pineapple1

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When You Can't Sleep
Come on everyone .. Tell me what do you do when you can't sleep . I'm not awake enough to get up and do housework .I'm to sleepy tp type this . But my brain wont rest and i'm stressed out .0530 in uk i haven't slelp at all , So what do you do that makes you nod off . { no not that } soon it'll be time to get up and i've been in bed since midnight turned every which way possible . so i'm sat here your all asleep and theres no one to talk too .Any good ideas or tips for nights like these ?????? i can't walk the dogs thier asleep and its dark and raining ...HELP .....Diane
 

arrian

R.I.P
When You Can't Sleep
Come on everyone .. Tell me what do you do when you can't sleep . I'm not awake enough to get up and do housework .I'm to sleepy tp type this . But my brain wont rest and i'm stressed out .0530 in uk i haven't slelp at all , So what do you do that makes you nod off . { no not that } soon it'll be time to get up and i've been in bed since midnight turned every which way possible . so i'm sat here your all asleep and theres no one to talk too .Any good ideas or tips for nights like these ?????? i can't walk the dogs thier asleep and its dark and raining ...HELP .....Diane

hi, pineapple,
i've been up since 3 30. usually go to bed between 10 00 & 11 00 and go to sleep fairly quickly, after trying to spend all the lottery winnings, lol, but then wake up anywhere between 3 00 and 4 00, but it's like someone's flicked a switch as i'm instantly wide awake even tho' i,m tired.
used to read all the teletext pages but they've gone now, and ceefax is rubbish, then i read this forum and a couple of others too. will try to have a few minutes if i start feeling sleepy, but you can bet your last penny, that as soon as i close my eyes the tiredness disappears!
short of sleeping pills, which i've never taken and won't, that's the one way i've found that works for me, as it doesn't take long to spend what you haven't got! haha.
be interesting to see what others come up with tho' as i have this problem almost every night. :noidea:
 

Akasya

Postless Pointer
When You Can't Sleep
I work shift, one week in bed at midnight, next week up at four thirty, this really mucks up my sleep routine, i used to toss and turn ( stop smirking back there ) and end up with a couple of hours sleep.

Now i have found if i keep my bedroom windows open and the room as cold as possible i cool down quickly , snuggle down and sleep.

Such a cheap alternative, worth trying ?

Steve.
 

val2661

Member
When You Can't Sleep
I take a couple of piriton (the old fashioned type, not the one a day type) and they make me so sleepy I can't keep awake.

Val
 

EVELYNNE

evelynne
When You Can't Sleep
in the winter i usually get up and make a cuppa tea and then when im cold enough i sneak back to bed and snuggle up and usually go off.

Its easier said than done, but you need to empty your mind of all thats on it,

ive always counted sheep, boring but find it works if i keep at it , becomes tiring after the first hundred or so !!

Good luck as the hours of night seem to go so slow

Take care

Eve
 

yalimart

The Carnwath Massive
When You Can't Sleep
I recently went to see a specialist about a sinus problem. I have a deviated septum.
The specialist asked me to fill in the epworth test which i did, she was angling at sleep apnea, I have never had any of the symptoms on the test so didnt see it as a problem.

She insisted that I had a blood/ oxygen monitor fitted to my finger to record my true sleep patterns, what a revelation !
it was shown that i was waking 59 times in an hour, you dont suddenly become wide awake, it just seriously disturbs your quality of sleep
since i have had treatmenti fall asleep immediately, and wake up at about 5 am massively refreshed where as previously I would struggle to get off then wake up slowly at about 7 to 7 30 and feel jaded but thinking it was just getting older.
The treatment is a solution but in the long term I need to lose about 3 or 4 stone and start exercising again, I used to run distances of about 6 km up to the age of about 35
The point i am making is that you could have a problem that you are completely unaware of so I would start with a gp visit, if you are unhappy with that insist on the next stage, most hospitals have a sleep clinic as far as i am aware
one thing that was made clear to me was that smoking is one of the biggest causes of disturbed sleep, i dont smoke so not an issue with me.

good luck

martin
 

hijo

in my own clique
When You Can't Sleep
..i am the same i don,t know if its a problem or not ..but i get up at 3.30- 4am ..every morning ..mind you i have done that for more than 40 years so just habit of a lifetime i suppose.with the job i had:504xn:..i have heard ..puting lavender under your pillow helps..:42:
 

carolk

R.I.P
When You Can't Sleep
Martin, was that in the UK and what was the solution? I was told in the UK I was too old for treatment at a sleep clinic!
 
When You Can't Sleep
I wake at 2- 3-4 am, I'm too tiered to get up so I try do do the sort of relaxing that you do at the end of a yoga lesson concentrating on breathing helps to stop me thinking of other stuff, I do think laveder oil helps but Peter hates the smell.Ive tried herbal sleeping pills but they dont work.
 

Guz1

Member
When You Can't Sleep
When I was working I kept a copy of Joyce's Ulysses by the bedside. I usually nodded off before I had read half a page. These days I just watch tv.
 

maggie

Member
When You Can't Sleep
i take sleeping tablets you can buy them here only 3 lire a box 20.


What is the name of these please. Do they really work???
Im a terrible sleeper lay there for hours and when I do nod off its usually time to get up.

Mind you him in beds snoring dussnt help much lol.

Hugs Maggie xxx
 

Sunny Seasider

Life is so precious
When You Can't Sleep
I tend to get sleepless nights when I'm trying to do too much, like stressing about packing for holis, shopping for this Christmas etc, so I read a couple of pages of my book and nod off. If this doesn't work, I get up and have a drink of hot water with a drop of honey in it, usually works. I do usually wake at around 4 a.m, have done for long as I can remember, but usually just go back asleep.
 
When You Can't Sleep
What is the name of these please. Do they really work???
Im a terrible sleeper lay there for hours and when I do nod off its usually time to get up.

Mind you him in beds snoring dussnt help much lol.

Hugs Maggie xxx

i tried unisom, and yes, they do knock you out, but leave you lethargic next day. go to your local 'aktar' (shop that sells herbs, soaps, spices) and get him to make up a herb tea for you.
 

mintyk

Member
When You Can't Sleep
I used to sleep great till menopause, then what whith sweats and flushes,,,,,getting that out of the way I have not had a good nights sleep since. I had a spell of three weeks where if I got an hour a night I felt lucky, my brain was awake when I went to bed and was not shutting down. The gp in UK gave me sleeping pills for three weeks, I took them for a week, cut them in half for the second week, they tasted disgusting of metal. Then I found I could manage. Now I remember the relaxation classes I had years ago when I was first pregnant and guess what, it really helps. I do drop off I think as soon as I start them, I dont remember falling asleep, I just do. I have an occasional night where sleep will not come then I come to the pc browse around a bit and like others have said get cold, then off to snuggle and get warm, then drift off.

Good luck, I know it is awful to lie there just wanting sleep to come.
 

leylaasena

Member
When You Can't Sleep
When I can't sleep I play dead !!!!

I imagine I'm on a film set and playing the part of the corpse.I mustn't move a muscle or breath too heavily.

I'm usually asleep before I get bored !!!!

Apart from that, a few drinks usually sends me straight off !!!!
 

juco

Member
When You Can't Sleep
When I cant sleep I try and wake my wife, but that doesn`t work either. She just shouts at me and that gets me more awake. :-(
 

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