Post # 1
I used to be a great sleeper. I would fall asleep easily, stay asleep, and it would be that deep, good kind of sleep. Then last year the boyfriend (now FI) and i started living together, and everything changed. I now have the worst sleeps. I can fall asleep fine usually but I cant stay asleep and I wake up exhausted every single morning. My sleep has gone from a deep refreshing sleep to a light, barely there, broken sleep, constantly waking up.
My FI gets up minimun 3-5 times per night, and while this is probably the most obvious thing, I thought I would adjust to that by now, but I haven’t. We are shopping for a new bed now. We are hoping a king size with one of those mattresses that you supposedly don’t feel the other person moving around in, will help. I’m nervous to spend all that money though and then find out it wasnt the issue.
Anyone else have recently aquired insomnia (that isnt wedding-stress-related…cause this started before the engagement so thats not it!) and what helps??? I am so exhausted every morning, I’d love to just knock myself out with a sleeping pill but I cant be groggy and fuzzy when I get up either so I dont want to medicate unless absolutely all other options have been explored!
Post # 3
@Jessicachantal: Does he snore? That could be a factor as well. Sleeping with a snorer ruins my rest. Only thing that helps me was separate room closed door.
Post # 4
I don’t have recently acquired insomnia but I am basically the world’s lightest sleeper, and I can’t fall asleep unless it’s dark and quiet.
Here are some strategies to try:
1. The memory foam mattress makes a HUGE difference for us.
2. Try a fan or sound machine for soothing white noise.
3. A glass of wine before bed can provide just enough relaxation 🙂
4. Exercise in the morning/afternoon (not too close to bedtime), yoga, stretching, or meditation before bed
5. No TV, computers, or phones in the bedroom, especially not while in bed. Reading is ok.
6. If you’re having trouble sleeping, get up and read in the living room for a little while. Don’t just lay in bed staring at the clock and being frustrated- that definitely doesn’t help.
7. Try to be as consistent as possible with bedtime and wake-up times.
Post # 5
@Jessicachantal: I get insomnia when I get stressed. I have gone nearly a week without sleeping. It’s not pretty. However, insomnia is usually temporary! Your body can’t sustain itself without sleep and you literally will fall over eventually…I did 😛
Post # 6
@vermonster: i think we are going to try upgrading our bed/mattress! Really everything else on the list is already accomplished so i am hoping the bed will be the big difference for us 🙂
@MrsPanda99: i think its stress related for me too, although i think now my stress is soley not being able to sleep. viscious cycle!
@beemyname: he doesnt but our dog does and he sleeps in the room! haha could be a factor.