Haven't been able to fall asleep… 3 weeks and counting

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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1164 posts
Bumble bee

@2beemrs:  See a doctor if you have concerns.You might just be a little overwhelmed…Close to the wedding I felt a nice glass of wine before bed worked a treat 🙂

 

Post # 4
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7404 posts
Busy Beekeeper

@2beemrs:  Yes see a doctor. Your symptoms plus the unemployment point tp depression (the most likely diagnosis) but it could also be a million other things.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Well, you are certainly getting enough sleep, but really not at the prime time.

 

Have you tried making sure you ‘down tools’ an hour before bed time, by this I mean NO electronics, no phone, computer, TV etc. Read a book instead, have a warm shower or bath.

 

Are you getting enough natural light during the day?

 

The problem is if you are falling back asleep and then getting up after midday you are setting yourself in a vicious cycle where you don’t NEED to go to sleep again until 3-4 in the morning.

 

Set an alarm, no napping during the day, and see if that helps partnered with the above. 

 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Are you pregnant?

Post # 10
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385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@2beemrs:  a pregnancy test might not hurt

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I have chronic sleep-onset insomnia (Difficulty falling asleep) since I was an early teen, like 12-13. I don’t always feel stressed or bothered, but what works for me is white noise.

It’s the ONLY thing that works for me.

http://www.rainymood.com/ will make me fall asleep VERY quickly. I usually set the laptop on the floor or on the nightstand and I just drop into a coma.

Might be worth a try?

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee

@2beemrs:  Do you exercise?

You might not be tiring yourself out throughout the day which is causing you to be more awake than normal at night time. Exercising does wonders for your sleep regulation and schedule. 

On the weekends if I just sit around, I’m not tired at my usual bed time even if I wake up early. But if we go out on a hike, I’m pooped by that time!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Try melatonin. I used to take a 5 mg pill at night to help me sleep when I was having a little trouble. It isn’t habit forming and is a natural supplement. I would take it about an hour before you want to fall asleep.

Post # 15
Hostess
9908 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

Do your best to force yourself to stay up during the day, the midday naps are probably screwing with you – you don’t need to sleep at the normal hour so you don’t – you’re almost on a backward schedule.  You sleep during the day and nap at night.

Before you go to bed, take a relaxing bath (epsom salts turn me to mush and make me want sleep), tazo calm tea really relaxes me and puts me to sleep as well.

Today, don’t nap, try to go to bed after doing some relaxing at midnight – later than normal but earlier than current.  Then, if you wake up early, try and go back to sleep – if you can’t sleep after being awake for 30 minutes, get up and start your day and don’t allow yourself to nap.

 

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