(Closed) Bride Brain – How do you sleep!?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m lucky I am a shift worker at a nuclear plant so when there is nothing happening in the wee hours I am all over the wedding sites.  You may have to go 9 months with no sleep because i know i can’t get wedding off the brain:) good luck

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I definitly have that – I am officially wedding planning in my sleep.  I have to keep a notepad by the bed so when I wakeup remembering something I can write it down. . .

I hate to say it but it only got worse the closer I got =) Although there was a nice lull in there once we had most stuff finalized until about 2 months ago. . .

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ

Benedryl + melatonin pills. I am still taking them about an hour before bed because I’ve been so anxious lately and can’t get back into just relaxing to fall asleep – even now that the wedding is over. Wedding nightmares were the worst, but with the pills, I actually have really deep sleep and feel really good the next day.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Hehe, I have a very boring job and do lots of “wedding work” at the office. :-X

But yes, there are a few nights where it has been difficult to fall asleep because I am making mental “to-do” lists in my head… I have a feeling it’s only going to get worse as the wedding day gets closer!!!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Oh man, I can totally relate. I used to sleep so well. NOT LATELY. I had a nightmare about invitations the other night…

One word for you girls….AMBIEN!!

Prescription from my doctor. 🙂

I only have to take 1/2 a tablet, and it works great. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

omg my mind has been spinning. I’m so wired that all of a sudden it’s after midnight and I’m wide awake. Last week I couldn’t sleep because I was thinking about when I was going to get my nails done before the wedding. Seriously.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I workout before I go to bed…

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

wow, I don’t know how you guys get to do it…I stopped officially working 2 weeks ago, (and stopped working full-time 1.5 months ago) and I feel like I am swamped some days! But yes, my head still spins some nights… My computer desktop is covered in electronic sticky notes! 

But even so, I do hate the transition of working on things on my computer and trying to go straight to bed…I should really get in the habit of drinking a cup of tea and reading a mindless-non-wedding-related book right before I go to bed to calm myself!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

As bellagio said….Benadryl.  I take 2 nightly about an hour or so before bed.  Works like a charm!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ

Melatonin… It’s the natural chemical in the body that makes you sleepy. You can get it as a supplement.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Vodka……. lol, I am lucky (I guess) that my shifts mostly start at 4 PM so I usually have from the time I get up till I have to leave for the restaurant at 3 PM to get things done. But seriously …… Vodka 😉  

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