sleeping problems

United States
January 11, 2007 10:22pm CST
Do you have a problem sleeping? If so do you take anything to help you sleep?
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@123bart (303)
12 Jan 07
I was tought this by an 80 years old man who was sorry he didn't discever the trick a bit earlier in his life. What you do is dive under the blankets and breathe your own breath for a while. Coming up to take a break every so often is ok, after a while you'll get used to this and will do it automatically. When doing it at first you'll be thinking "this does not work" and before you know it, it'll be morning!
• United States
12 Jan 07
I will try It. Thanks
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• United States
13 Jan 07
That is an interesting trick. I might try it just for the hell of it.
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@suryachalla (1370)
• India
13 Jan 07
I do suffer from insomnia. Sometimes I can’t fall asleep till 11.30 pm or midnight. Sometimes, I can’t go back to sleep if I wake up at night! I must read myself to sleep everyday ! If I know I can't get sleep anyhow sometimes, I go in for a mild sedative. Though I know that insomnia is a symptom of underlying mental depression, I'm helpless due to worries & high mental activity at night.
• United States
13 Jan 07
I know what you mean. It is like you can not get your brain to just shut up. I am on Lunesta which i love but it leaves a nasty taste in your mouth
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• United States
12 Jan 07
I have insomnia but it is getting better. The best thing you can do is attempt to get back on a regular schedule. Start by selecting a time in which you would like to be in bed. An hour before that time turn off all electronic entertainment. Read the newspaper, read a book, write, or do yoga. Anything that is relaxing. Lay down in bed and stay there for 20 minutes. If you are still awake after that then get up and do something active like cleaning. Then lay back down. Continue doing this every 20 minutes. It works for me and I usually don't have to get up again after I clean the first time.
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• United States
12 Jan 07
Thanks for the tips. My biggest problem with sleep is that I have had back surgery so I can get to sleep but if I turn or move i wake up from the pain. The doctor has given me Lunesta. It helps but it leaves a nasty taste in my mouth.
@kesfylstra (1870)
• United States
12 Jan 07
My only problem sleeping is when my toddler decides she wants to scream in the middle of the night for no real reason. I check on her once, make sure she is okay and has her binky and blankey, and then just wait the half hour or so until she stops!
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• United States
12 Jan 07
Yes that eould be a sleep problem. God bless you!!!!!!!
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@disvachic (10121)
• United States
12 Jan 07
Sometimes i have a hard time falling asleep.Normally what i do now is drink me a cup of warm milk before i go to bed and that really helps now.Milk has some type of sleep enhancer ingredient in it.So i am doing better now.I read up on it and got that tip.
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• United States
12 Jan 07
I have the warm milk thing .but i just do not like it. I like very cold milk
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@lilaclady (28238)
• Australia
12 Jan 07
I do have sleep problems and I am trying to get through it without medication, I am not doing too well but I am not going to give up but if anyone has any secrets I would be interested also.
• United States
12 Jan 07
I have had back surgery and I will fall asleep and then move ans I wake right up. the doctor has givin me Lunesta. It works but leave a nasty taste in your mouth.
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• United States
13 Jan 07
Two years ago I thought I suffered from insomnia. I would try and try to go to sleep, but I never seemed to make it. Then, when morning came, I was tired as hell. I eventually was sent to a sleep study and found out that I had actually been asleep, but due to sleep apnea, I was averaging over fifty episodes and hour or waking up for at least ten seconds. As you know, that is about ten minutes an hour being awake. Oxygen levels don't replenish fast enough and there is very little time for deep REM, the most effective time to sleep. Anyway, what I take now is a C-PAP. The machine sucks, but when I spent the night at my girlfriends house, I would bring it. After any romantic, or non-romantic overtures, i would put it on, fall asleep (amazing how easy it was to relax with it on) and sleep soundly knowing that I wasn't waking her up, and that when I wake up, I will feel rested.
• United States
15 Jan 07
I think that my boyfriend has that. He sleeps but is always so tired. I need him to find out if this is his problem.
• United States
16 Jan 07
Rainstorm, If you could get him to find out, it will be a great asset to him. The main symptom is loud snoring, interrupted with silence as though he's stopped breathing, or a snort as though he is gasping for another breath.
• United States
13 Jan 07
I do have sleeping problems , i would imagine alot of people do. I have been like this since i was a teenager. I have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. I usually stay up all night and then i might grab a few hours of sleep if i have too. I tend to use over the counter medicine for sleeping, i have used everything. I have tried stuff from my doctor but it was'nt as effective as the over the counter stuff.
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• United States
15 Jan 07
really, I use lunesta it seems to really work.
@yrteja (651)
• India
13 Jan 07
yes,i donot get sleep but i hardly try for it.lack of sleep i get tired.i tries to eat and sleep immediately.