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09 December 2007 @ 01:12 pm
You know what I would really love?  
I would really love it if I could actually sleep through the night. Not wake up two hours after going to bed, and then again a couple of hours later.

No wonder I'm always so damn tired.

I've tried Kalms, I've tried cutting down on caffeine and not eating anything after 8pm, I've tried chilling my mind out before I go to bed - no TV, no reading, no writing (knitting's good for that), and none of it has had any impact.

I don't tend to have trouble getting to sleep, it's staying that way that I have issues with. So. Does anyone have any tips?
Current Mood: tiredtired
Doodle_doodle on December 9th, 2007 01:48 pm (UTC)

I'm afraid I have never managed to conquer my sleep demons. If you do find something that works, please do share.
acme54: Weird out thereacme54 on December 9th, 2007 04:22 pm (UTC)
Only thing I can suggest is routine.
Go to bed for the same time every night, tired or not.
Get up at the same time, have to or not.
Maybe go for a walk after tea.
I found listening to music, in the dark helps.
Make sure you heating doesn't turn off/on at the time you are going to sleep. You could be awake cos o that. My boiler make a hell of a racket.
Good luck, happy dreams!
Willowgreenwillowgreen on December 9th, 2007 04:48 pm (UTC)
I notice that I sleep much more soundly after abstaining from alcohol for a few days.
Anna: Sam & Deanj_p_fan on December 9th, 2007 07:17 pm (UTC)
I tend to fall asleep while listening to music, or an audio-book. Perhaps try that?

I hope you manage to get some sleep!
velvetwhip: Wizard of Oz Magic by lilbreckvelvetwhip on December 9th, 2007 07:25 pm (UTC)
I wish I could help...

draconindraconin on December 9th, 2007 10:46 pm (UTC)
Sometimes there can be a physical reason for this sort of thing. For example, I have sleep apnea which went undiagnosed for years and years and caused me untold problems before I found out and had it treated (VPAP). Wikipedia has a large section on sleep disorders which, judging only by the info on apnea, is quite comprehensive and accurate.
Don't just let it rest (unintended pun) - follow it up and investigate. Getting a good night's sleep is worth fighting for.
emorpheusemorpheus on December 9th, 2007 11:15 pm (UTC)
i have been told that warm milk with honey is good before bed (or perhaps any non caffeine hot drink) as its meant to help u relax... i got given that when i was young and i think it helped...

smhwpf on December 10th, 2007 11:09 am (UTC)
Right there with ya. *hugs*

I see someone's already mentioned the sleep apnoea possibility. Might be worth looking into.