fatigue.........or insomnia????????

@riyasam (16578)
India
March 19, 2009 9:37am CST
on somedays i feel so tired(especially when i am at my in-laws place)that i feel i will drop to sleep right where i am standing or sitting or whatever work i am doing but the moment my head hits the pillow,i become wide awake.what could be the cause of this and also what remedy do you suggest???????
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18 responses
• United States
2 Apr 09
I think that your in-laws stress you out so you cannot sleep or you work so hard there you get over tired and cannot sleep.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
2 Apr 09
i dont think it is over work,it may be stress,i am trying out those aroma oills now.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
23 May 09
thanks for this useful information.
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• India
23 Mar 09
 insomnia - Insomnia is a symptom of a sleeping disorder characterized by persistent 
difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep despite the opportunity.
Hello my friend riyasam Ji, Insomnia is a symptom of a sleeping disorder characterized by persistent difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep despite the opportunity. Insomnia is a symptom, not a stand-alone diagnosis or a disease. By definition, insomnia is "difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep, or both" and it may be due to inadequate quality or quantity of sleep. 42 Simple Tips to Help You Get to Sleep, including some we're quite sure you've never seen before. They're all designed to help you deal with the tension, stress and anxiety that lead to insomnia,so that you can enjoy a good night's sleep. Not every one of these insomnia techniques alone will get you to sleep, but a few of them at least should prove successful. Needless to say, there's no guarantee, and no attempt to provide medical advice. With that caveat out of the way, we can only wish you good luck. And a good night's sleep. For more Log-On: http://www.well.com/~mick/insomnia/ May God bless you and have a great time.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
24 Mar 09
that article is indeed helpful.i am going to try out the advices.
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• India
31 Mar 09
Hello my friend riyasam Ji, So nice for your positive comments. May God bless you and have a great time.[ em]thumbup[/em]
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@camomom (7537)
• United States
20 Mar 09
Sorry I can't help because I go through the same thing. I hope someone has the answer so we both can find out what to do.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
21 Mar 09
hope someone helps out.
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@camomom (7537)
• United States
21 Mar 09
Me too.
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@sukumar794 (5047)
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
24 Mar 09
Extreme fatigue and loss of sleep for a prolonged time needs to be checked with a physician.Take care.
@riyasam (16578)
• India
2 Apr 09
i did check with my doctor and he said it was stress..........
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@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
24 Mar 09
It may be both, there are times that I am so active during day time and thinking I would easily fall asleep when I go to bed at night time, but most of the time, I am not. I tried to avoid drinking coffee at late afternoon because I think this maybe the cause and I'm still not sure about it! Maybe you can also try to listen to some relaxing music while lying in the bed until you fall asleep.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
2 Apr 09
music is soothing for me.sometimes i do put on my mobile for some nerve soothing music
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@jpso138 (7844)
• Philippines
24 Mar 09
Well, probably you are thinking to much or your mind is so active. Perhaps the best way would be is to clear your mind. Try to relax and perhaps meditate or listen to a soft music as you lay down. Another option would be is to take a shower before you sleep and pamper yourself....
@riyasam (16578)
• India
24 Mar 09
thats what even the docs are telling,that i am taking too much of tension,which is leading to stress,thereby feeling tired.
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• United States
20 Mar 09
it may be both.. some times you can tire yourself out so much that its hard to fall asleep and sometimes insomnia makes you feel tired but not tired enough to sleep.. i have both so i know how horrible it is!! of course i dont know how your relationship is with your inlaws but it could be if they are stressful your feeling the drain of it when you visit them.. if your on any medications it could be causing these issues or if you have depression or bipolar (not saying you do but just saying since i know they cause this) i have tried sleeping pills but they didnt work for me.. i just try to deal with it as i have it
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@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
19 Mar 09
you need your hubby beside you,then theres no insomnia or over fatigue
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
20 Mar 09
you naughty girl!!my hubby keeps on snoring and i lie awake beside him,muttering under my breath(i am not talking about now,my hubby will be back tommorrow)
@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
20 Mar 09
ohh yeah,soon you will have fun when hubby is back and i hope not fun of hearing the snoring hahaha a different one i am sure!
@dpk262006 (56108)
• Delhi, India
19 Mar 09
Please feel relaxed and do not make yourself tense, even if you fail to get a sleep after going to bed, you will get your sleep sooner or later. If our body is really tired and needs rest, we will go to sleep after 10-20 minutes. When we start thinking that we are wide awake, then sleep runs away from us.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
19 Mar 09
ya,i get tensed thinking that i have to be up in the morning and then my sleep vanishes andi am tired more in the mornings.........................
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@dpk262006 (56108)
• Delhi, India
20 Mar 09
Please do not be tense, sleep will catch you up, sooner or later. Be calm and relaxed and you can do counting from 1 to 100 and so on.
@p1kef1sh (45642)
19 Mar 09
You are the mother of young children. Thats one reason. You look after the house. That's another. So by the nd of the day you are physically and probably mentally tired. However, when you go to bed, you start to think about all that you have to do tomorrow and any problems that you have. There is no sure fire way, but you could try a definite bedtime routine. Tell yourself that you can't resolve anything in the middle of the night. Clear your head and Zzzzzzzzz.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
19 Mar 09
thats a sound advice,ya,i do get fired up thinking what has to be done next day,now i try to avoid thinking and try to think something more peaceful and try to sing some spiritual hymns (silently)but my mind seems to have a mind of its own,i just cant concentrate for more than 5 mins.
@p1kef1sh (45642)
23 May 09
Thank you for the BR Riyasam. I hope that you are managing to get some sleep now.
@winterose (39922)
• Canada
20 Mar 09
I don;t know make sure you eat properly, you get exercise, sleep enough, take vitamins, get outside and exercise, even do some meditation, all these things should help you if not go to the doctor for blood tests.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
20 Mar 09
thanks.i need to try the exercise part....hope it will help me............
@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
20 Mar 09
Please have your blood pressure checked. It could be too low or too high. I suggest you do morning exercises at least 45 to one hour a day. This will enhance your ability to sleep easily. Also give yourself some break to avoid feeling so tired.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
20 Mar 09
my blood pressure is normal,slighty on the loweer side.i have heard exercises are good,i will try it.
• United States
19 Mar 09
Same here, I'm so tired some days it is incredible. I sleep for 12 hours wake up and I'm tired tired tired, some days I don't sleep at all for 3 nights in a row and I feel great, like the day is treating me well. Doesn't make sense at all. I tried energy drinks, coffee, and caffeine and none of them work. So, the best way is try a combination, drink coffee, then run for 10 mins, then come back in and take a shower, then try to do something that will keep your mind alert; it works, I tried it.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
20 Mar 09
ya,cofee does make me alert,i have tried it.i used to drink cups after cup of black cofee while studying but i have not found anything which will help me to sleep.
@raclie (1732)
• Singapore
19 Mar 09
Hmmm... Maybe you are just feeling stress??? Too tensed to sleep??? What helps for me is a nice warm cup of milk Or an interesting book Take your mind of wanting to sleep The more you think about it, the more you are not going to get your sleep It could be your lack of sleep that make you feel tired all the time Hope you could find some sleep soon Sweet dreams
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
19 Mar 09
thats it!maybe,i am feeling stressed out,yup,i donot go for a warm milk,when i go visiting,a book is a good idea.thanks for the help.
• United States
19 Mar 09
I would also think sleep apnea. That's when you stop breathing long enough for your brain to wake you up to breathe and go back to sleep. Since your body is waking all night, you're tired during the day. I used to be beyond tired all day, but couldn't fall asleep at night. I use a CPAP machine, and am on antidepressants. At night I take melatonin to help me fall asleep.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
19 Mar 09
this happens only occasionally,i donot want to take any allopathic medicines,would like to try something herbal.
@Krissta (90)
• Canada
19 Mar 09
I do the same thing, I find myself dragging my feet during the day, and wide awake half the night. I recently went to my doctors, and she recommended that I go for a sleep test. So tonights the night, the hospital called yesterday and asked me to be there for tonight. I wish I could help you with your sleep.. Its so hard to function on a daily basis without it.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
19 Mar 09
this is not on everyday basis but do tell me what the doctor advised.(i am curious now)
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
19 Mar 09
it's probably some of both. i don't sleep well either. if u find a rememdy let me know.
@riyasam (16578)
• India
19 Mar 09
sure dear........allopathic medicines are known to be addictive,do i avoid them..................
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
19 Mar 09
i take something every night the dr. gave me. sometimes i sleep & sometimes i don't. you might talk to your dr. & see what he thinks. if he can give you something that helps i'd take it. it's miserable not to sleep altho ihave gotten pretty use to it.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
20 Mar 09
i did talk,but then he thinks i donot need medicines.(i think otherwise)and i doot want to self-medicate myself either.
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• Canada
16 Oct 09
That has happened to me too, and it drives me absolutely crazy!! My theory is that wanting to go to sleep is the body's way of shutting off when it thinks your brain is under too much stress. When you hit the pillow, and your body and brain know they are relaxed, then they feel like getting down to business.