What wakes you up at night/?

@mssnow (9496)
United States
May 7, 2007 3:11am CST
I have a very hard sleeping at night. When I do try to sleep something always wakes me up. Dogs barking, a bump in the night. The newspaper getting thrown against my house. Sometimes if i have a project i am working on. I will wake up and start thinking about it. I get my best work done laying in bed thinking. So then i have to get up turn on my computer and start writing. So is there anything that wakes you up at night? Or maybe something that keeps you awakes so you cant sleep??
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@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
7 May 07
It's very rare that I wake up in the middle of the night, my problem is getting to sleep in the first place! Because my brain won't shut down it keeps on processing stuff and worries you know the sort! So I don't drink so much coffee especially at night and keep a suduko book by the side of my bed, I actually find that number crunching tires my brain out! The only thing that disturbs me in the wee small hours is cats fighting or our fat puss trying to get into the catflap, he's on a diet at the moment bless him!
@mssnow (9496)
• United States
7 May 07
Oh my poor sweet wolfie. i bet i could put you to sleep. lol. I would tuck you in a tell you a bedtime story :)
@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
7 May 07
LOL just as long as you tell me the story about the Princess in the tower x
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@mssnow (9496)
• United States
7 May 07
Only if you be the one who rescues me :) night wolfie :)
@amodak (272)
• India
7 May 07
In night i never wake up if i m tired,generally the sleep use to break in the morning hours,when some sound is maked by mother in her kitchen.Or humming of birds.barking of dogs. usually i use wake up early,in sleep breaks automatically in the morning,its now a habit.
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@mssnow (9496)
• United States
7 May 07
Oh thats good that you dont wake at night i bet you feel good in the morning then
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@twils2 (1821)
• United States
7 May 07
I think for me its just the hours I've been working. The last few monthes I've been working 10 to 12 hour nights and I work swing shift. When I get home from work, I cant just go to bed, so I'll sit on the computer until the sun comes up and go to work the next day with about 5 hours of sleep, if that. Try doing that 5 days in a row and fridays look real welcome. Take care!!
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@mssnow (9496)
• United States
7 May 07
That would be hard to do I know i normally stay up all night then sleep all day.
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@Darkwing (21590)
7 May 07
I don't normally have problems sleeping but there have been one or two occasions on which I have had strange happenings wake me up. The full moon normally interrupts my sleep too, as it is going down in the west. Other than that, unless I have a sudden urge to visit the bathroom, I sleep pretty soundly. Brightest Blessings, my friend.
@mssnow (9496)
• United States
7 May 07
Wow the full moon can do crazy things huh??
@Darkwing (21590)
8 May 07
Yup, so it would seem. :-)
• India
7 May 07
well me too find it hard to sleep at night...i keep on thinking and this might takes it toll on my sleep.....u should always had good thoughts while sleeping in order to get a good sleep....
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@mssnow (9496)
• United States
7 May 07
yes good thoughts or counting sheep lol
• United States
8 May 07
Usualy being thirsty or bathroom.
• United States
8 May 07
What wakes me up sometimes at night is the temperature inside or out. Weather ..such as storms wakes me up at night. Bad health sometimes causes me to wake up from sleep. My cat missy wakes me from my sleep. I have a whole lists of things that wake me from my sleep; but none of them luckily ever happen together;)+
@mssnow (9496)
• United States
8 May 07
Oh yes if its too hot i cant sleep either. or even too cold.
• United States
8 May 07
Doors being opened, lights turned on, just about anything wakes me up. LOL
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@mssnow (9496)
• United States
8 May 07
You sound like me. I am such alight sleeper
@Rickrocks8 (1751)
• United States
8 May 07
Auugggghhhh I so can feel your pain. Everything wakes me up too. We have a deaf cat so when she meow's it is really really lound. I think she can hear a little bit and this is why she is so loud. So I put a fan in my bedroom against the wall so I dont freeze. But manybe soem white noise will help you to rest better at night
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@mssnow (9496)
• United States
8 May 07
That might work i may have to try it thanks
@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
7 May 07
My husband he keeps me up at nights from snoring or breathing down my back LOL. I always tap him on his shoulders and try to get him to roll over so the snoring would stop. I usually can go back to sleep in a few minutes or so but if he keeps waking me up then I'll wake him up too.
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@mssnow (9496)
• United States
7 May 07
thats a good thing. its not fair for you to get woke up if he doesnt. I used to end up on the couch when my hubby snored
• Canada
7 May 07
I'm an insomniac, and so going to sleep for me at ANY time is a blessing. Most nights I end up staying awake till 3 or 4am and waiting till I'm tired to the extent that my eyelids start drooping, then it's just a short walk to the bedroom. I usually sleep for around 4 hours at a time and then I'm back up again when my partner and kids come wake me up before going to school and work.
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@mssnow (9496)
• United States
7 May 07
Yeah me too I sometimes nap in the day time though
• United States
7 May 07
I always feel as if bugs are crawling on me at night. I have been waken up on numerous occasions because of this. I FEAR creepy crawly things..
@mssnow (9496)
• United States
7 May 07
aw bugs are more scared of you than you are of them dont worry
• United States
7 May 07
Well lately I have been sleeping pretty good. My cats will wake me up if they are running around, playing, or trying to get into things they aren't supposed to. They tend to be loud. Otherwise nothing else really wakes me up. Sometimes I'll hear the phone if I'm sleeping lightly. If something is going on the next day that I'm excited about then that will keep me awake and when I do fall asleep I am sleeping so lightly that any sound will wake me.
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@mssnow (9496)
• United States
7 May 07
Yeah like a wedding or a special day i tend to stay awake half the night thinking about it
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
7 May 07
Last few nights my Coughing and Pains have woke me up But that happens quite often lol so I am used to it If I hear a loud noise outside I will wake up and sometimes I wake up because I desperately need to go to the Toilet
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@mssnow (9496)
• United States
7 May 07
lol yes the toilet calls me often too but i refer to it as my tree needing watering lol
@shinjiao (1465)
• China
7 May 07
I will wake up when my dormmate are keeping her call till midnight.I find it is hard to fall asleep especially when someone are talking or murmurring in midnight. And I find I cannot fall asleep after I did a lot exercises in daytime. My friends have the similar symptoms like mine.They complain that though they are tired but they cannot sleep in the night.
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@mssnow (9496)
• United States
7 May 07
sounds like me i am tired all day but sleeping is very hard
@ardano (145)
• Indonesia
7 May 07
I always wake up at 2'o,clock and gotothe toilet and then pray to God so I can get oppurtunity in my life
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@mssnow (9496)
• United States
7 May 07
i hope you get that oppurtunity
@eemee468 (446)
• Philippines
7 May 07
whenever i got a long nap in the afternoon..hehehehe... or i had a bad dream.. i got lots of bad dreams i can't just ignore.. and i also experienced earthquake once when i was asleep.. or my mom, when she snores.. hehehehe..
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@mssnow (9496)
• United States
7 May 07
LOl Oh snorin gis really bad when my ex husband would snore i would move to the couch lol
@gasmas100 (588)
• India
7 May 07
i often get disturbed by dogs barking and soemtimes by cars screeching and honking continously.
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@mssnow (9496)
• United States
7 May 07
You must live in a busy neighborhood.
@xueyao (156)
• China
7 May 07
I always sleep well except thinking about something.Maybe i am a lazy girl. aha aha. I am sorry, I enter here the first time,I want to know what to make friend with me in the line, I apply to it but its didn't work.i think that something is wrong. oh,I am a chinese, Who can tell me how to opera it,can you give me a email:xueyao530@ahu.edu.cn
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@mssnow (9496)
• United States
7 May 07
Welcome to mylot. just do more discussions you will learn :)
@easy888 (10406)
• Australia
7 May 07
Hello,mssnow,honestly i seldom wake up at the night time, i can always sleep until the next morning,i will not be woken up by any noises like barking or from the traffic, the only thing that will wake me up is when I need to go to the bathroom.
@mssnow (9496)
• United States
7 May 07
I get up at least twice a night to go to the bathroom lol
• China
7 May 07
i could like to work at night.i would rather sleep at day that at night.i think it is better to think and work in the deep night,because at that time wy heart is more cool down than its at day.
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@mssnow (9496)
• United States
7 May 07
Oh really but isnt it hot to sleep in the daytime/?