Sleep sleep please give me some sleep

@bdugas (3584)
United States
August 16, 2008 3:24am CST
Do you have trouble sleeping at night, I just can't get to sleep, find myself still awake at 3, 4 , 5am not tired. But then I drag all day. I don't know why I can't sleep and they have given me some pills to make me sleep, but they made me sleep all the time and I couldn't get anything done. Do you have that problem sleeping at night, what do you do to go to sleep, do you take medicine to sleep. Any secrets that you know?
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@chrislotz (8207)
• Canada
18 Nov 08
I am not the right person to give you advice as I am a poor sleeper too. But I wanted to read what other people have said about it and since I am responding from my emails I can't read the other responses till after I post a response. I have never been a good sleeper since I was a very young child, that I can remember back to. I have never slept the whole night except when I have been in the hospital for surgeries or when I had my babies. Then the only reason I slept is because they gave me medicine to sleep. I don't want to be taking medicine all my life, to go to sleep so I try to find other ways to help me. One of the things I do that helps sometimes, not always, is concentrate on making myself relax. I start at my toes and work my way up to my head. I tell my toes to relax and I wait for them to relax. I then tell my ankles to relax and then my calves and so on. I usually don't make it to my head but sometimes it doesn't work and I do it again and again and eventually I will fall asleep. But then I don't stay asleep and wake up about every hour and take about 15 minutes to fall back to sleep again. But boy, come morning I could sleep like a baby. I am so tired I have a hard time getting out of bed. But I can't because I have to go to work. Alrighty then, talk to you later my friend, Your friend Chris
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
2 Sep 08
If my arthritis is bothering me, one hour before bed, I take tylenol with codeine. Otherwise, I make sure I either work outdoors or work indoors enough to sleep well. During rough times of worries, I read a book to take my mind off my worries before bed or play a music or a meditation tape. I find I must be free from pain, need to sleep because I've worked hard enough to warrant it and free from worries to sleep well. If I have all three, then I'm fine. So I work to have all three. Also I try not to eat before I go to bed, which is hard becaue my husband always finds something like ice cream or chocolate to mess me up. So I tell him to quit showing me what he eats at 7PM. I hope this helps you, and I hope you've gotten some sleep.take care
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
17 Aug 08
You are not alone.It is almost 4:00 am and i am still up...I have no idea what my problem is.I use to NEVER have a problem.I could go to bed at 10:00 or 11:00 and as soon as my head hit that pillow i was asleep.not anymore...I take tylenol PM and still cannot sleep...I wish i knew what the answer was but strangly enough I cannot find out what my problem is....
@ellie333 (21029)
16 Aug 08
Hi Bdugas, It could be worry over your daughter and now yourself that is causing you not to be able to sleep, I tend to read until my eyes are so tired that I can get off to sleep but other than that can't really advice what to do, I have heard lavendar helps promote relaxation and sleep so maybe get some essential oil and put near you. Ellie :D
• China
16 Aug 08
I sleep like a baby. I work hard at day and of couse feel tired at night. Even the earthquick can not make me wake when I am in bad. I think that live a regula life is very important.
@checapricorn (16072)
• United States
16 Aug 08
HI bdugas, [i]I have no trouble sleeping really..I can just sleep right away..I take a nap every day like 1 hour and maybe working online whole day makes my body and eyes relax so easy! When I can't sleep, I will prefer working online or watching videos![/i]
• China
16 Aug 08
i don't think taking sleeping pills is a good way to heal the sleeping trouble. u may review all you've done the previous day while feeling hard to sleep,or u can also plan and schedule your next day in your mind.those above things will dispel your in-mind-worry which prevent u from sleeping. if those above things have no efforts, u may get out from bed and do some simple sport such as situp or read some boring book.that may increase your sleepy sense.