Sleeping Problem

Philippines
October 16, 2010 10:10am CST
Sometimes I can't hardly sleep every time when I'm exhausted with my work load and I almost sleep at 3:00 AM. I cannot sleep and cannot focus myself to sleep. I've been suffering with this problem 5 years ago. And until now, sometimes I've been experiencing this kind of dilemma. How can I sleep well when I'm tired and exhausted. Are there any medicines that will help me to sleep? Are there any ways to improve this problem?
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5 responses
@HADDOWZ (1481)
19 Oct 10
Insomnia is a very common sleep problem. It’s frustrating to toss and turn during the night, only to wake up bleary-eyed at the sound of the alarm and drag through the day exhausted. Insomnia takes a toll on your energy, mood, and ability to function during the day. Chronic insomnia can even contribute to health problems such as heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes. But you don’t have to put up with insomnia. Simple changes to your lifestyle and daily habits can put a stop to sleepless nights. The good news is that most cases of insomnia can be cured with changes you can make on your own—without relying on sleep specialists or turning to prescription or over-the-counter sleeping pills. If you feel wound up much of the time and unable to let go of stress at the end of the day, you may benefit from relaxation techniques that take advantage of the body’s natural relaxation response, a state of restfulness that is the opposite of the stress response. Not only do relaxation techniques help you quiet your mind and relieve tension in the body, but they also help you fall asleep faster and get back to sleep more quickly if you awaken in the middle of the night. And all without the side effects of sleep medication! A variety of relaxation techniques help you achieve the relaxation response, including: deep breathing progressive muscle relaxation meditation visualization yoga tai chi It takes regular practice to learn these techniques and harness their stress-relieving power. But the benefits can be huge. You can do them as part of your bedtime routine, when you are lying down preparing for sleep, and if you wake up in the middle of the night. Hope this helps, I know the feeling only too well.
@toniganzon (51693)
• Philippines
18 Oct 10
Too much exhaustion can put us out of sleep and it's really just annoying because we know we needed sleep to refresh our mind and body. I don't like taking any medicines, but if you think that you really need it I think you should consult a doctor. But there are alternatives to the medicine, like meditation or you can try and drink a glass of warm milk. I know this information is not much but if you haven't tried it out then i hope it'll help.
• Philippines
18 Oct 10
Same thing happened to me a couple of years back. I really had a lot of work on my hands and so much on my mind that I really had a hard time sleeping even if I so badly wanted to. I tried drinking some herbal tea (pandan leaves, chamomile, etc) before bed... it got me a bit sleepy but once I lay my head on the pillow I start thinking about all the things I have to do and still cannot fall asleep. My friend made my try going to her yoga class - the breathing exercises helped me relax before bed, making it much easier to quiet the thoughts in my head. A much better solution I discovered is jogging or doing some sort of exercise a few hours before bed... by bedtime my body is so physically tired that instead of obsessing as usual I just plunk down to bed asleep. My mom uses sleeping pills but I said no I wanted to try out a more natural solution first... hope this helps!
@grubder23 (271)
• Philippines
16 Oct 10
got sleeping problems as well, have tried a lot of methods and failed, well actually sometimes they work sometimes they dont. now im under medication to relieve my anxiety and my mind thats always racing. i hate the fact that i need to take it and that its effective. =( anyway. hope u find the way to help u that the fits you most. try asking a doctor and searching the web to start out.
@cdyt7874 (72)
• Philippines
16 Oct 10
i also have that problem in sleeping but i'm starting to get over it. i take green tea everyday, like 3 times a day.make sure it's warm. i don't want to take medicines to put you sleep coz i heard it sometimes lead to stroke.though others say it helps . i also want you to try this position in yoga , i think it works also. coz when i did , i fell asleep on that position.Child Pose, this pose stretches the knee and the lower back. it is a very good pose to do to get blood into the brain and is recommended if you have dizziness or fatigue.good day.