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12/5/14 5:27 A

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I'm normally an early riser. like 3:30 AM early. That way I can get stuff done (like exercise, do homework, etc). I also go to bed early (6:30/7:00) to ensure I can get enough sleep. I just wish I could not wake up half a dozen times and have it take so long to get back to sleep. I may be in bed 8 hours, but I know I'm lucky if I get half that in sleep.

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11/18/14 1:15 A

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it's 1:15am, I'm on the computer, I'm tired...I should and will go to bed when finished writing this. But as soon as my head hits the pillow I'll be wide awake. When I FINALLY do get to sleep around 3am I'll get a good 2 hours before the cats start running and crashing around. They're 7 months old ... I can't wait until they settle down some. They got "fixed" over a month ago...when does it calm them down?! emoticon

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10/26/14 9:14 A

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I am in a bit of a vicious cycle with my insomnia. I've had it for years and it runs in our family. I have gotten really bad about taking my laptop to bed. I know, I know, it's terrible sleep hygiene! It's just that everyone else is asleep and I am bored. And basically it has become a very bad habit.

My goal for the upcoming week is to just read a book instead of the computer. I will be out of town at a conference and I am hoping the change of environment will help me change this bad habit.

At any rate, I went to sleep about 4:30 last night and woke up at 8:30. I have soooo much to do today and I am tired and a bit cranky at the moment. emoticon

Thanks for letting me rant!

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10/26/14 1:21 A

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Hi all I'm new to the group and wide awake right now. I don't know why as soon as my head hits the pillow I'm no longer sleepy. This is the third night in a row! I've dealt with sporadic bouts of insomnia in the past and I guess this is just another one.... ***sigh***

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9/6/14 5:05 P

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I hear you. I decided not to take my medication today. A risky move, but worth it if I get to sleep tonight. If not taking my medication does not work, I will try taking melatonin after dinner tonight. That is what doctor recommended so it works by time I go to bed. Another doctor recommended an over the counter holistic medication that does not leave patient groggy, etc the next day. I have used the holistic meds before without side effects. Lack of sleep is the reason I am not losing weight bc when I slept more, I lost.



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9/6/14 10:05 A

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Not sure what is the cause of all these sleepless nights and tired days, but it's a royal pain trying to function in a fog! I've tried going for walks, reading, no t.v. or computer after supper time, trying to find the right Rx for sleep!!

I caved and bought otc sleeping aids, they work but leave me groggy during the morning ~ so I keep taking them earlier in the evening. Hopefully at some point I'll find the right mixture to get some good sleep AND not tired during the daytime.

Hopefully some day we will all find the right solution. Tired AND over the hill...lol

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9/6/14 3:32 A

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I could not stop sleeping from Xmas to April. When my doctor determined what was wrong with me, she prescribed medication. That is when I started sleeping like a normal person. I visited my daughter for a week in July, went to bed at 11-11:30 pm and woke at 6 am. I could not sleep for beans when I returned home. Either I fall asleep for an hour after dinner and up all night or I don't fall asleep until 4-5 am.

I swam laps for 1 1/2 hours and attended a concert yesterday. I was exhausted when I returned home, went to bed and wide awake. I took valium at 2 am, became tired, but could not sleep. So, I took a squig of codeine cough medication two hours later and slept until 2 pm. Then, I was too tired to do anything.

I am wondering if my insomnia is linked to where I live or retirement since I do not have problem when I visit my daughter in the desert.

I am always hot at night and sleep with chillow pillow and fan.

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9/5/14 8:13 P

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@ ARIELHAY...I find that when I go through that, I have to stop any tv watching or internet about an hour before bedtime.

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9/5/14 8:11 P

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@WANDS12...When u nap during the day, try making the room darker.

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9/4/14 5:42 P

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I work a really odd shift and by night time am usually exhausted...once I get to sleep, if I get woken up? it takes me an hour and a half to get back to sleep. Also a terrible day sleeper...lay down for a two hour nap and spend an our and a half trying to get to sleep. UGH! Any suggestions?

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8/31/14 3:12 P

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My rant.. One night I sleep, one night I don't. Its like my brain can't shut up and stop talking.


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8/14/14 9:10 A

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What is it with sleep or lack of it? Sooo many people can't get their sleep pattern back ~ is it an age thing? When we do get a few good night sleep, what a difference but when we don't ~ oh my!! and yet I know a few people who 3 ~ 4 hours of sleep doesn't seem to have any difference on them. They get up and are raring to go! HA! I wish.

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8/13/14 6:30 P

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I work nights and when I get home I have to fix breakfast/coffee and set out meds for my hubby and mother. Feed the cats, potty the dog, help my disabled husband dress for the day. I eat breakfast and finally get into bed. Then the dog barks, the phone rings, the doorbell rings, the cats wander in and the dog comes in for a hello. Finally get to sleep, and I have to pee. Most days I am lucky to get 5 hours sleep. Once I wake up I can rarely get back to sleep. Oh well, I do the best I can and I guess that will have to do.

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8/12/14 12:42 A

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I have five children, ranging in age from 23 - 13. The youngest of which are twins with special needs; both have ADHD and one has Rett's Syndrome while the other has Pervasive Developmental Disorder. I have an husband who is self employed, so we run our own business. Couple that with the fact that I've been in bad health and that I write fantasy stories. And what do you get? One sleepless momma.

I can't turn it off. I am always stressing about the bills, the kids, school, doctors, hospitals, therapies, the older kids friends, their cars, and general lack of common sense. I am the solver of all problems both in the real world and the fictional. I spend the quiet time I'm suppose to be sleeping, puzzling out my next move, so this house acts like a well oiled but more than slightly abused machine.

I have taken to wearing a sleep mask and putting comedy specials on TV as I try to sleep just to quiet the many voices of "What-If'" in my head.

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7/30/14 7:22 A

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My rant ... is at my seeming inability to say "goodnight" to myself and mean it. If I do turn off the light and try to sleep, I'll give it 10 minutes before I'm bored of "waiting" and will turn on my i-pad and play games sometimes until 2:30 - 3:30 (once, I even stayed up until 5:30) etc. Naturally - this throws off my next day's plans. I don't know if it's a deliberate sabotage or if I'm just truly not "feeling" like sleeping when it's time to.

Siggghhhh (*yawn*) sigh!

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7/27/14 7:56 A

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Sleep? oh ya, that thing I use to be able to do fairly well...before I hit menopause emoticon Fall asleep, wake up, stay up for 2 ~ 3 hours and when it's time to get up, I'm falling back to sleep....drowsy all day long emoticon ...AND that's when I go off healthy eating emoticon

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Since my husband's diagnosis of incurable leukemia, I have been taking Cymbalta and Ambien. During one of the health crises, I asked for my Ambien prescription to be upped to 10 mg from 5 mg as when I don't sleep, I couldn't control my emotions or my eating from stress. Three years later, I tried to wean myself down and could not do so as I couldn't sleep at all. Due to problems with my doctor's office inability to fax to my prescription place even though they've done it a hundred times in ten years before, I am completely out of my Ambien prescription for the past 3 days. I find myself unable to fall asleep till 4 a.m., which gives me 2.5 hrs of sleep each night. How do I adjust until my prescription comes in the mail?????

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7/11/14 9:39 A

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THEPKK - You and your son are in our thoughts and prayers.

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7/11/14 9:34 A

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Bibliotekarz, something that helps for me sometimes it to simply get up and write down the things that are on my mind. It is almost like I have made a to do list and I know I will get it done, now that I have it on paper. I don't know if it will help you, but it might be worth a try.

What is done is done. I will not dwell on it. I will move on and learn from my past. I love myself.


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7/10/14 5:57 A

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I fall asleep fine. I sleep for a bit but then I wake up (usually toddler related) and then the rest of the night I can feel the exhaustion, but I can't turn my brain off. I run through everything I need to do for say, the next 10 years, then feel overwhelmed that I'll never get it done b/c no one will help me and I'll have to do it all on my own (which, honestly, is not an exaggeration.)
I was doing fine, but the past 2-2.5 weeks it's back.

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7/7/14 1:32 P

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My rant: almost every Sunday night, my sleep is #@@%#^ up. Not exactly sure why, but it's aggravating every $^#%$^# week.

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7/2/14 1:36 P

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I am kinda new to this group. My rant is that I now think my insomnia is caused by RLS. My legs are jerking and kicking and feel like they are asleep (pins and needles sensation). It wakes me most nights about 1-2 am and I don't get back to sleep until 4-5 am. Any suggestions? I can't afford the doctors visit right now, I am laid-off of work and we are having to get a new car. Just dropped the transmission in my husbands vehicle... I am only getting about 4 hrs of sleep a night. HELP PLEASE!

What is done is done. I will not dwell on it. I will move on and learn from my past. I love myself.


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6/25/14 4:29 A

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2:30 AM now and have been awake for an hour....catching up on SparkTeams, but it's not making me tired. I do thank the Sparkperson that recommended the flux website to change the color of my laptop screen so it is not bright blue light.

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Oh, sweet thing, I'm soooo sorry about your son. It is horrible to lose a child. I will pray for both of you right now. ... Amen. I've prayed that the Holy Ghost will be with both of you to comfort you and help you endure.

Luv you,
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6/8/14 3:40 A

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I have my days and nights mixed up again. Tonight all I can do is worry and pray for my oldest son, Larry. He is in a hosptal in St Louis waiting on a liver for a transplant. He needs the whole thing. He a type 1 diabetic and it has ruined his liver. Now he is on a ventilator and dialysis machine. I am so scared of losing my son.. All we can do is pray for him now. If you pray please keep him in yours. And become a doner.

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6/3/14 7:17 P

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I have had several night of 6 hours or less; hope I break that streak tonight. I am very irritated when I wake up at 5 or 6 a.m. after sleeping for so short a time. Oh well, I honestly felt pretty good today. emoticon

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5/22/14 5:02 P

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Insomnia again last night. My knee and hip hurt, but that wasn't the whole problem. I just couldn't sleep. Grrrr I was doing pretty good until last night. emoticon

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5/21/14 7:26 A

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5/21/14 12:00 A

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I use a product called "CALM" which has a highly absorbable form of magnesium; it's also available in a magnesium/Calcium ratio. Mix in hot water and drink in the evening or breaks into two "doses" per day. Helps a lot to fall back asleep.
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Also doing mindful meditation to relax for 15-20 minutes a day, especially after work to unwind and relax. Can be done at night when you can't sleep - keep the mind from racing. Just focus on nothing, over and over and over.



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5/4/14 5:18 A

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RANT: woke up at 3 and tried to go back to sleep until 5...ugh. How can I be so tired and yet unable to sleep?!

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5/1/14 7:15 A

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What was up with last night? Full moon? Crazy haunting holiday? Even with my CPAP, which I'm out like a light, I was awake about 5-6 times. Even got up at 1:30 AM thinking it was morning already! Geesh!

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I'm glad? that I'm not the only one who has trouble sleeping at night. I can't get to sleep at night, then I can't wake up in the morning. I've stopped caffeine by 2:00 in the afternoon, but it doesn't seem to matter.

I gained it one pound at a time, I'll lose it the same way.


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4/29/14 1:18 P

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My rant?

The main thing that gets to me is how I can fall asleep just about anywhere except my bed. I could be dead exhausted, basically dragging myself home from work in the morning, come home, nod off while checking emails, get into bed and ... nope, wide awake.

Being able to sleep for more than four hours without a struggle would be nice, too.

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Does anyone have any suggestions on how to stay asleep throughout the night.? I keep waking up every couple of hours and there is no problem with noise or physical discomfort or disturbing dreams to cause this. I thought with a regular daily exercise routine my sleeping would improve but so far it hasn't and it's been over a month of consistent exercising, healthy eating and relaxing downtime before bed. I don't drink tea or coffie which they say can keep you awake at night. Frankly I'm puzzled what to try to do next.

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I definitely need to rant about this one...in the past 3 days of sleeping (Thursday-Saturday) I slept a total of 12 hours sleep. Tonight I hope I can sleep, I had to take a 4 hour evening nap or risk falling over. lol. I hope you all find good solutions on getting to sleep. Tonight i am going to try relaxation music on CD. I found out that I have several of these CD, I cleaned out my collection and organized them by genre categories so my relaxation CD's are in a separate case by my CD player...

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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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