Post # 1
I did not know where to post this but for the past week i cant sleep past 6am! i dont know if its stress it could be as im getting married in less then 3 months. Not being able to sleep is driving me nuts!!! Do you guys have any ideas to help me sleep longer?
Post # 3
I’m getting insomnia, too. I wake up at 3am, same time every night recently and can’t get back to sleep. I think it’s wedding anxiety, not cold feet but just stress related to making sure everything goes well.
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
Hang a thick blanket over your windows to darken your room. As the sun rises it naturally triggers your body to start pulling you from sleep, if the room stays dark, it’ll be harder for your body to know when to start waking you; thus preventing or at least slowing down the pre-mature wake-ups. Just be sure to set a second alarm for when you DO need to get up though– DH will sleep for 14-16 hours straight when we black out the room, and has slept through his usual alarm a few times now.
Post # 5
@jennifer89: Maybe do something to calm yourself before bed? Go for a run then take a nice long shower and wind down with some caffein free tea.
Post # 6
Decaf tea is a good idea. There are varieties that can help relax you.
Post # 7
Blacking out rooms usually helps me! Taking a natural sleep aid, like melatonin, might also be helpful. I know lavendar is a de-stressing scent, maybe try keeping some where you spend other significant amounts of time to try to keep your body in a calm state? Good luck!
Post # 8
Thank you all, im still having a hard time but i slept in till 8 so thats a little better.
Post # 9
@jennifer89: Drugs. Bendadryl to be exact. Love that stuff.
Post # 10
Melatonin. I use this during the busy season at work. It helps me fall and stay asleep otherwise i am up at 3am every night. You just get it at a natural supplement store.
Reading before bed works. Dont watch TV its too stimulating.
Post # 11
well ladies it worked for awhile, im back to waking.up early again!
Post # 12
@jennifer89: I’m in the same boat… I even take Ambien occasionally to help me fall asleep, but I still find myself waking up earlier more and more frequently…
I just think it’s excitement due to our upcoming weddings. I plan to relax and sleep on my honeymoon.
Hang in there! 🙂