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11/29/16 2:55 P

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I like the idea of a mantra. Perhaps I will try and create one and see if it works for me.
I am glad you have found a way to help you sleep better. It is so important to rest well.

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Amen! I do the same thing! I have started singing a one line song to myself like a mantra over and over to keep my mind from racing till I can drop of to sleep. Its my kitty has a first name its Oscar. And I repeat it over and over and if I try to stray my thoughts I bring it back and I eventually fall back to sleep. You know that your close when you start forgeting the words.

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11/19/16 11:35 A

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Reliving the day over and over again or making plans for the future.

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11/19/16 7:24 A

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too much information...

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Trying to establish regular sleep hours and my bf stays up late and then wakes me when he comes to bed.

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11/11/16 1:54 A

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don't like not remembering the lucky times...

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10/9/16 5:41 P

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I have. I simply could not sleep last night. I attended my class reunion and being out of my comfort zone made the adrenaline flow.

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10/9/16 1:15 P

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Last night seemed never-ending. I could not wait for the morning sun. It had seemed like time had stood still. Anybody ever feel that way?



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10/8/16 7:03 P

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Same problem here night after night little sleep.

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10/1/16 4:53 P

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Not being able to stay asleep.

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10/1/16 11:02 A

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Most of the night I was awake; hardly got any sleep.

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7/14/16 7:18 A

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Again, I woke after only a couple of hours of sleep. I did this in cycles throughout the night with it taking longer to fall asleep than I slept. It is now 6:00 a.m. and after doing this all night long I am once again at the computer.

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I also only slept two hours and I awoke after the first to go to the bathroom fell back to sleep awoke again and here I am up at the computer. I scrolled down to see where others here are with this. I am determined that I am going to find a way. I have tried some of the same solutions as all of you and I did not find that they worked at all. I feel my sleep cycle is so messed up that my best sleep is after 6 a.m. -2 p.m. The problem is I am retired and not working a third shift job.


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7/12/16 6:41 P

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Waking after only a few hours of sleep and not being able to get any rest.

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Being interrupted by the cat early this morning.

HUNGRYWOMAN I can understand your frustration. They do not seem to care who they bother. I hate hearing them blare their music all day. I can hear the vibration as they go by.

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7/1/16 7:08 A

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The teenager thumping his basketball all hours of the night. I find it really annoying. emoticon

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Sounds interesting I will have to look it up. One day at a time is all I can handle and at times that is even hard.
Like today again lack of sleep and my shoulder was hurting. I overworked it hoeing before. I swear the people who owned this house were not smart at ll. Putting stones in front and seeding grass over it and enclosing it all in. Very hard to hoe out the weeds.

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I lead a team called One Day At A Time...You should join!

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Another night without much sleep. I had to order another reservoir for the CPap machine. The one I have has a bad leak and all the water leaks out of it. I am supposed to get one in 3 to 5 days.

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Fitness Grad I hear you. I am having trouble too. I tried melatonin it did not work. I tried Valerian root it only worked for a little while. I tried other ones too and nothing worked for me. I have a CPap machine too and even with that sometimes I do not sleep well.

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At first, I thought my afternoon iced coffee ritual was at fault. It wasn't.

Then, I thought it was bottled water. It wasn't.

Then, I thought it was iced tea. It wasn't.

They say to exercise if you cannot sleep. I did that. It didn't work.

If milk would have an effect on me, I'd have to drink 20 gallons!

On occasion, I take fish oil (good for heart but also sleep) but it really doesn't do much.

The only thing I think I can do is ask my local pharmacist to get some passionflower.

Any tips?

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Hi all;
Mine is one night I can sleep and the next night I cannot. That is why I hate BLC challenges that have you get points for getting 6 or 7 hours of sleep in. I can usually squeak by on 6 but 7 is harder to make. Maybe I will try my own form of meditating using prayer and the Bible before going to bed and see if that helps.

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6/19/16 9:52 A

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Writing things down often helps to still the mind a little and put things in perspective. It has helped me when I can't let things go. Thanks for a timely reminder. I haven't been sleeping much at all and it affects my attitude throughout the day.

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6/19/16 4:06 A

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Yep! it has gotten to the point I just have to get up and deal with whatever is on my mind.I will have to write down what I am thinking about if nothing else....make a list of what comes out...and the try and let go

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6/12/16 1:47 P

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The neighbor across the street plays basketball at all hours. The echo is really annoying, and the stress of this adds to my difficulty getting to sleep.

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@CDI - Same here, decades. Sounds like metabolic syndrome. Counting carbs will help. So will exercise. Practice all the sleep hygiene guidelines - they really do help. If you snore, get a sleep test. I had severe sleep apnea for years before it was discovered. Now I use CPAP every night. That helped a lot. I meditate for an hour before going to bed preceded by brief yoga stretching. Helps to relieve stress. I don't watch TV.

Some years ago I would go three even four nights in a row without sleep. Drugs don't help. For some of us, it takes all these things to get regular sleep. I was type 2 diabetic. I practiced a low carb diet. (KETO) Still do. Now my blood sugar is normal and I am definitely sleeping better. I'm rooting for you. There is hope ...

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My rant du jour is that when I don't get a satisfying night's sleep, I feel so run down the next day! It would be so much easier to get things done if I just woke up feeling refreshed!

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My rant is that when I do manage to fall asleep, the neighbors get in their pickup between 2am and 4am (why?) slam the doors and talk loudly going and coming. That and if I open the window for cool night air, the trains going by and blowing horns for crossings. But learning to ignore the trains. Door slamming is harder to ignore. I try to keep window closed.

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Even as a young child sleep was spontaneous and short lived. As an adult it's seems that found only in fairytails. Hormone imbalance, nutrition deficiency, lack of exercise...yes making corrections to these causes usually promotes restful REM; however, stress is my cause. The moment my body begins to wind down coincidently is also the moment my imagination races.

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emoticon I just hate it when I go to bed really tired...and then have an attack of monkey mind and can't quit thinking!

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I fear that is my problem, too. I wake up with a racing heart and breathing fast in the middle of the night. My job has been super stressful for the past 2-3 years, but I am not really in a position to quit right now. However, they have started laying off people on other teams, and that only adds to the stress, wondering when my team will get hit with the layoffs! I take anti-anxiety medication, but I swear sometimes it only makes my anxiety worse. :-(

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I can vividly remember the last time I woke up feeling refreshed because it was so unusual. It was nine years ago.

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I used to have anxiety attacks. I would wake up with a racing heart. Since I retired from my crazy stressful job, they have stopped.

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I'm sure you've heard this one a million times. My mind will not shut off so I can fall asleep. Then I wake up several times during the night and it takes me another half hour or more to fall back to sleep. I truly believe this hurts my attempts at weight loss too.

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I don't know if this will help. Have suffered severe incapacitating insomnia for yrs. Recently diagnosed with pre-diabetes. Weight 150-should weigh about 125. Trying to follow a diabetic diet, seems to help a bit. Also exercise. We'll see.......all about counting carbs. Please let me know if this help you.

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Just a bit of history to clarify my issue. 25 yrs ago, I was prescribed an old fashioned antidepressant (before the SSRI's) and I gained about 60 pounds within a 6 month period. Up to this point I had always been in excellent shape. Then I developed Obstructive Sleep Apnea caused by a receding chin malformation. At this point Sleep Apnea wasn't really a diagnosis or at least I had not been informed of it as one. At some point in this timeline I developed prediabetes (or metabolic syndrome). I have suffered from extreme insomnia for probably a good 10 years perhaps even more. I am currently "trying again" ,THE BEST LIFE GUIDE TO MANAGING DIABETES AND PRE-DIABETES", by Bob Green, et all. When I say "trying again" I mean, I usually fail at following his advice because when I don't sleep then I crave the carbs. Now, the day before yesterday, I really focused on my carb grams intake and I slept really well that night. I did not sleep well last nite. So today I will again really watch my meal plan suggested in book. So will see tomorrow how I did. Wish me luck. If all of this is confusing, I think I have experienced a "double wammy"! Sleep apnea exasperated by pre-diabetes! Any suggestions or advice are welcome, PLEASE

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4/19/16 12:17 P

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I like to play strategy and puzzle games on my phone to get my mind off things at night, but the light from the phone makes me stay up too. I found a blue light filter app for my phone and it makes a big difference for me! Just throwing that out there in case it helps anyone. I use it during the day too because the phone was making my eyes hurt. Not anymore though.

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My problem is that I cannot get to sleep right away without sleeping pills and when I have to wake up to go to the bathroom I spend another half hour trying to get back to sleep. My doctor does not want me using sleeping pills because of my sleep apnea and using a C Pap machine. But I tried doing it her way and it does not work.

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My Insomnia rant...hmmm. I never ever had this problem with my right side but my muscles, my joints hurt in my arm so bad and sometimes in my right hip. Especially in my elbow so I am twisting and turning to get in a correct position so I will not be in so much pain in the morning and The Ambien seemed to have really stopped working after a certain amount of hours I am waking up around 4:30 am. smh.

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My main issues are insomnia sometimes and my hammer toe on my left foot. It kept me awake half the night with throbbing pain that went into my leg. I only got 3 hours of sleep last night A bummer cause I wanted to have a perfect score for the weekend BLC challenge.

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well my night time issues are my husband who snores ( I sleep surprisingly well w that), I am very restless but the worse is the night terrors. I wake up screaming 3 or 4 times a night about 4 nights a wk. I saw a therapist and he gave my trazdone which made it worse. I then went to the sleep center and the doc said I have a mild case of sleep apnea. She also gave me clonazepam and tried it last night. that seemed to work. My husband sleeps through my night terrors so Im not sure if I had any but praying this helps. Does anyone else have night terrors?

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My main issues are husband waking me up with his rolling around. He has bad hips that hurt him at night sometimes and he rolls around and shakes the bed a lot.
Always been a night owl. I have a hard time falling asleep at an early time even if I am tired. Just can't turn my brain off. And I know you shouldn't use phones in bed but some nights that really is the only thing that calms my brain. Playing a silly little strategy game on my smartphone keeps me from stressing about what I have to do the next day and all that. I have tried many other methods like making a list of what i have to do the next day but it doesn't help much.
Kids waking me up if they need something. And I generally sleep light ever since I had kids because I just can't help it. I get up a few times a night to check on them. I worry I won't sleep as soundly as I should until they are much bigger. I have even taken to sleeping on the floor in their room at times if I was feeling really stressed, thankfully they enjoy having mommy camp out in their rooms! To them it is all fun and games.

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Same issue. Going to bed to late and having others up all night keeping me up. My 22 year old sleeps all day and lives all night, Cooking and playing game. Not been very good for my stress level and anger issues:) Then the 7 yrs old grandson, autistic, is up at 4:30 am and want go back to sleep. So, another night of only 4.5 hours of sleep. emoticon

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Waking up in the middle of the night, or getting into bed too late is my issue. My partner often wakes up in the middle of the night as well, making it quite difficult. Being a light sleeper I wake up to even the slightest creak. It is beyond annoying! I have used cannabis for years now as a sleep aid, but without ingesting it I can't seem to sleep a full night. So often I too stressed out from my day to day to relax, or medicate. Anxiety is probably my biggest issue, also not helping with staying asleep! Hopefully tonight I stay asleep! (Haven't been using my devices a couple hours before bed to see it it made a difference. Have yet to see a difference, thusly I am back online with my lack of sleep! Lol

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Waking up at 2:00 a.m., not going back to sleep and then when I get home, I'm too tired to workout. It really sucks.

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My main sleep nemesis is the computer. I could stay on it all night because there is so much to see and learn. Sometimes I just have to unplug it . Once I get into my bedtime routine I am usually ready for sleep by midnight. The most recent problem is the cold weather. I can't sleep when I'm cold but too many covers causes me to wake up in the middle of the night sweating.

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ALLENJOSEPH, you are wanting the best of both worlds here, and something has to give! For me, it was getting up at normal hours because I literally CANNOT sleep early! I tried to work days for 8 months and was never sicker and more sleep deprived in my life! Now I am on 4p-12a and happy!! Sometimes you can't fight how you are...

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I recently discovered that my cholesterol medication can cause lack of sleep (I keep having to get up to use the washroom!), I understood recently that I have a tendency to drink almost all my liquid for the day in the hours before bedtime when I slow down, and I have always been a light sleeper. Plus, my apartment has very poor or non-existent insulation between apartments and I hear noise from my neighbors often late at night or early in the morning. I need to drink all caffeine before noon or decrease caffeine intake, and last night...someone is always knocking on my door, or even my bedroom window! I don't live in a nice neighborhood, so I am very vigilant about this. Last night, I called the police because for the last 2 weeks someone has been knocking on my door consistently after midnight. I just asked the police to do a neighborhood check. I have a Pinterest board called "Sleep Rx". I joined this team because I would like to have conversation about it too!

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12/3/15 11:11 P

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My sleep problem is caused by going to bed very late. I usually go to bed by 2 or 2:30 AM, sometimes a little later than that and sometimes a little earlier than that. I have been a night owl for decades, but I also like to be up by 8:30 or 8:45 AM. I will be 70 this month. That sure crept up on me fast! emoticon And now, I'm becoming sleepier before I want to be sleepy. I don't have a problem going to sleep. I'm just pokey. I like to have a few late night snacks and watch a little television as I snack. I really do want to start better habits but I anticipate that it won't be the easiest thing to do. I've been this way for 5 decades or close to it.
I feel I'm a combination of a night owl and a semi-early bird. I know I don't like to get up any later than I do. I am pokey at getting to bed and it is really bad on Saturday night as I have to get up by 6:25 AM to get ready for Church on Sunday.
Does anyone have a solution which might be an easy transition for me?
By ther way, my name is Janis, and I love Spark People! emoticon

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I have sleep apnea and use a cpap macine but the sound of the air going through the tube is so loud that I find it hard to go to sleep. I tend to wake up every couple of hours to go to the bathroom. When I finally get up I am so tired that I feel like I never got any sleep. By 5 or 6 PM I am fighting to stay awake but when I do go to bed I am all the sudden wide awake. I also keep falling asleep throughout the day. All I have to do is go for a walk and when I get back home and sit down I fall asleep. I am really tired of sleeping off and on during the day and then not being able to sleep at night, Or going to bed at 9 pm and being up by 3 am.





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I took to long of a nap yesterday so I didn't sleep well last night. But overall my sleeping has improved in the last 6 months.

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l slept 8 hrs last night because l took a mild sleeping pill .Sometimes l take gravel to help me sleep.sometimes l take a mild tranquilizer.lf l do not take anything l sleep about 4 to 5 hrs.

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Well, this whole not being able to sleep thing is new for me and I HATE it! I used to just lay down and fall asleep....I mean, it was so easy. I have NO idea what has changed but I do NOT like it not one little bit!

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. . . Actually made me laugh - oh, how I can relate!!!
This could have been written by me!!! I use documentaries on Netflix to get myself to sleep too! My boyfriend and I sleep in separate rooms because of his snoring, (which grates on me, unnerving me into a state of anger as well). He falls asleep in front of the TV after 10 minutes of any show or movie (after he insists on picking what we watch) - and snores to such an incredible sound decibel that I find myself watching the windows and wondering why they aren't vibrating to the point of crashing to the floor.
History: About 4 years ago I started having sleep problems. So, for about two years my average sleep schedule went like this: up all night for at least 2-3 days; the rest of the week I would sleep (more like pass out for) an hour here, a few hours there . . . I was averaging, on a good week, between 30-35 hours of sleep. I gained 50 lbs., my body seemed to loose all of it's moisture, I lost 3/4 of my hair . . . my doctor's response was that my blood work all fell in the normal range. She wanted me to go to a sleep clinic. When I called for an appointment, I asked what they did, I was told that they check my vitals, including my breathing as I sleep. I asked, "What if I don't sleep?" Reply: "Oh, we can't help you. You have to sleep for us to get data." I told her that my problem was that I don't sleep for days and that I am not even tired the following being up all night, in fact, outside of getting some visual hallucinatory effects, I probably wouldn't even notice that I wasn't sleeping. Reply: "We don't work with people who have sleep problems outside of sleep apnea. Don't worry, almost everyone is sent home with a prescription for an apnea machine." I didn't bother going.
Then I broke my hip (fell over my cookbook box running through the house in the dark just before Christmas). They gave me narcotics for the pain after surgery. I finally got some sleep. After all the meds stopped (which had other side-effects that didn't exactly help my quality of life!), my sleep became much like you described your sleep challenges. Another change that took place is that I am now tired when I don't get enough sleep. Which is most of the time.
A friend of mine (who is a doctor) after a phone conversation, mailed me a lab prescription to check my thyroid function and I started taking meds (finding it under-functioning). It's helped slow down my hair loss . . . but my weight, is still quite an issue. I spent most of my adult life weighing 112-117 lbs with little to no effort . . . I am now struggling at 165. Nothing seems to help. I have watched my calories, exercised (hip recovery has slowed me down there a bit) and wrote every bite and trip around the block (on crutches, cane or without) down. I went on Weight Watchers. I have kept trying and trying and seriously, months go by and I am lucky if I'm down 1/2 a lb. from where I started after all the time and effort. The one thing that all the medical people I know seem to agree on and keep telling me is that I've got to have regular and good sleep! And THAT seems to be my "Everest" to climb. At this point, I am trying not to GAIN any more weight, hold on to what hair I have left and keep moving as much as I can throughout the day.
I guess the thing to do is keep our heads on our shoulders, our sense of humor, and keep on working with what we've got going on each day as if it's another start, another chance. So, good luck to you. Thank you for your post!

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