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11/21/12 2:26 P

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not really

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11/20/12 9:21 P

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Yes - absolutely

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11/20/12 8:52 P

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not really

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11/16/12 5:30 P

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Not a bit

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11/5/12 10:04 P

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more or less the same but have got some great friends

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11/5/12 5:25 P

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It is odd, but many years ago I had something along those lines. I wanted to listen to what they were doing, but I always fell asleep! Apparently something was working then. Wish I had them
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Hope yours work for you! emoticon

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11/5/12 5:20 P

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My son just sent me some self hypnosis tapes. They arrived about 10 minutes ago. I thought I'd let you know that this is probably my last resort. I will let you know if I get any results.

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11/5/12 3:52 P

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No. However, I am learning to relax and create downtime before trying to sleep.

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11/5/12 2:27 P

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Not a bit. I've had this problem for a long time, but as I get older, it seems to get worse.

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9/24/12 10:01 P

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got great tips & lot of friends

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9/24/12 7:38 A

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Has improved some and have gotten some great tips!

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9/22/12 9:07 P

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sleep has improved

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9/21/12 11:04 A

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I understand what lack of sleep can do. I have had a sleeping disorder since birth. It can really affect all parts of your life. Here are a few things you might consider: Is it because of events occurring in your life-or is it something you have frequently and long-term?
It might be the time to speak with your healthcare team. If you try something over the counter it is likely benedryl. Melatonin will help some. I would not try the medication route without medical advice.
For me, that is where I am as it is part of other issues.
Have you tried peppermint tea as you are ready to go down? It helps me.
Finally, try not to force it. I have found, as you likely have that worrying over it just makes it worse. Here is what I do, I turn off the electronics by a certain time, and read or listen to some music etc. Sip some herbal tea, and wait for the medications I take work, as I become
sleepy I will then go to bed, and it has actually gotten to be the same, I now can wake up easier.
Bottom line, get help if you need it. I am always available if you need an ear.
Hope you can get the rest you need.
Best wishes as you continue to pursue your chosen life goals. emoticon

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9/21/12 10:33 A

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Hungrywoman,
I try everything to get more sleep. I go to bed earlier and everything else. I have changed my habits, and everything else. Any ideas out there??? Charmaine Phillips
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9/20/12 2:54 P

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Every little bit of added good sleep helps. emoticon

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9/20/12 12:09 P

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my sleep has improved actually but it's still not great! emoticon

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9/20/12 10:49 A

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Sleep hasn't change a bit. However, the downtime before bed is more relaxing and enjoyable
much of the time.

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9/20/12 10:44 A

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Not at all.

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8/14/12 8:26 A

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notreally

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Great idea about the quarters!

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8/12/12 2:35 P

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cant slrrp

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8/11/12 11:41 A

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Great topic--it's been on my mind too. Yes, Sparkpeople has made me aware of the blessings and dangers related to healthy/unhealthy sleep habits.

I've been a 'happy wanderer', the kind of person who could wander around until 2 or 3 a.m. because the house is quiet and it's the only time I could be alone. I justified this because I had trouble falling asleep anyway. I would often spend those late hours on the computer (sometimes fooling myself that I was working when I didn't really get anything done), or surfing or reading.

The Sparkpeople training that stress, weight gain and health risks are associated with this kind of sleep deprivation gave me a wake-up call. I had excused myself by thinking that I was enjoying personal time. But I couldn't change my bad habits on my own.

After talking over the situation with a daughter who was developing similar negative sleep patterns, we decided to choose a reasonable time to be in bed for the night, an hour later on weekends.

For every quarter-hour or part of that we were still up past the chosen bedtimes, we agreed to put a quarter in a container for our favourite charity. Well, the first week I ran out of quarters. The second week I put in a couple. This week, I haven't had to contribute.

But the real benefit has been in realizing how well I feel. I can't believe the difference--fewer muscle aches, better mood, more reasonable appetite because I'm not always craving sweets for an energy boost. It's been really enlightening. Having a regular bedtime has made me wake up before the alarm, and I'm happier and less likely to feel grouchy in the day.

It's true that there are still nights when I don't sleep well, and they're almost always related to a change in the weather. However, when I can't fall asleep or wake up a few times in the night, I think that at least I'm resting, and I can pray for the people on my mind or think of things that make me happy. Restless nights are fewer in number than they used to be, though I'll probably always have a few. Have noticed these occur more frequently when the seasons are changing; we have highly defined seasons.

Don't know if I would have come to this point without the Sparkpeople information and postings here--can you have a wake-up call that makes you get more sleep?

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.
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8/11/12 9:17 A

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sleep hasn't come easily, I am fighting hard for a good routine, I can actually hit it about 2 out of 7 nights. I usually sleep a complete 8 hours whatever time I actually go to sleep though.

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8/11/12 7:43 A

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Hi there! emoticon with loosing 15 lbs so far! emoticon






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Sleeping in a cold, dark room has really improved my sleep.


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I am sleeping a little better. My problem is not falling asleep but staying asleep. I wake up at lest twice during the night to use the bathroom, and I also wake up each time I need to turn over. So I never reach deep sleep. Keeping my bedroom cool has helped a lot.


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I don't see any change. However, I have been an insomniac since infancy. I am learning ways to cope with it better.

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8/1/12 4:52 P

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not really, but I am more aware of those things that are getting in my way of a good nights sleep and I am working on them, I have had periods of time where I am sleeping more regularly. But they are broken up at some point during the week, and I then have to fight to get back to sleeping better.

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Great job! Keep up the good work. Good luck.

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Insomnia had been a way of life for many years until I started following Sparkpeople.
Energy level was very low and weight gain was on the rise.
Since joining Sparkpeople I have lost over 15 pounds, increased activity level and have seen major results!

Sleep patterns have increased by 75%! Just for today I am a very happy sparker.

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