist about the depression and we do discuss sleep.

I have Cat Nip Tea that helps to relax me sometimes but the past two weeks it has not been helpful enough!

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I walk daily, hike on the weekend...getting ready to renew my Gym Member ship to start on a regular work out regime and swim again


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Thanks, I will try it..


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YOU GOT TO FIGHT IT DRINK HOT GREEN TEA AT BED TIME

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I have been bothered by insomnia for several years now...most of it is stress related, I will fall asleep at night exhausted then wake up at 2-3am and start fixing all of the issues from work or even home in my mind...ugh...my doctor prescribed me Ambien about a year ago to take as needed,,,I have done so on occasion..when I have not been able to get a good night sleep for 3-4 nights and am having trouble functioning at work...but sure don't want to make this a habit...
thanks for letting me rant....


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ZERO I USED TO TAKE PILLS BUT MY SISTERS STAYED ON MY BACK AND I STOPPED TAKING THE PILLS AND WHEN I LEARNED TO SLEEP ON MY OWN I GOT BETTER BECAUSE I TRAINED MYSELF TO SLEEP

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usually happens when i need to get up early for work.



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