(Closed) Afraid I won't sleep night before wedding…

posted 4 years ago in Emotional
Post # 16
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Blushing bee

I also find taking a nice long hot bath before bed, while reading a book and/or listening to calming music helps get me to sleep as well

Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

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Bleann23 :  I don’t have an anxiety disorder, just your run of the mill normal human anxiety/excitement before a big event.  I have allergies so I always have antihistemenes lying around, and I usually just pop a couple of the night ones which don’t exactly send me to sleep – just make me drowsy enough that falling asleep comes easy – if that makes sense?   I feel fine in the morning and can drink without issue and it’s only a minor drug, rather than xanex.

If you are going to get a prescription or try anything new though, make sure you give it a trial run the night before the wedding!  You’d hate to be groggy or have a reaction or something. 

Post # 18
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Bee Keeper

I usually sleep well but was excited before our wedding. I rested in bed but I didn’t really sleep much. I know my husband was awake until 2am chatting with his best men. We were both 100% fine on our wedding day. The excitement gets you through. We danced til gone midnight and didn’t get to our honeymoon suite until 1.30am as we were drinking in the bar of the hotel where we stayed. We still had the energy for a bonk! We slept well and were fine the next day for family brunch. 

So don’t worry about it. Maybe you’ll sleep, maybe you won’t but it’ll be fine. 

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I took an over the counter sleeping pill, and it was fine to drink the next day.  They don’t last that long.  I will add that I made sure to try out the pill a couple of times before the wedding though, because I wanted to be sure I wouldn’t have a bad reaction (sometimes I can get groggy the whole next day with them).

I also made sure to get home at a good time, so I would have time to relax before bed.

Post # 20
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Busy bee

Try taking Melatonin. It is all natural, so you will be able to drink the next day without worries. I use this on days my insomnia kicks in. It won’t “knock you out”, but it will lull you to sleep and make sure you get enough rest.

This is a GREAT sleeping pill alternative, and they come in all sorts of strengths.

Good luck!

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I have lorazepam presicribed by my DR, I take it when flying and it works wonders. I’d recomend either getting something from your doctor or taking something OTC. 

You can drink the next day, I would just test it beforehand. 

Post # 22
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Busy bee

Gravol works really well too actually!! Definitely gets you to sleep when you can’t!

Post # 23
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Bumble bee

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Bleann23 :  I had this problem. I was sick, took Nyquil to knock me out…. and I still didn’t sleep a wink.

But honestly, it didn’t matter. I had so much adrenaline for the day, I wasn’t tired. My advice would be to take it easy the day before, take a nap during the day, relax. If you don’t sleep at night, you’ll be fine!! 

I also didn’t sleep the night after the wedding because I kept replaying the whole day in my head so I was dead the next day haha. But had the best sleep ever two nights after the wedding. 

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I am the same when it comes to sleeping but the day before the wedding was so busy with so many things to do (and the rehearsal dinner) that I was exhausted by the time I got to bed and fell asleep almost right away.  So sometimes it works out!

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

Great advice from PPs, also cut out the tea or switch to caffeine free. Even better, have some warm milk

Post # 26
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Bumble bee

Sex before bed, or anti anxiety pills. I know you don’t want sleeping pills but….they have done wonders for me. 

Post # 27
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Bee Keeper

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Bleann23 :  I went to bed SUPER early the day before (I took the day before the wedding off work) and I did relaxation methods well before I needed to fall asleep. No coffee after 3pm (noon the day before probably since you have more trouble than me). Exercise the day before (I didn’t but I should have). I woke up in the middle of the night and took a shower. I then fell asleep for awhile after so that was nice to get some extra sleep. 

No water right before bed so that if you do fall asleep, you don’t have to pee. 

Hope this helps! 

Post # 28
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

taking unisom or tylenol PM are perfectly fine to take one night and drink the next night.

i thought i wouldn’t be able to sleep either, but the day before was so busy, i slept fine.

i’m a terrible sleeper anyway, so i don’t need much.

Post # 29
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

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Bleann23 :  I have sleep issues too, and to be perfectly honest, even though I was comfortable, took my melatonin, had ear plugs in, and my sleep mask on, I still barely slept the night before our wedding.  I’m not sure if I slept at all!  Buttt I still ended up having a blast!  There’s so much excitement and love going on the day of that you’ll be pumped up the entire time 🙂 Of course sleep is awesome, but in case it doesn’t happen, I’d try not to worry too much!

Post # 30
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I couldn’t get to sleep until about 1:30a that night and had to be up around 6. My sister stayed with me which was super special, so I was glad we got that time together, but I was way too anxious to sleep. On the wedding day, the adrenaline certainly helped, but I also closed my eyes whenever I could (on the way to the venue, etc) and that seemed to help greatly! Not a full nap, but it was nice to rest. 

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