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Hate hate hate hate it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/brood.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":brood:"><br><br><br><br>
I would love to know what causes it and how to avoid it.<br><br><br><br>
I want to sleep <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> I was planing on starting to prepare my seed beds for my fall garden tomarrow.<br><br>
I do not want to be tired and grumpy all day
 

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I have terrible sleeping issues. I fall asleep very quickly but then wake after 3-4 hours. I am usually up for 2-3 after that and if I"m lucky, I'll fall back to sleep for another 1-2 hours as long as I"m not falling back to sleep when it's not time to get up for work. This past week was exceptionally bad for me. I have tried all the 'tricks' (except medication which I won't resort to, yet). For me it's probably a combination of stress/hormones(or lack thereof) and certain health issues.<br><br>
I agree, it especially sucks when you know you have plans for the following day and you have no idea how you are going to be feeling, depending on whether or not you get enough sleep! So, while I have no advice for you, I can share in your misery! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Ayrlin</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Hate hate hate hate it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/brood.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":brood:"><br><br><br><br>
I would love to know what causes it and how to avoid it.<br><br><br><br>
I want to sleep <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> I was planing on starting to prepare my seed beds for my fall garden tomarrow.<br><br>
I do not want to be tired and grumpy all day</div>
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I am the same way; i am up till 2 am some days..<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsdown.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":down:">
 

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I use to have insomnia due to nightmares. I was getting night terrors..and so I wouldn't sleep until I knew someone in the house was awake ( A comfort issue I guess) and now...I sleep with the bathroom light on. Anyways, any form of sleep issues suck.
 

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Try to develop a sllep ritual. Prepare your sleeping room and beed and drink a night-tea ... And go on a phantasy-journey. <i>There is this house in the country. You go through the door, down three steps, cross the front-yard, go past the fence, turn left on small path, there are fields and meadows, you cross a small bridge into a forest ...</i><br><br>
If you do it exactly the same way every day you develop a ritual, which will help you to find sleep. No 100% garanteed! But lots of people don't reach the fence because they fall asleep.<br><br>
Good luck!
 

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I sleep pretty well overall but I do have restless night occasionally and it is terrible. I have a lot of trouble with going to bed before 1:00 AM and waking up before 11:00AM. Unfortunately school is going to make things very difficult once summer is over. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/brood.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":brood:">
 

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I hate it too, I can't get to sleep until 4 or 5 am, then I get up for work at half six. After two or three days of this my body will decide it's had enough and I'll sleep properly for a while, and then it starts all over again. There's nothing that works, short of strong sleeping pills, but I hate using them.
 

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I usually fall asleep fairly quickly, but I sleep very very lightly. Some nights I wake up as many as a dozen or more times. And then this will happen every night for a week before I actually get a decent night's sleep. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/undecided.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":-/">
 

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Lothar that is a great idea , however my problem is I think to much and my mind "races" which is why I can not sleep in the first place.<br><br>
Both me and my oldest child have this issue, she however is on sedatives to help her much like I was as a child.<br><br>
Can go a few days without sleeping then kind of boom go down for 24 hours or so.<br><br>
I drink rooibos tea before bed and that helps somewhat.<br><br><br><br>
Maybe we should all look for some sort of natural way to even out our sleep patterns.
 

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good ol' sleeping pills <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smitten.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":smitten:">
 

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good ol' sleeping pills <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smitten.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":smitten:">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Lothar M Kirsch</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Try to develop a sllep ritual. Prepare your sleeping room and beed and drink a night-tea ... And go on a phantasy-journey. <i>There is this house in the country. You go through the door, down three steps, cross the front-yard, go past the fence, turn left on small path, there are fields and meadows, you cross a small bridge into a forest ...</i><br><br>
If you do it exactly the same way every day you develop a ritual, which will help you to find sleep. No 100% garanteed! But lots of people don't reach the fence because they fall asleep.<br><br>
Good luck!</div>
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Call me crazy but I did something similar to this and it worked for a while. I think the stress factor plays into my insomnia when it's really bad. I remember seeing something somewhere about 'self hypnosis'. It's not really hynotizing, but as you are lying in bed, you look up and slowly close your eyes while still looking up. Your eyelids will kind of flutter. I do this a few times while chanting (in my head, not out loud). It doesn't have to be the typical 'ohhhmmm'. Some people use similar words. Amen works for me but I actually like ohhhmmmm. As silly as it sounds, it has really helped me when I wake up after 2-3 hours of sleep and have trouble falling back to sleep. I'm back in a bad pattern of not sleeping for about a week and half now. But I'm going to keep trying it. Now that the kids are out of the house I have my own room, so to speak, where I can go if I am having a bad night or the hubby is snoring. It's dark, quiet, no tv, but that doesn't seem to help me. If anything, if I put the TV on I fall asleep more readily. Insomnia is just evil.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Lothar M Kirsch</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Try to develop a sllep ritual. Prepare your sleeping room and beed and drink a night-tea ... And go on a phantasy-journey. <i>There is this house in the country. You go through the door, down three steps, cross the front-yard, go past the fence, turn left on small path, there are fields and meadows, you cross a small bridge into a forest ...</i><br><br>
If you do it exactly the same way every day you develop a ritual, which will help you to find sleep. No 100% garanteed! But lots of people don't reach the fence because they fall asleep.<br><br>
Good luck!</div>
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You don't even know how much this works for me. I have done this for years in my mind. Yep, and I also can continue this for months and never come to and 'end.' It just gets better.
 

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I'm actually working with a group of FM patients right now and they have this big insomnia problem. Some people respond better with creating a sleep ritual than with sleep inducing medicines which carry the risk of overhang and other side-effects.<br><br>
Risks are lower with sleep inducers than with tranquillizers. Sometimes antidepressants work, but they often have side effects even in small dosage.
 

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I can NEVER fall asleep, but when i do i don't have a problem with staying asleep. I just don't go to bed when no one is home either!! I just wish I could fall asleep RIGHT away!
 

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I used to have a little trouble getting to sleep because of what someone mentioned above, my brain would just not stop thinking. Eventually I developed something that I now realize is like a sleep ritual (although I actually want to get through the whole thing, so sometimes I have to force myself to stay awake...). In general though, a ton of sleep disorders are caused by stress, so unless one fixes the stress, the sleep problem won't go away.
 
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