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7/17/14 3:57 P

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Belatedly, hi Deborah and welcome. Hope things are getting better for you.

MARGEMF, thanks for the suggestion about WebMD. I'm having difficulty with the going to sleep (as in stop and actually lay down) and staying asleep. I've read a lot, but reinforcement and maybe new ideas can only help. emoticon

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1/3/14 6:45 A

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Thanks for posting about Md.
I'm always looking for new ways to also help me sleep when I also need help

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Hi Deborah & emoticon to SP. There is a website, 'WebMD.com' that is a wonderful plethora of easy to understand medical information. I'm a RN & use it more than other assorted professional sites for medical information. Once you get to their main page, on the left is a column of health issues & 'Sleep Disorders' is at the bottom. Then on the lower right are newsletters you can sign up to receive & they have one about sleep. Set up an account (free & worthwhile). They have many topics to choose from so you can taylor them to your needs. I was diagnosed with a Sleep Disorder & a Circadian Rhythm Shift (regulates your sleep/wake cycle) in 2008. Sleep Disorders & insomnia are to separate entities & need to be dealt with accordingly. There are also things you can do that are good 'sleep hygiene' to promote a better night of restful sleep as you need quality as well as quantity. I strongly urge you to establish a routine ASAP so you get control rather than being controlled by your sleep/lack of. Good luck & wishfully you'll be emoticon emoticon emoticon restfully before you know it. emoticon

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1/3/14 4:28 A

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I work 12.5 hour shifts at night. My sleep is always crazy.

What I have learned to help me sleep is an hour and a half before hand or more I try to relax and not get into a major project that will get my mind going.

Read a nice book, drink some tea. watch a sleeper movie or even do some yoga.

As for medications I would always check with you Dr. First.

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My husband has a similar problem, he falls asleep quickly but wakes up in the middle of the night and can't fall back to sleep!
I have read that you need to stop doing anything electronic an hour before bed. Try some white noise too, like the ocean, to help you fall asleep!

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Hi: I''m Deborah, age 64. Life-long avid exerciser, reader, writer/researcher. I work hard but I also pamper myself. Sleeping well has become a problem. Can't get to bed, can't fall asleep, can't get enough. Right now my eyes are burning with fatigue but I've got to make it through a long day of meetings and work on my computer. Poor eating schedule may be a part of it also. I need to seriously re-evaluate my sleeping arrangements and routine.

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