Not sleeping!

posted 2 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
7654 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Haruyou:  I doubt this is it, but you don’t watch TV in bed do you? Or right before bed?

Sorry I’m not much help. There could be something medically wrong that I would get checked out. Perhaps they can do a sleep study or something else.

Post # 4
6667 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I take 25mg of Benadryl and it makes me sleep without making me tired the next day.

Post # 5
4878 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Have you recently stepped up you runnung routine?  Over training will ruin your sleep.

Benadryl is safe & effective.  

Post # 6
242 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Haruyou:  I second (or third) the Benadryl. I’ve never been a “good” sleeper, but I had a run of insomnia a few years ago that was a lot like what you’re describing (mayyybe 3 hours on a good night). Ambien just made me feel sick and didn’t help, and a friend suggested the Benadryl. It’s been my go-to for sleepless nights ever since.

Post # 7
1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church


Do you have a lot on your mind? Are you feeling well mentally (sometimes it is from depression or extreme anxiety)? Do you take caffeine in the afternoon (tea, coffee, chocolate, whatever)? The worse thing you can do is lay in bed or else your body won’t associate bed with sleeping anymore. I would try to write things out and deep breathing exercises. How much sleep are you getting? Be very careful if this continues because this can affect you mentally. I would consider seeing seeing a sleep specialist to see what’s going on because it really cannot continue like that.

Post # 8
184 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Do you drink a lot of caffeine? Have you changed your eating habits? I’ve also heard of people taking melatonin.

Post # 9
2620 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

you are not alone… im also suffering from lack of sleep– ran red light, physically so exhausted i just cry. its getting annoying. im on week2 of waking up at 2 or 3 am and staying awake

Post # 11
560 posts
Busy bee

Haruyou:  Try drinking plennnnty of water throughout the day and go to the toilet often. Stop drinking by about 7.30pm. I’ve written a list here but even just doing this first one will sort the problem. I’ve suggested it to countless people, it works.

Don’t sit in ‘tight’ positions in the day. Have a hot shower or bath if you feel muscle tension.

Make sure your feet aren’t cold (have socks nearby)

Make sure you’re not hungry but avoid too many carbohydrates like potatoes or sugar in the evening

Cut down on caffeine. You will have less cravings drinking more water anyway. Try herbal teas like fennel that has a nicer taste than chamomile

Consider soft foam earplugs (like by Ohropax) esp.if you have a boiler that makes noise or cars starting up early or binmen

Get into bed at a regular time, be strict about it, but take a book to bed to relax with or something semi-tedious that will send you to sleep. ‘The warrior queens’ by A.Fraser is nice and heavy-going historically and her choice of words. 2 pages should do it 😉

Don’t sleep with the light on, it interferes with hormone production

Don’t exercise too late in the evening

Replace any worries by thinking of the things you can and will control

Try a magnesium supplement. 

Cut out exercise for a few days, there’s no point in training if you are feeling scatty and forgetful.

Consider going to your doc, it could be a simple throat infection causing tiredness that antibiotics can cure. You could ask to have a swab done, no harm in that.

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