Did you ever?

@GardenGerty (133093)
United States
April 6, 2021 5:54am CST
Did you ever get startled awake and have a hard time going back to sleep? Yep, happened to me last night. About 1:45 hubs got up for the bathroom, says he tripped on something. It woke me up, with a headache. He seemed to go right back to sleep, although he claims he did not. I know I did not get back sound asleep except from 3:45 to 4:30. Still have that headache. We will see how today goes.
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@BarBaraPrz (30763)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
6 Apr
You must have been concerned that he hurt himself.
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@GardenGerty (133093)
• United States
7 Apr
Or disturbed because he snores.
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@BarBaraPrz (30763)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
7 Apr
@GardenGerty That too.
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@Dena91 (12319)
• United States
6 Apr
I don't like when I get startled awake. I do wake up a few times through the night anyways but to be startled makes it harder for me to get back to sleep. Hope your headache goes away.
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@GardenGerty (133093)
• United States
7 Apr
I had a low grade headache all day. I am sure it is lack of sleep. Tomorrow will be better.
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@thelme55 (66997)
• Germany
6 Apr
It happened to me sometimes and I drunk valerian tea so I could sleep well again.
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@GardenGerty (133093)
• United States
7 Apr
That sounds like a helpful solution.
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@thelme55 (66997)
• Germany
7 Apr
@GardenGerty Yes, valerian tea always helps me having a relaxing sleep.
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@GardenGerty (133093)
• United States
8 Apr
@thelme55 I have heard it is good.
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@JudyEv (244771)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Apr
We got up at 3.00 am because we couldn't sleep. It's now 4.00 am and Vince has gone back to sleep. Maybe I'll go back to bed soon.
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@GardenGerty (133093)
• United States
7 Apr
At least you got up together.
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@JudyEv (244771)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Apr
@GardenGerty Yes, we did that. One of us often whispers 'are you asleep' and invariably the other one is.
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@GardenGerty (133093)
• United States
8 Apr
@JudyEv Kind of cozy. I hope you got some good sleep after.
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@FourWalls (32467)
• United States
6 Apr
The “startled awake” wake-up is the worst. Hope you get some rest today, and get rid of the headache.
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@GardenGerty (133093)
• United States
7 Apr
I took t easy. However the headache persisted. I will be going to bed really soon.
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@FourWalls (32467)
• United States
7 Apr
@GardenGerty — hope you feel better.
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@allen0187 (46187)
• Philippines
6 Apr
I find that meditating before sleeping has helped me sleep better. No more waking up in the middle of the night and having difficulties going back to sleep.
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@GardenGerty (133093)
• United States
7 Apr
Praying or meditating is very good.
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@allen0187 (46187)
• Philippines
7 Apr
@GardenGerty it has helped me sleep better these past few days.
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@toniganzon (62893)
• Philippines
6 Apr
Happened to me last week and not only once but almost every night.
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@GardenGerty (133093)
• United States
7 Apr
Oh no, that is awful.
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@toniganzon (62893)
• Philippines
7 Apr
@GardenGerty Yes, it was.
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@LadyDuck (334448)
• Switzerland
6 Apr
This happens to me all the time. I usually wake up around 2 am and I have a hard time going back to sleep
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@GardenGerty (133093)
• United States
7 Apr
Your body has made this a routine. Not fun at all.
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@LadyDuck (334448)
• Switzerland
7 Apr
@GardenGerty When I finally go back to sleep it's almost time to get up.
@Shiva49 (19963)
• Singapore
6 Apr
Normally I have a sound sleep but I know a few who struggle with insomnia.
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@GardenGerty (133093)
• United States
7 Apr
I do not suffer often, but I hate it when I do.
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@CarolDM (127035)
• United States
6 Apr
That has happened many times. Have a good day.
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@GardenGerty (133093)
• United States
7 Apr
That " startle effect" is very alarming.
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@spiderdust (10299)
• San Jose, California
6 Apr
Yes, if I wake up in the middle of the night, it takes me around an hour to get back to sleep. I'm not sure why, except my brain stays active.
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@GardenGerty (133093)
• United States
7 Apr
It does not always happen but last night was bad.
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@marlina (121465)
• Canada
6 Apr
I hope your headache will be gone by now
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@GardenGerty (133093)
• United States
7 Apr
No, it is not, but I will be in bed really soon.
@paigea (33681)
• Canada
6 Apr
I had a terrible day yesterday just for that reason. The only good that came of it, is I sure slept last night. Until 4. Today will be a long day, but at least I feel rested.
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@GardenGerty (133093)
• United States
7 Apr
I am sorry that happened to you.
@Shxrubia (1865)
• Indonesia
6 Apr
Was it a nightmare or something? Must have been awful
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@GardenGerty (133093)
• United States
7 Apr
My husband slipped and hit the wall and made a noise that startled me.
@Courtlynn (70016)
• United States
8 Apr
Oh yes many times
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@GardenGerty (133093)
• United States
8 Apr
It just leaves you with an awful feeling in the pit of your stomach.
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@Courtlynn (70016)
• United States
8 Apr
@GardenGerty it does.
@m_audrey6788 (38788)
• Germany
6 Apr
Yes. There are times and have headaches too I hope you`ll feel better soon. Have a great day
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@GardenGerty (133093)
• United States
7 Apr
Tomorrow will be a better day.
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• Germany
7 Apr
@GardenGerty I think so. How are you now? Do you feel better?
@Rashnag (9546)
• Thane, India
7 Apr
Oh. Pls take care and enough rest whenever you can. It happens sometimes to me. Have a good day
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@RasmaSandra (41155)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
7 Apr
I hope your headache goes away. I sometimes wake up in the early morning about 3 or 4 and then I have to do some reading to try to get back to sleep When I do wake up again I am sometimes a bit fuzzy headed
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@rebelann (83509)
• El Paso, Texas
7 Apr
I hate when things like that happen, I hope your headache is gone.
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@ladyhero (1638)
• Indonesia
7 Apr
I've been there before and it's really bad, it interferes with my sleep cycle
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