Post # 1
Lately I have been having trouble falling asleep. This started a few months before the wedding. No matter how tired and sleepy I was, everytime I went to bed I felt like I had this HUGE elephant stepping on my shoulders and I just couldn’t fall asleep! I thought it was just stress from the wedding. After struggling in my bed for about an hour, I fell asleep.
Fast forward 2 months after the wedding and this is still happening!! Anyhow I discovered that the only way to get the weight off my shoulders is if I start punching the mattress like a punching bag right before going to sleep. After I do that, I feel relieved, and I can fall asleep without any trouble. Darling Husband laughs about this little habit of mine, but I’m scared he might think I’ve gone crazy lol!
It might just be normal stress from work, but do any of you know any tips to relieve the weight of my shoulders that does not involve me going crazy in the bed ? thanks!!!
Post # 3
maybe get some exercise in the evenings after dinner, so you are physcially tired?
if i can’t sleep, i will sleep on the sofa and turn on the tv, with the subtitles on and the volume down low. you need a show without much music, law & order is perfect! i fall asleep within an hour pretty easy.
Post # 4
I kind of have the same issue… im tired want to sleep but lay down and cant, i lay on my belly and kick my legs on the bed 100 times and then im usually good. sometimes i need to do it twice.
someone suggested taking a kick boxing class, im looking into that now. Maybe you should look into getting into a boxing class where you can really hit something, maybe a late night class to its close to when you go to bed…
FYI: your not crazy LOL
Post # 5
Yay I’m not the only one!!
Thanks for the tips, I might try kickboxing or some sort sport where I can hit something!
… now, if I could just stop being so lazy! 🙂
Post # 6
I sometimes will get like this and keep an herbal supplement, SleepMD, on hand. I take it and after about 30-45 mintues, I can’t even keep my eyes open. But since it is all herbal, it isn’t addictive nor does it cause dependencies.