(Closed) restless sleep

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
Member
4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I have been experiencing the same thing!  Sleeping has been something I’ve never been particularly good at anyway.  For the same reason, I end up having such draining dreams!  But lately, it’s ridiculous!  I’d love a good recommendation for getting more restful sleep.  Because after the wedding we have a few more stressful things lined up, so I don’t really see any zen time in sight.  Everyone I know tells me to drink sleepytime tea… not working.

Post # 5
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4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I hope this doesn’t sound crazy, but I really can’t wait to be done with this wedding!  I’m looking forward to it for sure, but it will be such a weight off my shoulders when I’m done.  I think this is exactly why honeymoon’s have become a tradition!  I don’t know how you’re doing the planning on top of law school- you’re my hero! 

Hahaha SOS, seriously :oP

Post # 6
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1883 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I have crazy dreams all the time and of course a week before my wedding I am having wedding nightmares.Ugly dress, venue closed, fat legs, bad hair..I was almost in tears when i woke up.

Post # 7
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336 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I wish I could help but I need help too!

Some nights I’m fine, just a few normal dreams. Then there are the nights when it just seems my dreams are really LOUD, they are just yelling and yelling at me all night! Just constant, loud, obtrusive dreams the entire night! Urgh. Shut up brain, I’m trying to sleep!!! So frustrating.

So sorry I can’t help you, but I just wanted to say you are not alone!

Post # 8
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382 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Ugh, I know what you mean. I haven’t gotten a decent night’s sleep in…. forever. My brain just won’t shut off. Too much to think about! We are at a very crazy time in our life, not only with the wedding- we are quitting our jobs, moving back to America, have to find new jobs and an apartment… just insane. I wish I knew of something that would help me sleep. Hell, help me with anything to get my mind off of stuff. I’m never in the moment anymore, not at work, not even during sex! The only time I turn off is when I’m at the gym. Then I’m working out too hard and thinking about how much I hate running and when will this be over! (Oh, and this weekend I got absolutely plastered. That helped me unwind a bit! Tongue out)

So, long story short, I’m in the same boat. IDK do you exercise? It doesn’t work for me but maybe it’ll work for you!

Post # 9
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58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

The exact same thing happened to me when I started medical school. I would wake up and realize I had been dreaming about anatomy and reciting anatomy terms in my sleep. It was awful. It will go away as soon as the stress starts to fade. I recommend 3 things:

1) Exercise. It helps get rid of excess tension and stress and it’s proven to help with sleep. Even just 15 min will help. I never used to work out before I started med school, but now I work out at least twice a week. Just don’t do it within 2 hrs of going to bed.

2) Meditation. Just take a few minutes before you go to bed to breath deeply and relax. If you have a million thoughts running through your head, write them down. Maybe make a to-do list for the next day so that your brain doesn’t have to work as hard to remember things.  

3) Bach Flower Essence. I use White Chestnut. Does it work? Who knows. It’s probably just the placebo effect, but it helps me. You can find it at health food stores. Google it if you want more info.

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