Afraid I won't sleep night before wedding…

posted 3 years ago in Emotional
Post # 31
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I slept maybe an hour the night before my wedding and I take medication at night which normally knocks me right now.  But I was rolling around and awake almost the whole night, but I popped out of bed early in the morning for my hair and makeup to be done and I wasn’t tired at all the whole day!  Adrenaline I guess!

Post # 32
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

FWIW I didn’t sleep that great the night before my wedding.  I too have sleep issues!  However it didn’t really affect my day!!  You will be so happy and have so much adrealine you will be fine!!  I made it until 4 am 🙂

Post # 34
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I used to take these sleep vitamins (not a medicine). They came in gummy form like multi-vitamins and it HELPED SO MUCH. I used to have a lot of trouble sleeping on a daily basis. I don’t use them anymore but I feel like I should soon. They’re called melatonin vitamins. By the way the day before the wedding I did so much that day (Did my nails, set up final stuff, had rehearsal and rehearsal dinner) I ran around so much I was exhausted so it was easy to sleep. It wasn’t a full nights sleep but I got about 5-6 hours which is better than I thought I would get. 

Post # 35
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Bumble bee

I had this fear too and actually accepted the fact that I wouldn’t get a minute of sleep the night before my wedding. Weirdly, somehow I did get about 7 hours which I still can’t quite believe. But I still strongly believe things would have been find even if I hadnt.

I once stayed at a friends the night before her wedding where I was chief bridesmaid. I shared a room with another bridesmaid who snored all night and I literally didn’t get a minutes sleep. I was panicking that morning that it was going to ruin my experience of her big day, but I was absolutely fine, even though usually I don’t function well at all on less than 7 hours, nevermind no sleep at all! The day was so hectic that the tiredness just didn’t register and I had an awesome day. In the same sense I have spoken to brides who didn’t get any sleep and said they felt totally normal on the day. I think perhaps it is the excitement and adrenaline which counter the tiredness. 

So either way I honestly think you will be fine : )

Post # 36
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Zzzquil works well for me (the liquid kind.. For some reason the pills don’t seem to help). I never feel groggy in the morning, and it shouldn’t affect your ability to drink mimosas in the morning. Maybe just make sure you monitor yourself in the beginning, but it should have long worn off as long as you give yourself 7-8 hours to sleep. I also do breathing techniques. There’s a specific number of counts that you’re supposed to do but I can never remember what they are. It almost always works no matter how anxious or wound up I am. I take a deep breath for 4 seconds, hold my breath for 4, exhale for 4, hold 4, and then repeat. I tend to fall asleep very quickly when I go through this technique a few times. 

Post # 37
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Bleann23 :  I second the xanax. I had a prescription for prior anxiety issues, so I took 2 .5mg xanax the night before (after I tried to go to sleep without it and tossed & turned for 2 hours). I woke up feeling refreshed (not groggy like a lot of sleeping pills will do) and it didn’t affect be being able to drink at the reception. ETA: I also drank mimosas the morning of the wedding with zero issues.

Post # 38
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Wear earplugs, it really helps block out anything that could keep me up.

Lavender oil- I also get panicked and anxious if I’m not falling asleep which just keep me up. Diffusing lavender oil or even just holding it under your nose before bed really helps me.

I have a sleep disorder and was soo worried I would be up all night before the wedding. I ended up being so exhaused that I fell asleep easily and even woke up before my alarm feeling refreshed. Just try not to worry 🙂

Post # 39
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2018 - Blue Bay Grand Esmeralda

I have the same problem- I am an overthinker.   Obviously you want to look and feel your best but maybe a night cap could help?

Post # 40
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

Bleann23 :  I fell asleep sometime after 2am and woke up at 5am unable to get back to sleep. I was totally fine! Adreneline and nerves got me through. I wouldn’t worry about it much. Drink some tea, take a bubble bath, and try to sleep. You’ll be ok. 

Post # 41
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Bumble bee

Benzos disrupt REM sleep.  They basically make your sleep less restful.  They are misprescribed for things like sleep all the time & it’s not healthy.  The class is really dangerous- the internet is full of info to confirm that: xanax, ativan, valium, klonopin..

 

You’re better off tiring yourself out the day before by waking up early and staying busy.  Keep your phone/tv away from your bedroom and cover your eyes with a sleep mask.

Post # 42
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Sleep Podcasts!  I used to have the worst sleep in strange places, work trips,  girls weekends etc, it gave me the worst anxiety and I was turning down plans because of it. I’ve never been a podcast person or someone who has the radio on etc but they are Amazing!  Try the sleep with me podcast to start. Now I just use relaxing bird/sea/rain play lists on Spotify. Game Changer! 

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