Post # 1
Help, bees!<br />It’s been about 2 weeks of barely sleeping. Each night, I’m awake till about 2 or 3, and wake up almost every hour until I just get up out of bed. <br />I’ve been so tired, I put the milk in the cupboard, didn’t lock the house door, ran a red light… This has to stop!! <br />I thought taking a melatonin pill would help, as in the past it knocks me out within 20 minutes. When I took one last night, my eyes were so heavy but I just didn’t sleep. Then when I did wake up from my good ol’ 3 hours I felt like I got hit by a train. <br />This has all started within the last 2 weeks or so. Nothing out of the ordinary is happening, nothing stressful or hard for me. I run everyday, in this past 8 months I’ve been taking much better care of myself. I do all the nightlies; cool dark room, no light, no drinks after 6pm… <br />Any help, bees? 🙁 I’m going to hand over tills at work I’ll be so tired, if this continues! 🙁
Post # 2
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 # 3
megz06: No, not TV late. And the cellphone is off at 8pm. <br />Thank you for your post though!
Post # 4
I take 25mg of Benadryl and it makes me sleep without making me tired the next day.
Post # 5
Have you recently stepped up you runnung routine? Over training will ruin your sleep.
Benadryl is safe & effective.
Post # 6
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
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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
Do you drink a lot of caffeine? Have you changed your eating habits? I’ve also heard of people taking melatonin.
Post # 9
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 # 10
Thanks everyone! I’ll try benadryl… Hope that helps!! 🙁 <br /><br />I don’t drink coffee, pop, anything of the sort. And nope haven’t changed anything exercise wise…
Post # 11
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.